Town of Pelham, NH

Pelham Conservation Commission

6 Main Street

Pelham, NH 03076-3723


MEETING:  FEBRUARY 12, 2003                   APPROVED ON 10/15/03



Members Present                                             Members Absent

Robert Yarmo, Chairman                                William McDevitt, Select.Rep.

Sanja Kakkad

Frank Culbert

Christian Montminy


The meeting brought to order by Chairman Yarmo at 7: 40 p.m.


Chairman Yarmo gave an update on the Little Island Pond Watershed Association and says that the LCHIP grant looks good; there should be a final answer by the 14th.  He states that there has been significant monies collected by the association.


David Bibeau, dba Oscar’s Removal: Case #ML7-41 (ZBA case #2243) 36 Atwood Road, to Construct 30 x 40 ft. bldg within Buffer of Wetlands:


Chairman Yarmo offered a letter dated 11/13/02 that he had written on behalf of the Conservation Commission that opposes a building on lot 36 on Atwood Road.  The Conservation Commission had not been given much notice on a hearing before the Zoning Board of Adjustment concerning a variance requested by Oscar’s Removal.  The variance concerns the construction of a 30’ x 40’ building that infringes on the buffer to the wetlands by 20 feet or so.  No plans had been submitted.  Jurisdiction is with the Wetlands Bureau in the state of NH and would take precedence over decisions made by the BOA.  Chairman Yarmo doubts that the State would sanction use of the parcel for a trash business where it abuts prime wetlands.


Chairman Yarmo expressed the need for the Conservation Commission to meet with the Selectmen’s representative and Tom Gaydos and the Planning Director (Amy) about the system that is in place so that we could merge our records. It was felt that the new Planning Director has been on board for only a short time and may not be ready to deal with this issue.


The Conservation Commission needs to prioritize their tasks before they can get volunteers involved.  There is no money to hire persons to do deed research, etc.


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The following Minutes were ACCEPTED






The following Minutes were APPROVED:




The meeting adjourned at 7:51 p.m.


                                                                        Respectfully submitted,


                                                                        Glennie M. Edwards

                                                                        Recording Secretary