APPROVED

 

TOWN OF PELHAM

PLANNING BOARD MEETING

July 7, 2003   

 

The Chairman, Paddy Culbert called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm.

 

The Secretary, Mr. Bill Scanzani, called the roll:

 

PRESENT:

Paddy Culbert, Bill Scanzani, Peter McNamara, Henry DeLuca, Gael Ouellette, Robin Bousa (arrived shortly after the meeting commenced), Selectmen Representative Hal Lynde, Alternate Bob Yarmo, Alternate Raymond Brunelle, Interim Planning Director Clay Mitchell

 

ABSENT:

 

None.

 

Mr. Culbert began the meeting by informing that the following cases would be postponed until the August 4, 2003 meeting because comments had not yet been received by TF Moran, the Town’s engineering company.

 

Map 13 Lot 37 - George Harris III & John Harris - Kopers Lane - Request for Bond Release

Map 13 Lot 37 - George Harris III & John Harris - Dodge Road - Request for Bond Release

Map 13 Lot 37-15 - George Harris III & John Harris - Herrick Circle - Request for Bond Release

Map 8 Lot 20 & 22-9 - Fireside Homesteads, LLC - Heather Lee Lane - Road Design Change

Map 11 Lot 93 - Cormier & Saurman Building, LLC - Dutton Road - Proposed Elderly Housing

Map 5 Lot 75 - Keyes Hill Realty Trust - off Keyes Hill Road - Proposed 7-Lot Subdivision and Seeking

               Special Permit for Wetland Crossing for Continued Consideration

 

It was noted that the bond release requests needed additional review because the cases pre-dated the current Planning Director and the Town engineer.  Mr. Mitchell requested that a Board member attend the next inspection.  Mr. McNamara and Ms. Ouellette said they would be available for the next inspection. 

 

It was then noted that the applicant for Fireside Homesteads, LLC had submitted a letter indicating that they would be unable to attend the July 7th meeting.  Mr. Scanzani suggested that the applicant be informed that they would be placed on the agenda for the August 4, 2003 meeting.                

 

Mr. Mitchell informed that one reason for delaying the Cormier & Saurman case was because a majority of the wetlands flags had been removed.  He said that the original wetland scientist and Mr. Mark West would return to the site and re-mark the area.  Mr. Yarmo pointed out that the wetland flags had been placed during February, 2002, which may be the cause for them not being in place now. 

 

The following case was not heard due to a posting problem:  The case would be reposted for the August 4, 2003 meeting. 

 

Map 6 Lot 123 & 129 - Jodi Realty Trust & JDL Realty Holding, Inc. - 13 & 27 Bridge Street - Proposed Lot Line Adjustment for Submission.

 

Mr. Scanzani asked if there were any plans for a bulletin board at the new Library, or Town Hall.  Mr. Lynde felt something would be installed in due coarse. 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Map 4 Lot 85 - Town of Pelham - 304 Mammoth Road - Muldoon Park - Informational Discussion of Lighting Plan for Soccer, Baseball and Practice Football Fields in accordance with RSA 674:54

 

Mr. Culbert began the discussion by informing that he had received a phone call from Mr. John Hargreaves and his wife who were in full support of the proposed lighting.

 

Mr. Andy Vanti discussed the location of the proposed lighting, noting that a professional organization had designed the lighting plan.  He said the poles would be 40’ in height.  There was a brief discussion regarding the strength of the lights.  Mr. Vanti noted that the lights would have shields to direct the illumination so there would be no ‘spill out’ to the abutting residential area.  He said in the future, to play the full field; two more poles would need to be installed. 

 

Ms. Bousa arrived.   

 

Ms. Ouellette asked that the hours of operation be stipulated.  Mr. Culbert was under the impression that the hours of operation would not exceed the hours stipulated to the Pelham Little League, which was believed to be 10pm. 

 

Mr. Scanzani read the list of abutters aloud. There were no persons who did not have their name read, or who had a problem with notification.  The file contained a letter from Mr. Andy Vanti which requested that the application fee be waived since the lights would be installed on Town property, for use with youth sports.

 

(Mr. Yarmo voted for Ms. Bousa)

 

MOTION:

(Scanzani/DeLuca) To waive the application fee.

 

VOTE:

 

(7 - 0 - 0) The motion carries.

 

(Mr. Culbert noted that Mr. Yarmo would no longer vote for Ms. Bousa)

 

MOTION:

(Scanzani/McNamara) To approve the plan as submitted, subject to : 1) lights being properly installed as to not shine on abutting properties or Mammoth Road; 2) hours of operation being no later than 10pm, or whatever had been stipulated for the Pelham Little League.

 

VOTE:

 

(7 - 0 - 0) The motion carries.

 

MINUTES REVIEW

 

June 16, 2003

MOTION:

(Scanzani/McNamara) To approve the June 16, 2003 meeting minutes as amended.  

 

VOTE:

 

(7 - 0 - 0) The motion carries. 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

MOTION:

(Lynde/McNamara) To adjourn the meeting.

 

VOTE:

 

(7 - 0 - 0) The motion carries. 

 

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 8:12 pm.

                                                                                          Respectfully submitted,

 

                                                                                          Charity A. L. Willis

                                                                                          Recording Secretary