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Littleton, NH 03561
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Oct 30, 2017

LIDC Sale of Row Minutes - October 30, 2017


TOWN OF LITTLETON
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017
5:30 PM
COMMUNITY CENTER HEALD ROOM
120 MAIN STREET, LITTLETON, NH

RSA 41:14-a

Present:  Town Manager Andrew Dorsett, Chairman Schuyler Sweet, V. Chairman Franco Ross, Selectman Milton Bratz, Executive Secretary Ceil Stubbings, Attorney Jae Whitelaw

Others Present:  Chad Fillion (Channel 2), Chad Stearns, Kim Delutis, Mary Edick, Shaun Dodge, Ralph Hodgman, Rudy Gelsi, Jim McMahon, Ed Hennessey, Jason Roshak (Courier), Robert Blechl (The Caledonian),

Chairman Sweet called the public hearing to order at 6:12 PM.

Jim McMahon asked if there was a copy of the plan from 2014.  Dorsett provided him with a plan from 2014.  V. Chairman Rossi provided a map of the lot and the surrounding properties.  Ralph Hodgman said if you change the easement, you still have to move the burn pit and glass pile.  Someone asked why the right of way has to be changed.  Sweet said they didn’t know.  Rossi’s map provided the current easement and an example of the proposed easement.  Another person said that if you want to create a right of way wouldn’t you want to design one that didn’t have costs to move the current one.  Rossi said he wanted to find that out.  Several citizens said this would cost the taxpayers money.  Sweet said it would unless there was a condition of the transfer.  Ralph Hodgman said the change to the right of way has nothing to do with the sale. Dorsett said that the exchange of the easement would straighten out the road.  You could potentially sell the land without the change to the right of way.  Attorney Whitelaw said she made a mistake when she explained it earlier.  What she was thinking that people were concerned about the petition.  In her mind, the petition raised issues for both the sale of the land and the easement.  She went ahead and explained her concerns about the easement and she should not have done that.  It confused the two things and it did not help at all.  Hodgman said the people who signed the petition do not care about the easement.  Someone asked if there were a deed that shows what the current right of way is.  Dorsett said there is a deed recorded April 1956. The Town purchased the lot known as Old Baily Road with the easement for $25,000.  Someone asked if there was any contamination there due to the burn pit.  Sweet said some of the concerns raised should be addressed.  Sweet closed the public hearing at 6:23 PM. 

Below is the notice of the public hearing.

TOWN OF LITTLETON
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017
5:30 PM
COMMUNITY CENTER HEALD ROOM
120 MAIN STREET, LITTLETON, NH

RSA 41:14-a

The Town of Littleton Board of Selectmen proposes to exchange easements with the Littleton Industrial Development Corporation over the Town’s parcel of land with the transfer station (Tax Map 99, Lot 17).  LIDC currently owns the parcel identified as Map 102, Lot 7, which includes a right-of-way over “Old Daly Farm Road”.  This road has changed locations on portions of Lot 99-17 based on a plan approved by the Planning Board in 2014.  The Select Board proposes to give LIDC a right-of-way over the new road location in exchange for LIDC releasing any claim to the old easement in the old road location.  These conveyances carry no cost to the Town.

 According to RSA 41:14-a, a process authorized by Article 4 at the March 2016 meeting, the proposed sale requires the review of the Planning Board and the Conservation Commission followed by two public hearings.  The second Public Hearing will be held Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 5:30 PM at the Littleton Community Center Heald Room.