Planning & Zoning Board Notices & Minutes

Apr 2, 2019

Approved Planning Board Minutes - April 2, 2019


LITTLETON PLANNING BOARD
COMMUNITY CENTER HEALD ROOM
120 MAIN STREET
TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2019
6:00 PM
APPROVED

 

PRESENT: Vice Chair Tony J. Ilacqua, Milton Bratz, Val Poulsen, Carrie Gendreau, and Joanna Ray (recording secretary)

 

EXCUSED: Bruce Ralston and Mary Menzies

 

ABSENT:  Colin Trahan

 

OTHERS: Tom Smith, Michael Yeargle, Gardner Kellogg, Dave Sawtelle, Denise Deschenes, Dean Wright, Meegan Wright, and Town Manager Andrew Dorsett

 

Vice Chair Ilacqua called the meeting to order at 6:05.  Four voting members were present.

 

Louisa Whiting, Owner / Thomas S. Smith, Surveyor & Agent – PB19-02 – Request for a 3-lot subdivision of 1987 North Littleton Road, tax map 9-20, in the Rural zone. The case was accepted as complete.  There were no conflicts noted.

 

Tom Smith presented the 3-lot subdivision request.  The property has two residences on it and the subdivision would put the houses on their own lots.  The Zoning Board of Adjustment granted a variance because the houses did not meet the required setbacks once the lot was subdivided.  The property owner wants to replace her home but the bank will not finance it unless it is on its own lot and not part of the business that is there.  Val asked if the plans are legal.  Tom replied yes because of the variance approval.

 

There was no one present to ask questions or voice concerns.  The public input was closed.

 

Val made a motion to approve PB19-02 with the condition that the applicant meets all required State, Federal, and Local regulations.  Milton seconded the motion.  The motion passed by all.

 

Robert & Joyce Green, Trustees of the Green Family Rev Trust, Owners / Gardner Kellogg, Agent – PB19-03 – Request for a 2-lot subdivision of 890 Hilltop Rd, tax map 43-4, in the R-2 zone. The case was accepted as complete.  There were no conflicts noted.

 

Gardner Kellogg presented.  The proposed subdivision will create a 5 acre lot.  Great River Hydro owns a strip of land abutting the Green’s property. They sent a letter to the Board informing them of some encroachment onto their property.  Gardner added that he is aware of the encroachment on to Great River’s property.  He will put out grade stakes about every 50’ to identify the property line. 

 

There was no one present to ask questions or voice concerns.  The public input was closed.

 

Val made a motion to approve PB19-03 with the condition that the applicant meets all required State, Federal, and Local regulations.  Milton seconded the motion.  The motion passed by all.

 

Review of March 5, 2019 minutes

Milton made a motion to approve the minutes as written.  Val seconded the motion.  The motion passed by all.

 

Other business:

 

Tax Map 84-11 Andrew discussed the proposed 3-year lease to purchase agreement.  Mr. Murro is not interested in subdividing the lot at this time. The idea is to use the lot for recreation.  The upcoming design charrette will provide other options to consider.  After the lease term is up, the Town will present an offer in the range of the appraised value. There was a unanimous agreement among Planning Board members to support this property being greenspace during the 3-year lease period.

 

Tax Map 99-17 Andrew discussed the proposed license agreement with Eversource.  The easement will allow access to the powerline from behind the Transfer Station.  Andrew has presented Eversource with a revocable license agreement with an annual payment to the Town of $3500. Eversource has not responded to the license proposal.  There is potential future development on land behind the Transfer Station.  There was a unanimous agreement among Planning Board member to support the revocable license agreement with the annual payment to the Town of $3500.

 

Andrew informed the Planning Board that he received a letter from NH Dept. of Transportation regarding the potential elimination of some crosswalks on Union Street.  The Planning Board will discuss this at a future meeting after they have received a copy of the letter.

 

At 7:20, Milton made a motion to adjourn.  Val seconded the motion.  The motion passed by all.

 

Submitted by,

Joanna Ray