Planning & Zoning Board Notices & Minutes

Jul 7, 2020

Approved Planning Board Minutes - May 19, 2020


LITTLETON PLANNING BOARD
 
In accordance with Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order #12, this public body is authorized to meet electronically
 
TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2020
6:00 PM

 

APPROVED, WITHOUT EDITS, ON JUNE 16, 2020

PRESENT: Chair Tony J. Ilacqua, Vice Chair Mary Menzies, Bruce Ralston, Milton Bratz, Val Poulsen, Chad Stearns, Colin Trahan, and Joanna Ray (recording secretary)

EXCUSED: Calvin Beaulier, alternate

Others present via phone:  Tom Smith and Don Bouchard

The public had access to this meeting by calling 1-929-205-6099 and entering meeting ID 894 6425 0626.

Chair Ilacqua called the meeting to order at 6:03.  All of the cases on the agenda were properly noticed and the hearing fees were paid.

Granite Senior Services LLC, owner / Thomas S. Smith, agent – PB20-03 – Request for a Lot Line Adjustment between tax maps 74-2 & 74-3 at 1262 St. Johnsbury Road in the Rural zone.

 

Tom Smith presented. The proposed lot line adjustment will better suit the future plan for the lots. Lot 2 will become 16.93 acres and lot 3 will become 6.37 acres.  No variances will be needed for this adjustment. The wetland areas and the existing building were identified. The existing building will be removed.

There were no questions from the Board or any member of the public. The public input was closed. 

Bruce made a motion to approve PB20-03 with the following condition:

  • The applicant must comply with all Federal, State, and Local regulations

 

Val second the motion.  The motion passed by all.

Granite Senior Services LLC, owner / Thomas S. Smith, agent – PB20-04 – Request for a Subdivision for Additional Sites and a Commercial Review on tax map 74-2 on St. Johnsbury Road in the Rural zone.

Tom Smith presented. The plan is shown as the post lot line adjustment. The property will have an assisted living facility that is associated with a medical building. Don added that lot 2 shows the building locations and the driveway. The required property line setbacks are met. The interior road is 24’ wide. The facility will have an onsite manager to take care of the trash removal, snow plowing, etc.  There will also be the required 15’ between buildings. Don added that he will be working with the Town for water and sewer connections. There have been conversations with Doug Damko and Tom Considine.

Mary asked what Don’s role was with this project.  Don replied that he works for Horizons Engineering. They have been hired to do the civil engineering.  This includes the site layout and infrastructure. May asked how far out the water and sewer is on St. Johnsbury Rd.  Don replied that it will need to be extended to reach these properties. The ZBA approved the uses of the property and the water and sewer connections were discussed at the hearing.

Bruce asked if the roadway would be Town maintained. Don replied that he referred to it as a road, but it is actually the driveway. The facility will maintain it.  Bruce asked if the power would be underground. Don replied it would be underground from the street. Don also said there would be lighting for security and the public access points. These lights will be dark sky compliant.

Val asked about the wetland onsite. Don said the wetlands application was submitted last week. He is waiting to hear back on what needs to be done for mitigation.

There were no more questions and the public input was closed. Bruce made a motion to approve the Subdivision for Additional Sites, PB20-04, with the following condition:

  • The applicant must comply with all Federal, State, and Local regulations

 

Val seconded the motion.  The motion passed by all. 

Board members voiced their support of the Commercial Review portion. No vote is needed.

Granite Senior Services LLC, owner / Thomas S. Smith, agent – PB20-05 – Request for a Commercial Review on tax map 74-3 at 1262 St. Johnsbury Road in the Rural zone.

Don presented.  This building is a two-story medical facility. There will be a walkout on the south side. A pond will deal with the storm water. Retaining walls over 6’ high are needed and will be addressed at the next ZBA meeting. This lot will receive the same maintenance as lot 2.

There were no questions or comments from the Board or the public.  Board members were supportive of this Commercial Review. No vote is needed.

Tom and Don thanked the Board and Joanna for their time and assistance.

At 6:30, Val made a motion to adjourn. Mary seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

Submitted by,

Joanna Ray