Planning & Zoning Board Notices & Minutes

Apr 17, 2018

Planning Board Minutes - April 17, 2018


LITTLETON PLANNING BOARD
COMMUNITY CENTER HEALD ROOM
120 MAIN STREET
TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018
6:30 PM

APPROVED

 

PRESENT:  Chair Linda MacNeil, Val Poulsen, Mary Menzies, Ex-Officio Franco Rossi, Colin Trahan, and Joanna Ray (recording secretary)  

 

EXCUSED: Vice Chair Tony J. Ilacqua, Jim Daly, Milton Bratz, and Bruce Ralston  

 

Chair MacNeil called the meeting to order at 6:30.  Colin will be a voting member for this meeting.

 

The Board discussed changing the meeting time to 6:00 PM.  Mary made a motion to approve the change in meeting time to 6:00 PM. Colin seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Franco was welcomed to the Board.  Chair MacNeil announced that Milton was appointed to the Board as an alternate.

 

Merge requests: 

Bingham Clark, Candace Clark, and Peter Camann. Tax maps 83-5 and 83-8.  Mary made a motion to approve the merge request.  Val seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Val recused himself from the Santy merge request and the Santy-Poulsen lot line adjustment.

 

Joshua & Elizabeth Santy.  Tax maps 29-1 and 28-12.   Mary made a motion to approve the merge request.  Colin seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Joshua A. and Elizabeth J. Santy, Owners / Linnea Poulsen and Margot Ann Poulsen Roy, Owners / Boulanger Consulting, Agent – PB18-02 – Request for a Lot Line Adjustment between tax maps 29-1 and 29-3 on Monroe Road in the rural zone. The hearing was posted in the newspaper, the abutters were notified, and the hearing fees were paid.  The application was accepted as complete. 

 

Steve Boulanger presented the plan.  There will be a swap of acreage.  The reason for this is so that the future house will meet the required setbacks.  This lot line adjustment will make the lot wider and will meet the required lot width.  There are some wetlands on the property, but not where the house will be located.

 

There were no comments from the public. The public input was closed.  There were no concerns from the Board. 

 

Mary made a motion to approve Joshua A. and Elizabeth J. Santy, Owners / Linnea Poulsen and Margot Ann Poulsen Roy, Owners / Boulanger Consulting, Agent – PB18-02 – Request for a Lot Line Adjustment between tax maps 29-1 and 29-3 on Monroe Road in the rural zone with the condition that the applicant comply with all Federal, State, and Local regulations. Colin seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

The next Planning Board meeting will be on May 15, 2018 at 6:00 in the Community House Heald Room.

 

Joanna informed the Board that an RFP will be sent out for the Master Plan update.  Chair MacNeil requested a Capital Improvement Program update from Town Manager Dorsett for the May 15th meeting.

 

The Board discussed whether or not to put together a Zoning Ordinance amendment to include Accessory Dwelling Units. Val stated he is against it.  There was discussion about whether or not the ADU could be unattached and if that would fall under the subdivision regulation’s second site approval.  Chair MacNeil stated that an ADU is intended to be a mother-in-law apartment.  The two dwellings will need an attached wall. Colin and Val agreed that the Town should adopt what the state law is and not create a new section for the Zoning Ordinance.  Franco added that the Town has the option to create an ordinance that is more stringent than the state law, but not less.  Colin asked if there have been any problems in the past without this being an ordinance.  Chair MacNeil replied that the Board is only responding to the new law.  Franco read that the Town is not required to make detached units a permitted use if a Zoning Ordinance amendment is proposed. Mary stated that if the Town does not adopt a Zoning Ordinance regarding ADU’s, then the state law is what the Town will refer to.  Colin stated that he did not see any problem with referencing RSA 674:71-72.  The Board agreed to follow RSA 674:71-72 and not create an ADU section for the Zoning Ordinance.

 

At 7:15, Val made a motion to adjourn.  Colin seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Submitted by,

Joanna Ray