TOWN OF TEMPLE, NEW HAMPSHIRE
AUGUST 21, 2002
Board members present: Bruce Kullgren Sr., Randy Martin, Martin Connolly, Allan Pickman, Ex-Officio Sherry Fiske
Call to Order by B. Kullgren at 7:30 p.m.
1. A short discussion of the minute taker position.
2. 7:40 p.m. Robert Taft, Attorney for John Doyle, came in to show the Board the latest drawing on the easement for Mr. Doyle’s land. Bruce Kullgren saw no issues for the Planning Board. S. Fiske asked if the mortgage holders had agreed to the easement. Mr. Taft said the mortgage holders had not agreed yet; he has just received the appraisal. Mr. Taft said he should have word soon from the mortgage holders.
3. 7:45 p.m. Dr. Al Rydant and Chris Cusack from UNH/Keene State appeared before the Board. Dr. Rydant gave a briefing of what they could offer for a “Vision Series”. B. Kullgren explained that the Planning Board is looking for input on possible future plans for the Town of Temple. (7:50 p.m. Debra Harling took over minutes). Dr. Rydant gave a quick synopsis of his background. Chris Cusack then gave a synopsis of his background. Both have backgrounds in planning and community development. M. Connolly explained how the “Vision Series” came into formation. There was discussion of the Planning Board meeting scheduled for 9/4/2002, which will focus on the Master Plan. There was also some discussion regarding the data and interpretation of the data contained in the survey the Planning Board had mailed earlier in 2002. Rydant and Cusack were asked to attend the 9/4/2002 meeting and then give the Planning Board an idea of how they may be able to assist the Town of Temple and an estimated cost of this assistance. M. Connolly asked if the Planning Board could find out how much money might be available to it. S. Fiske read a portion of the proposal to the Town of Bennington from Antioch College for a workshop to give Rydant and Cusack an idea of what the Temple Planning Board might be looking for. Rydant and Cusack were given copies of the original Comprehensive Study of the Master Plan and a copy of the new draft Basic Studies. Rydant and Cusack agreed to attend the 9/4/2002 Planning Board meeting.
4. 8:30 p.m. Public Hearing for the Lukas Foundation Site Plan Review. David Spears, Director of the Lukas Foundation and Robert Todd, the Land Use Consultant representing the Lukas Foundation. No abutters were present. Spears presented the site plan map. Pete Caswell, Temple Health Officer, has approved the test pits. Tim Fiske, Temple Road Agent, had given Spears a letter regarding the road. S. Fiske mentioned that additional postage is due because of the recent increase in postage rates and also mentioned the Board receiving a draft of the covenants. Spears presented a draft of the covenants, which the Board reviewed. There was some discussion of setbacks, it was agreed that the residential 35’ setback applied. The Board then reviewed the information required by the site plan review regulations.
Move by Pickman to waive the Building Height requirement on the site plans, second by Fiske and voted in the unanimous affirmative.
Move by Pickman to waive the requirement for vegetative delineation on the site plan, second by Connolly and voted in the unanimous affirmative.
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4. Move by Pickman to waive the soils type requirement on the site plan, second by
Connolly and voted in the unanimous affirmative.
Move by Pickman not to require State septic system approval for site plan review, second by Connolly and voted in the unanimous affirmative.
Move by Pickman to waive the requirements for proposed grades on the site plan, second by Connolly and voted in the unanimous affirmative.
Move by Martin to waive the provisions of Section 4; B6 – erosion and sediment control provisions - of the Site Plan Review regulations, second by Connolly and voted in the unanimous affirmative.
Move by Pickman to waive the provisions of Section 4; B8 – Storm water drainage provisions – of the Site Plan Review regulations, second by Connolly and voted in the unanimous affirmative.
Kullgren read Section 5 of the Site Plan Review regulations; the statement appeared on the plan. Kullgren read the purpose of site plan review. Connolly asked if Spears had addressed R. Barnhisel’s concerns, expressed at a previous meeting. Spears explained that some concerns were addressed and others have not been addressed, as it would entail considerable added expense. Mr. Todd explained that when the septic plans are finalized some items will be reviewed again. The Board felt that R. Barnhisel’s concerns have been adequately addressed. There was some discussion of the road name. Kullgren reviewed section 3 of the subdivision requirements. Move by Pickman to waive the road name requirement, second by Martin and voted in the unanimous affirmative. Move by Pickman to approve the Lukas Foundation site plan as submitted conditional on the following changes: Removal of Map and Lot numbers for lot #s 2 and 6 and lot lines for these two lots, as they were merged by approval of the Planning Board on 7/17/2002 into lot #5. Removal of the “d” in Raymon Willard’s (an abutter) name, second by Connolly and voted in the unanimous affirmative. Spears submitted check #5703 for $20.00 for the additional postage.
5. 9:35 p.m. Reviewed the minutes of the 7/17/2002 meeting. Move by Pickman to approve the 7/17/2002 minutes as amended, second by Martin and voted in the unanimous affirmative. Reviewed the minutes of the 8/7/2002 meeting. Move by Fiske to approve the 8/7/2002 minutes as amended, second by Pickman and voted in the unanimous affirmative.
6. 10:00 p.m. There was further discussion of the minute taker position. It was decided that this position will be advertised again.
7. Moved by Kullgren to adjourn, second by Pickman. Meeting adjourned at 10:15 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Debra Harling.