Minutes of July 1, 2009

Chairman Bob Switzer called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m. Present, in addition to the chairman, were members Barry Grass, Laura Lewandowski, and Ann Sweet. Absent were Michelle Degree and Dave Jakway. Cheryl Labadie represented the selectmen.

Minutes of the meeting of June 3, 2009, were accepted as distributed.

A&L Trucking

Scott Alexander had been expected to appear to declare his interest in re-applying for Site Plan Review. While waiting for his arrival, members of the board reviewed conditions set by the Zoning Board of Adjustment in 2000 when granting the special exception permitting his business. They agreed that Mr. Alexander’s first step should be to review those conditions and the minutes of the planning board for August 7, 2002, for the planning board’s requirements. He should be able to demonstrate his compliance with those conditions and requirements before making application for site plan review. Following his demonstration of compliance, the planning board should make a site visit to determine the extent of compliance and to get a sense of how earth movement on the property may have affected drainage from the property.

It was agreed that the major issues are:

Drainage and erosion

Landscaping to screen the business vehicles

Parking of business vehicles

Safety on the town roads

Mr. Alexander did not appear.

Kinson excavation query

Mr. Kinson had been expected. When he did not appear, Chairman Switzer reported on his conversation with a DES official who discovered that Mr. Kinson had never applied for state approval for excavation on his property. That must be his first step. Then he must apply to the planning board for local approval under the town ordinance (passed in 1991) regarding excavations. Mr. Kinson already has a copy of that ordinance, along with the application form.

Energy Committee

Mrs. Sweet reported that the energy committee will begin a series of walk throughs of town buildings on July 1 in the Sullivan Library. The informal survey will give a sense of energy inefficiencies in that building. Other town building surveys will follow. A sum of the findings should help the town to apply for Stimulus or other funds for formal energy audits of one or more town buildings to outline cost saving retrofitting.

Resignation of Joe Fitzpatrick

Mr. Fitzpatrick, after nine years on the planning board, has announced his resignation for health reasons. Board members regretted his departure.

There being no further business, the board adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ann Sweet, Secretary