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No minutes of this meeting posted yet. Seems to take them15 days to post minutes on town website.
They have 5 business days to post minutes.
They actually have five days to make draft minutes available for viewing upon request, per RSA 91-A. No requirement to post them within five days.
Two serious requests for variances discussed, and both rulings will have serious reprocussions...first one delt with a sideline setback issue on an old 100 ft wide lot, where we need a 20 ft setback..same as for 150 ft wide lots. Bottom line, a replacment larger garage, built by homeowner confused with details on his building permit, will either have to be moved, or torn down. Has the Bears Nest Trail faux Fire Tower been torn down yet? As we see live time reprocussions of all our ordinances, it may be time to reconsider the automatic approvals they get on proposed rules at annual Town Meeting.
The second variance hearing: end use aside, be it a dollar General, or a New Christian Church, this 8 acre lot, commercial zoned, slopes and drains towards a neighbors lot. Regs say that if more then 1/2 acre is " disturbed " for building, parking, septic, cistern.. then all runoff must be confined to this lot. Consensus was that that was impossible to do, given the soil and topo. Applicant is providing re tension ponds, detention ponds, rain gardens terraces, culverts and every modern water engiineering trick known to man, and has offered to do the same for the downslope abutter. The ZBA majority wanted to follow the strict, impossible runoff rule, and would not consider a variance. This is handy for impeding a use some disdain, but if fairly applied, it will raise holly hell with property rights. At the very least the current property owner is owed a big tax rebate on his " commercial " lot. The lawyers are drooling....
No more #*^#ing businesses to be located on our only commercial zoned street. Yes, only Route 25 is zoned for commercial use. And now the pretty people don't want no more stinkin' businesses. Oh! The CusCorn building is just fine as that is a pretty building and NOT open to the public. And now the pretty people wish to zone out all of Route 25 to businesses with . . . . wait for it . . . NODES !
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