Friday, October 9, 2015

Center Harbor Zoning Board to hold public hearing on Regional Impact on proposal to hold outdoor events in the Residential Zone

The hearing will be held on October 14th at 7pm in the Center Harbor Town Hall. The Center Harbor Inn is proposing to hold outdoor events in the Residential Zone and is seeking both a Variance and Special Exception from the ZBA. (Variance 9:4:1, Special Exception9:4:1 Appendix A (12) special exception criteria 8:1)
It was determined that this proposal may have a regional impact ( RSA 36:57) and as such, the Town of Moultonboro received notice of the hearing this coming Thursday.
The BoS last night decided to send a letter to the Land Use Office in Center Harbor, highlighting our concern for possible noise issues along the lake and the possibility of compounding the already heavy summer traffic in the area.
The hearing is open to the public of course, and all interested parties are invited to attend. Questions or additional information should be directed to the Center Harbor Land Use Office.

6 comments:

Margaret Warner said...

"The BoS last night decided to send a letter to the Land Use Office in Center Harbor . . . compounding the already heavy summer traffic in the area"

So much for anyone or any business to have any outside activities in Moultonborough. Maybe we should cancel all of the parades. Cancel the cookout at the Lion's Club. Cancel the Lion's Club cookout for seniors every September.
Maybe the BOS should mandate a permit for any family cookout inside the Moultonborough town limits. Have it go before the zoning board first.
All a bunch of hogwash.
Our local BOS has nothing better to do then to jump into Center Harbor's town policies and politics.

Joseph Cormier said...

Looking at the following link, and clicking on the boxes on the left, it would appear they have already started. The third block from the bottom shows a tent, like a wedding tent. It explains the deck they recently built.

http://www.centerharborinn.com/

Noise, band music, parking, etc. could be a problem for abutters. Could be another "agritourism"-like issue.

The Margate in Laconia, Church Landing in Meredith already provide these amenities, but ... they appear to be better equipped and built, structure-wise, to accommodate.

I'm a believer in business enterprise and innovation, but, with safeguards for the "public good".

The bandstand across the street provides a community concert on Friday nights, during the summer; 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and the crowd there might be more than a typical wedding.

Just think how many boats can be at the waterfront ... like when the fireworks are on ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulg7wPVOVcg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZKstJTo9dI



Moultonboro Blogger said...

"Margaret". we didn't jump into Center Harbor politics and policies, we were invited in as per the relevant RSA. The applicant has to clear the Center Harbor hurdles for a variance and special exception and all we are doing is responding on behalf of the town that noise and traffic are concerns. If the CH ZBA approves the requests then so be it. You are jumping to incorrect conclusions.

Margaret Warner said...

"If the CH ZBA approves the requests then so be it."

You have got to be kidding me.
Someone wants an outside activity and it has to go before the zoning board?
Can I have a wedding reception on my property and do I need a zoning board approval?
So much for you folks against 'big government' !

For Peace & Quiet said...

I just wish the Moultonborough ZBA and Planning Board would rein in Suissevale's loud evening parties with all their amplified music, fireworks, etc., that obviously violates the zoning ordinance as they are engaging in these activities a minimum of 4 times a season to the detriment of their neighbors who are fed up with the racket that causes.

Joseph Cormier said...

"For Peace & Quiet said..."

"... in Suissevale's loud evening parties with all their amplified music, fireworks, etc., that obviously violates the zoning ordinance ..."


The Zoning Board has no jurisdiction on these complaints. The BoS does.
Handling complaints may not be as easy as thought.

See this link; not the policies ... the ordinances.
Noise: see Town ordinance #10; Fireworks # 22.

http://www.moultonboroughnh.gov/Pages/MoultonboroughNH_Admin/ords


The BoS derive authority from RSA 31:39(n) for noise (and 15 other specific issues)
"Towns", here, mean the BoS.

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/III/31/31-39.htm

Fireworks fall under RSA 160-C:6

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/XII/160-C/160-C-6.htm

Your best bet is to call the MoBo Police Dept.
Chief Wetherbee has an enlightened concept/method on dealing with these issues. I can personally attest to some of the same problems we had in our neighborhood (past tense).