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Minutes of 11/1/2018

November 8th, 2018

Carroll Planning Board


November 1, 2018

7:00 PM

“These minutes of the Town of Carroll Planning Board have been recorded by its Secretary. Though believed to be accurate and correct they are subject to additions, deletions and corrections by the Planning Board at its next meeting when the Board votes its final approval of the minutes. They are being made available at this time to conform to the requirements of New Hampshire RSA 91-A: 2.

PLBD Members Present: Chairman Michael Hogan, Vice Chair Alessandro Foti, Selectmen’s Representative, Bonnie Moroney, Mike Finn, Donna Foster and Terry Penner

Members of the Public: Chris Ellms, Kelly Trammell, Michelle Palys and Dave Scalley

Minutes taken by: Rena Vecchio, Secretary

Pledge of Allegiance


Chairman Hogan asked the board if they were ready to move on the minutes from October 4, 2018.
Bonnie Moroney made a motion to: approve the minutes of October 4, 2018 as written. Donna Foster seconded and the motion passed with Richard Krapf abstaining as he was not at the meeting.


Chairman Hogan gave a little history of the Sprung Building/Alpine Club temporary building. He said he would have like to see the original site plan for the building. The Chair said that Omni is asking for another 5 year extension but he would prefer to have only a 3 year extension. Chris Ellms said understood that he would need to get a 5 year extension and come back after 3 years with proposals or plans.
He said if he only got a 3 year extension he would be back in front of the board with a proposal/plan in 1 year.
Chairman Hogan opened the Public Hearing at 7:05. There were no questions or input from the public. The Public Hearing was closed at 7:06.
There were no other questions or input from the board. Alessandro Foti made a motion to: to approve the Alpine Club, 95 Ski Area Road, Bretton Woods, NH, Map 211, Lot 14.1. Bonnie Moroney seconded and the motion passed with a unanimous vote. Donna Foster said the motion lacked the amount of time for the extension. Alessandro Foti asked for his motion to be removed and Bonnie Moroney asked to remove her second.
Donna Foster made a motion to: approve a five (5) year extension for the Alpine Club, 95 Ski Area Road, Bretton Woods, NH, Map 211, Lot 14.1. Richard Krapf seconded and the motion was passed with a unanimous vote.


Rita Gooden filled out an application for a Voluntary Merger for her properties.
Michael Hogan made a motion to: approve the Voluntary Merger for Rita Gooden, 815 Lennon Road, Carroll, NH, Map 407, Lots 034 & 035. Donna Foster seconded and the motion passed unanimously.


Dave Scalley was representing the owner of the KOA Campground, Brad Hare and turned in an email saying that he was acting as Mr. Hare’s agent. In December of 2016, the campground came to the Planning Board for an extension of 14 sites in the upper part across the right of way. When planning the new area, a site for a supervisor/employee was missed. Brad Hare has noticed in the 2 years that there is a need for someone to oversee the upper campground and to keep order.
Dave said they are proposing to remove site #38 from the lower campground, to put in an employee site in the newer section. The board asked if it was necessary to remove the lower site to put in the new one. Dave said that they are keeping with the original agreement with Fire Chief Jeremy Oleson, that if any additional sites were put in, they would need to add a fire pond or hydrant. This proposal is an exchange not an addition. The Fire Chief is fine with this.
Richard Krapf made a motion to: approve the proposed removal of Site #38 from the lower part of the KOA/Cherry Mountain Campground and add one site in the newer or upper part for supervision/camp host to be site #11. Donna Foster seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Consultation-Allegory Inn/Michelle Palys

Michelle Palys was in front to the board to see if she need to have an application for a Site Plan. Michelle said she will still be running the inn, with no breakfast, coffee only with snacks. In the lower level is a kitchen and a gathering room that has a separate entrance. She is renovating that room to be a multifunction room. She would possibly teach photography and/or have workshops. Bonnie Moroney said that is a change of use and she would need to do a Minor Site Plan. Michelle said she wants to come before the board in December.

Zoning Ordinance

Kelly Trammell was in asking about allowing horses in RES 1 and RB areas. She said that she has had someone riding their horse through her property. She said the owner of the horse does not have enough room to ride the horse in her own property. She is in the RES 1 district, has 1.6 acres with a house and garage. Kelly feels that if this is going to be allowed in these districts then, the property owner should have enough acreage to have the horses in a safe and healthy fashion.
The board found out that it is automatically allowed in these two districts because the Zoning Ordinance does not address it. The board wants to make sure that dealing with “Agriculture/Farms” does not somehow remove the right of taxpayers to have gardens or possibly chickens.
After a discussion the board decided to use all X’s in the “Uses” in districts form to say not allowed. Bonnie Moroney made a motion for: using the letter X in the form that tells what is allowed in each district to indicate not permitted. Alessandro Foti seconded and the approval was unanimous.
The board wanted Agriculture and Farms to be defined in the Zoning Ordinance also.
Terry Penner made a motion to: allow Tara Bamford, Community Planning Consultant, to word the definitions of farm, agriculture and livestock for the Zoning Ordinance, with the idea that it is allowed in accordance with applicable best management practices. (Refer to RSA 674:32-a) Bonnie Moroney seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Dave Scalley, speaking as Code Enforcer, told the board that when they approved the Carl Brooks/Excavation Pit, they were under the impression that AB Logging was holding the bond. That is not true and the pit is allowed now with no bond. The board told Dave that all use of the pit was to stop immediately. The board wants that to go before the Selectmen.
Dave said there may be a problem with the campground also with expanding. He wants to make sure that is not happening if the board had said no expanding. The board agreed that no expanding was to take place.

Bonnie Moroney made a motion to: adjourn. Richard Krapf seconded and the motion passed unanimously. The meeting ended at 8:45 PM.


• NHMA Conference November 14th & 15th
• Budget—Wants to look at an area for an office, printers, heaters and air
• Wants a book made up for all board members that they will get when they get on the board and it is to be turned in when the member leaves.
• Chair is doing a OSI Municipal Land Use survey
• Public hearing for the zoning ordinances is the last time for additions, deletions, changes, etc.

Donna Foster made a motion to: adjourn. Alessandro Foti seconded and the motion passed. The meeting ended at 8:30.