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September 9th, 2021

Town of Carroll Planning Board
Meeting Minutes
September 2nd, 2021
7:00 P.M.

“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.”

Planning Board Members Present: Chairperson Alex Foti, Brian Mycko, Tom Godfrey, Julie Roesbery, Selectmen’s Representative David Scalley.

Public Present: Thomas Smith, Forrest Hicks, John Warren

Minutes Taken By: Lisa Harley, Planning & Land Use Secretary

Item 1: The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Foti at 7:00 P.M.

Item 2: Pledge of Allegiance

Item 3: Approval of Minutes: August 5th, 2021 Meeting Minutes

The approval of the Meeting Minutes for August was tabled pending requested revisions.
Dave Scalley made the motion to table the minutes until the next meeting, and have the paragraphs corrected. Brian Mycko second. All in favor, no opposed. Motion passes.

Item 4: Sub-Division Application: Thomas Smith on behalf of Forrest P. Hicks, ll, is looking to sub-divide with existing road frontage on Route 115, Twin Mountain, New Hampshire, Map407/Lot054-000-000 and Map 407/Lot 066-000-000. Approximately 100 acres on one side into 4 lots and 20 acres on the other side into 3 lots

This application was accepted as complete at the last meeting. Alex opened the floor to the public for any further discussion on this topic. Just to recap what we heard from the public at the last meeting There was some discussion about the traffic in the area and speed limit in that area is quite elevated. There have been a lot of moose accidents in that area. There is some question about what authority the town has because it is not a town road, it is a state highway. Not sure there is a whole lot that the town can do though it was suggested that the town or town selectmen could recommend a speed limit or a safety study. Thomas Smith mentioned that they have been working with the DOT obtaining driveway permits. Way back in the 50’s when DOT redid the road, the DOT granted a number of driveway accesses. DOT said they will grant the permits, and they are just working out the legal process of it all. Alex mentioned if the state has concerns about the speed, the state can do something about it. We as the town can’t, but the residents of the town can appeal to the state. Dave Scalley asked if there were any changes to the plan? Thomas Smith said the only thing that he added was the underground drainage system, and everything else has stayed the same. Dave Scalley asked if the driveway is for two lots, and Thomas Smith responded yes. Thomas Smith mentioned that the DOT, back in the 50’s granted more, but due to the topography it makes more sense to have one driveway to service two lots. Thomas Smith mentioned he was looking for full approval tonight as long as the DOT is granting the permits, which they said they were. I (Land Use Secretary) did talk to the DOT that afternoon. Dave Scalley had a concern about a problem we have had, which is to make sure the driveways are going to meet our rules and regulations, for the pitch and slopes of the driveways. Thomas Smith mentioned they have met all requirements and that the DOT is on board. Thomas Smith said he put a revised date on the plans.

Dave Scalley made a motion to approve the Sub-Division as this final plan. Dave Scalley has one condition:

1. That we get Final State Approval

Brian Mycko second the motion. All in favor, no opposed. The application is APPROVED with the one condition that we get final state approval.

Item 5: Site Plan Review Application: 28 Bill Barb Road, Map 407/Lot 055-004-004 looking for Approval of Hardship Situation for a Driveway, per Planning Board Meeting on 7/1/2001

The Board received the Site-Plan Application and was reviewed. Dave Scalley made a motion to accept the application, Julie Roesbery second, All in favor, no opposed. Motion passed to accept the application as complete.

We have a letter which states: The applicant is seeking a waiver per the Town of Carroll subdivision regulation per Section 18 Waivers. We are requesting a third house lot to be accessed by one driveway.

Reason:

1. The conditions of the land will not permit the driveway to be installed where it was originally proposed on the drawings.

2. We are seeking this waiver as it poses an unnecessary hardship to the applicant, and the waiver would not be contrary to the spirit and intent of the regulations.


Dave Scalley mentioned that the applicant is looking for a waiver. The driveway comes off the hammerhead, Dave Scalley asked the public if they had any concerns, and there were no concerns from the public. Dave Scalley has 1 condition:

1. Include the acceptance of the approval of the 3rd lot off the driveway-Reference lot numbers
1.407-055-044-044
2.407-055-033-033
3.407-055-022-022

Two of these three lots belong to John Warren. When John Warren goes to build two or twenty years from now, this is already covered and has been APPROVED by the board.

Dave Scalley made the motion to approve the application with one condition, Julie Rosebery second. All in favor, no opposed. Motion passed to approve the application with the one condition.

Item 6: Warrants

1. Alex mentioned that a few weeks ago the town of Gorham changed their new Site-Plan Application. Their goal was to make it more legible and user friendly. It was mentioned that maybe we might want to look at our Site-Plan Application, to see if we might want to make any changes to the Site-Plan Application to make it more legible and to simplify it. The board members took a copy of Gorham’s Application home to review and will be discussed at our next Planning Board Meeting in October.


2. Dave Scalley mentioned he deals with the town attorney, and in one of the Sub-Division Applications the Planning Board required a bank line of credit, We have since found out from Echo Lake, we no longer want a bank line of credit. What the Planning Board did was an escrow account together with an amount, for fees that the Board has to spend on their own, that way it doesn’t come out of the taxpayers of Twin Mountain.



3. Dave Scalley mentioned that the land we have left in Twin Mountain is either up top or down below. We might want to think about it this year, that some of these lots we have we won’t be able to be serviced because of the slope in the driveway. We might want to consider having them sign waivers and have them put sprinklers in because of the slope in the driveway, it will make it difficult to access.

Item 7: Adjourn Meeting at 7:48 P.M.