ANTRIM PLANNING BOARD
November 13, 2014
Members & Staff Present: Jeanne Cahoon (Alternate) Diane Chauncey (Secretary)
Chris Condon (Chair) Michael Frosch (Member) Steve MacDonald (Member)
Janet McEwen (Member) Jesse Lazar (Vice-Chair)
Carol Ogilvie (Consultant Planner) Sarah VanderWende (Member)
Gordon Webber (Ex-officio)
Members & Staff Absent: Elsa Voelcker (Alternate) Bob Holmes (Alternate)
Public Attendees: Mike Klein Bernard Ipsky
7:00PM Public Meeting
Chair Condon opened the meeting at 7 PM and began with the review of ZO amendments.
Review potential Zoning Ordinance amendments
- Personal Wireless Service Facilities: Amend Article XIV-B.5 by deleting subparagraph a. and
replacing it with the following language:
5. a. Collocation and/or modification applications shall be reviewed for conformance with
applicable building permit requirements, but shall not otherwise be subject to zoning or
land use requirements, including design or placement requirements, or public hearing
review, according to the procedure outlined in RSA 12-K:10.
2. Variance Criteria: Amend Article XIX, B. 3 by revising paragraph c (now renumbered as e) and
reorganizing the remaining four criteria, as follows:
a. The variance will not be contrary to the public interest.
b. The variance is consistent with the spirit of the ordinance.
c. Substantial justice is done by granting the variance.
d. The values of surrounding properties will not be diminished.
e. Literal enforcement of the provisions of the ordinance would result in unnecessary hardship.
For the purposes of this subparagraph, “unnecessary hardship” means that, owing to special
conditions of the property that distinguish it from other properties in the area:
i. No fair and substantial relationship exists between the general public purposes of the
ordinance provision and the specific application of that provision to the property;
ii. The proposed use is a reasonable one.
If the criteria in subparagraph (e) are not established, an unnecessary hardship will be deemed to
exist if, and only if, owing to special conditions of the property that distinguish it from other
properties in the area, the property cannot be reasonably used in strict conformance with the
ordinance, and a variance is therefore necessary to enable a reasonable use of it.
3. Duration of Approvals for Special Exceptions and Variances: Amend Article XIX by adding a
new Paragraph C, as follows:
C. Duration of Approvals: All approvals granted for any special exception or variance
shall be valid if exercised within two (2) years from the date of final approval, unless
further extended by the Zoning Board for good cause.
4. Definition of “Essential Services” in Article XIV (see Examples on back page).
Motion: Ms. VanderWende moved to accept the language as discussed above; Mr. Webber seconded. By a voice vote, all approved.
Motion: Mr. MacDonald moved to accept the ballot items and to hold a Public Hearing on December 4; Mr. Lazar seconded. All agreed by a voice vote.
Ms. Ogilvie will prepare the ballot questions for a Public Hearing on December 4, 2014.
Approve October 16 and October 30 and 2014 Meeting Minutes
Both sets of minutes were approved, as amended.
CIP – presentation of the 2015 – 2020 CIP plan – Carol Ogilvie, Janet McEwen, Steve MacDonald Formal discussion of program will not occur until the November 20 meeting.
Wayne W. & Thelma A. Nichols new survey presented to the Board in compliance with RSA 676:18, paragraph IV. FYI
SWRPC Commission Highlights -FYI
Letter from Jeffrey Merrifield regarding the ongoing efforts of Eolian Renewable Energy to locate a wind farm in the Town of Antrim. - FYI
SWRPC law books are ordered - FYI
Ms. VanderWende moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:00PM; Ms. McEwen seconded. All voted to adjourn the meeting.