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Littleton, NH 03561
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Oct 18, 2016

Approved Planning Board Minutes October 18, 2016


LITTLETON PLANNING BOARD

COMMUNITY CENTER HEALD ROOM

120 MAIN STREET

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016

APPROVED

6:30 P.M.

 

PRESENT: Vice Chair Linda MacNeil, Val Poulsen, Tony J. Ilacqua, Mary Menzies, Jim Daly, Colin Trahan, and Joanna Ray (recording secretary)  

 

EXCUSED: Bruce Ralstonand Milton Bratz

 

OTHERS: Chad Stearns, Stan Fillion, Greg Eastman, and Bob Copenhaver

 

Vice Chair MacNeil called the meeting to order at 6:30.  Mary Menzies was designated a voting member.

 

Minutes from September 20, 2016.  Val made a motion to approve the minutes as written.  Mary second the motion.  The motion passed by all.

 

LIDC – Phase 4 update presentation

Bob Copenhaver gave the Board a brief history of the Industrial Park.  The vision for the Park started in 1953 and currently employs an estimate of 1200 jobs.  Val Poulsen was very helpful with regards to making room in the park for the Tender Corp. expansion.  The Park is full and LIDC would like to look to expand so that there is space for the next 30 to 50 years.  Ownership of land in the Park is split among LIDC, the Town, and private ownership. 

 

Chad Stearns told the Board that the next phase of development would include tax map 102-7.  This property is located behind the Town owned transfer station.  The property is 115 acres and zoned Rural.  Chad said that Littleton Water & Light has discussed another substation in this area.  Town utilities are to the Town line.  Development of these utilities will depend on the needs of each proposed building.  Access will be the current right-of-way.

 

Stan Fillion stated that he has been involved with LIDC over 20 years.  Other locations in Town have been looked at, but LIDC already owns this land and it makes sense to develop next to the Park. 

 

Tony J. Ilacqua reminded everyone about the concerns voiced during the Genfoot hearings.  Concerns were mostly regarding additional lighting.  Perhaps there is a way to keep it green and provide expansion.  Chad replied that there are options to address the lighting concerns.  Vice Chair MacNeil stated that seeing the tops of the buildings was an additional concern.  Mary Menzies said it is getting trendy to plant gardens on top of buildings. 

 

Stan Fillion stated it is hard to please everyone.  Expanding at this location makes sense because of the existing infrastructure.  Vice Chair mentioned how difficult it would be to build at Exit 43.  Colin Trahan agreed. Stan told the Board that expanding will not happen overnight.  It takes years to design and build.  Funding for new development will be easier if the lot is already zoned Industrial.  The change in zoning will need to be presented to the Town for a vote. 

 

All Board members agreed with this lot being a good location for an expansion.  Chad asked the Board if they would be interested in endorsing the zoning change.  Bob stated that LIDC needs support behind them in order to move forward.  Vice Chair MacNeil replied that the Board would support the zoning change. 

 

Colin Trahan was designated a voting member.

 

Merge requests:

Jeffrey L. Winn (tax maps 98-11 & 98-12).  Tony J. Ilacqua made a motion to approve the request.  Mary Menzies second the motion.  The motion passed by all.

 

BrauFink, LLC (tax maps 78-281 & 84-22).  Tony J. Ilacqua made a motion to approve the request.  Mary Menzies second the motion.  The motion passed by all.

 

The Board will meet again on November 15, 2016.  The Board will review a draft questionnaire prepared by Milton Bratz.  The questionnaire will help the Board update Chapter 3 of the Master Plan.  

 

At 7:10, Tony J. Ilacqua made a motion to adjourn.  Mary Menzies second the motion.  The motion passed by all.

 

Submitted by,

Joanna Ray