Planning & Zoning Board Notices & Minutes

Mar 17, 2015

Approved Planning Board Minutes Mar 17, 2015

6:00 P.M.

PRESENT: Chairman Charlie Ryan, Vice Chair Linda MacNeil, Tony J. Ilacqua, Mary Menzies, Jim Daly, Val Poulsen, Colin Trahan, and Joanna Ray (recording secretary)
EXCUSED: Bruce Ralston and Mike Gilman (ex-officio)
OTHERS: Mike Norman (Horizons Engineering), Eddy Moore, Doug Menzies, Robert Blechl (Caledonian Record), and Greg Eastman (LIDC)
Chairman Ryan called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
Review & approve minutes from February 17, 2015
Tony J. Ilacqua made a motion to approve the minutes as written. Val Poulsen seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed a merge request for Michael and Christine Riding on Summit Ave. Tax maps 78-123, 66-93, and 66-95. Tony J. Ilacqua made a motion to approve the merge. Jim Daly seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Val Poulsen recused himself from the cases being presented. Mary Menzies and Colin Trahan were designated voters for the hearing.

Waldemar Poulsen, Fort Fairfield BP LLC, and LIDC – Owners / Horizons Engineering – Agent – PB15-02 – Request for a lot line adjustment on Industrial Park Road, tax maps 91-86, 99-44, 99-7, & 99-9 in the Industrial Zone.

Chairman Ryan accepted the case as complete. Mike Norman showed the board which properties are affected by the proposed lot line adjustments. Val Poulsen still owns one of the parcels. He will transfer it to Fort Fairfield. LIDC has already transferred their parcels to Fort Fairfield. Parcels will be merged after the sale and lot line adjustments are finalized.

Jim Daly asked about the large lot in the back without any road frontage. Mike Norman said there are no development plans for that lot, but there is a right-of-way to access it.

Mike Norman described an area between tax map 91-86 and Industrial Park Rd. This land is owned by the Town and there is a lease agreement to cross over it. In order to sell the strip of land to Fort Fairfield, the Town will present a warrant article to the voters next March.

Mike Norman explained that he presented a plan to the Zoning Board last week regarding the proposed Tender Corp. building. Variances were received to allow a less than conforming front setback and for a building taller than the allowed 35 ft.

Val Poulsens building on tax map 99-7 will be removed and a replacement built on tax map 99-10.

Chairman Ryan asked when the new building for Tender Corp will be up and ready. Mike Norman said it will be this year. Fort Fairfield will be leasing the building to Tender Corp. Building permits will be applied for. The wetlands applications has been submitted and accepted as well as the Alteration of Terrain. Copies are in the Town Office. Chairman Ryan stated that the Ammonoosuc River Local Advisory Committee has also reviewed the plan.

Mike Norman said that the remaining land of tax map 99-44 might be used for mitigation regarding another project.

There were no further questions or comments from the board or anyone else present. Vice Chair MacNeil stated there were two lot line adjustments with this plan. The first is between tax map 99-44 and 91-86. The second is between tax map 99-7 and 99-9. The public input portion was closed.

Vice Chair MacNeil made a motion to approve the two separate lot line adjustments presented in case PB15-02. Mary Menzies seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Commercial Review as required under Article VI, Section 6.11.02 of the Littleton Zoning Ordinance. Fort Fairfield BP LLC, Applicant / Horizons Engineering, Agent – Review of a117,250 square foot building located at 944 Industrial Park Road.

Mike Norman presented a plan showing the location of the Tender Corp. building. The area to be leased from the Town was pointed out. Mike described the location of delivery landing areas. This will be a two-story building and there will be access on all sides with plenty of parking. Construction will start in about a month and half. The plan leaves space for an addition in the future.

Colin Trahan asked how far the building was from the river. Mike Norman replied it is 350 ft. away. This is out of the Shoreland protection area.

Greg Eastman stated that this location is the Plan B site and Val Poulsen was very kind to work with them in order for Tender Corp. to expand. The LIDC covenants apply to this property.

Mike Norman explained that the building will have a lot of windows for natural light. Both projects, Tender Corp. and Val Poulsen’s storage, will be done at the same time. The details of the project was given to the board members prior to the meeting.

Chairman Ryan thanked Mike Norman for the presentation.

The next meeting will be April 21, 2015. At 6:30 PM, Tony J. Ilacqua made a motion to adjourn. Vice MacNeil seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Submitted by,
Joanna Ray