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Joyce Endee

Planners discuss subdivision plans

September 07, 2011
BARNSTEAD — The Barnstead Planning Board met on Thursday, Sept. 1, and discussed a major subdivision and a site plan review.

A site plan review submitted by Catherine Kowalski was continued until the next meeting because of the objections of an abutter, David Gregoire.

Kowalski came to the board to get approval for a small gift shop, but the abutter asked the planning board to take a site walk of the property before approving the site plan.

Gregoire claimed that an insurance adjuster told him that his reverse mortgage rate would drop if a parking lot was built next to his house.

Gregoire also claimed that he could see right into the proposed parking area.

Michael Kowalski, who excused himself from the board on this issue, as he is Catherine's husband, claimed that there is plenty of vegetation so that his neighbor wouldn't be able to even see the small four to five car parking lot.

Kathy Kowalski was disappointed by the board's decision to continue the case until the next meeting, as it will change her opening date.

A total of 20 of waivers were approved for the project, but the case was continued until after the site walk.

A site walk is scheduled for tonight, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at 344 Parade Road.

The other case that the board discussed was the major subdivision at 839 North Barnstead Road.

Mark Jannini is looking to subdivide 70 plus acres into two lots, one with an existing house and the other with an approximate acreage of 67.7 acres.

Changes were made to the plans that the board suggested at a previous meeting to make the plans more conforming and the application was accepted as complete, and the board approved the major subdivision.

In other business, Chairman David Murley reported that the planning board is down to 23.09 percent of its printing and advertising budget.

A question was asked about the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services investigation on the Timco property, and Kathy Grillo, the selectmen's representative said that the DES is investigating the matter.

The Barnstead Planning Board is scheduled to meet next on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Barnstead Town Hall.

Tim Croes can be reached at tcroes@salmonpress.com or 569-3126

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