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Start Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022 7:00 pm
Categories: Public Meeting*

GOFFSTOWN PLANNING BOARD MEETING

AGENDA   - THURSDAY – JANUARY 13, 2022

GOFFSTOWN TOWN HALL - 16 MAIN STREET - MILDRED STARK ROOM (106)

7:00 P.M.

2022 PROPOSED ZONING AMENDMENTS

CORRESPONDENCE & ACTION ITEMS:

OLD BUSINESS:

Map 34 Lot 171, Request to amend a previously approved 99 Unit Multi-family Site Plan and add further conditions.  Also being requested is a Waiver Request for waiving public hearing and a Waiver Request for the driveway grade. The owners are SMC Residences at Hadley Falls, Limited Partnership, located at 15 Factory Street, Zoned:  Village Commercial       

NEW BUSINESS:

Map 33, Lots  17 & 18, Completeness Review/Subdivision Plan Amendment to remove the condition that restricts proposed lot 17-1 to only a single-family home being built on the lot.  Property owners are Falcon Heights Properties, LLC, and it located on New Boston Road, zoned:  Residential-1 (Requesting to be continued to the January 27, 2022 Meeting.)

OTHER BUSINESS:

NOTE: “Any person with a disability who wishes to attend this public meeting and needs to be provided a reasonable accommodation in order to participate, please call the Town Hall (497-8990 Ext 117) at least 72 hours in advance so that arrangements can be made.”

2022 Zoning Amendments Public Hearing

Goffstown Planning Board

The Goffstown Planning Board will hold a public hearing on its proposed 2022 Zoning Amendments in the Mildred Stark Room (Room 106) of the Goffstown Town Hall, located on 16 Main Street, Goffstown, New Hampshire on Thursday, January 13, 2022.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM.  Explanations of the proposed amendments are as follows and full-text copies may be obtained from the Town’s Website, the Planning Department, and the Town Clerk’s Office, located on 16 Main Street, Goffstown, NH during the hours of 8 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday. For ADA assistance in attending the meeting please, call 497-8990, Ext. 117 at least 72 hours in advance.

Shall the Town adopt Amendment No. 1, as proposed by the Goffstown Planning Board, by inserting the following definition to the Goffstown Zoning Ordinance Glossary?

Animal Daycare, Groomer, Trainer – An establishment in which dogs or domesticated animals are cared for, groomed, or trained with no overnight housing.

Shall the Town adopt Amendment No. 2, as proposed by the Goffstown Planning Board, by amending the following definition and text in the Goffstown Zoning Ordinance Glossary and Sections 5.8, 5.8.1, and 5.8.2?

The title of Institutional Residential will be changed to read Institutional Residence.

Shall the Town adopt Amendment No. 3, as proposed by the Goffstown Planning Board, by amending the following definition to the Goffstown Zoning Ordinance Glossary?

Remove the following, “Commercial Kennel – a use of property where any number of dogs is domiciled for a fee, or from which dogs are regularly sold as a business”, and replace with – “Kennel – An establishment, in which dogs or domesticated animals are housed, groomed, bred, boarded, trained, or sold all for compensation”.

Shall the Town adopt Amendment No. 4, as proposed by the Goffstown Planning Board, by amending the following definition to the Goffstown Zoning Ordinance Glossary?

Remove the following language, “Lot of Record – Land designated as a separate and distinct parcel in a legally recorded deed and plan filed in the records of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire”, and replace with – “Lot of Record – A lot which is part of a subdivision of record filed in the Hillsborough County Registry of Deeds, or a lot or parcel which has been legally created and described in a deed recorded in the Hillsborough County Registry of Deeds”?

Shall the Town adopt Amendment No. 5, as proposed by the Goffstown Planning Board, by amending the Goffstown Zoning Ordinance – Section 3, Allowable Uses in Zoning District, Section 3.11 Table of Principal Uses, by amending the following use?

D. 7. Kennels. by eliminating – “with or without external animal areas”. 

Shall the Town adopt Amendment No. 6, as proposed by the Goffstown Planning Board, by amending the Goffstown Zoning Ordinance – Section 3, Allowable Uses in Zoning District, Section 3.11 Table of Principal Uses, by adding the following use?

D.8. Animal Daycare, Groomer, Trainer.

Shall the Town adopt Amendment No. 7, as proposed by the Goffstown Planning Board, by amending the Goffstown Zoning Ordinance – Section 3, Allowable Uses in Zoning District, Section 3.11 Table of Principal Uses, by adding the following uses?

H.13. Solar Energy Systems and A. Accessory to Principal Residential Use 8. Solar Energy System.

Shall the Town adopt Amendment No. 8, as proposed by the Goffstown Planning Board, by amending the Goffstown Zoning Ordinance, Section 4 Dimensional Standards, 4.2.4. by eliminating the entire paragraph, which reads – Lot Size: Where a lot is not served by a municipal sewer system and an on-site subsurface disposal system is required, the lot size shall not be less than the larger of either the area required by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Water Division (NHDES-WD), or the minimum lot size as specified in the Table of Dimensional Regulations, Section 4.3?

 

Shall the Town adopt Amendment No. 9, as proposed by the Goffstown Planning Board, by

amending the Goffstown Zoning Ordinance, Section 5.6. Commercial Kennel – Commercial Kennels are permitted, provided that they are located on lots of not less than two (2) acres, and that no buildings or structures for commercial kennel use are located within (100) feet of any lot line. Eliminate he word “Commercial”, and “by Special Exception” will be inserted after the words, “are permitted”?

 

Shall the Town adopt Amendment No. 10, as proposed by the Goffstown Planning Board, by

 Amending Section 13.3.4., to read: Relief from the outer 50 feet of the wetland or surface water buffer may be granted by the Planning Board after submission of a report from a certified wetland scientist, retained by the applicant, to the Planning Board, and after allowing the Conservation Commission a minimum of 45 days to review the report and make comment to the Planning Board. The reports shall include the identification and delineation of all wetlands and surface waters, and an assessment of the functions, values, and condition of all existing wetland and surface water resources, including the identification of wetlands that function as vernal pools, and specify the following:

  • are the wetlands a Priority Resource Area (PRA) as identified on the NHDES Wetland Permit Planning Tool (WPPT) and defined by the NHDES Wetland Rules Env-Wt 100-900 feet;
  • are the wetlands within the 1/4 mile protected buffer of a Designated River as determined by the NHDES Rivers Management and Protection Program (RMPP) and identified on the NHDES WPPT; 
  • are the wetlands within the 250-ft protected shoreland as defined by the Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act (RSA 483-B) and its associated rules, Env-Wq 1400
  • are the wetlands identified on the NH Wildlife Action Plan (WAP) as either Highest Ranked Habitat in NH or Highest Ranked Habitat in Biological Region; 
  • are the wetlands Prime Wetlands as determined by the Town of Goffstown and shown on the Goffstown Prime Wetland Map dated March 8, 2005 or as updated, and identified on the NHDES WPPT; and, 
  • are the wetlands habitat for a state-listed species as determined by the NH Natural Heritage Bureau? 

In granting relief, the Planning Board shall make a finding that the functions, values, and condition of the wetland resources will not be compromised, as a result of the proposed project.

Shall the Town adopt Amendment No. 11, as proposed by the Goffstown Planning Board, by inserting Section 5.24, Solar Energy Systems - The purpose of this section is to acknowledge that increasing installation of solar panels will occur. This ordinance will accommodate solar energy systems in appropriate locations while protecting the public health, safety, and welfare. Consideration of the town’s scenic views, historic properties, and rural character will be taken into consideration to minimize potential impacts.