Greenfield Zoning Board of Adjustment
February 6, 2007
The board meeting opens at 7:30, with members John Gryval, Kevin O’Connell, Loren White, and Dan Dineen seated.
John explains to Atty. Cronin that the board only has four members present tonight, and asks if he’d like to postpone or proceed,
Atty. Cronin replies to proceed.
John opens at the public hearing for case 07-2 at 8:25 for case 07-2; Victor P. Mangini Jr., of Greenfield, NH for property located on Coach Road, map R-9, lot 27-4, for a special exception from restrictions of the Wetland Conservation District; article III section I.2.d.1.
Atty. Cronin states he’ll be presenting tonight, and introduces David O’Hara as the surveyor of the property. Atty. Cronin goes on to explain why he feels that Mr. Mangini meets the criteria for granting the special exception. That the proposed subdivision plan is only for a two-lot subdivision, and Mr. Mangini intends to have lot restrictions of no further subdivision in place when he goes for subdivision. Atty. Cronin also explains that Mr. Mangini is only proposing two lots, and that the property could have supported more development. Atty. Cronin also states that the driveways will be of minimal impact. Atty. Cronin goes on to explain the specifics of the driveways, 400 foot long with 333 square feet of buffer disturbance and one buffer crossing for one, and 1400 foot long with 978 buffer disturbance and three buffer
crossings for the other.
Atty. Cronin shows the DES permit to Chairman Gryval.
Dan mentions it seems they’ll be quite a lot of water flow.
John Gryval asks what the plans are for the crossings, and David O’Hara explains them to the board. Mr. O’Hara also describes the flow as intermittent streams with a main channel that flows all year.
Atty. Cronin feels this is minimum impact.
Dan questions what the minimum impact really is.
The board discusses the wetlands and basil area with Atty. Cronin and David O’Hara.
John asks the public if they have any input, Karen Day of the Conservation Commission states that the DES made statements that there’re other places on the property to place a house that would have less impact, and she feels crossing the wetlands that many times wouldn’t be minimal impact. She’s been on the property and there’s a lot of water coming through there.
Kevin asks if anyone would like to take a site walk.
Dan asks if it’s wetland flagged. David O’Hara states no, but the borders are.
Dan LaGere, an abutter, asks about wetlands and what the town’s position is.
John replies that the town has a long history of protecting wetlands.
Board discusses the level of the development, its possible maximum development, and the culverts.
Mr. LaGere states if he were putting in the driveway, he wouldn’t under estimate the drainage flow.
Dan states he thinks it wouldn’t be a bad idea to take a look.
John asks the board if they’d like to take a site walk.
The board votes unanimously to do so, and sets a date of the following Sunday at three pm, with the continuation of the hearing to follow at 4 pm.
Loren motions to suspend the public hearing.
The Board reads the minutes from case 07-1 hearing and site walk, and votes to accept both as written.
Motion made and seconded to close meeting, motion carries.