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Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 6:00pm


October 26th 2023 6PM AGENDA

Gene Young, Chairman
Dana Rhodes, Vice Chairman
Earl Bagley
Russ Wilder
John Jonasch, Alternate
Tom Diveny
Brock Mitchell,Selectman’s Rep David Mank
Others Present:

Members Absent:

Call Meeting to Order:

Public Announcements:

Approval of Agenda:


Approval of Minutes:
• 9/28/23 Meeting Minutes
(Any permit or application that has been signed off by the Chair or Vice-Chair is entered here for the record, unless any Commissioner has questions or comments)

Planning Board/ZBA Department Head Review Agenda Items:
1) #Z23-14 – Scott & Janis Mosher – Map 34 Lot 33-66, 113 Mitchell Avenue - A Special Exception is requested from Article 300, Section 320.D. & G. to permit upgrading and expanding existing cottage.
- No Concerns. Signed by Gene Young 10/23/23

2) Z23-26 - Jones & Beach Engineers Inc., Agent for James Donavan, Owner - Map 43 Lot 22 - 297 Trask Side Road- A Special Exception is requested from Article 300, Section 320.J. to permit the replacement of a nonconforming structure.
- No Concerns. Signed by Gene Young 10/23/23
3) Z23-27 - Correlate Inc., Agent for David R. Hussey Revocable Trust, David Hussey,Trustee and Owner- Map 5 Lot 72-7 - 356 Suncook Valley Road – A Special Exception is requested from Article 400, Section 401.F.8 to permit a utility scale solar energy system and/or solar farm.
- The Conservation Commission Made the comment “As the owner of a conservation easement on Map5, lot 72-8, the Conservation Commission is a legally recognized abutter to the property. The Commission did not receive an abutter's notice of this application, and objects to being deprived of its right to comment as an abutter.” – Signed by Gene Young 10/18/23
4) Z23-28 - TF Moran, Inc., Agent for Don Sorrentino, Owner - Map 4 Lot 13 - Frank C Gilman Highway - A Special Exception is requested from Article 500, Section 520.A.B. and C. to permit three (3) 5-Unit.

Wetland Permit by Notification (PBN):
1) Christopher Brown, 134 Smith Point Road, M64 L14 – Repair existing permanent docking structure (274 sq. ft.) cantilevered and wood / rock crib supported and rock breakwater (68lf/861 sq. ft.) “In-kind” with no change in size, location or configuration along the shore of this Lake Winnipesaukee property.
Minimum Impact Expedited Applications:
Standard Wetlands Dredge and Fill Applications:
1) Corey J. Clark, Places Mill Road, M69 L3 –Sunset Lake dam reconstruction project 2023- The Sunset Lake Dam will be re-constructed in the spring, summer and fall of 2024 with expected completion in early winter of 2024. The primary spillway which currently exists will remain. The left and right side abutments will be completely re-constructed to me current Dam safety standards. The gate house and stop-log bay will also be completely re-constructed due to deficiencies and deterioration. Regarding of slopes and embankments will be necessary in coordination with reconstruction of the left and right side portions of the dam. Rip rap and also a reconditioned sill downstream will be part of this project.
Shoreland Permit Applications:
1) Volpe Family Rev Trust, 1 Manchester Ave, M34 L33-20 – Tear down an existing cottage and build a new house. Stormwater measures will be installed.
Notification of Routine Roadway Maintenance Activities:
Reoccurring/Unfinished Business & Projects:
1) Lake Lay Monitoring Program

2) Property Monitoring and Reports

3) Green Oak Realty

4) Natural Resources Inventory Update

5) Gilman Pond Management Plan

6) Budget –

7) Conserved property signs
8) Future conservation opportunities
9) New Business:
Commissioner Reports:
Chairman Report-
Vice Chair Report-
Member Reports-
Notice of Intent to Cut Timber:
Date and time of next meeting:
• November 8th 2023 6PM (Public Hearing)

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