Planning Board, 10-19-17

The planning board had a quick, 30-minute meeting on October 19, 2017. John Cameron was elected chairman and Matt Young vice-chairman.

Agenda:

I. Scheduled Appointments

Justin Tetherly Site Plan Review; Relocation of Storage Bins Tax Map #55-2-23

Sentinel Ministries Site Plan Review; Sentinel Ministries Parsonage Tax Map #34-1-1

II. Approval of Minutes

October 5, 2017

III. Action Items

a. Appointment of Chairman
b. Steve Hunter; Amendment of NHDOT Driveway Permit

IV. Discussion
Item a. Planning Board Rules of Procedure, Mission Statement & Policy Statement

V. Informational Items

VI. Other Business

VII. Adjournment

Union Leader: “Four Planning Board Members Quit in Tuftonboro”

Using tuftonboro.net as a source, the Union Leader reported Thursday:

TUFTONBORO — Four members of the Planning Board have resigned in the wake of the selectmen’s decision not to reappoint their chairman.

Following a 1-2 vote on July 24, veteran land use board member Fenton Varney announced his resignation and fellow members John Lapolla, Steve Brinser and Tony Triolo subsequently notified the town that they too were stepping down.

The issue came to a head after Chris Sawyer, who has served on the land use board since 2008 and most recently as chairman, received a letter from selectmen on July 11 thanking her for her service to the town as her term had expired.

She subsequently sent a written request to the board asking to be appointed to the Planning Board detailing her years of service, the benefits of continuity and her accomplishments, including streamlining the application process, making it more user-friendly and most recently spearheading the update of the town’s master plan.

During the July 24 meeting, a recording of which is posted on Youtube, both Varney and Triolo praised Sawyer’s leadership and work ethic on the board and urged selectmen to reappoint her. According to Triolo, Sawyer has always had the best interest of the town at heart.

The video of the meeting on YouTube was recorded by me and is available here: