Town of Wilton, NH

Zoning Board Minutes

February 11, 1998

Voting Board Chairperson Neil Faiman; members Carol Roberts, Bob Spear and Jim Tuttle; alternate member Joanna Eckstrom.
Clerk Diane Nilsson
Agenda Charles O. McGettigan, Jr. Revocable Trust - special exception

Mr. Faiman called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m.


Robert B. Todd (applicant) and Charles O. McGettigan, Jr. Revocable Trust (owner), Lot M-012, Abbot Hill Road, in the Residential, Wetland and Aquifer Protection Districts, applied for a special exception under the terms of section 11.4(c) of the Wilton Zoning Ordinance, to certify that an area on Lot M-012 is incorrectly designated as being a poorly drained or very poorly drained soil on the Town of Wilton Wetland Conservation District Map, and that the restrictions of section 11 should therefore not apply.

Mr. Faiman stated that this meeting is a continuation of the hearing began last month on this case. He explained that in light of the fact that Hillsborough County no longer provides mapping reviews for the town, the Board had asked the Wilton Conservation Commission to provide a written review for the Board to consider.

Andrew Roeper, Chairperson of the Wilton Conservation Commission was present and gave the Board an oral as well as a written report of his findings. He stated that the commission reviewed the site on two separate occasions and found that the newly mapped wetland areas were substantially correct though several boundary points were in extremely close proximity to standing seasonal water. The commission recommended that the proposed wetland soil boundary be accepted with two conditions 1.) that a minimum building setback of 15’ be added to the poorly drained soil boundary and 2.) should expansion of the existing driveway take place, a dredge and fill permit be applied for. He further explained that condition #3 was made in error and should be struck from the letter. (See letter dated 2/11/98 in file) Mr. Roeper also stated that for future reference if a case like this comes before the Board again, Hillsborough County Conservation District will refer for independent consultation at a moderate fee.

Mr. McGettigan stated that he had no problem complying with the recommendations stated in Mr. Roeper’s letter.

The Board explained the issues from the last meeting and the meaning of the lines on the map to Ms. Eckstrom who was not present at the last meeting.

Motion Mr. Spear moved to approve the application with the two recommendations in the Conservation Commission site evaluation, seconded by Mr. Tuttle with all in favor.

Mr. Faiman stated that the application was approved and that the applicant will receive a notice of decision in the mail. He further stated that the selectmen, any party to the action or proceedings, or any person affected thereby may apply for a rehearing of this decision. A request for a rehearing must be filed in writing with the Zoning Board of Adjustment on or before Tuesday, March 3, 1998, and must fully specify all grounds on which the rehearing is requested. (N.H. RSA 677:2)


MINUTES - January 14, 1998

Motion Mr. Tuttle moved to accept the 1/14/98 minutes as written, seconded by Mr. Spear with four in favor and Ms. Eckstrom abstaining.
Motion Ms. Eckstrom moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Spear with all in favor.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.


Diane Nilsson, Clerk