Brookfield Planning Meeting | January 14, 2013

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Meeting Notes

Welcome to the Brookfield NH Planning Board meeting from 1/14/13. The meeting took place at 267 Wentworth Rd and began at 6:30 pm. The main agenda item is a deliberation and vote by the board to recommend or not recommend a recent warrant Article that would add a new zone within Brookfield. Chuck Robbins, the owner of approximately 200 acres around Kingwood Lake, wants to develop his land to include a "Recreational Resort Campground and Town Beach Access Zone. To do so he collected the required signatures and submitted a petition warrant article that will be on the ballot in March. The purpose of the proposed new zone is to allow, in addition to those uses permitted in the Residential Agricultural Zone, a recreational resort campground use, and to provide access by residents of the Town of Brookfield to Kingswood Lake at a to be designated area within the approved recreational resort campground, in a manner that minimizes any negative impact to the environment or the historic residential/ agricultural character of the community as outlined in the master plan. State statute requires that such warrant articles have verbiage added to the ballot measure that states the planning board approves or disapproves to aid the voter in making an informed decision. In this case one planning board member, Rick Surrette, is an abutter and could not deliberate or vote to approve or not approve. Also two members, Selectmen Clifton Camp and Ed Nason, signed the petition article so they could not deliberate or vote. At the public hearing on the 7th of January, Jim Freeman, one of the planning board members, voiced opposition at the scheduled public hearing which barred him from deliberating and voting. This situation caused only 4 members to deliberate and vote, alternate Ed Comeau; Regular members; Rob Collins; Steve Michaelski and Chairman Geary Ciccarone.

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