Planning Board Workshop Meeting Minutes – 4/24/18

Present: Robert Miller (Vice-Chair), James Aldrich, (Secretary),  Dennis Marcom,  Jason Perron, Steve Dalessio (Selectboard Representative). Alternate: Edward Potter.

Topic: Include Complete Streets policy in the Site Plan.

The Planning Board spent most of 2017 working on a project called Complete Streets with Southwest Regional Community Planner Mari Brunner. The project stressed considering all modes of transportation and the safety needs of all users, including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, public transit users, equestrians and agricultural equipment operators.

Mr. Marcom came up with a sample of verbiage that might be added to the site plan to stress the consideration of the Complete Streets policy when construction of a new road is planned.

There was discussion among the people at the meeting whether or not to include words like public road or private road, etc. This is the final version of that discussion. In order that it is adopted into the site plan there must be a Public Hearing on the addition.

Section 8

J. Street Access / Traffic Pattern: Access to public streets will meet the requirements of the NH Department of Transportation and/or the Town of Walpole

Any new road constructions shall conform to the road standards as specified in the Walpole Subdivision Regulations.

The internal traffic pattern will accommodate the proposed use, as well as providing easy unimpeded access for emergency vehicles.

Add.

“New road construction is consistent with the stated guidelines of Walpole’s Complete Streets Policy; that our streets be ‘safe, convenient, and accessible to a wide variety of users and modes of transportation’.”

Mr. Dalessio also wanted to correct a couple of words in Section 12 and remove the words “recorded subdivision plat.” The wordage is now:

“An approved site plan application may be revoked”………

These two changes need a Request for a Public Hearing and a Public Hearing.

Respectfully submitted,

Marilou Blaine

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