Colebrook Planning Board Report
Last year, we expressed a hope that 2013 would see a rebound in the economy and an increase in zoning certificate of compliance applications. Unfortunately, this was not the case with nine less certificates issued this year. Only four were for new residences; the remainder being for sheds and garages.
The low amount of permits allowed the Planning Board to devote more time from each meeting to completing the Master Plan. This task was accomplished with the advent of an 87-page document, highlighted with pictures, to include a community profile, historical perspective, sections on the social and economic characteristics, as well as natural, recreational, cultural and historical resources and a brief synopsis of the existing infrastructure and supporting facilities. The Master Plan was adopted after a public hearing on October 1, 2013. It can be viewed at the Town Clerk’s Office, the Colebrook Public Library or by going on line to www.colebrook-nh.com and clicking Master Plan.
Congratulations are extended to Sandra Riendeau who was re-elected this year for another three-year term. Sandra has served on the Planning Board since August 2004.
Our meetings continue to be held on the first Tuesday of the month, beginning at 7 pm, in the Colebrook District Courtroom. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
David Brooks, Chairman
Statistics for 2013:
Certificates of Compliance (Issued 36 Denied 2)
Certificates of Compliance Extended (Issued 0 Denied 0)
Sign Permits (Issued 10 Denied 2)
Driveway Permits (Issued 0 Denied 0)
Site Plans Approved (Issued 11 Denied 0)
Subdivisions Approved (Issued 2 Denied 0)
Boundary-Line Adjustments Approved (Issued 1 Denied 0)