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    Off-topic:
    Is Berlin in Erving's Location? (I'm such an Emmitt)


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    Unincorporated places really don't have much direct effect on us here. We can provide planning and zoning jurisdiction in unincorporated areas within 2 miles of the corporate limits. Nobody's ever tried to incorporate as a way to avoid falling under our jurisdiction. And I'm not telling.
    Batter up!

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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker
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    Off-topic:
    Is Berlin in Erving's Location? (I'm such an Emmitt)
    Off-topic:
    nope...but it's not far from Dummer and Kilkenney.
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    Okay, so now you've got me really interested.

    What would be grounds for a denial? Unincorporated OR incorporated? Do boards/selectmen/commissioners tend to hang their hats on objective critieria like traffic or environmental impact? Compliance with a comp plan? Is it largely a political decision? Does it vary according to jurisdiction?

    In montana, we're required by statute to look at six criteria: impact on agriculture, ag water user facilities, wildlife and wildlife habitat, natural environment, local services, and public health and safety. Additionally our comp plan goals get used to evaluate everything. Its only recently that our county commission has been denying subdivisions, and that's because we're just growing SO FAST. Most other counties approve mostly anything. Until recently, however, most places haven't been growing that fast. Times are changin', though...

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    Quote Originally posted by vaughan
    Okay, so now you've got me really interested.

    What would be grounds for a denial? Unincorporated OR incorporated? Do boards/selectmen/commissioners tend to hang their hats on objective critieria like traffic or environmental impact? Compliance with a comp plan? Is it largely a political decision? Does it vary according to jurisdiction?
    This link may help to familiarize you with the development review process in NH....it's a big document, but covers it all.

    http://nh.gov/oep/resourcelibrary/re...pbhandbook.pdf

    Generally speaking, these are the primary reasons for denying an application in NH:
    • The proposal does not or could not meet the local requirements due to specific factors relating to soils, road conditions, lack of state permits, or the inability to meet zoning requirements.
    • The proposal cannot adequately address the legitimate concerns raised at the public hearing, such as drainage, traffic, or other health or safety issues.
    • The applicant failed to provide information required by the board.
    • The proposal would result in a “scattered or premature” subdivision. This determination would be based on the goals and objectives in the master plan that are referenced with specific criteria in the subdivision regulations. A statement of intent for the particular zoning district would lend further support to such a finding. An analysis of the timeliness of the proposal in light of actions outlined by the capital improvements program would also be an important factor in determining whether a proposal is premature.
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    thanks for the explanations!

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