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Neighboring Community's Influence on Plans and Projects

Repo Man

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We have a couple of projects that are on the boundaries of our City limits. The residents of the communities that are adjacent to us have come out in opposition to both projects. How much deference do you give to neighboring communities’ residents?
 

NHPlanner

A shadow of my former self
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We actually have a state statute that deals with this....

Development of Regional Impact:
36 : 57 Procedure. –
I. Upon determination that a proposed development has a potential regional impact, the local land use board having jurisdiction shall afford the regional planning commission and the affected municipalities the status of abutters as defined in RSA 672:3 for the limited purpose of providing notice and giving testimony.
II. Within 72 hours of reaching a decision regarding a development of regional impact, the local land use board having jurisdiction shall, by certified mail, furnish the regional planning commission and the affected municipalities with copies of the minutes of the meeting at which the decision was made. The local land use board shall, at the same time, submit an initial set of plans to the regional planning commission, the cost of which shall be borne by the applicant.
III. At least 14 days prior to public hearing, the local land use board shall notify, by certified mail, all affected municipalities and the regional planning commission of the date, time, and place of the hearing and their right to testify concerning the development.
 

biscuit

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We have had issues like that come up recently. One BIG project has caused quite a bit of controversy wih the public and public only a few months ago. The development causing the uproar is within the city boundaries but bordering a small borough. Several of the citizens of the borough have been against this development from day one and have let not been shy about voicing their displeasure with petitions and speaking out at both planning commission and city council meetings. We have tried to address these people’s concerns and have gotten several concession from the developer, [worst cliche]but at the end of the day[/worst cliche], they are not citizens of the city, they don’t pay taxes here and therefore have no real say in how we set policy or guide development.
 
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BKM

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Solano County cities refer their projects to each other all the time. The biggest issues seem to be County versus cities issues-as with a big recent debate over industrial sized "megadairies."

My employer has a particular issue in that immediately adjacent to our city limits is an area that could be affectionately termed "The Rural Industrial Slum Next Door" (in deference to Dan's Town Next Door). Junkyards, gravel sales lots, bus depots, etc. No landscaping, gravel and dirt lots, junk stored haphazardly, etc. We are always discussing with the county potential upgrades to this area, which happens to be planned for future growth.
 

SGB

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We've got a W**-M**t expansion into a supercenter coming up in one of our communities, and I can say with a high level of confidence that the Town Board of the project community won't give a rat's @$$ what residents of other communities think. B-)
 
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