Meetings held at 7:30pm, at the Town Hall Annex, 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Please attend the Public Hearing regarding Jurisdiction of Timbertop Wind Energy on Kidder Mountain!
Monday, June 3
NH Public Utilities Commission office
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 10
A message about the Timbertop Wind project being proposed in Temple and New Ipswich:
The Timbertop Wind project should be under the control of Town Boards: Selectmen, Planning and Zoning.
The developer, Timbertop Wind LLC 1, is fighting hard to get the State of NH to take jurisdiction away from us. They do not want to conform to our Zoning Ordinance. Control by the State would nullify our Large Wind Ordinance.
Working with New Ipswich, through our attorney, we have contested this attempt to circumvent our regulations. These regulations were approved by Temple voters in March, 2012 by a very large majority.
Whether or not you are enthusiastic about having modern windmills rising 500 feet over the top of Kidder Mountain is not the issue. Local control of the siting, construction, and operation of this commercial wind energy facility should remain with the Temple and New Ipswich Boards.
Click here for background information about the Large Wind Energy Systems Ordinance.
Zoning Amendments voted in, March 2013
Planning Board responsibilities include reviewing and amending the Zoning Ordinance as necessary, maintaining the Master Plan, and overseeing Subdivision Requests, Lot Line Adjustments, Site Plan Review and Earth Excavation Regulations. You can reach the Planning Board Administrative Assistant, Betsy Perry, at (603) 878-2536.
Planning Board Members
|Rose Lowry 2013, Chair||Allan Pickman 2014||Mary Beth Ayvazian 2015|
|Randy Martin 2013||Ken Sullivan 2014||Camilla Lockwood 2015|
|John Kieley, Ex-Officio|
Planning Board Documents (pdf)
|NH Southwest Region Planning Commission (SWRPC)|
|VT/NH USDA Rural Development|
|VT/NH USDA Rural Housing Programs|
Planning Board 2013 Final Minutes of Meetings
Planning Board 2012 Final Minutes of Meetings
Planning Board 2011 Final Minutes of Meetings
Planning Board 2010 Final Minutes of Meetings