Planning Board

Regular Meeting

Planning Board

Meeting Location: Town Hall
Rooms A/B
Meeting Date: Mon, Jan 09 2017 at 07:00pm

Attached Meeting Minutes

The Planning Board meets on the first and third Mondays of each month.


The Gilford Planning Board will conduct a public hearing to consider changes to the Gilford Zoning Ordinance on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in Conference Room A at the Gilford Town Hall, 47 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, New Hampshire.Anyone interested is invited to attend.This is the first public hearing for these items.


A public hearing will be held to consider the following proposed amendment submitted by Petition:

1. Rezone a Portion of 60 Kimball Road - This is a proposal to see if the Town of Gilford will vote to amend the Zoning Map of the Town of Gilford by changing the zoning from Single Family Residential (SFR) to Resort Commercial (RC) of approximately 9.44 acres of land located at 60 Kimball Road on the easterly portion of Tax Map & Lot #215-020.000, as shown on a plan prepared by Steven J. Smith & Associates, Inc., entitled “Proposed Boundary Line Adjustment between Meadowbrook Farm, LLC, 52 Meadowbrook Lane, and Barry Dame, Jr., 60 Kimball Road, Gilford, Belknap County, New Hampshire”, dated October 27, 2016. (Click HERE for Amendment #1)

A public hearing will be held to consider the following amendments proposed by the Gilford Planning Board:

2. Delete Family Apartment Use - This is a proposal to delete Sections 4.6.12, Family Apartment, and 4.7.6 (d), Family Apartment, to comply with RSA 674:72,VIII which prohibits a municipality from requiring a familial relationship between the occupants of an accessory dwelling unit and the occupants of a principal dwelling unit. (Click HERE for #2 Proposed Deletion)

3. Amend Accessory Apartment Regulations to Comply with New State Law - This is a proposal to amend the existing provisions of the Gilford Zoning Ordinance pertaining to Accessory Apartments to comply with RSA 674:71 through :73 by making the following changes: (Click HERE for #3 Accessory Apartment Regulations Amendment)

a. Amend Section 4.6.17, Accessory Apartment, by making Accessory Apartments a permitted use in the Island Residential (IR), Professional Commercial (PC), and Resort Commercial (RC) zones where the use is currently not permitted;

b. Amend Section 4.7.6(p), Accessory Apartment, by deleting the requirement in Paragraph 5 that an Accessory Apartment shall not exceed forty percent (40%) of the gross floor area of the building in which it is located;

c. Amend Section 4.7.6(p) by adding a new Paragraph 7 requiring an adequate water system serving an Accessory Apartment;

d. Amend Section 4.7.6(p) by renumbering the paragraphs after Paragraph 7;

e. Amend Section 4.7.6(p) by deleting the restriction in the renumbered Paragraph 11 (currently Paragraph 10) which prohibits Accessory Apartments within Cluster Development and Senior Housing developments;

f. Amend Section 4.7.6(p) by adding a new Paragraph 15 requiring an interior door between the principal dwelling unit and the Accessory Apartment;

g. Amend Section 4.7.6(p) by adding a new Paragraph 16 which states that Accessory Apartments are not permitted in a zone where the use is not listed as a permitted use in Section 4.6.17; and

h. Make other related changes to bring these regulations into compliance with RSA 674:71 through :73 and to clarify existing provisions in the ordinance.

4. Clarify Possible Penalties for Zoning Violations - Amend Section 22.6, Penalties, by clarifying the means by which monetary fines, penalties, and judgments for violating the Gilford Zoning Ordinance may be secured and enforced as provided for by State law. (Click HERE for #4 Penalties)

The exact text of the proposed changes may be inspected at the Town of Gilford website at, and at the Department of Planning and Land Use (DPLU) and the Town Clerk’s office in the Gilford Town Hall at 47 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, New Hampshire.DPLU is open Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.The Town Clerk’s office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and until 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays.Both offices are closed on January 2, 2017.You may contact the Department of Planning and Land Use by calling (603) 527-4727.

Town of Gilford, NH

47 Cherry Valley Rd. Gilford, NH 03249