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Re: Commercial complexes planned in Danville

Postby safety frog » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:03 am

Thank you. The issues was brought to the attention of BOS back in April and again recently when things were not being posted in a timely manner.
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Re: Commercial complexes planned in Danville

Postby Sheila » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:40 am

curt wrote:
safety frog wrote:May 12th Planning board mintues finally posted to town web site. Too bad they are so tardy.


The 5/12 minutes were approved by the Planning Board on 5/26. They were sent by the **PAID** clerk to the **VOLUNTEER** web committee on 6/30, more than a month later. We posted them on 7/5.



Curt the issue has nothing to do with "Paid or not paid". Get off your high horse on that one. Unless your saying thats the excuse for Forestry's minutes so poorly done. And "Volunteer" web committee, what are the rest of us chop liver? The only ones who are paid arethe "Selectmen". Now to the issue, the minutes just simply have to be made available, they dont have to be put in a book, in an office, or on the web site. That is something this town has done for years thats all. These clerks work hard and put up with crap from people who think they are something special. These clerks work for their boards and do not have to answer to you or anyone else but the board.

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Re: Commercial complexes planned in Danville

Postby curt » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:42 pm

Committee Clerk discussion continued HERE.
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Re: Commercial complexes planned in Danville

Postby safety frog » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:45 am

From the last BOS minutes posted on the town web site
Vice-chair Giordano made the motion, seconded by Selectman Inman, authorizing Chairman O’Neil to sign a letter to DOT outlining Route 111 Access. Motion passed.
There was no discussion on what the letter contained.
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Re: Commercial complexes planned in Danville

Postby curt » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:31 pm

Selectmen meeting with Ozzir Properties tomorrow Thursday 7/14 7:30 pm.

I think it is about negotiating payments to offset town costs, extended discussion with Wade, Steve, Janice on Monday evening at BOS meeting.
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Re: Commercial complexes planned in Danville

Postby curt » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:50 pm

Betsy Sanders reported that the meeting went on for 3 hours and was contentious though civil. The developer balked at the amount of money he was asked to give to the town.
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Re: Commercial complexes planned in Danville

Postby timd » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:41 am

July 26, 2011
Danville gives early OK to retirement project
By Doug Ireland
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DANVILLE — The town could soon see a $100 million retirement community and shopping plaza off Route 111.

The Planning Board granted conditional approval to The Royal Crest of Danville, a continuing care retirement community that would serve more than 200 people.

Final approval of the retirement community could be three or four months away. It would create 250 construction jobs and 225 full- and part-time jobs, Arthur Pappas, a spokesman for developer Ozzir Properties, said yesterday.

"I'm optimistic it should be approved," Pappas said.

Meanwhile, conditional approval of the project's second phase — a large shopping plaza to be built nearby — could be six months away, Pappas said. Final approval of the plaza is expected by spring, he said.

The board's unanimous decision Thursday was crucial to the two-part project, said Chris Giordano, the selectmen's representative to the Planning Board.

"This kind of hinged on whether he could do the other one," Giordano said yesterday.

The next step is for the state Department of Transportation to adopt the road plan for the nearly 300,000-square-foot, assisted and independent care facility and Crown Plaza, the shopping complex.

"There is a lot of detail work needed to be done," Pappas said.

Other state approvals also are needed for The Royal Crest of Danville, including Department of Environmental Services' adoption of the septic plan, Giordano said.

The retirement community would include a clinic offering medical, dental, physical therapy, chiropractic and rehabilitation services, Pappas said. There also would be a laboratory and radiology department.

Initial plans for the 50,000-square-foot shopping plaza called for construction of a restaurant, a gas station and convenience store, and 14 retail stores.

But the final plan could feature fewer stores, depending on the businesses' size, Pappas said. A grocery store chain has expressed interest in the site, he said.

"We don't know the mix yet," Pappas said.

Planning Board Chairman Barry Hantman could not be reached for comment, but Giordano said board members granted conditional approval once they felt Ozzir Properties addressed their concerns.

Giordano, who stepped down from voting because he is an abutter, said the project would be beneficial to Danville.

"I'm excited," he said. "I think we are going to finally create some jobs and revenue for the town."

Giordano said some residents oppose the project, but many supported it and the rezoning of Route 111 for business.

"I think the majority of the people wanted it," he said.

But Kacie Lane resident Julie Sorensen, who moved here from Los Angeles, said she is worried the project will create noise and pollution in her quiet, rural neighborhood.

Blasting would be done only 50 feet away from where Sorensen said she keeps her two horses.

"I'm not too happy with it," she said. "I moved to the country to get away from the city. I didn't expect to have the city come to me."
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Re: Commercial complexes planned in Danville

Postby C L » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:08 am

But Kacie Lane resident Julie Sorensen, who moved here from Los Angeles, said she is worried the project will create noise and pollution in her quiet, rural neighborhood.

Blasting would be done only 50 feet away from where Sorensen said she keeps her two horses.

"I'm not too happy with it," she said. "I moved to the country to get away from the city. I didn't expect to have the city come to me."


"rural neighborhood"? "the country"? LOL! Should of probably done 5 minutes of research and moved to Wyoming or Montana.
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Re: Commercial complexes planned in Danville

Postby curt » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:44 pm

The BOS minutes of 7/11/11 wrote:IV. Impact Study
Vice-chair Giordano informed the Board that the Impact Study performed was a hot topic at the last Planning
Board meeting and he had asked the Fire Department and the Police Department to attend tonight’s meeting so
the Board can determine a justifiable figure. Vice-chair Giordano asked if the department heads could agree on
a middle ground to propose to the CCRC. Chief Woitkun stated he invited rebuttals to his figures and he felt
the study validates his figures. He noted that in the study, all but one of the towns exampled already had fulltime
fire departments so the infrastructure was already in place when facilities similar to the CCRC were built.
He stood by his need for two full-time fire fighters as wells as the per diem cost for two people to offset the full
time hours; personnel alone would increase his operational budget by $201,870 and three scheduled on-call
people for overnights would add $80,000 more. Chief Woitkun agreed these costs would off-set when the town
began to realize the revenue from property. It was noted that no figures for police or fire personnel included the
new increases that have fallen to the Town since the State withdrew all its contributions to NHRS, leaving the
Town to foot the entire contribution.
Police Chief Parsons stated that $92,000 covered the first year cost of a new full-time officer but that existing
police department space was already inadequate for the current personnel. He stated per state guidelines, each
full time position should have approximately 350 sq. ft. and the current space totals 800 sq. ft. Chief Parsons
also stated that unlike the fire department, impact on his department included a lot of up-front costs due to the
construction, retail area, details, and overnight security that would be needed prior to residency. He also
brought up that the acceleration rate would increase for vehicle turnover and this, too, would affect the
operating budget. Vice-Giordano stated that we can work with $200,000 toward the annual budget and asked
for input regarding the capital reserve funds. The Fire Department stated they did not want to discuss the
pending negations in a public session. Following discussion, it was decided to postpone the discussion until
later in the meeting.

<discussion on other issues>

Following discussion with Curt Springer and referencing the 91-A
definitions, it was decided that the pending negations of the departments’ needs with regard to the proposed
CCRC did not fall within any 91-A non-public sessions and must be held in public session.
In addition to the previous discussion of impact to the operational budget, the departments discussed increases
to their perspective capital reserve funds. Chief Parsons stated that in addition to the lack of work space needed
for full-time employees, we currently had no holding cells, no area to separate juveniles from adults, and did not
have a processing area. It was agreed that the CCRC was not responsible for sub-standard police quarters or
correcting our pre-existing inadequacies but that adding even one additional full-time officer did impact the
department and its current space. The Town feels that $100,000 added to the Police Capital Reserve fund
toward a new facility is justifiable. Since many of the necessary changes to the Fire Department will not occur
until after the CCRC is up and running, more money from the $210,000 requested can go to the Capital Reserve
Fund and it was decided that $150,000 of the $210,000 be slated for the reserve fund.


The BOS minutes of 7/14/11 wrote:I. CCRC
Vincent Rizzo stated he did not agree with the Mayberry impact study performed and believes it is biased. He
intends to have his own study performed by Robert Hawke (Hawke Planning Resources) and feels he should not
have to pay for the Mayberry study.
Mr. Rizzo stated he will pay the Town $540,000 for excessive expenditures of public funds for health and safety
issues and presented an Agreement outlining the dispersal of these funds. He also stated he wanted a letter from
the Board for the next Planning Board meeting stating that Board contends the site plans are not considered
premature or scattered develoments.
Discussion ensued regarding the Agreement presented and Barry Hantman offered changes to verbiage and
Russell Pouliot outlined the Building Permit procedures and meanings of the process. Many questions arose as
the Agreement was reviewed regarding phrasing, intent, the time-line for affected fire and police services, as
well as some items in the Agreement the Selectmen felt were not relevant to this agreement. After considerate
deliberation and input, the following was agreed upon, to be paid to the Town by Ozzir Properties and its
assignees:
Funds totaling $540,000 to be distributed as follows:
· $240,000 to be given to the Town at the issuance of the first building permit for Royal Create of
Danville
· $100,000 to be given to the Town at the issuance of the first building permit for Danville Medical
Center
· $100,000 to be given to the Town at the issuance of the first building permit for Crown Plaza Retail
Stores and Restaurant
· $100,000 to be given to the Town at the issuance of the first building permit for Gas Station
· Selectmen agreed to give Ozzir Properties a letter of opinion stating the site plans were not considered
premature or scattered developments.
· Selectmen understand that Ozzir Properties intends to assess betterment fees for easements to abutters
wishing to traverse Ozzir Properties driveways to access town roadways.
Mr. Rizzo is to give the Board documentation stating he is authorized to sign agreements on behalf of Ozzir
Properties. The Board will forward the Agreement to Town counsel requesting an expedient turnaround and
Mr. Rizzo will take the reviewed document to his legal counsel. The Board instructed Patty to include the
agreement with the meeting’s minutes.


Selectman Harding made the motion, seconded by Selectman Inman, to authorize Chairman O’Neil to forward
the Agreement to Town Counsel. Motion passed. Vice-chair Giordano abstained due to conflict of interest.
Selectman Harding made the motion, seconded by Selectman Inman, to authorize Chairman O’Neil to sign the
Agreement on the Board’s behalf, if Town counsel made no changes to the intent and spirit of the Agreement.
Motion passed. Vice-chair Giordano abstained due to conflict of interest.
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Re: Commercial complexes planned in Danville

Postby safety frog » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:11 pm

The town web site has new minutes from several meetings now posted. It was nice to see Cheif Woitkun press his need for assistance for the DFD as a result of the pending new construction.

It was also interesting to see that the Hampstead water company estimated up 20,000 gallons of water may be used at the development. That is a bunch of water being pumped from somewhere, with most of it going out to the septic system(s). Interesting to see the impact of that much sewerage in the area. I wonder if they have picked a route for the water main to get to the site?

The average daily water use is estimated to be about 18k-20k gallons per day
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Re: Commercial complexes planned in Danville

Postby safety frog » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:37 am

http://www.eagletribune.com/newhampshir ... za-project

September 15, 2011
Danville planners OK plaza project

By Doug Ireland direland@eagletribune.com



DANVILLE — A $100 million retirement community and shopping plaza are one step closer to becoming a reality.

The Planning Board has given conditional approval to the Crown Plaza project, which would bring at least a dozen businesses to a shopping complex proposed off Route 111.

The board's unanimous decision last week comes only weeks after it also granted conditional approval to The Royal Crest of Danville, an adjacent continuing care retirement community that would serve more than 200 people. Both projects are being done by Ozzir Properties.

Company spokesman Arthur Pappas said Ozzir hopes to receive final approval for the two projects by Jan. 1, with construction to begin next year. They have been in the planning stages for several years, he said.

"It's been a long haul," Pappas said.

Planning Board Chairman Barry Hantman said Ozzir's goal is realistic — depending on how long it takes for the state Department of Transportation to approve the road plan.

Pappas is optimistic Danville will soon have a shopping center and retirement community that he said would provide a tremendous economic boost to the small town.

Chris Giordano, the selectmen's representative to the Planning Board, agreed.

"I think it will be a nice development once it's approved," he said yesterday. "It will be a boon to the town as far as employment and revenue."

Royal Crest is expected to create at least 225 full- and part-time jobs, while Crown Plaza would bring 75 full-time jobs and 25 part-time positions, Pappas said. More than a couple hundred construction jobs would also be created, he said.

The 50,000-square-foot plaza would include a restaurant and lounge, mid-sized grocery store, gas station and convenience store, dry cleaner, Chinese takeout restaurant and pharmacy, Pappas said.

The 300,000-square-foot retirement community would include a clinic offering medical, dental, physical therapy, chiropractic and rehabilitation services. There also would be a laboratory and radiology department.

The next step is receiving the final permits and road plan approval from the state.

"Everything should be moving forward in a timely fashion," Giordano said. "It's all minor housekeeping items now."

There has been little opposition, except from some abutters concerned about how their properties would be affected by increased traffic and other elements of the large-scale projects, he said.
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Re: Commercial complexes planned in Danville

Postby safety frog » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:37 am

http://www.eagletribune.com/newhampshir ... za-project

September 15, 2011
Danville planners OK plaza project

By Doug Ireland direland@eagletribune.com



DANVILLE — A $100 million retirement community and shopping plaza are one step closer to becoming a reality.

The Planning Board has given conditional approval to the Crown Plaza project, which would bring at least a dozen businesses to a shopping complex proposed off Route 111.

The board's unanimous decision last week comes only weeks after it also granted conditional approval to The Royal Crest of Danville, an adjacent continuing care retirement community that would serve more than 200 people. Both projects are being done by Ozzir Properties.

Company spokesman Arthur Pappas said Ozzir hopes to receive final approval for the two projects by Jan. 1, with construction to begin next year. They have been in the planning stages for several years, he said.

"It's been a long haul," Pappas said.

Planning Board Chairman Barry Hantman said Ozzir's goal is realistic — depending on how long it takes for the state Department of Transportation to approve the road plan.

Pappas is optimistic Danville will soon have a shopping center and retirement community that he said would provide a tremendous economic boost to the small town.

Chris Giordano, the selectmen's representative to the Planning Board, agreed.

"I think it will be a nice development once it's approved," he said yesterday. "It will be a boon to the town as far as employment and revenue."

Royal Crest is expected to create at least 225 full- and part-time jobs, while Crown Plaza would bring 75 full-time jobs and 25 part-time positions, Pappas said. More than a couple hundred construction jobs would also be created, he said.

The 50,000-square-foot plaza would include a restaurant and lounge, mid-sized grocery store, gas station and convenience store, dry cleaner, Chinese takeout restaurant and pharmacy, Pappas said.

The 300,000-square-foot retirement community would include a clinic offering medical, dental, physical therapy, chiropractic and rehabilitation services. There also would be a laboratory and radiology department.

The next step is receiving the final permits and road plan approval from the state.

"Everything should be moving forward in a timely fashion," Giordano said. "It's all minor housekeeping items now."

There has been little opposition, except from some abutters concerned about how their properties would be affected by increased traffic and other elements of the large-scale projects, he said.
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Re: Commercial complexes planned in Danville

Postby safety frog » Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:34 pm

Any one taking odds on the affect on our tax rate, up or down, as a result of these projects? Pennies or dollars? Increase or decrease?
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Re: Commercial complexes planned in Danville

Postby dmh » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:11 pm

Tax rate will go up. The health care complexes will be not for profit if not when they first open but after.

The population is getting old, many will depend on the goverment for care. Reimbursements for healthcare by the goverment is going down. Places like Portsmouth hospital got out of no-profit healthcare areas a while ago. Currently patients at Portsmouth that need short term rehab are placed at other facilities, Exeter being one of them. With the healthcare cut backs Exeter is closing its Ventilator wing and short term rehab as it was costing the hospital millions to keep them running.

I'm not sure if this area has the demographics for patients with Great insurance versus goverment insurance. If granny has great insurance, they would probably prefer to be at a nicer location, versus in the middle of a shopping complex.

Besides what developer is going to come in and give a true picture of the estimated cost to the community? Wasn't there an issue in Epping with the cost estimates for walmart and public service?
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Re: Commercial complexes planned in Danville

Postby dmh » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:07 am

Hopefully they have planned for emergency power at this site. If the power is from Frye Rd, they should realize that the area is the last in the town to get power every single time there is an outage. (area is still without power 8am on Tuesday). In 1996, when the media was reporting all power restored in state, it was another 24 hours before power was restored to johnson rd/frye rd. Last night crews were on Hunt rd at 5pm, they were gone at 7:30.

Of course, being a medical complex, they can register with homeland security and therefore utilities as a medical facility and that bumps them higher in priority. It could be a possible win for the johnson rd/frye rd neighborhoods.
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