[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Laconia 7-29-1991 by Ord. No. 197-91.8. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 1-18-1994 by Ord. No. 243-94.1; 3-23-1998 by Ord. No. 02.98.02]
The City Planning Board is hereby authorized to delegate its site review duties authorized under Chapter 63, Planning Board, of this Code and New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated 674:43, in regard to minor site plans, to a committee to be known as the "Technical Review Committee," to be composed of technically qualified administrators appointed by the Planning Board. The Technical Review Committee shall include the Planning Director and six other technically qualified administrators from relevant departments, including Public Works, Water Works, Fire, Police, Assessing and Building or Code Enforcement or their respective designees.
The Planning Board shall adopt rules of procedure which shall govern the conduct of and proceedings of the Technical Review Committee.
The Technical Review Committee shall have authority to accept or reject applications and to approve or disapprove applications for minor site plan approval, provided that the decision of the Committee may be appealed to the full Planning Board, pursuant to Chapter 674:43, New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated, if notice of appeal is filed within 20 days of the Committee's decision. All provisions of RSA 676:4 shall apply to actions of the Technical Review Committee, except that said Committee shall act to approve or disapprove within 60 days after submission of completed applications, subject to extension or waiver, as provided for in RSA 676:4, I(f). The action of the Technical Review Committee in approving minor plans and of administrative officials in issuing permits shall be stayed by any appeal taken and authorized under this section, pending the final action of the Planning Board on the appeal in the form of its written notice of action.
The Planning Board shall adopt provisions within Chapter A242, Site Plan Review, specifying application acceptance and approval procedures and defining what size and kind of site plans may be reviewed by the Technical Review Committee. Upon completion of the first six months of operation, and annually thereafter, the Planning Director shall prepare, and the Planning Board shall review the work load, performance, complaints and provisions herein to determine successful achievement of the goals stated within these regulations and to further determine any problem areas and necessary corrections.
Editor's Note: Former § 89-5, Plans subject to review, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 3-23-1998 by Ord. No. 02.98.02.