§ 131-61.1 - Public Utility Applications.

§ 131-61.1 - Public Utility Applications.

Pursuant to RSA 674:30, on application of a public utility company, the Planning Board may waive any requirements in its ordinances, including but not limited to subdivision and site plan regulations and the zoning ordinances of the town, to permit the construction, maintenance and operation of an unoccupied structure which is less than two hundred (200) square feet in surface area necessary for the furnishing of utility service so long as the Board shall make findings based on evidence presented to it in each specific case that:

  1. The utility service provided by a public utility company and the proposed unoccupied structure of said company is for the public health, safety and general welfare of the town.
  2. The siting options of the public utility company are reasonably limited due to the need to physically integrate the proposed structure as a component of the public utility's transmission or distribution apparatus.
  3. The construction, maintenance and use of said unoccupied utility structure would not adversely affect the character of the area or create a hazard to the public.
  4. The structure shall be adequately screened to reasonably limit sound and view of the unoccupied structure from abutters and/or public ways.
  5. Notices for public hearings shall be given and held as otherwise may be required or permitted pursuant to RSA 674:30.
Public Utility Applications.

part number

131-61.1