P&Z postpones paintball park decision
By Katie Smedley
April 7, 2006 | CORNISH -- The Planning
and Zoning Commission reviewed a request from Jeff Balls
to run a paintball park on his property. The council
discussed concerns about parking and stray paintballs.
Other issues such as which permit to be granted and
what kind of insurance would be necessary were also
Chris McKnight, commission chairman, said there were
two options for which permit to be granted. Either the
special permit which requires a public hearing or conditional
use permit that leaves the decision of whether a public
hearing takes place up to the town council. The commission
decided to study the issues more thoroughly and make
a decision in the following planning and zoning meeting.
Next on the agenda Amy Murphy, town recorder, reported
on her recent training where she became a certified
city planner. Murphy said in the training the main topics
that were discussed were how to keep your town rural
and the importance of council members separating the
business of the town and their personal lives.
Murphy said, "The best way to keep the town rural
is to keep lot sizes small and keep the people together."
Murphy said, any conversation between a council member
and another member of the town must be recorded if any
town business is discussed.