Front Page Candia Deerfield Northwood Nottingham This Week's Poll

2021 Candididates for Planning Board

From Left: Perron, Wyman,Tate
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All candidates running for town office were asked to submit a statement of up to 350 words. The  candidates included here are those who responded. The statements have not been edited.
Don Wyman - Planning Board 3 years

My name is Don Wyman and my purpose in running for a seat on the Planning Board is to maintain the community standards that our zoning and Master Plan have set for the projects which come before the planning board.

I have lived in Deerfield for 51 years; I have grown to love the beauty of the area. I want to help protect and preserve the character of our town.  Along with my wife, we have raised our family and continue to see them raise our grandchildren in the community.

Professionally I am a supervisor In the Epping area For Eversource, prior to that I worked as lineman for 20 years, and an Electrician upon graduation from high school.

I have been a member of the Deerfield Fair Association and a director, and now serve as the director and am in the 4th year as President.
I am also on the Deerfield Fire/Rescue.

Deerfield has many large tracts of land, some of which will possibly become the focus of development proposals.

My concern is that all projects get a careful review, that citizens with an interest in a project participate, and that the Board treats all applicants fairly.

William Perron – Planning Board 3 years

Hi!  I'm Bill Perron and I am running for the 3 year seat on the Deerfield Planning Board.  

I've lived in Deerfield since 1963, raised 2 sons here, and work together with them in our successful logging business, WBJ Timber Service.

I sit on the current Planning Board and have served on it for the better part of 15 years.  I would like to continue to do so to help protect landowners rights and to help do what's best for the good people of our community.

Please consider voting for Bill Perron for Planning Board on June 8, 2021.  Thank you! 

Spencer Tate – Planning Board Candidate

My name is Spencer Tate, and I’m a candidate for a three-year term on the Deerfield Planning Board. My wife and I built our home in Deerfield and have lived here since 2016. We chose to settle and raise a family here because of the town’s rural character, sense of community, access to outdoor recreation, and its balanced approach to development. In my spare time, I enjoy carpentry, hiking, and gardening.

Professionally, I’m a land use and environmental consultant and have experienced firsthand the challenges that municipalities deal with when facing development pressure. My knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations would be well-suited for the Planning Board. Due to my professional background and experience, I can provide certain insights to the board that may not be offered by other candidates, including significant experience with commercial and residential site plan development and review.

As a Planning Board member, my goals would include the following:

  • Adhere to and update the Master Plan, in accordance with statutory requirements

  • Respect individual landowner rights

  • Value the natural, cultural, and historical resources of Deerfield

  • Encourage growth and development of small business within the existing zoning regulations

  • Review subdivision and site plans with a goal of minimizing impacts to wetlands, the Lamprey River watershed, and drinking water resources

Thank you for your consideration.