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Lamoine Conservation Commission Minutes November 8, 2006

Draft, Subject to Correction

Present were: Fred Stocking, Carol Korty, Tom Spruce, Lynda Tadema-Wielandt and Donna Theall.

Attending public: Donna Thorburn, Ken Smith.


The meeting of the Lamoine Conservation Commission was called to order at 7:17 p.m.


  1. Minutes of October 11 were read, motion to accept as amended was seconded and approved on a vote of 5 to 0.
  2. Concerns of those attending - Regarding Bangor Hydro presentation in Ellsworth, several Lamoiners attended the meeting and essentially BH heard clearly that we did not want any herbicides over the aquifer. Michelle Gagnon, Town Planner for Ellsworth also stated that Bangor Hydro should place markers around “No Spray” areas to ensure that no accidents occur. Bangor Hydro has agreed to notify Ellsworth, Lamoine, and Hancock when they schedule trimming of growth under the power lines to enable the towns to monitor the operation , if desired.

Cell Tower : We decided that since someone from the Conservation Commission could not attend the next Selectmen's meeting when this topic is discussed, C. Korty agreed to write the Select Board a letter asking:

What restrictions will there be on the 14 acres where the cell tower will stand?

Can we assume that there will be a public hearing before town meeting?

  1. There were no Planning Board or Selectfolk concerns. The following LCC members will attend Planning Board meetings:
    1. Lynda Tadema-Wielandt November 14
    2. Carol Korty December 5
    3. Fred Stocking January 2
  2. Recycling Committee Update – The new brochure prepared by the Recycling Committee was presented by Tom Spruce and Donna Thorburn. Stu Marckoon will print it for distribution. It will be distributed with the next Lamoine Quarterly. Also suggested distribution at the school before Town Meeting and when people register their cars. The brochure file will be converted to a pdf file and put on the Lamoine Town site. Ken Smith suggested using stanchions for the signs proposed for the transfer station. Cost of equipment needs to be determined.
  3. Freshwater Initiative update. On October 27th at UMaine John Peckenham and Teresa Thornton provided training for teachers participating in the Get Wet! Program . Four teachers were present and four others want to participate but were unable to attend. Carol Korty and Bob Pulver attended. John P. is presenting the Get Wet! Program at an American Water Resource Association conference in Baltimore and is using Lamoine as an example of community participation and as the initiator of this program.

    Fred suggested we get a copy of Peckenham's new grant application to find out if the LCC has been assigned some chores.

    We will send a get well card to Linda Brooks, teacher at Lamoine Consolidated.

  4. Land Conservation Initiative – Fred Stocking mentioned that he will be giving a talk on easements at the LCC meeting in either December or January . Lynda TW read a condensed version of minutes of the last LCI meeting. Next meeting, on December 4 th , agenda will be to discuss pros and cons of severing ties with LCC. She invited everyone to attend.
  5. A request to establish a land acquisition fund has been presented by Mike Garrett of the Land Conservation Initiative to the Selectmen to establish a yearly budget item of $1000 for the Town to allocate for this fund . A motion to endorse the request made to the Selectmen for a fund to be established for land acquisition was made, seconded and approved 5 to 0. We will attend the next Budget Committee meeting to answer any questions they may have about the request.
  6. Lamoine Conservation Award – Three recommendations were submitted. A motion to award the LCC's first Conservation award to a Doug and Beverly Coleman was made, seconded and approved by a vote of 5 to 0.
  7. Planning for December and January meetings – Fred will check with Ted Kaufman to learn when he could speak to us about carbon emissions. Decided that Fred will speak at the December meeting on Easements.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 .

Respectfully submitted by Lynda Tadema-Wielandt, Secretary.

Reviewed and accepted by the Lamoine Conservation Commission on December 8, 2006 by a vote of 5 to 0.

Fred Stocking, Chair