Present: Bob Pulver, Carol Korty, Bill Kohlenbush Nancy Pochan, Fred Stocking, Annie Crisafulli
1. Shore Clean-up, draft plan:
- newspaper article appearing today 9/14
- 9 a.m. Saturday, meet at State Park guardhouse
- divide into 6 teams, if there are enough people
- clearances have been established on all relevant properties
- Carol and Bob will chauffeur volunteers to their sites
- Carol will sign people in and get their addresses
- Jim Norris will be working in Hancock, but will try to get some Lamoine clammers to help out
- Dave Herrick will come by to pick up large stuff collected
- If there are any school kids without parents, Carol and Bob will shepherd
- Georgia will take photos; state is providing forms and bags for collecting.
- There will be a post-cleanup report for us and for Jay
2. Open Space Inventory--Fred:
- At October meeting and each following meeting, focus and review one finished inventory section per meeting.
- Ask John Holt to help on the Inventory
- Coordinate with the Parks Commission re trails
- Get brochure from Frenchman's Bay Conservancy
- For our October meeting: Introduction to Inventory, and Carol's section, #5=Marine Environment:
- "What We Have, Why It Is Important, How It Is Threatened, and How We Can Address This
3. Plans and ideas for upcoming meetings:
- October: work on Open Space Inventory
- November: vision for the future
- December: work meeting?
- Fred--9/24 is universal waste day--if anyone wants to drop stuff for collection at his house, give him a call
- Carol has talked to Brenda Cartwright of Sustainable Ellsworth and Towns in Transition.
- Carol wants to work on a plan re future quarrying and mining, and ask Vulcan for information concerning this, towards establishing a policy that no extraction occurs without a plan for how the land will be used afterwards. According to state and town ordinances, no one can build on these sites. Bill: let's look at what other towns have done re this. Willem reports that John Holt is very interested Suggestions for how to proceed: check the town website re the Comprehensive Plan with the possibility of re-doing it. For example, Gott wants to expand on route 184. The Comprehensive Plan talks about keeping "commercial and residential uses in balance". What is balance?
- Bob would like to talk to the Planning Board before LCC moves forward with this. Next Planning Board meeting is Oct. 4th.
- Willem reports that John Holt is very interested in the gravel pit issue; he'd like to have mining stop ten feet above the aquifer.
- Question: Where else in the country does gravel pit mining occur?
- Both the state and the town are concerned with the health of the aquifer.
- Additional issues:
- Reducing use of plastic bags. Carol has spoken with Kim Murphy at Lamoine General Store. Paper bags are more costly. Carol suggests perhaps having a fundraiser to pay the difference in cost, bring publicity to the issue.
- Bill reports that in Virginia, shoppers pay a few cents more if they want a plastic bag.
Meeting adjourned a few minutes after 8 p.m.