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Minutes of October 9, 2013 (Draft, subject to correction)
Members Present: Larry Libby, Chair; Carol Korty, Anne LaBossiere, Doug Stewart
Absent Member: David Legere
Alternate Present: Linda Penkalski
Absent Alternate: Nancy Pochan
Others in Attendance: Willem Brutsaert
Meeting was convened at the Lamoine Town Hall by Chm. Libby @ 7:00 pm.
There were no representatives from either board in attendance. Larry Libby reported on his attendance at the last meeting of the Planning Board. Larry also met with Mike Jordan, Lamoine's code enforcement officer re: our intent to apply for a grant and to get clarity on any permits that might be required as an initial part of that process. Mike Jordan sent a letter to Larry with his decision that no permits are required at this point.
Larry said that the planning board had a “reasonably positive response” to the LCC's recommendation that Lamoine become a member of the Hancock County Planning Commission. Other topics on the agenda of the planning board were related to the permit process for gravel extractions.
Larry will attend the Oct. 10 th meeting of the selectmen when they will be finalizing their consideration of granting the LCC the go ahead to proceed with the application to the Maine Recreational Trail Program for funds re: our Simons Woods Trail proposal.
Andy Shultz, Landowner Outreach Forester, Maine Department of Forestry, was unable to join us so he arranged for Steve MacDonald to do so. Steve presented some information relevant to what might be covered at a public meeting in early 2014, sponsored by LCC, on managing private forests. There was great interest in pursuing this venture and plans were set in motion to do this.
Bob Pulver and Larry Libby went to Orono to meet with Dr. Jim McConnon and Dr. Todd Gabe. Dr. McConnon will compare sales revenue generated by Lamoine's economy and compare these with comparable communities' sales revenues. These would include the towns of Trenton , Brooklin, Hancock, Sorrento and Surry. Even though Blue Hill is not exactly comparable, there is interest in making it one of those ones used.
Larry referenced the possibility of weaving together this upcoming sea-trade analysis with the June 2013 report re: commercial fisheries done by Todd Gabe and Caroline Noblet of the University of Maine 's School of Economics . Libby mentioned that it would be nice to include data re: the service arena's contribution to Lamoine's economy. These might include B & B's, kayak rentals/tours and cottage rentals as well as the value of coastal properties.
Copies of the Project Description written by Carol Korty and Linda Penkalski were disseminated and discussed. Larry and Doug gave updates in their contacts with Richard McMullen re: an estimate of cost for the proposed parking lot. Much discussion re: maps to be included, types of three ring binders to be used, letters of support and all the other details to be responded to re: the application.
Larry has sent the final version of the project description, the general introduction sheet and maps to the Maine Historical Preservation Commission, Maine Natural Areas Program Review and the Bureau of Resource Management Review as required as a part of the application process.
Motions and Outcomes:
The minutes for the Sept. 11th meeting were approved as distributed.
Follow-up Actions and Who Will Do Them:
Doug Stewart will check online for the best deal re: the above mentioned 3 ring notebooks. This search will also allow him to present color options for our perusal.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:59 p.m.
Minutes taken by Anne LaBossiere, Secretary and approved on _______________