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Lamoine Long Range Planning Committee Minutes

September 26, 2006 (Draft Only, Subject to change)

Chairman B. Jones called the meeting to order at 7:06 pm

Committee Members Present: M. Garrett, B. Jones, F. Stocking, J. Wuorinen, J. Young

Minutes, August 22, 2006 . The minutes were accepted as presented.

OLD BUSINESS

A noted item in the Lamoine Comprehensive Plan states on page 50: “The Town shall provide and maintain adequate public facilities.” In the Plan is an addition statement as follows: “The Committee finds that present facilities are adequate and should suffice until 2000 but should be monitored to anticipate changes in municipal requirements.” F. Stocking suggested perhaps the Long Range Planning Committee should attempt to anticipate long range needs for public facilities.

NEW BUSINESS

1. F. Stocking put forth for consideration some interesting content from the Trenton Comprehensive Plan Draft – an update of a Plan adopted in 1992.

2. Whe the r or not to recommend an update of Lamoine's Comprehensive Plan? Ay, that is the question. In considering it two potential actions were presented and discussed.

a. M. Garrett suggested our “homework” for the next meeting should be for EACH member to examine our analysis (see minutes of meetings on April 25 th , May 23 rd , June 27 th and August 22 nd ) of the existing Comprehensive Plan making two lists. One list should contain reasons why we might consider recommending an update of the Comprehensive Plan. The second list should contain reasons why an update might be nei the r necessary nor desirable.

b. Since rezoning will be an essential part of a plan update, public input is highly desired. F. Stocking suggested we ga the r willing participants. Once assembled and with refreshments, participants would break into small groups and be charged to consider zoning from a narrow prospective. For example, one group would consider only Shoreland Zoning; ano the r, only Recreation; ano the r, only Housing; ano the r, only Commercial. There could be other categories as well.

3. In summation, each Committee member is asked to bring to our next meeting the two lists discussed (in a.) above. A cautionary note: The potential worth of this exercise depends on EACH of us developing the se lists. F. Stocking's assignment is to review the Trenton Comprehensive Plan Draft Table of Contents and present those areas present in the Trenton Plan and absent from Lamoine's Comprehensive Plan.

Our next meeting is Thursday, October 26

The meeting adjourned at 7:58 pm .

Respectfully submitted,

Michael F. Garrett, Secretary.