Chairman B. Jones called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm .
Committee Members Present: M. Garrett, B. Hanson, B. Jones, F. Stocking, J. Wuorinen, J. Young, R. McDevitt
Member of the Public in Attendance: K. DeFusco
Minutes: Minutes of the May 23, 2006 meeting were accepted as presented.
Thoughts and Observations Based Upon a Review of the 1996 Comprehensive Plan -
Pages 30 – 37
- Most of the traffic patterns and problems cited in the Comprehensive Plan still exist. Notable exceptions are the improved visibility in the vicinity of the Lamoine General Store and some improvements to Rt. 184 – extending to the gravel pits but not the Town Beach .
- Between the Sheriff's Office and the Lamoine Fire Department, responses were made to 13 vehicular accidents in 2005.
- Based upon observations and survey results, any future highway “improvements” should include bike paths.
- How are traffic patterns apt to be altered by construction on Myrick Street in Ellsworth?
- Though a slightly greater percentage of Lamoine residents work in Ellsworth than did in 1996, the basic patterns of work remain as stated in the Comprehensive Plan.
- Two changes of note since the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan in 1996. The “Town Dump” is closed and sealed. And the Town is no longer a part of Coastal Recycling.
- The Town is now served by a closed circuit television service.
- The likelihood is that cell phone towers will work the ir way into Lamoine in the near future. One site presently being ‘explored' is on Town land near the ‘old dump'. The Town would do well to proactively plan for tower locations – selecting areas where the y might be placed and designating areas where the y ought not to be placed.
- The number of volunteer firefighters remains about the same (ca. 25) as in 1996. However, it should be noted the average age of volunteer firefighters is increasing measurably.
- The Building and Land Use Code now requires subdivisions of five or more units either to be located with 2000 feet of an adequate Town water supply or to provide on a 10,000 gallon on site capacity.
- Intermittent acts of crime/vandalism and concerns about speeding on Lamoine's roads remind us the Town lacks any formal law enforcement apparatus. At some point in the not too distant future, serious consideration will likely need to be given to this lack.
- A recently created Parks and Recreation Committee provides some formal structure to the Town's recreational needs and desires.
- Membership in the Frenchman's Bay Riders Club is declining. With a Town wide network of trails there exists the possibility of hiking trails and other recreational activities associated with the trails.
- The Committee's final action was a consensus to forego a meeting in July. We will, then, next meet on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 . The agenda for the meeting will be a review of Pages 37 (Natural Resources) to 45,
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm .
Michael F. Garrett, Secretary.