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Lamoine Planning Board Minutes

May 1, 2007

Chairman S. Branch called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Board Members Present: S. Branch, G. Donaldson, J. Gallagher, M. Garrett, M. Havey, M. Jordan, C. Ohmart

Members of the Public in Attendance: K. Barbee, B. Berry, C. Brann, Y. Brann, K. DeFusco, J. Holt, C. Johnson, B. Jones, R. King, L. Martin, J. McCormack, N. Musson, T. Ring, S. Sloan, T. Towne

Minutes, April 3, 2007. Two corrections were noted. In the last sentence of “Old Business”, Number 2 the words “does not” should be deleted and replaced with the word “needs”. In three paragraphs below this notation, a‘t' should be added to Garret. The minutes were approved as amended.

CEO Reports: CEO reports were accepted and placed on file.


Subdivision pre-application, Sno-Drum, LLC, Map 3, Lot 27. J. McCormack and N. Musson presented the changes that necessitated this second subdivision pre application. Notably, the number of lots has been reduced from eight to seven. The developers agreed to remove the phrase “at this time” from the project description. M. Garrett moved and C. Ohmart seconded a motion to accept the pre-application as complete pending removal of the above phrase. The vote was 5 – 0.

A site walk is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 8:00am. Interested parties will convene at the site.

Site Plan Completeness Review – Bangor Hydro Electric Transmission Line Project. Building Permit S. Sloan and L. Martin represented Bangor Hydro. The Board wishes to note that while distances and bearings of property lines within the project envelope can be determined with information presented, they cannot be determined by the standards stated in the ordinance. M. Garrett moved to find the review complete. M. Havey seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

Commercial permit review. Bangor Hydro Electric Transmission Line Project. The Board considered all of the criteria listed for Commercial enterprises on pages 45 and 46 of the Building and Land Use Ordinance. The Board requests a statement from Bangor Hydro (approved by the Lamoine Fire Chief) about how Bangor Hydro plans to deal with a potential fire within the project area. Subject to satisfaction of this condition, the Board unanimously approved issuance of a commercial permit. The motion was made by G. Donaldson, seconded by M. Garrett.

A public hearing on both the Site Plan and Commercial permits will be held at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Subdivision pre-application – K & T Rentals, Map 8, a portion of Lot 12. Though the Board (on motion of G. Donaldson, seconded by C. Ohmart) unanimously voted to accept the application as complete, five conditions must be met before final approval is granted. They are:

The developers were informed of the need for a Site Plan Review.

A Site Walk is scheduled at 9:30 am on Saturday, May 12, 2007. Interested parties should assemble on site.


Commercial Building Extension – R. King, Inc – Map 7, Lot 4-1 Following a brief discussion, G. Donaldson moved the permit be granted. M. Garrett seconded the motion for approval. The vote was unanimous.

Subdivision Pre application – JWJ LLC, Map 4, Lot 6. The developers propose an eleven lot subdivision located on the Walker Road . M. Havey and M. Jordan requested to be recused from voting on issues related to this subdivision. Their respective requests were granted by the Board. The developers were informed a Site Plan Review will be required. M. Garrett moved to find the application complete. C. Ohmart seconded the motion. The vote was 5-0.


An Assessor expressed a concern about dwellings outside the Shoreland zone without septic systems, purporting to use “other” means of disposing of gray water. The Assessors request the Board address this issue in the Building and Land Use Ordinance.

The meeting adjourned at 9:07 pm.


Saturday, May 12, 2007. 8:00 am. Site Walk, Sno Drum Development. Assemble on site.

Saturday, May 12, 2007. 9:30 am. Site Walk. K & T Rentals Subdivision proposal. Assemble on site.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007. 6:30 pm. Pubic Hearing, Bangor Hydro Transmission Line Project. Town Hall

Tuesday, June 5, 2007. 7:00 pm. Monthly meeting of the Planning Board . Town Hall.