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Lamoine Planning Board Minutes

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

CEO: D. Ford

Members of the Public in Attendance: C. Brey, R. Brey, K. DeFusco, S. Marckoon, R. McMullen, C. Tadema-Wielandt, L. Tadema-Wielandt, J. Wuorinen

PUBLIC HEARING

Public Hearing – Site Plan Review and Commercial Building permit applications. S.&.R McMullen

Map 4, Lot 21-A. The hearing was called to order by Chairman S. Branch at 6:30 pm. R. McMullen presented his proposal. R. Brey wondered if noise might be a problem in the evening. R. McMullen asserted it was not. The hearing was closed at 6:40 pm.

ACTION FOLLOWING THE PUBLIC HEARING

Site Plan Review Findings: After a review of the findings, C. Ohmart moved and M. Havey seconded a motion to issue the permit with one condition. The condition is:

“The size of signage should be based on regulations contained in the most recent version of the Building & Land Use Ordinance (see Section14, f. 16)

The motion passed unanimously.

Commercial Building Permit Findings: Following a review of required findings, M. Garrett moved and C. Ohmart seconded a motion to grant the permit. The vote was unanimous.

OCTOBER AGENDA 

Minutes: The minutes of September 11, 2007 were accepted as presented.

CEO Reports: The Board engaged in a lengthy discussion of parked cars for sale on the Bradford lot on Jordan River Rd. The Planning Board minutes of August 1, 1995 state: “Unanimous approval (for a commercial building permit) with the proviso that if he (Bradford) should decide to sell cars, the setback requirement is 100 feet FOR THE VEHICLES. (Emphasis added.) In discussion, the Board concluded that presently placed cars on this lot are in violation of this permit condition (i.e. closer than 100 feet from the road). Upon motion of G. Donaldson, seconded by M. Garrett, the Board voted unanimously to instruct M. Garrett (Secretary) to write a letter to the Selectmen requesting they consider enforcement action.

Conservation Commission: L. Tadema-Wielandt outlined an ambitious list of undertakings initiated by the Commission. Among them are:

OLD BUSINESS 

The Board accepted a communication from the legal department of the Maine Municipal Association regarding possible conditions (for purposes of safety) on the Sno Drum subdivision proposal.

NEW BUSINESS 

OTHER BUSINESS

In response to an inquiry by S. Sloan of Bangor Hydro, the Board concludes Bangor Hydro has no need to seek further permits or permission from the Town of Lamoine in order to begin construction on its project.

The Board adjourned (to engage in a workshop) at 8:27 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Michael F. Garrett, Secretary

PENDING COMMITMENTS

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 Monthly Board meeting. 7:00 pm. Town Hall