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MINUTES OF THE LAMOINE PLANNING BOARD
Board Members Present: G. Donaldson, J. Gallagher, M. Garrett, M. Jordan, C. Ohmart
Members of the Public in Attendance: S. Marckoon, S. Salsbury, K. Smith
Vice Chairman G. Donaldson called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
Minutes: Merely by twice changing the spelling of “Jordon” to “ Jordan ” the minutes were approved as presented.
CEO Reports: The CEO reports were accepted and placed on file.
Using these guidelines, the Board considered permit applications for the following gravel pits:
RF Jordan – Map 3, Lot 4
H. MacQuinn – Map 9, Lot 13; Map 20, Lot 12.
H. MacQuinn - Map 7, Lots 7 & 9.
H. MacQuinn – Map 3, Lot 42
H. MacQuinn – Map 3, Lots 31 & 33.
Following this review, the Board made two decisions.
By vote of the Board, the Water Sampling report (Other Business) on Gott's Wood Waste site was considered out of agenda order to take advantage of S. Salsbury presence in the audience. The report, required every four months as a condition of the permit, indicates there is to date no deleterious effects of stump storage on the site.
M. Garrett briefly reviewed the history of this operation on which no stump grinding has yet occurred. The permit was issued in 2003. A “condition” of the permit stated D. Gott & Sons would chips stumps every two to four months. In the spring 2006, M. Garrett raised a question about the fact no grinding had yet taken place in spite of a large build up of stumps for storage. That letter elicited a written response from S. Salsbury, with the knowledge and consent of T. Gott, stating the pad for grinding would be completed in July, 2006 and grinding would take place immediately following. No grinding has yet taken place.
M. Garrett requested that S. Salsbury seek a timeline from T. Gott about when we might expect grinding to be done. Meanwhile, he requested that any further storage of stumps be discontinued (if it is still happening) until what is there has been ground.
After considerable discussion about who is the proper permitting authority, M. Garrett moved and C. Ohmart seconded a motion to instruct the applicant to seek authorization for the project from the Code Enforcement Officer. The applicant was advised the proposal should take into account criteria listed in Section 5 of the Lamoine Building and Land Use Ordinance. The vote was unanimous.
The Board received and placed on file a letter from the Hancock County Planning Commission explaining the cost and benefits of membership in the Commission. An ensuing discussion led to questions about the “status” of the Lamoine Comprehensive Plan. For future reference, the Board requested S. Marckoon to find the time table for applying for State grants to communities seeking to update/revise Comprehensive plans.
The meeting adjourned at 8:29 pm!
Respectfully submitted: Michael F. Garrett, Secretary
5 gravel pit Site Visit – Saturday, December 8, 2007. Meet at Town Hall, 7:00 am.
Next meeting: Tuesday, December 4, 2007