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December 4, 2007
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Board Members Present: S. Branch, G. Donaldson, J. Gallagher, M. Garrett, M. Havey, M Jordan

Members of the Public in Attendance: J. Holt, C. Korty, S. Marckoon, J.McCormack, N. Musson, J. Tower

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

Minutes: Minutes of the November 13, 2007 meeting were approved as presented.

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


C. Korty, of the Conservation Commission submitted a request to the Planning Board for one hundred dollars ($100.00). The money, to be used for one year Commission membership in the MEACC (Maine Association of Conservation Commissions) would come from the Planning Board's budget. M. Garrett moved and G. Donaldson seconded a motion to appropriate the one hundred dollars ($100.00).

C. Korty reported that the Commission's Get Wet program is alive and well. So well other communities have expressed interest in emulating it.


1. Site Plan & Subdivision Completeness Reviews: SnoDrum LLC, Map 3, Lot 27. J. McCormack presented information about a change in the subdivision road. While the points of entry onto the Shore road remain unchanged, a portion of the road will be moved twenty three (23) feet away from the Pohlman house. J. Holt, officially representing J. Pohlman, stated she could/would accept the plan.

a. Subdivision Application Review: M. Garrett moved and J. Gallagher seconded a motion to accept as complete the subdivision application with these three listed conditions:

(1) A structure on the Pohlman property needs to be added to the map

(2) The location of a fire hydrant needs to show on the map

(3) Indicate on the plan the distance between the outer edges of the road at its nearest point to the Pohlman and Weber properties.

The vote was unanimous.

b. Site Plan Application Review: M. Garrett moved and G. Donaldson seconded a motion to accept as complete the Site Plan application with these four listed conditions:

(1) The map needs to show the location of the nearest fire hydrant AND of the Cold Spring Water Company shut-off for the to-be-demolished house.

(2) Submit a written statement indicating the existing garage and house will be removed.

(3) The application fails to list the road as a "structure" (Section 12, I 5-b). According to Town Ordinance, a road is a structure and needs to be listed accordingly.

(4) Placement on the plan indicating the distance between the outer edges of the road at its nearest point to the Pohlman and Weber properties.

The vote was unanimous. A Public Hearing is scheduled at 6:30 pm on January 8, 2008

2. Approval to continue operations for the following gravel pits pending action on January 8, 2008.

a. RF Jordan - Map 3, Lot 4

b. Harold MacQuinn, Inc. Map 9, Lot 13; Map 20, Lot 12; Map 7, Lot 7; Map 7, Lot 9; Map 3, Lot 42; Map 3, Lots 31 & 33.

G. Donaldson moved and J. Gallagher seconded a motion to permit continued operations at these pits beyond permit expiration until the Board takes action on the permits on January 8, 2008. The vote was unanimous.

3. Lamoine Comprehensive Plan. The Board opines the existing Comprehensive Plan, while it contains much valuable information, provides few, if any, guidelines for planning Lamoine's future. The Board instructed the Secretary to draft a letter to the Selectmen suggesting they appoint a committee to determine if the current Comprehensive plan should be "updated".


Application for Gravel Pit Permit Renewal - J. W. Goodwin, Jr. Map 1, Lot 75; Map 4, Lot 41-1a.

1. Map 1, Lot 75. The Board requests in future that "separation" (i.e. the distance between the floor of the pit and the water table) be specifically stated. Further, the Board stipulates this listed condition be added to the permit before issuance:

"From the date of final restoration, John Goodwin, Jr. guarantees at least 85 percent of restored vegetation will be alive and well in two years, failing which additional restoration will be performed "

2. Map 4, Lot 41-1a. Before permit approval, the Board made the same request about "separation" - See #1 above) AND the same condition regarding restoration (see restoration statement above,)

G. Donaldson moved and M. Garrett seconded a motion that permits (with condition) for both of these pits be renewed for a period of nine months from the date of current permit expiration (October, 2007). The purpose of nine months is to allow the Planning Board to make a site visit in weather suitable to see the operation -­ specifically restoration at the pits. Following site visits the Board will either accept the application as submitted (with the condition stated above) or add additional conditions. In either case, once approved, the duration of the permit will then extend two years and three months - to October, 2010.

The motion passed by a vote of 4 in favor; one opposed. S. Branch voted against the motion.


1. Shoreland Zoning Ordinance. State required additions (technical amendments) to the Shoreland Ordinance approved by the Town in March, 2007, necessitate another vote on the Ordinance. The vote will be at Town Meeting on April 2, 2008. A requisite public hearing on the "technical amendments" will be scheduled in the near future.

2. G. Donaldson distributed more of his thinking about combining aspects of the Building and Land Use and Site Plan Review applications to avoid a considerable amount of repetition. Board members are asked to ponder these suggestions for action at a future time.

Meeting adjourned at 10:15pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Michael F. Garrett.Secretary

Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 8, 2008. Public Hearing (SnoDrum) at 6:30; Meeting at 7:00pm