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Lamoine Planning Board Minutes

July 1, 2008


•  Lamoine State Park – Site Plan Review (Map 13, Lot 45). Vice Chairman G. Donaldson called the hearing to order at 7:00pm. S. Roberge, a State engineer, explained the project – a proposal to construct a RV waste dump site and a group use shelter. E. Hartmann , K. &. B Murphy, D. Fehrenback. D. Grasso and, after the hearing was closed, B. Christie spoke against various aspects of the project – the need for, lateness of notification, concern about rowdiness when the park is unsupervised, odor, amount of waste “dumped”, impact of increased use of the park and other miscellaneous concerns. The hearing was closed at 7:00 pm.

Park officials have agreed to limit waste “dumping” to vehicles that use the park. Should, in future, a decision to open the dump site to transient RVs which do not use the park, a commercial permit must be obtained from the Planning Board.

2. Subdivision/Site Plan Review – W. Wright/S. Salsbury (Map 4, Lot 34). S. Salsbury explained project. Since no one present commented, the hearing was closed at 7:05 pm.


•  Lamoine State Park . Because formal notification to the project's neighbors came so late in the process, the Board voted (M. Jordan moved; M. Garrett seconded) to table further consideration to a special meeting on July 14, 2008. The vote was 4 – 0 in favor. The delay allows time for neighbors and park officials to meet.

•  W. Wright/S. Salsbury Subdivision/Site Plan Review. (Map 4, Lot 34) A motion by M. Garrett, seconded by M. Jordan, to approve the Site Plan was defeated 3 votes to none. A motion by M. Garrett, seconded by M. Jordan, to approve the Subdivision Plan was defeated 3 votes to none. The sole issue for the rejection is that the proposed subdivision road consists of 2 nine foot travel lanes with two one foot “shoulders” where the ordinance calls for two 10 foot travel lanes with two 2 foot “shoulders”. The Board will await the developer's response.


V. Chairman G. Donaldson called the meeting to order.

Board Members Present : G. Donaldson, M. Garrett, J. Holt (newly appointed and welcomed), M. Jordan.

Selection of Officers – 2008-09. The Board tabled this item until a better representation of the Board is assembled

CEO: D. Ford

Members of the Public in Attendance . B. Christie, J. Cosulich, R. Cyr, K. Defusco, P. DiVirgilio, D. Fehrenbach, D. Grasso, E. Hartman, J. Herrick, R. Joy, S. Joy, M. Keene, S. Marckoon, J. McIntosh, B. Murphy, K. Murphy, S. Roberge, David Sanderson, Diane Sanderson, S.Salsbury, C. Upton

Minutes of the Planning Board, June 3, 2008 . Three amendments were offered as follows:

a. Old Business, Item #4. Goodwin Gravel Extraction renewal permits. Minutes should state permits for J. Goodwin gravel pits (Map 1, Lot 75, and Map 4, Lot 41-1A) were approved .

b. New Business, Item #1. Gott Gravel Pit Extraction Renewal Permits. Minutes should state permits for D. Gott gravel pits (Map 1, Lot 67-1 & Lot 70; Map 4, Lots 11 & 16) were approved .

c. New Business, Item #1, paragraph #3. Add the word “be” between “could” and “cut”.

Minutes were approved as amended.

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


Subdivision Application, T. Ring (Map 5, Lot 14). S. Salsbury presented the project.

a. Subdivision Application . M. Jordan moved, M. Garrett seconded a motion to find the application complete with two conditions. A fire protection plan needs to be developed and approved. (Application items #14 and 20d). Second, information to satisfy application item #11 (Location, with dimensions, of natural and man-made features affecting the subdivision – etc.)

b. Site Plan Application. M. Garrett moved and M. Jordan seconded a motion to find the application complete with one condition. That condition is to supply information requested in I-4e (The location of drainage courses etc.) of the application.

A site visit is scheduled on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 4:30 pm. Meet at the site.

Subdivision/Site Plan Review Applications – R. & S. Joy (Map 1, Lot 55-1).

•  Site Plan Review application . M. Garrett moved and M. Jordan seconded a motion to accept the application as complete. The motion passed unanimously.

•  Subdivision Application . M. Jordan moved and M. Garrett seconded a motion to accept the application as complete with one condition. A DEP letter addressing a Storm Water Management Plan has yet to be received. The vote in favor was unanimous.

A Public Hearing is scheduled at 6:30 pm on August 5, 2008. The hearing will be conducted only if the aforementioned letter from the DEP is available for the record.

Gravel Pit Renewal Approval

a. J. Goodwin, Map 1, Lot 75; Map 4, Lot 41-1. These applications were approved on June 3, 2008 as shown in the amended minutes of that meeting.

b. D. Gott, Map 1, Lot 67-1; Map 1, Lot 70; Map 4, Lots 11 & 16. These applications were approved on June 3, 2008 as shown in the amended minutes of that meeting.

c. RF Jordan, Map 4, Lot 8. No gravel has been extracted from this pit in three years. Does this fact render the pit discontinued as defined in the Lamoine Gravel Ordinance? Legal Counsel for RF Jordan requests to delay a discussion of this issue until the Board's September meeting. The Board agreed to the request.

4. Consideration of Subdivision Permit Applications Also Requiring Site Plan Review – a combined application. With groundwork laid mainly by G. Donaldson and M. Havey, the Board had previously given consensual approval to this combined application. A unanimous vote (motion made by M. Garrett; seconded by M. Jordan) gives formal approval for use of this application.


•  Request of David & Diane Sanderson re: Lot Approval (Map 21, Lot 6 1-A) While there is reason to believe the Planning Board consented to this requested subdivision in 1992, the potential lot purchaser's lawyer asks for a definitive ruling. The Board concurs the nature of the request requires the applicant to submit a subdivision application. G. Donaldson, an abutter, recused himself from all deliberation of the matter. To achieve a necessary quorum, J. Holt agreed to take his neophyte plunge as a new member of the Planning Board.

Anticipating potential need for subdivision approval the Sanderson's had prepared a subdivision application. Since all information sought in a pre application is required also in the application, the Board voted to waive the need for a pre application.

Following a review of standards, the Board (M. Jordan moved; M. Garrett seconded) unanimously accepted the application as complete.

A public hearing is scheduled for 7:00 pm on Monday, July 14, 2008 at a special meeting (see Pending Commitments below) of the Board.

•  Gravel Pit Renewal, M. Keene (Map 4, Lot 41-A. M. Keene's application was deemed complete.

Site Visit – Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 5:15 pm . Meet at the pit following T. Ring's Subdivision site visit at 4:30 pm (see Item #1, Old Business above.)

Meeting adjourned at 10:03 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Michael F. Garrett, Secretary


Wednesday, July 9, 2008. 4:30 pm. T. Ring's Marlboro Woods. Meet at the site.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008. 5:15pm. M. Keene's Gravel Pit. Meet at the site.

Monday, July 14, 2008. 7:00pm. Town Hall. Public Hearing on D & D Sanderson's request to subdivide a lot.

Monday, July 14, 2008. Special Meeting to follow Public Hearing. The Agenda is to:

  1. act on Sanderson subdivision request
  2. take from the table and act on the Lamoine State Park project.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008. Monthly Planning Board Meeting. 6:30 pm Town Hall