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Lamoine Planning Board Minutes

November 11, 2008

Vice Chairperson M. Havey called the meeting to order at 6:35 pm.

Board Members Present: G. Donaldson (6:43 pm), J. Gallagher, M. Garrett, J. Holt, M. Havey, M. Jordan, C. Tadema-Wielandt.

Members of the Public in Attendance: W. Fennelly, B. Jones, S. Marckoon, P. Roy, S. Salsbury .

CEO Reports: M. Jordan provided an update on the Simons timbering issue. The reports were accepted and placed on file.

Minutes of October 7, 2008. Upon comment by C. Tadema-Wielandt, J. Holt moved to amend the minutes as follows: In the minutes of October 7, 2008, all references to the Marlboro Woods Subdivision should be referred to as the Marlboro Woods II subdivision. The minutes were approved as amended.

PUBLIC HEARING 

Gravel Pit Permit – RF Jordan & Sons, Map 4, Lot 8. The name of the Pit's owner was correctly changed to read: R.F. Jordan & Sons. J. Holt noted the map does not contain an access road to the pit. Indeed there is no formally recognized access to the pit. J. Holt is concerned the Town might be denied entry to look at the pit without formal consent of the owner over whose land the “right-of-way” passes. Attorney Peter Roy stated the Town has statutory rights to enter any Town land with cause. The Public Hearing closed at 7:03

NOVEMBER PUBLIC MEETING

The November meeting was called to order by Chairman G. Donaldson at 7:03 pm.

OLD BUSINESS 

Consideration of Gravel Pit Permit, RF Jordan & Son. Map 4, Lot 8. Board consideration of the review criteria found all items to be acceptable. Two conditions were attached to permit approval.

  1. The map is to be amended to show the existing access road from Rt 184 to the pit.
  2. The Board wishes the record to contain a letter from the owner over whose land access to the pit passes granting in writing Town access to the pit. The letter may contain access permission only for the three year duration of the pit permit.

J. Holt moved and J. Gallagher seconded a motion to approve the permit with these two conditions. The vote was unanimous.

NEW BUSINESS 

  1. Home Occupation. S. & J. Perry (Day Care) With no proponent present to address the request, the Board deferred the issue to another meeting.
  2. Home Occupation. W. Fennelly (Bait Shop). W. Fennelly presented his request. The Board unanimously voted to accept a motion to approve the permit made by M. Garrett, seconded by J. Gallagher.

OTHER BUSINESS 

Wayne Wright Subdivision. The Board received a decision from the Appeals Board regarding the Wayne Wright subdivision. The decision will be considered at the December 2, 2008 meeting of the Planning Board.  

ORDINANCE DEVELOPMENT

The Board agreed to add consideration of an Aquifer Protection ordinance and a Cluster Housing ordinance to the list of future ordinance consideration. M. Havey stated now, with the building malaise taking pressure from the Planning Board's load, is a good time to consider these proposals. The Board set an Ordinance development workshop for 6:30pm on Tuesday, January 13, 2009

J. Holt inquired about the procedures employed when a gravel pit expires. S. Marckoon responded by saying a letter is sent indicating no further extraction can occur until a permit is obtained. Fines and other sanctions could result from further extractions without a permit.

The meeting adjourned at 8:13pm

Respectfully submitted,

Michael F. Garrett, Secretary

PENDING COMMITMENTS 

Tuesday, December 2, 2008. Regular meeting. 7:00 pm. Town Hall

Tuesday, January 6, 2009. Regular meeting. 7:00 pm. Town Hall

Tuesday, January 13, 2009. Ordinance Workshop. Town Hall. 6:30 pm.