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Minutes of May 5, 2009

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

Board Members Present: G. Donaldson, M. Garrett, J. Holt, M. Jordan, C. Tadema-Wielandt

CEO: D. Ford

Members of the Public in Attendance: S. Anderson , C. Fredette, J. Fowler, P. Fowler, R. King, N. Pochan

Minutes, April 14, 2009. Three amendments were moved and affirmatively approved.

•  Under “New Business”. I3c. “Those names” should be changed to “the names of the property owners.

•  Under “New Business”. I4e, the word “National” should be changed to “Natural”.

•  Under “Ordinances”. In the last sentence the words “elsewhere scheduled” should be change to “scheduled elsewhere”.

The minutes of April 14, 2009 were unanimously accepted as amended.

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


N. Pochan, a Commission member, submitted language suggestions for Planning Board consideration of the Town aquifer at it's May 11 th workshop.



Site Plan and BLUO Commercial Review, Verizon Wireless/Town of Lamoine. Map 1, Lot 58.

S. Anderson and C. Fredette presented the proposed project. A discussion followed. On a motion from M. Garrett, seconded by J. Holt, the Board voted to consider the Site Plan Review complete with conditions. The conditions are:

  1. There needs to be a clarification on the plan indicating the east boundary of the Right-of-Way is co-terminus with the boundary marking the lot line.
  2. I4c. One well located on Town of Lamoine property is located on the map. A second well to the West of the road (also on Town land) needs to be located on the map.
  3. The Board needs to have on file a letter pending from SHIPO (applied for by Verizon) indicating any potential items qualifying for historic preservation located within the boundaries of the project.
  4. Presently the Town aquifer is referred to only by a footnote on the plan. The Board requests a narrative description of the aquifer in the application
  5. Using zoning information, refigure all setbacks within the leased lot, now expanded to 200'x 200'. The Map should reflect distances from all structures to the edge of the lot.

The Board then considered the completeness of the BLUO/Commercial application. On motion of J. Holt, seconded by C. Tadema-Wielandt the Board unanimously accepted the application as complete with the same conditions listed above. 


1. Gravel Pit Permit Renewal. P. Fowler, Map 7, Lots 13 & 24. Discussion centered mainly on restoration. The expiring permit indicated restoration of an area which, upon preliminary excavation, was by-passed in favor of another area. Restoration indicated in this permit application is for an area (shown on the map) when mining is complete. J Holt moved the application be accepted as complete. M. Garrett seconded the unanimously passed motion. A Site Visit is scheduled for Monday, May 18 . 2009 at 4:00 pm. Board members are to meet at Town Hall.

2. Gravel Pit Permit Renewal. J. Fowler, Map 7, Lot 16. On motion by M. Garrett and seconded by C. Tadema-Wielandt. The Board unanimously acknowledged the application to be complete with the two conditions listed:

  1. The name of “Mildred” Jordan should be added to the pit's ownership.
  2. The Board requests a more detailed description of the restoration plan.

A Site Visit is scheduled for Monday, May 18, 2009 at 4:30 pm, following the Site Visit in #1 above.

3. Gravel Pit Permit Renewal. R. King, Inc. Map 7, Lot 3-2. M. Garrett moved, seconded by J. Holt to accept the application as complete following satisfaction of these three conditions:

  1. A statement indicating the amount of gravel extracted during 2006, 2007 and 2009 is needed for the file.
  2. Someone (R. King? The CEO? P. MacQuinn?) needs to locate the letter authorizing the elimination of Ordinance required setbacks between two gravel pits with different ownership.
  3. A copy of a water monitoring report for the years 2007, 2008 and 2009 needs to be located and placed in the official file.

A Site Visit is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 5:00pm. Board members meet at the Town Hall.

With nary a dissent, the Board adjourned at 8:59 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Michael F. Garrett, Secretary


Monday, May 11, 2009. 4:30 pm. Site Visit. Verizon Wireless Tower . Meet at Old Dump site.

Monday, May 11, 2009. 6:00 pm. Ordinance Workshop to consider the aquifer and Home Occupations

Monday, May 18, 2009. Site Visit. P. Fowler Pit. Meet at the Town Hall at 4:00 pm

Monday, May 18, 2009. Site Visit. J. Fowler Pit. Following the visit above.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009. 5:00 pm. Site Visit. R. King Gravel Pit. Assemble at the Town Hall.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009. Monthly Planning Board meeting. 7:00pm. Town Hall.