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Minutes of April 13, 2010

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

Board Members Present: G. Donaldson, J. Gallagher, M. Garrett, J. Holt, M. Jordan, C. Tadema-Wielandt CEO: D. Ford Members of the Public in Attendance: K. DeFusco, S. Salsbury

Minutes of March 2, 2010 – The minutes were accepted as presented.

CEO Reports: Following a brief discussion of two enforcement issues (W. Pinkham on Chickadee Lane and S. Moala on Sugarbush Drive), the reports were accepted and placed on file.


Findings of Fact, final vote – Gravel Pit and Site Plan Review applications, Doug Gott & Sons, Inc

(Map 3, Lot 8). Several amendments were made to the Findings of Fact as presented. Some were grammatical; some were factual and a significant one included adding denial of the Gravel Extraction permit as a separate heading in the formal Findings.

J. Gallagher moved and J. Holt seconded a motion to approve the amendments and insert them into a final draft. A motion to accept the amendments and the Findings as amended was unanimously passed by those Board members voting (4 – 0). M. Garrett was instructed to incorporate the amendments into a draft and send it to G. Donaldson for final approval. Once approved by G. Donaldson, he was to deliver one signed copy each to S. Salsbury and S. Marckoon. A copy of this draft should be filed as part of this meeting's minutes.


 A communication was received from Kristen Puryear of the Maine Natural Areas Program. The program is designed to collect field information about Community identified wetlands of five or more acres. Her letter is dated March 19, 2010; the Board officially received it on April 13, 2010 and the deadline for application submission is April 16, 2010. The Board directed M. Garrett to notify the Conservation Commission of the program for possible future application. 


The Selectmen have requested that members of the Planning Board meet with them at their April 29, 2010 meeting at 7:00 pm. The meeting is designed to keep an “open line” of communication between the Boards.


  1. The Board received a copy of a revised BLUO incorporating the amendments adopted at Town Meeting on April 7th . J. Holt and M. Garrett will independently look at the revised ordinance to certify the placement and content of the amendments in this new Ordinance draft.
  2. In eliminating the need for Planning Board approval for certain types of Home Occupations, the Board neglected to remove the need for Planning Board approval from the Table of Land Uses. Until such time that a correction can be made, the Board decided the following:

On motion of J. Holt, seconded by J. Gallagher and voted unanimously, the Board confers on the CEO the authority to interpret and act on Home Occupation requests and questions.

The meeting adjourned at 8:06 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Michael F. Garrett, Secretary


Thursday, April 29, 2010 – Meeting with Selectmen. Town Hall. 7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 – Monthly meeting. Town Hall. 7:00 pm