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Minutes of February 1, 2011

Chairman J. Holt called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.

PB Members Present: J. Holt, D. Bamman, C. Tadema-Wielandt, J. Gallagher, G. Donaldson, M. Jordan (Alternate)

Code Enforcement Officer: Absent (M. Jordan standing in)

Members of the public in attendance: Jim Tower , Engineering Dynamics, Bangor

Minutes of December 7, 2010 meeting

No minutes have been prepared. C. Tadema-Wielandt is working on them and will circulate a draft soon.

Appointment of Secretary

A brief discussion ensued regarding who will take on the duties of secretary to the Board now that our most able and faithful secretary has retired. After several members bowed out of the running, G. Donaldson volunteered. There was, however, general agreement that we should “rotate” this duty.

CEO Reports

Accepted as printed, unanimously.

Conservation Commission Report

No member present

Old Business

a. Gravel Permit Renewal – John W. Goodwin Jr. (Map 4 Lot 41-1) “Aubrey Davis Pit”

(Note: Mr. Goodwin has been operating this gravel pit without a permit since November 1, 2010.) The Board conducted a completeness review of an application which had been resubmitted after being found largely inadequate in December. This review found the following information not present:

Based on these findings, the Board found the application incomplete.

Mr. Tower agreed to revise the map to include elevations for the entire property, extending 100' beyond the boundaries. He will resubmit it by June, 2011.

b. Gravel Permit Renewal – John W. Goodwin Jr. (Map 1 Lot 75) “East Lamoine Pit”

(Note: Mr. Goodwin has been operating this gravel pit without a permit since November 1, 2010.)

The Board conducted a completeness review of an application which had been resubmitted after being found largely inadequate in December. This review found the following information not present:

Based on these findings, the Board found the application incomplete.

c. Revised Plan Submission – MacQuinn/Miro (see January minutes)

The Board reviewed a letter from S. Salsbury and the new map dated 8/23/10 and “Revised January 7, 2011”. Motion by J. Gallagher (Donaldson second) to accept this revised map. Passed 5 – 0.

d. Ordinance Revision proposals for March 2011 Town Meeting

After reviewing the summary of revisions from the PB Workshop 1/18/11, C. Tadema-Wielandt moved (Gallagher second) to recommend these revisions to the Town for adoption at Town Meeting. Passed 5 – 0. Gordon will tidy up the packet, add a brief synopsis of the changes, and ask Stu to make them available at the Town Hall and on the website so that citizens may become familiar with them. The Board meeting in March will include an agenda item for public information and comment on these proposed revisions.

New Business

None came before the Board

Other

1. Recruitment:

The Board briefly brainstormed possible townspeople to serve as an Alternate Member. We will approach people and encourage them to step forward. All citizens are encouraged to join us in this important Town work.

2. Notification of Gravel Permit holders prior to expiration.

The Board discussed putting in place a system whereby the Town notifies permit holders three months in advance that their permits are nearing expiration and that they should begin the renewal process immediately. Some Board members felt that such a notice should state that operation of the gravel pit past the expiration date will induce enforcement action. The matter will require further discussion.

The meeting adjourned at 8:52 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Gordon Donaldson, Interim Secretary

Pending Commitments