Town of Lamoine, Maine
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Lamoine Planning Board
Minutes of March 6, 2012
Planning Board Members Present: Holt, Bamman, Donaldson, Jordan (alt)
Absent: Gallagher, Tadema-Wielandt,, and Fowler (alt)
Code Enforcement Officer Present: M. Jordan, Acting CEO
Members of the Public Michael Hamby and Jeffrey Hallett (R.F. Jordan & Sons); S. Salsbury
Moved by Jordan (Donaldson) to approve the minutes as written. Approved: 4 - 0
S. Salsbury introduced the proposed gravel extraction operation on a 5 acre site lying to the east of a large discontinued gravel pit. Jordan's extraction is on the same site previously permitted to R. King.
The Board reviewed the application packet in light of the requirements and found the two exceptions:
1. contour lines do not extend 100' beyond the boundaries of the proposed extraction site, as required (item #4)
2. no “proof of financial ability to carry out restoration” was present (item #9)
Regarding this second point, a majority of the Board were of the opinion that the absence of a restoration plan and the applicant's agreement to set up and pay into an escrow account did not constitute “proof of financial ability”.
Moved by Holt (Bamman) that the application contains “proof of financial ability”. Motion defeated: 1-3 (Holt, Bamman, Donaldson)
Moved by Donaldson (Jordan) to find the application complete with the two conditions noted above, with the understanding that the applicant will provide the missing information as soon as possible and not later than two weeks prior to the public hearing. Approved: 4-0
Holt began by clarifying his understanding that the “site” referred to in the application applies to the 5 acre plot shaded in on the map and that this was the same area to which the Gravel Extraction permit application applied. S. Salsbury stated that this was his understanding as well.
The Board reviewed the application packet for completeness in light of the requirements and found the four exceptions:
S. Salsbury agreed to provide the missing information.
Moved by Holt (Jordan) to find the application complete with the four conditions noted above, with the understanding that the applicant will provide the missing information as soon as possible and not later than two weeks prior to the public hearing. Approved: 4-0
A site visit was scheduled for March 12 at 3 p.m.
A public hearing was set for April 3.
Board members should review revisions that were handed out at the meeting or that will be forwarded by John prior to the meeting.
Gordon Donaldson, Secretary