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Planning Board Minutes - February 4, 2019 (Draft, subject to correction)


Board Members Present: John Holt, Don Bamman, Richard McMullen, Steve Gabel-Richards, Chris Tadema-Wielandt


CEO: Rebecca Albright


Members of the Public Present: Jason Vafiades, Michael Jordan, Kathlryn Gaianguest, Valerie Sprague, Kathleen Rybarz


Call to Order: 7:03 pm


Consideration of Minutes:

            Dec. 3, 2018 - accepted 4 - 0

            January 7, 2019 - accepted 4 - 0


CEO Reports:

            No building permits; review with no issues for plumbing permits; no new

            enforcement issues.


Permit Conditions Tracking Report:

            The Board added the conditions placed on the Kittredge Pit (MacQuinn) Expansion by the Board of Appeals so the may be followed by the Planning Board.


Old Business:

            Review of Summit Environmental Consultants report from 12/11/2018 on Groundwater Level Monitoring - Higgins, Kittredge, Asher, and Beal gravel pits. Concerns about missing data were sent to Steve Salsbury after last months meeting have been satisfactorily resolved with updating of proper elevations at the top of the test wells.


New Business:

            Site Plan Review Permit Pre-application for Gerald Nasberg dba Global Rooster LLC., Map 7 Lot 3. Jason Vafiades, representing the owner, presented an overview of the proposed self storage facility. The Pre Application Checklist was gone through by the Board and approved with conditions (Holt/Tadema-Wielandt, 4 - 0)

            A site visit was set for 2/13/2019, later changed to 2/20/2019 due to weather.


Ordinance Development:

            Shoreland Zoning Ordinance - a brief review of work done so far, in particular with the level of detail to be included on the map.

            Kathryn Gaianguest then made a presentation to the Board on Considerations Related to Climate Change - Impacts On Natural and Marine Resources and Fresh Water Resources. The report focused on how we, the town, can best adjust and respond to the extreme storms, rising tides, and coastal storm surges that we are and will be experiencing as the result of climate change. Can our SZO be written in a way to allow for adjustment as factors affecting the zone undergo change?

Copies of her presentation are available at the Town Office.


Holt then distributed a packet showing SZO districts and affected parcels found within each. The Board will meet again to finalize discussions on how to proceed with this.


Upcoming Meeting Dates:

            Regular Meetings - March 4, April 1, and May 6, 2019

            Site Visit, Lamoine Self Storage, 2/20/2019


Meeting Adjourned: 9:28 pm