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Minutes - November 4, 2019 (Draft, subject to correction)

Board Members Present: John Holt, Chris Tadema-Wielandt, Perry Fowler, Richard McMullen,Stewart Workman, Steve Gabel-Richards

 

Members of the Public Present: Steve Salsbury, Edmond Bearor, Katie Foster

 

Meeting Called to Order: 7:03 PM

 

Consideration of Minutes: minutes were not available for review.

 

CEO Reports:

            Building and Plumbing Permits - no comments

           

Review of October 23, 2019 Permit Conditions Tracking report

           

Nothing new for items 1 - 5

Item 6, King Pit Restoration Deadline Violation - recent CEO visit showed some work done resulting in growth on approximately 30% of the restoration area. Motion (holt/Fowler) to continue current status conditions as set forth in the permit. Passed 4-1 ( Tadema-Wielandt dissenting).

 

New Business:

           

Application Completeness Review - Harold MacQuinn, Inc. Higgins Pit Map 20 Lot 12 and Sand Pit Map 9 Lot 134.  Review found application complete with conditions. Moved (Holt/McMullen) 5 - 0

2c. Documentation of water quality - correct page citation

3c. Add 25 foot setback line around 2.2 acre wetland to map.

12.  Restoration - application states “new”, should state “no new.”

 

Application Completeness Review - Harold MacQuinn, Inc. Asher Pit Map 3 Lot 42, 43-1

Application found complete with conditions. Moved (Holt/Tadema-Wielandt) 5 - 0

Section 2a8. Add description of the extent of gravel aquifer under proposed pit.

Section 2c. Documentation of water quality - correct page citation

Section 3d. Map gives size of pit as 4.5 acres while application states 5. Bring in to agreement.

Section 4b. Restoration in the 100 ft buffer along route 184 from last permit not complete.

 

Application Completeness Review - RF Jordan & Sons, McDevitt Pit Map 3 lot 4

Application found complete with conditions. Moved (Holt/Fowler) 5 - 0

Section 1b. Change applicant name to RF Jordan & Sons

Section 2c. Correct reference page for water quality to page 27.

At this point, there was a discussion of the Ordinance Fee Schedules asked for by Atty. Bearor. An Ordinance Fee Schedule was distributed, as set forth by the Lamoine Board of Selectmen. It was pointed out that the CEO is authorized by the Selectmen to double the applicable rates for work done without appropriate permits in place. Several pits in Lamoine have been operating since September 30 without permits. The Planning Board elected not to recommend this action, and will undertake to clarify ordinance wording pertaining to filing deadlines to avoid this situation in the future.

 

Application Completeness Review - John W. Goodwin, Davis Pit Map 4 Lot 41-1, Map 5 Lot 15. Application found complete with conditions. Moved (Holt/Gabel-Richards) 5 - 0

Section 2b. Reports were included in the application for only one monitoring well. The reports for the other two wells need to be included.

Section 2c. change page reference to 34 - 73.

Section 4a. Area of pit needs to be consistent between the map and the application.

 

Application Completeness Review - John W. Goodwin, East Lamoine Pit Map 1 Lot 75.

Application found complete with conditions. Moved (Holt/McMullen) 5 - 0

Section 2b. Water elevation on the map doesn’t match the elevation in the table in the application. Should be consistent.

Section 2c. Water quality page reference should be changed to 48 - 49.

Section 4i. Application says “none” but there is a fueling pad.

 

Order of No Trespass issued to John Holt by Harold MacQuinn. After a brief discussion, it was moved (Gabel-Richards/Tadema-Wielandt) and passed 5 - 0 to forward Chair Holt’s memorandum to the Lamoine Board of Selectmen with the Board’s backing of a consult with the town attorney.

 

Site walk scheduled for the Higgins Pit, Sand Pit, and Asher Pit (MacQuinn); the McDevitt Pit (RF Jordan); and the Davis and East Lamoine Pits (Goodwin) for November 16 at 9:00 AM.

 

Next Scheduled Meeting: December 2, 2019, 6:30 PM Public Hearing followed by the regular December meeting.                                                                                                                                                   

 

Addendum: Brief note from the site walk on Nov. 16. Attended by Holt, Bamman, Tadema-Wielandt, and Workman for the Board; CEO Albright; and Salsbury as agent for the owners.

It was noted and agreed that the southern end of the eastern 100-foot setback area along Douglas Highway is in need of restoration.