Minutes of the Lamoine Planning Board

September 11, 2001

Chairman Douglas Coleman called the meeting to order at 7:00PM

Present were:  Planning Board Members Doug Coleman, Perry Fowler, Joan Bragdon, Mary-Ann Orzel, Gordon Donaldson, David Smallidge; Code Enforcement Officer John Holdsworth, and members of the public.

Moment of Silence – Chairman Coleman asked that the members and audience observe a minute of silence to acknowledge the tragedies from the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington DC earlier in the day.

Minutes – The minutes of July and August were reviewed and accepted as written unanimously.

Code Enforcement Officer’s Report – John Holdsworth presented a lengthy list of permits issued in July and August.  He reported that he is pursuing reports of violations by Ralph Jones/Russell Boynton Jr. (illegal dumping), Amy Guillian (building, waste discharge), and Scott Leadbetter (building).

Gordon moved that the Code Enforcement Officer require a building permit for a travel trailer located on a lot as a residence for a period of more than 30-days as indicated in the Building and Land Use Ordinance, and that in lieu of a full septic system, the applicant provide a written contract for the removal of septic waste for the duration of the trailer’s location on the lot.   Joan 2nd.  Vote in favor was 4-to-1.

Mr. Holdsworth said he received a report that Mr. Leadbetter had also cut down all the trees on his lot.  Mary-Ann reported that this violation was reported in error.

Mr. Holdsworth announced that John Larson had been appointed Deputy CEO.

New BusinessGravel Pit Renewal  Doug asked if the board felt the Site Plan Review Ordinance (SPRO) should apply to all renewals or only to all new pits or to the pits that are proposed to be expanded by 10,000 square feet or more as per the SPRO.  David moved that any expansion of a gravel pit beyond its previously permitted boundaries over 10,000 square feet shall require a Site Plan Review Permit.  Gordon 2nd.  Vote in favor was 4-0 (Fowler abstained).

Goodwin Pit – Map 1 Lots 71-75 – Perry read the application requirements from the Gravel Extraction Ordinance section 7C.  It was noted that:

a.       Jim Hunnewell was not listed as an abutter and should be

b.      The map is missing “area proposed for reclamation” and must be added

c.       Projected excavation areas over the next three years (the working footprint) need to designate the 28-acres of working pit in a heavy line, and a description added on page 3 of the application.

Gordon moved the application be found incomplete based on items a through c above.  Joan 2nd.  Vote in favor was 5-0.

Goodwin Pit – Map 4 Lot 41 – Needed but missing were the following:

a.       A complete legend (as per previous map)

b.      Rewrite “Drainage and Erosion Control” section to describe what actually happens to the water.

c.       Describe the working footprint projected for the next 3-years and add a description to page 3 of the application.

d.       Add projected restoration/reclamation along the South boundary where no more excavation can occur

e.       Add readings from the monitoring well (if available) and mark the location of the well on the map.

Gordon moved to find the application incomplete based on a through e above.  Mary Ann 2nd.  Vote in favor was 5-0.

The Planning Board will conduct site visits of the above pits on Saturday, September 22, 2001 at 8:00 AM.

Reginald McDevitt Pit (Map 3 Lot 4) – The board found this is for a 5-acre permit.  Needed but missing were:

a.       A legend

b.      A line indicating the 5-acre boundary for the pit

c.       A statement that no washing operations will occur

d.      Correction “4 acres”

Gordon moved to find the application incomplete based on a through d above.  Mary Ann 2nd.  Vote in favor was 5-0.

Old Business – The Stuwe/Woodard subdivision application was not ready for consideration

Other BusinessCarlton Johnson – Mr. Johnson described his pre-application for two additions (14x40 on back and 35x55 to the storage shed on the North Side).  It was asked if Mr. Johnson would need to obtain a Site Plan Permit.  The answer was yes.  Mr. Johnson asked if he could put additions on his two buildings and showed the board his sketch.  The Board expressed concerns about the addition to the front building which is already non-conforming because it is closer to the side boundary and to the road than the Building and Land Use Ordinance requires (100’ and 200’ respectively).  The Board did not render an opinion on this matter.

Other – The Board briefly discussed the status of the Building and Land Use Ordinance.  The Board agreed to send comments on the next draft to Doug once they receive the draft.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:45 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Gordon Donaldson, acting secretary