July 1, 2003

Chairman Fowler called the meeting to order at 7:06pm.
Board Members Present: S. Branch, G. Donaldson, P.Fowler, M.Garrett, L.Haft, M.A.Orzel
Code Enforcement Officer: J. Holdsworth
Members of the Public in Attendance: R. Alvarez. E. Bearor, D. Becker, K. Berry, B. Bolin, E. Champeon, G.Creaser, G. Ford, P. Frederick, T. Gott, C. Hamm, M. Harriman, S. Howell, S. Joy, M.E. Kimball, R. King, C. Korty, A. Ludwig, G. Mannisto, K. Murphy A. Pettegrow, J. Pettegrow, W. Pinkham,
S. Salsbury, M. Woodward

Minutes – Minutes of the June 2, 2003 meeting were accepted as presented.

Code Enforcement Officer’s Reports – The reports were accepted and placed on file

Conservation Committee – C. Korty presented to the Board a draft of a Gravel Ordinance developed by the Conservation Commission. The Board will consider the draft at a future date.


1. Site Plan Review – Stump Grinding Operation – T. Gott, Map 4, Lot 16. The Board’s primary concern centered on the potential of this operation to cause harm to nearby water. After a lengthy discussion and on motion made by G. Donaldson, seconded by M. Garrett, the Board voted to approve the stump grinding operation with these listed conditions.

a) When operational, the area will be gated and locked with a key given to the Fire Department.
b) Before full scale operation, a grinding machine will be placed on site and the Code Enforcement
Officer will test the decibel level. If the level exceeds ordinance limitations, the operation is to cease.
c) An asphalt pad will be installed beneath the operation, allowing for a more complete removal of stump ground materials.
d) The water quality is to be tested at each of three installed Piezometers and every four months thereafter. The specific tests to be performed are:

(1) Diesel Range Organics
(2) Tannin & Lignin
Field parameters tested for will be:
(1) Dissolved oxygen
(2) Turbidity
(3) Specific conductivity
(4) PH
(5) Temperature

The results of these tests are to be filed at the Town Hall. If water quality deteriorates, the operation will cease until the cause can be determined and corrected.

Four Board members voted in favor; M.A. Orzel voted in opposition.

2. Site Plan Review – Seal Point Lobster Pound – A&J Pettegrow, Map 8, Lot 12-2. Two items requested at the April 8th meeting were not provided. They are:

a. Add an existing well not shown on the map, to the official map
b. Label the second septic system location on the official map.

Given the failure to provide this information, S. Branch moved and M. Garrett seconded a motion to table this item until the August 5th meeting. The vote was unanimous.

3. Subdivision Pre-Application – S. Joy, Map 4, Lot 36. Lacking soil tests, a DEP road permit, listed abutters a welldriller’s letter and other items, the application was unanimously deemed to be incomplete.
Noted is the fact Lot 7 (and possibly others) lack required road frontage. Also, since the subdivision is adjacent to another, the total of which constitutes fifteen (15) lots, S. Joy is asked to consider providing more open space.

4. Subdivision Application – R. King/M.Harriman, Map 7, Lot 4-1. M. Garrett moved and G. Donaldson seconded a unanimously passed motion to accept the subdivision application as complete when the following conditions are met:

a) The Plan needs to delineate “remaining portions of the owner’s land”.
b) The street needs to be renamed so as not to conflict or confuse delivery of emergency services.
c) A letter from the Fire Chief needs to state the Department can provide adequate fire coverage if needed.
d) A required fee ($250.00) must be paid.

5. Subdivision Pre-Application re-design – R.Simmons/M.Harriman, Map 4, Lot 4. Since no information was presented, no action was taken.


1. Request of Carolyn Hamm for extension of Building/SZO Permits, Map 16, Lot 49. M. Garrett moved, G. Donaldson seconded a motion to grant a one year permit extension. The vote was unanimous.

2. A Subdivision Right of Way question from G. Mannisto. The Board determined the Building & Land use Ordinance requires that the right of way extend fifteen feet (15’) on both sides of the drive. If, for example, the drive is twelve feet (12’), the right of way must be forty-two (42’) feet in width.

3. Question from Mike Woodard re: Subdivision road width on Sugarbush Drive. The question was: “Can an existing sixteen foot road belonging on someone else’s property be used to funnel traffic to a legitimately constructed subdivision road on a property in the rear?” The Board unanimously agreed that the entire roadway must meet the fifty (50) foot requirement specified in the ordinance. To have a sixteen foot road feeding a fifty foot road seems neither safe nor wise.

4. Question from Jay Fowler re: drieveway in Shoreland Zone. Since no question was posed, no answer was given.

5. Inquiry from Margaret Weare re: Notification on subdivision amendments. While the Board needs to adopt a policy for this issue, the petitioner is referred to item 6 below and to the item labeled “Ordinance Revision”. Also below.

6. Request of S., Joy to amend subdivision plan, Map 1, Lot 29. With no pre-application in hand and mindful of neighborhood concern, the Board determined to follow the subdivision process – including a public hearing. Rabbit Run (the road) must be completed as a condition of further consideration.

7. Request from W. Walker/S.Gardner re: moving a non-conforming building in the Shoreland Zone, Map 14, Lot 48.

Since no one was present to explain, no action was taken.

8. Request of John Ellis for a shed permit, Map 14, Lot 23. Since no one was present to explain, no action was taken.


Planning Board Elections – The following offices are filled with unanimous Board consent.

Chaiman- Perry Fowler
Vice-Chairman- Gordon Donaldson
Secretary- Michael Garrett


The Board will meet on Tuesday, August 19 at 7:00pm to further consider changes to the Building & Land Use Ordinance in preparation for a fall referendum. Among agenda items will be:

A review of changes proposed at the workshop held June 16th
Provisions to allow for the amending of subdivision ordinances.
Consideration of new standards for signs in the Town of Lamoine
Permit fees to allow for more CEO time. (Recognizing all the while the Selectmen have final ‘say’).
Other items developing between now and then.

Next Meeting: August 5, 2003 at 7:00pm in the Town Hall.

The meeting adjourned (mercifully) at 10:45pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Michael F. Garrett, Secretary.

Approved at the regular meeting of August 5, 2003