MINUTES OF THE LAMOINE PLANNING BOARD
January 7, 2003
Chairman P. Fowler called the meeting to order at 7:01pm
Board Members Present- J. Bragdon, D. Coleman, G. Donaldson, P. Fowler, M. Garrett, M.A.Orzel
Code Enforcement Officer – J. Holdsworth
Members of the Public in Attendance – R. Alvarez, J. Bennett, B. Berry, D. Briggs, Merrill Davis, Mildred Davis
R. Dumont, Georgia Ford, Gerald Ford, P. Frederick, J. Jerabek, Alfred Pettegrow, Anthony Pettegrow
J. Pettegrow, M. Pettegrow, S. Salsbury, K. Smith, J. Wuorinen
Minutes - The “corrected” minutes of the December 3, 2002 meeting were accepted as presented.
Code Enforcement Officer’s Report - The report was accepted and placed on file.
Conservation Commission - R. Dumont was present to represent the Conservation Commission. She reported
the Commission is working to establish guidelines for gravel pit restoration.
Issued by the Planning Board to Seal Point Lobster Pound. Their decision is expected in about two
weeks. Since that decision could involve instructions to the Planning Board, the Board voted unanimously to table consideration of this item until the Appeals Board has rendered their decision.
no one representing MacQuinn, Inc. was present at the meeting to answer questions. Further, the Board
stipulates that since Walls is no longer an owning abutter, the map submitted needs to be amended to
contain the name of the new abutter. The Board voted to table this issue for the aforementioned reasons.
Belchs’ indicated in advance of the meeting they could not be present, the Board is reluctant to act until
More information is provided – preferably in writing. Specifically, these questions need to be addressed:
a) What is the nature of the business to be conducted?
b) What will be the daily frequency of traffic on the road generated by this operation?
c) Is it the intention of the owners to post one or more signs?
d) Is there a need to provide parking spaces for potential visitors to the office?
G. Donaldsdon moved and J. Bragdon seconded a motion to table this item until these questions are
review as complete was defeated 3 to 2. (P. Fowler abstained.) A lengthy discussion followed. The proposed location for stump storage and grinding sits on top of the aquifer at a point where the water table is relatively high. The Cold Springs water company operates nearby. Concern for water purity is tantamount. In order to accept a Site Review Application as complete the Board requires the following of the applicant.
a) Submit a letter on official letterhead stating that the area proposed for stumping will never be
subject to gravel extraction. Further, the letter needs to stipulate vegetative restoration of this piece of land cannot and will not be used to offset restoration requirements for any other gravel pit or portion
thereof requiring vegetation.
b) Site Plan Review Ordinance, Section I, 6a (pg.9). A high intensity soils report prepared by a soil scientist certified in the State of Maine.
c) Site Plan Review Ordinance, Section I, 6b (pg.10). A storm water management and erosion control
plan as specified in the ordinance. The Board’s primary concern is the effect heavy equipment will have on wet soils and the result of this impact on surface and groundwater.