MINUTES OF THE LAMOINE PLANNING BOARD

February 4, 2003

Chairman P. Fowler called the meeting to order at 7:01pm

Board Members Present: J. Bragdon, G. Donaldson, P. Fowler, M. Garrett, D. Smallidge

Code Enforcement Officer: J. Holdsworth

Members of the Public in Attendance – R. Alvarez, J. Bennett, E. Belch, T. Benson, B. Berry, M. Davis,

       P. Frederick, Georgia Ford, Gerry Ford, Gary Hunt, J. Jerabek, R. King, B. Mills, T. Morrison,

       B. Pinkham, Alfred Pettegrow, Anthony Pettegrow, J. Pettegrow, M. Pettegrow, F. Stocking,

       T. Whitney

Minutes -  Minutes of the January 7, 2003 meeting were accepted as presented

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

OLD BUSINESS

1.       Gravel Permit – H. MacQuinn, Map 3, Lot 33.  On a motion by M. Garrett, seconded by G. Donaldson, the request was again tabled pending receipt of:

a.       the name of the abutter who purchased land from Mr. Walls

b.       a map showing the area(s) proposed for excavation during the three year life of the permit.

c.       a written statement containing these conditions:

(1) With notification to the owner or designee, the CEO or alternate CEO alone or with

    one or more members of the Planning Board may visit the site upon request.

(2) From the date of final restoration approval, the owner guarantees at least 85% of

    the restored vegetation will be alive and well after two years, failing which additional

    restoration will be performed.

(3) Monitoring wells will be checked in April and November each year.

2.       Home Occupation Permit – T & E Belch, Map 3, Lot 39-po. M. Garrett moved and J. Bragdon seconded

       a motion to grant a Home Occupation permit. The vote was unanimous.

3. Driveway in Shoreland Zone – T. Morrison, Map 8, Lot 5. Mr. Morrison requests extension of an existing

       driveway by 150 feet into the Shoreland zone, stopping at the 100 foot mark. G. Donaldson moved and         J. Bragdon seconded a motion  to grant  permit approval pending a review by the CEO of  construction       plans. The vote was unanimous.

3.       Gravel Permit – R.J.King, Inc. – Map 7, Lot 3-2  G. Donaldson moved, J. Bragdon seconded a motion to accept the application as complete when these conditions are met:

a.       R. King to provide a map using shading to more accurately reflect the area(s) proposed for

       excavation during the next three years.

b.       R. King to agree to these conditions:

(1) With notification to the owner or designee, the CEO or Alternate CEO with one

    or more members of the Planning Board may visit the site upon request.

(2) From the date of final restoration approval, the owner guarantees at least 85%

    of the restored vegetation will be alive and well after two years, failing which

     additional restoration will be performed.

       Also unanimously passed was a motion to hold a site visit on Saturday, February 8th. Planning Board members will assemble at the Town Hall at 8:00 am for the purpose.

4.       Correspondence re: Seal Point Lobster Pound – request to refer to Selectmen. This issue is exceedingly complex. Three different complainants have lodged three different complaints – some to the Board of Appeals; some to the Planning Board. The Board is unable to determine whether the complaints are matters of enforcement or ordinance interpretation. If the former, resolution lies with the Selectmen. If the latter, with the Planning Board.

Given the multiple issues involved and the complexity both of these issues and of procedures for resolving them, the Board unanimously voted to request assistance from the Town attorney at a joint meeting with the Selectmen. This vote followed a motion to table the issue.

5.       Stump Grinding Operation – Gott, Map 4, Lot 16. With no one present to represent the Gott interests,

        the Board took no action.

       NEW BUSINESS

1.       Subdivision Pre-application – T. Ring/T,Benson, Map 5, Lot 14. The pre-application lacked, among other things, designated setbacks and wetlands designations both of which might require re-configuring the subdivision layout. The applicant will return with a more complete pre-application.

2.       Septic System in Shoreland Zone – F. Stickney, Map 16, Lot 44. The Board accepted the CEO’s decision to grant the permit.

ORDINANCES

 Floodplain Ordinance – The Board, reluctant to put forth an ordinance with a blank space for a fee, voted to        request that the permit fee (page 4) be stated as zero..

OTHER

Subdivison application, R. Simmons, Map 7, Lots 4 and 4-4. Though the submission was not made in        timely fashion, the Board agreed to hear a very preliminary report and to take no action. The applicant will

       formally provide more information at the March meeting of the Board.

CONSERVATION COMMISSION

       Fred Stocking reported that the Conservation Commission is working on potential draft ordinances        dealing with gravel pit restoration, forestry ‘best practices’ and park regulations. M. Garrett noted for the        public record that, in the short time of its existence, the Conservation Commission has done a prodigious        amount of work for which the Planning Board is grateful. And for which the community will eventually be        grateful.

       The meeting adjourned at 8:40pm.

PENDING COMMITMENTS

Saturday, February 8th.  A site visit to a R. King gravel pit. Members should assemble at the Town Hall at 8:00am

Thursday, February 13th – A public hearing featuring proposed changes to the Building & Land Use Ordinance and a proposed Floodplain Ordinance.

Tuesday, March 11, 2003. March meeting of the Planning Board.

                                                                                   Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                   Michael F. Garrett, Secretary