Board Members Present: S. Branch, G. Donaldson, P. Fowler, M. Garrett, L. Haft, B. Jones; Code Enforcement Officer: John Holdsworth, Members of the Public in Attendance: R. Alvarez, E. Bearor, D. Becker, B. Berry, K. Berry, Merrill Davis, Mildred Davis, P. Fredericks, G. Hunt, A. Pettegrow, J. Pettegrow, J. Wourinen
Minutes: Minutes of the January 6, 2004 meeting were accepted as presented.
Building Fees: The Planning Board unanimously holds that the need for more Code Enforcement availability necessitates and justifies a significant increase in the fee amount for subdivision permits. The Board is not interested (at this point) in curtailing growth in Lamoine. It is very concerned that the Town lacks adequate capacity to supervise and enforce existing ordinances. The Board sees a sub-division application fee of up to $1,000 and a fee of up to $1,000 per subdivision lot as being reasonable – especially when considering the selling price of lots recently marketed.
The Board urges the Selectmen to consider this issue and raise fees in time for them to be incorporated into the Building and Land Use changes proposed for a vote at Town Meeting on March 3, 2004
The Board adjourned at 9:15pm.
Michael F. Garrett, Secretary