Town of Lamoine, Maine
MINUTES OF THE LAMOINE PLANNING BOARD
1. Chairman Gordon Donaldson called the Meeting to order at 7:02 pm
Board Members Present: G. Donaldson, S. Branch, M. Havey, B. Jones
Code Enforcement Officer: D. Ford
Members of the Public in Attendance: S. Salsbury, S. Joy, S. Arthur, A. Fronczak, D. Sargent, M. Keene, J. Karst, J. Tower, D. Theall, D. Bamman, T. Ring, K. Barbee, R. Alvarez, P. MacQuinn
2. Minutes of November 8, 2004. On the 3d line on the second page, change the phrase “the Board had request the CEO to collect” to “the Board had requested the CEO collect”. The minutes were approved as amended.
3. Code Enforcement Officer’s Reports. The CEO’s reports were accepted and placed on file.
4. Conservation Commission Report. D. Theall reported that Michael Good would be presenting a talk on Bird Migration on December 8 at 7:00 pm.
5. OLD BUSINESS
a. Action regarding Marlboro Mist II Subdivision, S. Joy, Map 4, Lot 36. S. Joy stated that the road width for the subdivision is an issue. At its meeting on November 8, 2004 the Board determined that the standard for subdivision road widths was to be two (2) ten (10) foot travel lanes and two (2) four (4) foot shoulder/delivery lanes. S. Joy listed the road widths of several other subdivisions and stated that no other subdivisions with dirt roads have 28 foot road widths and asked the board to reopen the issue. The Board determined that it needed additional information to respond to S. Joy’s concerns. M. Havey moved and S. Branch seconded a motion to reopen the issue of road width. The Board voted unanimously to grant the motion. The road width issue is to be placed first on the Old Business agenda for the January meeting of the Board.
b. Action regarding Shore Road Estates Subdivision, D. Crawford, S. Joy, Map 3, Lot 19. S. Joy asked and the Board agreed that this item be tabled until the January meeting of the Board.
c. Action regarding Gravel Pit Permit Renewals—John Goodwin, Map 1, Lot 75; Map 4, Lot 41-1. J. Tower, representative for Goodwin, apologized for lateness of applications. His company, Engineering Dynamics, caused the delay; Goodwin had forwarded the information to them in time to meet the deadlines. Two pits, the “East Lamoine Pit” (Map 1, Lot 75) and the “Aubrey Davis Pit” (Map 4, Lot 41-1) are up for permit renewal. The Board first considered the Permit Application for the East Lamoine Pit. The Board found the application complete and voted 4-0 to renew the permit with two conditions:
i. That a Spill Control Kit must be on site and available pursuant to the SPCC plan;
ii. That the company shall take measures to eliminate or reduce tracking of soils from the pit access road to Route 184.
The Board then considered the application for the Aubrey Davis pit. Upon review, it was clear that additional information would be needed to find this application complete. The application was tabled at the request of the applicant. Since the permit for this pit has expired, the applicant acknowledged Goodwin is prohibited from operating this pit until a new permit is granted.
d. Action regarding Site Plan Review – Pre-application for Indoor Riding Arena—Susan Arthur & Adam Fronczak, Map 10, Lot 5-3. M. Havey recused herself from consideration of this application due to a conflict. The Board found the pre-application complete by a vote of 3-0 with the additions that the applicant would put the parking area on the map, and expand the explanation of proposed uses to include the number of people who will be using the facility and the number of people who will be on site in any given week. A site visit was scheduled for Saturday December 11, 2004 at 8:00 am.
6. NEW BUSINESS The Board took the agenda out of order with permission of applicants MacQuinn and Keene
a. Action regarding Home Occupation/Sign Permit John Karst, Map 4, Lot 7. Applicant is seeking approval for a sign and for a permit for a home occupation. The map must include the septic and there needs to be an expanded description of the business including number of employees, nature of equipment used, etc. Applicant agreed that the application is incomplete, and asked that consideration of the application be tabled until the Board’s January meeting.
b. Action regarding Home Occupation Permit—Donald Bamman, Map 3, Lot 39-3. Applicant described the proposed use as an appraisal business which will use one bedroom of his house for a professional office. Due to the nature of the business, the Board by a vote of 4-0 determined that a full application review is not needed in this matter.
c. Action on Amendment of Subdivision—Robert Alvarez, Sr./Kevin Barbee, Map 8, Lot 12. Applicants asked to be placed on the agenda to provide the Board with a point of information regarding their intention to amend the original subdivision. The Board so noted.
d. Action on Construction in Shoreland Zone issues-- J. Ploszaj, Map 14, lot 66, 56. No representative of the applicant was present. Item tabled.
e. Action on Gravel Pit Permit Renewals—Harold MacQuinn
i. Asher Pit Map 3-42. The Board found the application complete and on Motion by S. Branch, second by G. Donaldson, voted 4-0 to renew the permit.
ii. Jones/Beal Pit Map 7 Lot 7 and Map 7 Lot 9. On Motion by S.Branch, second by B. Jones, the Board approved the renewal of the Jones/Beal Pit Gravel Permit by vote of 4-0 with the condition that the boundary lines of the approved pits must be shown clearly on the map.
iii. Higgins Pit Map 9 Lot 13, Map 20 Lot 12. On Motion by S. Branch, second by B. Jones, the Board approved the renewal of the Higgins Pit Gravel Permit by vote of 4-0.
f. Action on Gravel Pit Permit Renewal—Michael Keene (Map 4, Lot 41. The applicant acknowledged that this was the first time he had filed a Gravel Extraction Permit application. The Board reviewed the application materials, but found them incomplete. On Motion by S.Branch, second by G. Donaldson, the Board voted 4-0 to extend the gravel extraction permit by 60 days while the application is being completed.
7. OTHER BUSINESS
a. The Board noted the pending appeals before the Appeals Board
b. The Board discussed the subdivision application and the chair noted his desire to begin using the new application. M. Havey noted that she had not updated the application to reflect the changes suggested by the Board members. M. Havey is to send out the newly revised application and all members will respond with any additions.
c. The Board discussed the need for an application designed for Home Occupations—retail vs. service occupations. Further discussion is needed.
a. The Board requests that the Administrative Assistant set up a Workshop for the Board to finalize proposed Ordinance changes.
9. Next Meeting
a. Regular Meeting January 4, 2005 at 7:00 pm
b. Meeting dates for the next several months
i. February 8, 2005
ii. March 1, 2005
iii. April 5, 2005
10. Adjourned at 10:40 pm.
Melody F. Havey