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Lamoine Planning Board Minutes

May 2, 2005

Public Hearing: Shore Road Estates Subdivision – D. Crawford/J. Tilden – Map 3, Lot 19. Chairman Donaldson called the Public Hearing to order at 6:30pm .

Board Members Present: S. Branch, G. Donaldson , M. Garrett, M. Havey, L. Landon, E. Neleski.

CEO: D. Ford

Members of the Public in attendance: D. Crawford, P. Dickey, G. Ford, S. Joy, S. McMullen, K. Smith

P. Dickey raised a question about the centerline of the subdivision road being thirty feet from his boundary line, believing that distance should be thirty-two feet. In fact, the Ordinance allows a distance of thirty feet.

S. McMullen questioned whe the r the se eleven lots plus more new lots in a subdivision across the street might negatively impact the quantity of water available to nearby residents. After some discussion about wells located in granite seams and with a developer's letter on file from a well driller opining the re to be sufficient water, the discussion ended.

The public hearing was closed at 6:45pm .

Monthly Meeting

Chairman Donaldson called the meeting to order at 7:00pm .

Board Members Present: S. Branch, G. Donaldson , M. Garrett, M. Havey, L. Landon, E. Neleski

CEO: D. Ford

Members of the Public in Attendance: K. Barbee, G. Ford, J. Heath, B. Jones, M. Keene, S. McMullen, T. Ring

T. Simons, K. Smith, S. Smith

Minutes: Minutes of the April 5, 2005 meeting were accepted as presented.

Code Enforcement Officer's Reports: The permit and complaint reports were accepted and placed on file.

D. Ford reported that one state inspector had already and ano the r would soon look to determine if J. Ploszaj's proposed septic design in the Bar Harbor Heighlands subdivision meets specifications for a SSWD permit. A report of findings will be made at the June meeting.



•  Subdivision Application – Shore Road Estates – D. Crawford/J.Tilden, Map 3, Lot 19. M. Garrett moved and S. Branch seconded a motion to accept the application and grant the permit. The vote was unanimous.

•  Home Occupation – T. Simons, Map 4, Lot 4-4. A brief discussion led to a motion by M. Garrett, seconded by L. Landon to approve a Home Occupation permit for the construction of doll houses on the premises. The vote was unanimous.


  •  Preliminary Subdivision Application, “Alvarez Lot”. T. Ring presented a sketch plan for this proposed subdivision. The Board received the plan and will consider a pre-application in June.

•  Gravel Pit Permit Application – M. Keene, Map 4, Lot 41. Following a discussion of the application, the Board (by a 5-0 vote) found the application to be incomplete pending satisfaction of two conditions. They are:

•  Restoration. M. Keene will present a more detailed restoration plan and schedule in writing for the Board's consideration in June.

•  Financial Capacity. M. Keene agreed to establish an escrow account amounting to five cents per cubic yard removed for purposes of ensuring sufficient funds to implement a restoration plan.

An ‘on site' inspection of the pit will occur on Saturday, May 21, 2005 . Board members will convene at the General Store at 8:00am

The Board then considered issuance of a “conditional permit” based upon hardship, to allow M. Keene to operate the pit pending his meeting the afore listed conditions. The conditional permit expires on June 7, 2005 at which time the Board will consider granting a three year permit. The vote to grant a conditional permit was 4 in favor; 1 opposed.


•  Appeals Board Ordinance. M. Garrett reported he had forwarded a copy of the proposed Appeals Board Ordinance to the Chairman of the Appeals Board with a request that the Appeals Board have submit recommended changes/additions to the Ordinance before the Planning Board discusses a procedure for presenting the ordinance for a vote of the Town.

•  Building and Land Use Ordinance. D. Ford recommends that a building permit issued for Recreational Vehicle placement on a lot be required to carry the VIN number of the vehicle and that the vehicle itself be required to bear a Town issued identification “sticker”. M. Garrett will work with D. Ford to propose a procedure for implementation.

•  Shoreland Zoning Ordinance. Cognizant of shortcomings in the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance, the Board will undertake a study of it as its next “project”. Board members and the CEO are to bring recommended changes and comments to the June 7th meeting as which time the Board will assess a timeline for fur the r consideration.

•  Gravel Ordinance. The Board is aware portions of the Gravel Ordinance are in need of review. Consensus suggests the Board consider only one Ordinance at a time. Action on the Gravel Ordinance will await completion of action on the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance.

Respectfully submitted,

Michael F. Garrett, Secretary

The Board adjourned at 8:52pm .

Pending Commitments

Saturday, May 21, 2005 . Gravel Pit ‘on site' inspection. 8:00am. Members to convene at the General Store.

Tuesday, June 7, 2005 . Monthly Planning Board meeting. 7:00pm. Town Hall.