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Minutes of the Lamoine Planning Board

March 13, 2006

PUBLIC HEARING: A public hearing on the subdivision application of T. Stephenson – Map 10, Lot 7-1 - was called to order by S. Branch at 6:30pm . Present for the hearing were Board members S. Branch, G. Donaldson, M. Garrett and M. Havey. Members of the public in attendance were D.Dennison, A Perry, S. Salsbury, T. Stephenson, L. Temple , J. Wuorinen

S. Salsbury offered a brief summary of the proposal. No one appeared in opposition. The hearing was closed at 6.42pm

Call to Order: S. Branch called the monthly meeting to order at 7:03pm .

Board Members Present: S. Branch, G. Donaldson, M. Garrett, M. Havey

CEO: D. Ford

Members of the Public in Attendance: D. Dennison, P. Fowler, R. King, S. Leonard-Johnson, A. Perry, S. Salsbury, T. Stephenson, L. Temple , D. Theall, J. Wuorinen

Minutes of February 7, 2006 . The minutes were accepted as presented.

CEO Reports: Though no official violation was issued by the CEO for materials long (two-and-a-half years) sitting on the ground of a Gott & Son permitted stump grinding operation or for a failure to provide quarterly water samples as specified in the permit, the Board pondered what steps might be taken to ensure future compliance with terms of the permit. By unanimous consent S. Salsbury is to submit a letter specifying a time table for completion of preparations for the site (including pads for limited [two to four months] stump storage and for the grinding operation itself), when the actual operation will begin and a time frame for grinding the materials presently on site. S. Salsbury stated a contract has been signed for quarterly water testing. Reports of the testing are to be filed with the CEO.

Following this discussion, the reports of the CEO were accepted and placed on file.


  1. Action on the T. Stephenson subdivision proposal (Map 10, Lot 7-1) on which a public hearing was held. On a motion by G. Donaldson, seconded by M. Havey, approval of this subdivision was unanimously granted with the two Board imposed conditions which appear on the official map. Those conditions are
    1. “If any lot is further divided the access road serving the additional lot(s) shall be reconstructed to the subdivision road standard applicable at the time of approval of the new lot(s).
    2. ”“ Lot 1 shown on this plan is not part of the subdivision approval and is not subject to the covenants or conditions of approval. It is shown as a lot for informational purposes only.”
  2. Request of Steve Leonard-Johnson to sign a “duplicate” mylar for AN approved subdivision – Map 1, Lot 6-A An original mylar of this subdivision was signed at a Planning Board meeting on October 4, 2005 by Board members S. Branch, M. Garrett, M. Havey, L. Landon and C. Ohmart. A copy of this original mylar is on file at the Town Office.Whereas the original mylar appears irretrievably lost, the developer requests a duplicate” mylar be signed to file with the Registrar of Deeds. This duplicate mylar was signed on this date by Board members S. Branch, G. Donaldson, M. Garrett and M. Havey
  3. Pine Grove Estate Subdivision. The developer and the Selectmen have agreed to and signed a Consent Decree requiring a relocation of the road and establishment of a vegetative buffer.


  1. Gravel Pit Permit Renewal. R.J. King, Inc. Map 7, Lot 3-2. Completeness Review. The board reviewed the standards for completeness and, upon motion of M. Garrett and seconded by G. Donaldson, voted unanimously to accept the application as complete with one condition. The condition is:

    R.J. King is to provide a single map that more accurately depicts the area of proposed activity during the three year life of the permit.

    A site visit is scheduled for 8:30am on Saturday, March 25, 2006. Board members assemble at the Town Hall.  

  2. Preliminary Site Plan Review Application – P. Fowler, Map 7, Lot 13, 24 . P. Fowler presented preliminary materials required for acceptance of a pre-application review. The Board requests the following conditions be met to consider the pre-application accurate and complete. The conditions are:
      1. Section I-4b. “Bearings and distances.” The map should show the distance from the project's property line to two wells, one each on two adjacent properties.
      2. Section I-4d. “Location, names etc”. Road widths, including the width of the access road must be placed on the map.
      3. Section I-4e. “Location of drainage courses, etc”. The map needs to reflect the 75' Stream Protection Zone.
      4. Section I-5d. “Existing & proposed setbacks, etc.” The map needs to show the setback distance from the property line to the Pimmintel/Lunt property

M. Garrett moved to accept the pre-application as complete upon fulfillment of these conditions. M. Havey seconded. The vote was 4 – 0.

A site visit is scheduled for 10:15 am on Saturday, March 25, 2006. Board members assemble at the Town Hall.


Shoreland Zoning Ordinance. S. Marckoon distributed yet another draft version ( dated March 13, 2006 ) , presumably encompassing ALL of the changes made to date. Each Board member is requested to read the Ordinance in its entirety, checking for completeness, accuracy and grammar. Perhaps at our next meeting (time permitting); if not at a there scheduled workshop, a finished document fit for public presentation will be constituted.


Respectfully submitted,

Michael F. Garrett, Secretary.


Saturday, March 25, 2006 . Site visit. RJ King Gravel pit. Meet at 8:30am at the Town Hall

Saturday, March 25, 2006 . Site visit. P. Fowler Gravel pit. Meet at 10:15 at the Town Hall

Monday, April 3, 2006 . Monthly Planning Board meeting. 7:00pm. Town Hall.