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Minutes of the Lamoine Planning Board

May 2, 2006

Public Hearing. Site Plan Review. P. Fowler, Map 7, Lots 13, 24. The Hearing was called to order at 6:30 pm. Questions were raised and answered about wetlands, wildlife, sloping, restoration and placement of a monitoring well. The Hearing closed at 6:51 pm .

Public Hearing. Gravel Extraction Permit.. P. Fowler, Map 7, Lots 13, 24. The Hearing was called to order at 6:52 pm. Questions were raised and answered about topsoil and erosion. The Hearing closed at 6:58 pm .

Chairman S. Branch called the monthly meeting to order at 7:00pm .

Board Members Present: S. Branch, G. Donaldson, M. Garrett, M. Havey, E. Neleski ( 7:23 pm ) C. Ohmart.

Members of the Public in Attendance: C. Brann, M. Brann, Y. Brann, B. Carter, J. Cosulich, H. Fowler, Jane Fowler , Jay Fowler, P. Fowler, M. Jordan, R. King, C. Korty, J. McCormack, C. deTuede, M. Lunt, J. Pimentel, K. Smith,T. Towne, C. Tracy, S. Tracy, J. Tweedie, C. Upton, C. Weber, J. Wuorinen, S. Wuorinen, L. Young.

Minutes: The minutes of April 3, 2006 were accepted as presented.

CEO Reports. The CEO being absent, the reports were tabled until the June 6, 2006 meeting.

Conservation Commission. C. Korty reported on sundry Commission activities and invited members of the Board to attend a Commission sponsored “Get Wet Initiative” program. Students will report on the ir methods and findings. The program is Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at the Lamoine School at 7:00pm .


1. Site Plan Review. P. Fowler, Map 7, Lots 13, 24. Following a discussion of review standards, M. Garrett moved and M Havey seconded a motion to accept the application as complete and to consider the review successfully completed. The vote was 4-0 in favor.

2. Gravel Extraction Permit. P. Fowler, Map 7, Lots 13, 24. G. Donaldson moved and M. Garrett seconded a motion to accept the application as complete and to authorize issuance of a permit. The vote was 4-0 in favor.


1. Shoreland Zoning Permit Application (after the fact), J. Tweedie, Map 14, Lot 45. A cabin (lying within the Shoreland Zone) on the applicant's property sustained damage in high winds. When assessing what repairs might be necessary an infestation of Carpenter Ants was found. A decision was made to tear down the old structure and build a new one on the existing footprint. No permit was sought until well after construction had begun. The Board of Selectmen is considering the penalty phase and has issued a stop work order. J. Tweedie appeared before the Board to obtain a building permit. The issues are complex and the Board feels that some information necessary to make a decision is absent and some o the r information might be inaccurate. Following discussion the Board seeks the following information in order make its findings.

a) The applicant is to hire a State registered surveyor to determine where is the 100 foot setback from the high water mark. Once obtained, the CEO is instructed to:

•  Measure the distance from the high water setback to the nearest point of the cabin.

•  Measure the distance from the septic system to the nearest point of the cabin.

•  Determine the TOTAL interior square footage of the cabin.

•  Determine how many bedrooms are being served by the septic system.

•  Determine whe the r the re exist on the site one or more o the r locations where the cabin might be situated in conformance with the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance. (Including how much vegetation might need to be disturbed.)

•  Determine what, if any, new plumbing has been installed.


When this information is assembled, the Board will deliberate further.

2. Clarification of Gravel Extraction Permit Dates. RJ King, Map 7, Lot 3-2. The question is: If a three year gravel extraction renewal permit is not renewed in timely fashion, does the newly issued permit carry the date of final approval (which could be some months later) or the date when the existing permit expired? The Board opined that the date of a renewed permit should carry as a starting date the ending date on the existing permit unless waived by the Board.

3. Reports from S. W. Cole. Three hydrological reports of water monitoring for seven Gott gravel pits and “several” Macquinn pits were presented to the Board. M. Havey requested we table the se reports to allow members time to read and consider the m. The reports were tabled.


1. Subdivision pre application – Gene Snow, Map 3, Lot 27. The Board requests that the following information be provided before fur the r consideration of the application can proceed.

M. Garrett moved to find the pre application complete. The motion was defeated 5-0.

2. Gravel Pit Renewal. Fowler/Jordan Map 7, Lot 16. The Board found all requisite information present and acceptable. M. Garret moved and G. Donaldson seconded a unanimously passed motion finding the application complete. The Board scheduled a Site Visit for Saturday, May 6, 2006 . Board members are to convene in front of the Town Hall at 8:30 am .

3. Notice of Application over the aquifer from the Town of Hancock . The notice was accepted and placed on file. And the question was raised: If Lamoine has a subdivision proposal over the aquifer whom do we notify and who does it?


1. Asked to provide possible dates for a joint meeting with the Selectmen, the Board proposes as its first choice, May 16 th at 7:00 pm . An alternative date could be June 15 th . Same time.

2. Lance Landon has apparently forsaken the mud flats of Lamoine for those in New Orleans . His vacancy causes us the request the Selectmen to appoint an alternate to the Planning Board in his stead.


T. Towne offered to call Rich Baker in a quest for IF&W wetland maps and a coastal bluff map. Once in possession of the se documents, the Board will schedule what is hoped to be a final Shoreland Zoning Ordinance change workshop.

Respectfully submitted,

Michael F. Garrett, Secretary


Saturday, May 6, 2006 . Site Visit. Jordan/Fowler gravel pit. Meet at the Town Hall at 8:30am

Wednesday, May 17, 2006. Water Initiative Program. 7:00pm . Lamoine School .