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Minutes - August 31, 2020


Board Members Present: John Holt, Don Bamman, Chris Tadema-Wielandt, Perry Fowler, Richard McMullen, Stewart Workman


CEO: Rebecca Albright


Members of the Public:  Steve Salsbury


Call to Order: 7:02 PM


Public Hearing: Gravel Pit Application - RF Jordan & Sons, Map 4 / Lot 8

            Application found complete, site visit made.

            No public comments, hearing closed at 7:04 PM


Consideration of Minutes: Motion to approve minutes of August 3 (Bamman/Tadema-Wielandt) 5 - 0


Code Enforcement Officer’s Reports:

            Permits Issued - CEO Albright handed out information sheet on a property on Cove Road. A lengthy discussion followed over the ordinance wording of “public” vs “private” road and the setback requirements of each. Board decided the CEO Albright will contact the Maine Municipal Association for clarification on the definitions of public vs private road.

            Enforcement Activities - nothing new


Permit Conditions Tracking Report: Sometime before September 30, CEO needs to visit the Asher Pit and confirm that required restoration has been completed.


Old Business:

            Gravel Pit Application, R.F. Jordan and Sons, Map 4 / Lot 8, Finding of Facts   and Decision.

            Section A - performance standard met - 5 - 0

            Section B - performance standard met - 4 - 0

            Section C - performance standard met - 5 - 0

            Section D - performance standard met - 5 - 0

            Section E - performance standard met - 4 - 1. (Tadema-WIelandt opposed)

            Section F - performance standard met - 5 - 0

            Section G - performance standard met - 5 - 0

            Section H - performance standard met - 5 - 0

            Section I - K  - performance standard met - 5 - 0

            Section L - performance standard met - 4 - 0. (Bamman abstained)

Based on findings of fact, the application is approved. Notice to be sent.

New Business:

            Request from Harold MacQuinn, Inc for the Board to discuss what permits may be required if MacQuinn seeks to create a new access road to the Kittridge Pit, Map 3 / Lots 31 & 33. Discussion focused on whether a site plan review would be required as more than 10,000 sq. ft. of soil would be removed to build the road. There was no discussion of the merits of the proposal, only if the project would trigger the need for a permit application. Concensus was that a site plan review would be required.


Ordinance Development:

            Shoreland Zoning Ordinance - Board received notice of state approval of amended ordinance. Next step to contact Gordan Longsworth of College of the Atlantic to add a text box to the map detailing date passed and appropriate signatures.


            The Planning Board has been invited by the Board of Selectmen to a meeting called by the Board of Assessors and the Selectmen regarding alleged ordinance violations. The Selectmen will host this meeting on Thursday, October 15, at 6:00 PM in the school gym and is expected to last one hour.


Upcoming Meeting Dates:

            Regular meetings - October 5, November 9, and December 7, 2020.


Meeting Adjourned: 8:04 PM