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Minutes - February 1, 2021 (Draft, subject to correction)


LPB Members Present: John Holt, Don Bamman, Perry Fowler, Richard McMullen, Stewart Workman, Steve Gabel-Richards


CEO: Rebecca Albright


Members of the Public: Gordon Donaldson, David Goodrich, Dawn McPhail, Brett Jones


CEO Reports: No reports


Enforcement Activities:

            CEO reported meeting with the Appeals Board regarding a porch to close to the road on the Douglas Highway. Issue is being resolved.


            Holt asked CEO about any response to her Dec. 6 letter to Stephen Salsbury, agent for Harold MacQuinn, Inc regarding violations of the gravel permit now that legal issues concerning the pit have been resolved. CEO reported that there has been no response to her letter and that she will follow up with some time deadlines for response.


Permit Conditions Tracking Report: none


Old Business: None


New Business:

            Building Permit Application, Lamoine School Department, Map 15 / Lot 24. Description of the project was made by Principal, Dawn McPhail and School Board Chair, Brett Jones. The project was necessitated by space issues resulting from COVID-19 and funded through federal monies received for that purpose. A request was made by the CEO to add a description of the wheelchair ramp and landing to the application. It was then moved to grant the permit, Holt/Tadema-Wielandt and passed 5 - 0.


Ordinance Development:

Amendments to the Building and Land Use Ordinance,

            Amendment 1 to Part 1, section 5, subsection 1 - Non-conforming structures. Replaced with language from the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance. Moved to accept, Holt/Tadema-Wielandt, motion passed 5 - 0.

            Amendment 2 deals with Part 2, section 12, subsection G - setbacks, side and rear yard width and buffers. New language clarifies setback from roads to include public and private. Moved to accept, Holt/Bamman, motion passed 5 - 0.

            Amendment 3 changes the definition of building height. Three options were discussed, the Board went with the first option, clarifying the current definition. A motion was made, Fowler/Holt changing the word “around” to  “immediately adjacent” to the definition. Motion passed 5 - 0. It was then moved to accept the amended option 1, Holt/ Fowler, motion passed 5 - 0.


Amendments to the Site Plan Review Ordinance

            Amendment 1 to section J, subsection 1, Preserve and Enhance the Landscape. No change in wording, just labeling the paragraphs “a” and “b” so it is clear that they are two standards. Motion made to accept as written, Bamman/McMullen, motion passed 5 - 0.

            Amendment 2, Section M, Appeals. Amendment rewords the section for clarity. Moved to accept as written, Holt/Tadema-Wielandt, motion passed 4 - 1 with Fowler opposing.

            Amendment 3 rewrites the definition for building height to match that as approved for the BLUO. Moved to accept, Holt/Tadema-Wielandt, motion passed 5 - 0.


Amendments will be given to Stu to be placed on the warrant for Town Meeting.


Meeting Dates:

            Public Hearing, Feb. 18, 6:30 pm on proposed amendments.

            Regular Meetings - Mar 1, April 5, May 3.


Other Business: Board informed that the request of Glenn Crawford to change the zoning on his shorefront property will appear on the warrant at Town Meeting as a result of a citizens petition.


Meeting Adjourned: 8:02 pm