Planning Board Meeting - July 26, 2017

Meeting Date
Waine Whittier, Ed Lawless, Alan Williams, Creston Gaither, Tim Bickford

At 6:15 PM Regular members Waine Whittier, Ed Lawless, Alan Williams, and Creston Gaither conducted a site visit on the Stake/Weeks property on Kimball Pond, depicted on tax map 3 as lot 11-K to consider the owners’ proposal to add a structure to house radon mitigation onto the existing house.

At 7:00 PM the Board’s regular meeting convened at the Town House with Waine, Ed, Creston, Alan, and regular member Tim Bickford present. Minutes of the June 28 meeting were read and accepted.

Waine noted that when on May 28 he, Ed, and Tim met with builder Jon Kent on the Shuster Trust property on Parker Pond (depicted on tax map 11 as lot 44) to consider Jon’s proposal to build an open deck with a roof as an entrance to the existing house there, the requisite Findings of Fact were made, consistent with the Board’s usual procedure. 

Creston and Tim turned in two recently issued permits.

With regard to the Stake/Weeks proposal mentioned above, the applicants’ site sketch and application letter were briefly reviewed. It was agreed that the stone drain must be relocated to accommodate the drip edge. Based on its site visit and the materials submitted, the Board then found that the proposal:

  1. will maintain safe and healthful conditions;
  2. will not result in water pollution, erosion, or sedimentation to surface waters;
  3. will adequately provide for the disposal of all wastewater;
  4. will not have an adverse impact on spawning grounds, fish, aquatic life, bird or other wildlife habitat;
  5. will conserve shore cover and visual, as well as actual, points of access to inland waters;
  6. will protect archaeological and historic resources as designated in the comprehensive plan;
  7. will avoid problems associated with floodplain development and use; and
  8. is in conformance with the provisions of Section 15, Land Use Standards.

The Board then voted 5 – 0 to authorize Creston to issue the usual permit by letter for the project.

Alan noted that Robert Ames has sold his Kimball Pond property though the Shoreland Zoning permit issued to him required the removal of his non-conforming structures upon such sale.

Creston will try to find minutes etc. pertinent to the Ames situation and will email them to the rest of the Board.

Lingering questions about the sufficiency of Vienna’s existing land use ordinances were discussed informally. The Board will likely work on these in the early Fall.

The meeting adjourned at 7:40 PM.

Creston Gaither, secretary

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