Planning Board Meeting - August 23, 2017

Meeting Date
Waine Whittier, Ed Lawless, Alan Williams, Tim Bickford, Creston Gaither, Patrick Castles, Scott Couture and Pete Lewis, Patty Lewis, Brent Krizo.

At 6:15 PM Regular members Waine Whittier, Ed Lawless, Alan Williams, Tim Bickford, and Creston Gaither conducted a site visit on the Norman Thombs and Russell Mattson properties on Kimball Pond, depicted on tax map 3 as, respectively, lots 9-K and 10-K, to consider Mr. Thombs’ proposal to construct an addition to the existing cabin, and Mr. Mattson’s proposal to do likewise; both intend to install new septic systems. Mr. Mattson was advised that the Board will need to see a plumbing permit before it can issue a Shoreland Zoning Ordinance permit.

At 7:00 PM the Board’s regular meeting convened at the Town House with the aforesaid members present; also present were Patrick Castles and builder Scott Couture and Pete and Patty Lewis, and real estate agent Brent Krizo. Minutes of the July 27 meeting were read and accepted.

Waine issued Mr. Couture a Notification of Construction permit for a garage at 341 Town House Road, owned by Mr. Castles, it being shown on tax map 6 as lot 53. The Lewises would like to place a recreational vehicle on land they’re buying from Donna Williams; they were advised that they will need a plumbing permit and a Notification of
Construction permit. 

Mr. Thombs’ aforesaid proposal was discussed. It was agreed that a silt fence will be required. Creston will check the flood hazard maps. Based on its site visit and the materials submitted, and the presumption that the flood maps will indicate no flood management issue, 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.

Mr. Krizo, representing Jean Ross, who owns Lot 4 in the Jeff Cahill subdivision, shown on tax map 5 as lot 35, said she would like to sell part of it. The subdivision plan shows a right-of- way easement on the northerly portion of lot 4, connecting it with Tower Road. Deed restrictions and a condition placed on the original subdivision require 300 feet between driveways. Mr. Krizo asked whether the buyer can have access via the easement shown on the plan even if less than 300 feet from the nearest driveway. The Board discussed this and voted 5 – 0 that the 300 foot driveway separation provision does not apply to the northerly portion of lot 4’s frontage along Tower Road, as the intent of the restriction was to maintain separation of driveways on the southerly portion of lot 4’s frontage on Tower Road, which is considerably distant from the said northerly portion.

Creston will order 5 copies of the latest Land Use Law pamphlets.

Waine will miss the September meeting and Creston will bring the Town House key.

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM.

Creston Gaither, secretary

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