Planning Board Meeting - May 25, 2016

Meeting Date
Waine Whittier, Creston Gaither and Ed Lawless.


The meeting convened at 7:00 PM at the Town House. Regular members present were Waine Whittier, Creston Gaither and Ed Lawless.

Minutes of the April 27 meeting were read and accepted.

It was noted that the April 27 minutes exclude Findings of Fact for the Burtt application and that the Board, pressed for time as daylight faded, had not gone through them on the Burtt site that night. The Board therefore went through the usual Findings of Fact as per the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance, and retroactively confirmed that the Burtt application of April 27, 2016:

(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.

Creston briefly outlined the gap in the records of the Board’s minutes on the Town website concerning late summer 2011.  He will try to locate the missing minutes and have them posted on the website.

Minutes of the September 21, 2011 meeting, which were evidently never formally accepted by the Board, were read and accepted as a matter of form.

Alan Williams has raised concerns about the disparity in setback requirements between the new Building Ordinance and the Subdivision Ordinance. These were briefly discussed and it was agreed to table the matter until the March Town Meeting approaches more closely.

State grants regarding broadband service were briefly discussed.

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM.

                                                            Creston Gaither, secretary                                                                   

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