Planning Board Meeting - September 27, 2017

Meeting Date
2017-09-27
Present
Ed Lawless, Alan Williams, Creston Gaither, Jim Meader

At 6:15 PM Regular members Ed Lawless, Alan Williams and Creston Gaither met with
contractor Jim Meader on the Thomas and Dorothy Moore site on Flying Pond, depicted on tax
map 10 as lot 42; the owners would like Jim to install a foundation beneath the existing camp,
which is currently on posts. The camp is currently about 50 feet from the pond. Some trees to
the west and east of the camp would have to come down to allow equipment and to move the
camp during construction. The rules regarding expansion of non-conforming structures in the
Shoreland Zone were informally reviewed and discussed. The Board advised Jim that going up
on the structure, as the owners would also like to do, would not be allowable. No plumbing is
involved. Jim has written authorization to act as the owners’ agent.

At 7:00 PM the Board’s regular meeting convened at the Town House with the aforesaid
members present, along with Jim Meader. Minutes of the August 23 meeting were read and
corrected and accepted. Alan was elected Acting Chairman in Waine Whittier’s absence.

The Moores’ proposal, as outlined above, was discussed. It was agreed that the usual silt fence
and erosion control measures will be required. And that the earthwork is to be done by a
contractor certified for Shoreland Zone work. Any excavated material is to be removed from the
Shoreland Zone entirely. Jim will provide the written authorization from the owners to allow
him to act as their agent. Creston will check the flood hazard maps for this parcel.

Based on its site visit and Jim’s representations and a 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 3 – 0 to authorize Creston to issue the usual permit by letter for the project.

Copies of a proposed Moratorium Ordinance regarding Recreational Marijuana were distributed
and discussed informally. The Board took no position on the matter at this time.

The meeting adjourned at 7:25 PM.


Creston Gaither, secretary

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