Planning Board - Minutes: Apr. 27, 2016


The meeting convened at 7:00 PM at the Town House. Regular members present were Waine Whittier, Alan Williams, Creston Gaither and Ed Lawless. Also present were Russ Burtt and his father, Vaughn Burtt.

Minutes of the March 23 meeting were read and accepted.

Russ Burtt would like an after-the fact permit for a camp and a bridge on his property depicted on tax map 7 as Lot 27 (See also minutes of the March 23 meeting). These structures lie within the Stream Protection District in the Shoreland Zone. The bridge is critical to the entire project so it is his priority. He has applied to D.E.P. for a permit but has not received one, it being a Permit By Rule situation. He believes that D.E.P.’s non-response constitutes a Permit By Rule, as they have not sent any sort of refusal of the project.

Alan said that his experience is that a non-response constituting a Permit By Rule is quite typical of D.E.P. Waine noted that the application Russ presented said that D.E.P. would notify the Town of the application.

At 7:35 the Board went with the Burtts to the site. On site they indicated an intent to replace the wooden ramp they’ve built at the bridge with stone. Creston was authorized to issue the usual permit by letter for the bridge on these conditions:

1). Russ will provide evidence that D.E.P. did in fact receive his permit application;

2). he will provide evidence that his soil erosion plan is acceptable to Code Enforcement Officer John Archard.

As daylight was waning the Board did not visit the camp itself and thus has not formally deliberated on the issuance of a permit for it.

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM.


Creston Gaither, secretary

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