Planning Board - Minutes: August 25, 2010


The meeting convened at 7:00 PM at the Town House. Regular members present at that time were Nanou Laliberte, Alan Williams, Ed Lawless, and Creston Gaither. Alan was elected Acting Chairman in Waine Whittier's absence. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and accepted.

Bruce Buzzell appeared. He would like to renew the July 1, 2007 permit issued to Rose Realty Trust (tax map 3 lot 45-K) for a walkway and trailer pad. He also raised some questions about the tax mapping of this lot and neighboring lots. Creston said he would look into the mapping as a separate matter in his capacity as custodian of the tax maps. Regarding the permit request, it was noted that the current Shoreland Zoning Ordinance requires pads for trailers etc. to be set back at least 100 feet from the pond though the 2007 permit indicates a 75 foot requirement. The Board determined that another site visit should be conducted. It outlined the current requirements for walkways, which must be permeable, meandering, no wider than 6 feet, etc. Mr. Buzzell will stake out the site and will then contact the Board to arrange the site visit.

Creston reported on his findings regarding the floodplain and the Brown and Wilson permit for a house on tax map 11 lot 28-P (see July minutes and the permit for details).

Waine arrived at 7:45 PM.

Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) John Archard has reported that the Ridleys have been issued an after-the-fact permit for their addition on tax map 2 lot 7 (see July minutes).

Recent permits were reviewed. Waine reported that he has discussed permits issued in 2009 with a census worker.

Creston recused himself and presented a proposed boundary line agreement between the State of Maine/ Kennebec Highlands and Bob and Carol Bassett, along with a document the Bassetts' attorney has asked that the Board and CEO sign stating that the agreement will not violate town ordinances. CEO John Archard has signed it and the Board did so after a brief discussion.

The meeting adjourned at 8:15 PM.

Creston Gaither, secretary

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