Planning Board - Minutes: June 27, 2012


At 6:30 PM Board members Alan Williams, Nanou Laliberte, and Ed Lawless and Creston Gaither met with contractor Ryan Jones at the Wayne and Margot Cliff property on Flying Pond. depicted on tax map 11 as lots V -25 and -26 to consider the Cliffs' proposal to raise the existing cabin by 3 feet and put a foundation under it. Ryan was asked to provide a letter from the Cliffs authorizing him to act on their behalf.

The regular meeting convened at the Town House at 7:00 PM with the aforesaid members in attendance. Alan was elected Acting Chairman in Waine Whittier's absence. Creston did not have the minutes from the April meeting and their approval was therefore postponed. It was noted that there was no quorum, and thus no formal meeting, in May, though Waine and Alan met briefly and visited Jim and Kathy Meader's site on Flying Pond (tax map 10 lot 104).

The Board discussed the Cliff's proposal and made findings of fact as per Section 16.D. of the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance (SZO), found the proposal conforming, and voted to authorize Creston to issue the usual SZO permit by letter upon receipt of a letter authorizing Ryan to act as the owners' agent; and subject to the usual requirements regarding erosion control, silt fencing, etc.

Creston outlined concerns raised by assessor John Sexton concerning the permit issued to the Kralovics in July of last year for a wheelchair ramp. Since this permit has something of the character of a variance, and conditions the continued existence of the ramp on a continuation of use or ownership by Barbara Kralovic, John believes it should be recorded. Creston will check to see if a copy with original signatures has been retained and will try to have it recorded.

The meeting adjourned at 7:15 PM

Creston Gaither, secretary

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