Planning Board - Minutes: May. 26, 2010


At 6:00 PM regular members Nanou Laliberte, Ed Lawless, Waine Whittier, and Creston Gaither visited Ridgely Fuller's "Big Island" site in Flying Pond (tax map 10 lot 101; see below). The regular meeting convened at 7:00 PM at the Town House where the board was joined by regular member Alan Williams, Ms. Fuller, her contractors Adam Gardner and Andy Bennett, and Jim Craig. Minutes of the April 28 meeting were read and accepted.

Jim asked about the possible uses for the Ortegas' "Dam Shop" (tax map 10 lot 80). Waine has received a message from Christine Geyser saying she no longer has plans to rent the structure. Creston informally outlined his concerns that the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance (SZO) may not adequately limit commercial uses within the Limited Residential zone. Alan suggested that prior commercial uses may "grandfather" this site though Creston and Waine expressed doubt about this. Waine will discuss the matter with Maine Municipal Association.

The board discussed Ms. Fuller's proposal to build a non-residential screenhouse without plumbing and to replace the existing porch on her more northerly existing house with a somewhat larger porch. John Archard has given her a permit for a composting toilet for the said house. Tree removal will be minimal. The board made findings of fact as per Section 16.D. of the SZO, found the proposal conforming, and voted to authorize Creston to issue the usual permit by letter, subject to conditions regarding soil erosion and the minimization of tree removal and to the usual setback requirements.

Recent permits were reviewed.

Sue Burns was unable to attend this meeting. The proposed Site Plan Review ordinance was informally discussed.

Connie Smith appeared and, noting that she has sworn Ed in, swore Creston in for yet another three year term. She noted that Waine's and Alan's current terms expire July 27, 2011. She believes Nanou's expires in 2012.

The meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM.

Creston Gaither, secretary

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