MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VIENNA
PLANNING BOARD HELD FEBRUARY 28, 2018
On January 27 Waine Whittier, Creston Gaither, Alan Williams, and Ed Lawless visited Jim
and Kathy Meader’s Flying Pond site shown on tax map 10 as lot 104 to consider their proposal
to demolish an existing cabin and to build a new one about 25 feet back from high water mark.
Alan is representing the Meaders in this matter so he recused himself from participation as a
Board member. He will bring a site plan and other necessary documentation to a regular Board
meeting for formal permit application purposes.
Tonight’s meeting convened at the Town House at 7:00 PM; regular members present were
Waine Whittier, Ed Lawless, Creston Gaither, and Alan Williams. Also present was Patrick
Cassells. Minutes of the January 17 meeting were read and accepted.
Alan signed CMP’s Form 1190 to allow Mr. Cassells to have electrical power connected.
Waine has spoken with Rebecca McMahon, an attorney at MMA (see January minutes), who
says a change to the Subdivision Ordinance requires a 7 day public notice and a public hearing.
For the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance (SZO) she says the language of the change must be posted
7 days prior to a public hearing. Waine has emailed her comments to the rest of the Board, and
all agreed to review them and if it appears that we did not properly prepare the recently
proposed ordinance changes it may be necessary to postpone them. Waine will forward the
proposed ordinance changes to Dodi and advise her that we may need to pass over them at
Town Meeting in March for said procedural reasons.
Waine distributed copies of proposed changes to the SZO requirements for expanding non-
conforming structures; he edited the State’s suggested language to omit references to ocean
frontage, and to place authority in the Planning Board rather than the Code Enforcement Officer
Alan was not ready to present Jim and Kathy Meader’s Flying Pond proposal (see above) as
they have been in Florida. Some contradictions in the SZO language regarding setbacks in this
situation were briefly discussed, though no formal action was taken.
The Meeting adjourned at 7:35 PM.
Creston Gaither, secretary