Planning Board

Planning Board Minutes - March 28, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VIENNA
PLANNING BOARD HELD MARCH 28, 2018

The meeting convened at 7:00 PM at the Town House. Regular members present were Alan
Williams, Creston Gaither, and Tim Bickford. Alan was elected Acting Chairman in Waine
Whittier’s absence. Minutes of the February 28 meeting were read and accepted.

Alan says Jim and Kathy Meader are holding off on the project discussed in the January
minutes until they can further study recent Shoreland Zoning Ordinance changes.

Planning Board Meeting - October 25, 2017

The meeting convened at the Town House at 7:00 PM; members present were Waine Whittier, Alan Williams, Creston Gaither, and Tim Bickford. Also present were Bruce and Pam Feathers and Mark Rains.

The Featherses were issued a Notification of Construction permit for a storage shed and an existing canopy shed; the property is shown on tax map 5 as lot 19.

Minutes of the Sept. 27 meeting were read and accepted.

Planning Board Meeting - November 22, 2017

The meeting convened at the Town House at 7:00 PM; members present were Waine Whittier, Ed Lawless, Alan Williams, Creston Gaither, and Tim Bickford. Minutes of the Oct. 25 meeting were read and accepted.

Creston noted that the property shown on Tax Map 10 as Lot 42 and described as the “Moore” property in September’s minutes is in fact now owned by Beverly and Bryan Harpine. Creston amended the permit the Board approved for this lot in September at the time of its finalization.

Possible ordinance changes were discussed.

Planning Board Meeting - July 26, 2017

At 6:15 PM Regular members Waine Whittier, Ed Lawless, Alan Williams, and Creston Gaither conducted a site visit on the Stake/Weeks property on Kimball Pond, depicted on tax map 3 as lot 11-K to consider the owners’ proposal to add a structure to house radon mitigation onto the existing house.

At 7:00 PM the Board’s regular meeting convened at the Town House with Waine, Ed, Creston, Alan, and regular member Tim Bickford present. Minutes of the June 28 meeting were read and accepted.

Planning Board Meeting - August 23, 2017

At 6:15 PM Regular members Waine Whittier, Ed Lawless, Alan Williams, Tim Bickford, and Creston Gaither conducted a site visit on the Norman Thombs and Russell Mattson properties on Kimball Pond, depicted on tax map 3 as, respectively, lots 9-K and 10-K, to consider Mr. Thombs’ proposal to construct an addition to the existing cabin, and Mr. Mattson’s proposal to do likewise; both intend to install new septic systems. Mr. Mattson was advised that the Board will need to see a plumbing permit before it can issue a Shoreland Zoning Ordinance permit.

Planning Board Meeting - September 27, 2017

At 6:15 PM Regular members Ed Lawless, Alan Williams and Creston Gaither met with
contractor Jim Meader on the Thomas and Dorothy Moore site on Flying Pond, depicted on tax
map 10 as lot 42; the owners would like Jim to install a foundation beneath the existing camp,
which is currently on posts. The camp is currently about 50 feet from the pond. Some trees to
the west and east of the camp would have to come down to allow equipment and to move the
camp during construction. The rules regarding expansion of non-conforming structures in the

Planning Board Meeting - June 28, 2017

  • At 6:15 PM Regular members Waine Whittier, Ed Lawless, Tim Bickford, and Creston Gaither conducted a site visit on the Shawkey property on Kimball Pond, depicted on tax map 3 as lot 26-K to consider the Shawkeys’ proposal to build a house on the property. Very gentle slopes and ample setbacks were noted. Regular Board member Alan Williams, who is acting as the Shawkeys’ agent and contractor, was present for this discussion. No formal Board action was taken a this time.

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