MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VIENNA
PLANNING BOARD HELD SEPTEMBER 27, 2023
On September 2 a quorum of the Board made site visits to the Vigneault and Seymour sites on Flying Pond, the Vigneault site being depicted on tax map 10 as lot 7-W; the Seymour site being depicted on map 11 as lot W- 16. At the Vigneault site the Board made Findings of fact and voted to approve a permit; Wally Seymour asked the Board to wait until he decides on specifics before it considers a permit.
On September 5 Waine advised an inquirer that a Notification of Construction permit is required for free-standing solar panels but not for rooftop installations.
The regular meeting convened at 7:00 PM at the Town House. Regular members present were Waine Whittier, Alan Williams, Creston Gaither, and Ed Lawless. Jonathan Spaulding was present and the Board informally discussed permitting requirements with him.
Chris Dornbach’s email of September 20 concerning screening in a deck near Flying Pond was briefly discussed. It was agreed that no Board action is required unless an application is received.
Russ Mattson’s email of today’s date was briefly reviewed. It was agreed that no Board action is required unless an application is received.
Leah Tuite’s email of September 6 was briefly reviewed; the Board will try to arrange a site visit to her Flying Pond parcel.
Wally Seymour’s email of September 13 was reviewed; he’d like to proceed with same project he proposed in 2021, for which the permit has expired. He also would like to put an addition with a closet and half-bathroom on the northerly side of the existing house as per the sketch he presented during the above-mentioned site visit. Findings of Fact as required by the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance were made and it was voted 4 – 0 to issue permits for both proposals, conditional on stone being placed under the porch drip-edge.
Mark Rains appeared at 7:25; his proposal as per his sketch and email of Sept. 25 were discussed. He has a site evaluation and was told he will need a SSWD permit and that a Notification of Construction (NoC) permit will then suffice as the proposal is not within the Shoreland Zone.
Angela Bell’s application for permits for a house and a dock on her Davis Pond parcel shown on tax map 6 as lot 82 was reviewed. The Board had visited the site on August 23; she holds SSWD permit # 2022 – 14. Findings of Fact as required by the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance were made and it was voted 4 – 0 to issue a permit for the proposal.
The meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM.
Creston Gaither, secretary