PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2007 – 7:00 P.M.
PRESIDING: Richard Bates, Chair
RECORDING SECRETARY: Maureen F. Scanlon
PRESENT: Rick Bates, Steve Burgess, Jim Libby, Rick Viles, Paul White, Jim Smith
(Code Enforcement Officer), Maureen Scanlon (Recording Secretary).
Guests present: Jeff Fleming, Helen Archer, Vinnie Frost, Bruce & Earlene Gagnon.
ABSENT: Cathy Greene
CALL TO ORDER: 7:06 p.m.
REVIEW OF MINUTES:
Rick Viles made a motion to accept the minutes from the August 14, 2007 meeting. Seconded by Steve Burgess. Motion carried with all in favor, except for Paul White who abstained from voting.
OPEN TO PUBLIC QUESTIONS: None
30% EXPANSION – CAREY BURKE & CAROL HEWITT
(MAP 35 – LOT 8)
Jeff Fleming R.A., from Wardhill Architecture explained, in detail, the changes made to his design plans. He addressed the concerns brought forth by the Board Members at the last meeting. Quite a bit of discussion ensued regarding several issues such as drainage around the building, changes made to the Site Plan, and the overall building design. Jeff mentioned that he has spoken to the neighbors regarding this project and no one has expressed any concerns that need to be addressed.
Steve Burgess made a motion to accept the plan as presented. Seconded by Rick Viles. Motion carried with all in favor.
30% EXPANSION – STEPHEN & DIANE MORGAN
(MAP 29 – LOT 36)
Since the Morgan’s were not present at this meeting, the Board agreed to discuss this matter at the end of the meeting.
30% EXPANSION – BRUCE GAGNON
(MAP 38 – LOT 30)
Bruce Gagnon submitted his plot plan with the additional information that was requested at the last meeting. He reviewed the plans in detail. Discussion ensued regarding the proposed plans for his property.
Jim Libby made a motion to accept the plan as presented. Seconded by Steve Burgess. Motion carried with all in favor.
PEABODY POND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSOCIATION’S PROPOSED BOAT WASH STATION – AT THE TOWN OF SEBAGO’S PEABODY POND BOAT LANDING
(MAP 38 – LOT 27)
Vinnie Frost spoke to the Board to clarify some questions such as the proposed cost and the fact that the Association will be raising the funds to complete this project. He stated that they certainly would not turn down any funding if the Town chose to donate to this cause, but the Association does not expect anything from the Town other than permission to build on the town owned property. He explained that funding is being acquired from Lakes Environmental Association (L.E.A.), L.L. Bean, Inc., and private donations. The Peabody Pond Association also plans on being responsible for the maintenance of the Boat Wash Station which includes providing manpower on a regular basis.
Jim Smith mentioned that the Board of Selectmen, and the Town Manager, have requested that he oversee this project to protect the Town’s interests and assure everything is done properly. This includes assuring that Contractor’s Liability Insurance is provided by the contractor for this project and also requires a pre-construction meeting between the contractor, Code Enforcement Officer, and the Town Manager.
Jim stated that Mr. Falconi, an abutter to the property, has submitted a letter stating that he has no objection to the Boat Wash Station being built at this location. His only concerns were that his driveway does not become blocked with boat trailers, and that there is no increase in water run-off down his driveway. Jim suggested that a sign be installed stating that no boat trailers are to block the driveway. In his capacity as the Code Enforcement Officer, Mr. Smith will assure that erosion control is properly addressed.
Mr. Frost is also an abutter to the property, and has submitted a letter stating that he has no objection to this project.
Steve Burgess made a motion to waive the Site Plan Review requirements with the exception of an Erosion & Sedimentation Control Plan. Seconded by Rick Viles. Discussion ensued.
Mr. Bates asked that it be noted for the record that this Boat Wash Station will be built according to the guidelines in the “Maine’s Safety Net” booklet that was presented to the Board, and that the entranceway will be constructed to the town specifications with approval from the Public Works Director.
Quite a bit of discussion ensued regarding the details of this project.
Paul White made a motion to rescind the first motion. Seconded by Rick Viles. Motion carried with all in favor.
Paul White made a new motion to waive everything but the Sediment & Erosion Control Plan, to be submitted to the CEO prior to construction and the Town needs to provide a completed application. Seconded by Rick Viles. Motion carried with all in favor.
30% EXPANSION – STEPHEN & DIANE MORGAN
(MAP 29 – LOT 36)
Apparently the additional information that was requested by the Board at the last meeting has not been received from Mr. & Mrs. Morgan as of this date therefore no further action is being taken at this time.
30% EXPANSION – JOAN & EDWARD FITZGERALD
(MAP 29 – LOT 47)
This item is to be moved to the agenda for next month’s meeting.
30% EXPANSION – JOSEPH ANTONUCCI
(MAP 27 – LOT 13)
Mr. Smith asked the Board to review this minor item at this meeting. He reviewed the plan details for a 10’ x 10’ addition to an existing structure which will house a small laundry room. He submitted photos of the existing structure showing the proposed location of the addition. After careful review of this information the Board decided that a Site Walk is not required.
Steve Burgess made a motion to accept the plan as presented. Seconded by Jim Libby. Motion carried with all in favor.
No further issues were brought up for discussion.
Steve Burgess made a motion to adjourn. Seconded by Paul White. Motion carried with all in favor.
NOTE: The Board decided to have an additional workshop to work on the
Comprehensive Plan. They will be setting up a time & time for this workshop
ADJOURNMENT: 9:10 p.m.
NEXT MEETING: October 9, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
Maureen F. Scanlon