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Planning Board Minutes 02/10/2009
7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I       Call to Order
          Rick Viles called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.  

Present: Steve Burgess, Jim Libby, Phil Lowe, Joe McMahon, Paul White,   
Rick Viles, and Recorder, Maureen Scanlon.  Guests present: Dean & Benny Palli, and Rick Bates.
Absent: Code Enforcement Officer, Jim Smith

II      Review of Minutes (January 13, 2009)
Steve Burgess made a motion to approve the minutes from January 13, 2009.
It was seconded by Jim Libby.  Motion carried with all in favor except Paul White who abstained from the vote.

III     Correspondence – None

IV      Open to Public Questions – None

V       New Business

a.      Proposed Condominium Project at 802 Sebago Road –
     (Dean Palli) – Map 28, Lot 10
Mr. Dean Palli asked to speak to the Board this evening regarding the possibility of turning the existing five buildings on his property located on Sebago Tax Map 28, Lot 10 into condominiums.  He explained that it is his intention to renovate the existing structures, turn them into “year round” residences, and improve the overall appearance of the property.  The Code Enforcement Officer’s file on his property was reviewed for information on the existing septic system design.  It appears that apparently there is one system that services three of the buildings and another system that services two of the buildings.  The Board explained that a more accurate septic system design plan with the well location included will be required.  The property cards were also reviewed for information on the amount of acreage at this location.  The Board advised Mr. Palli of the next steps that he needs to take in order to proceed.  Mr. Palli asked if it is possible to add more cottages down the road.  Rick Viles stated that he does not believe there is enough land to meet the minimum requirements for additional structures on the property.  However, the existing structures are “grandfathered” in and can be improved.  Mr. Palli wanted to know if it would be possible to add an office to one of the buildings so that he could actually rent out all five units and still have an office area.  It was discussed and the consensus was that it is unlikely, but Rick Viles stated that he will do some research on this matter.  There was further discussion on the idea of year round versus seasonal rentals being governed by more stringent code requirements.

VI      Old Business

a.      Update on State of Maine Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland
        Zoning Ordinances (Phil Lowe)

Phil Lowe stated that he has reviewed the State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances and has identified six items that he feels as though should be addressed by the Planning Board.  He distributed copies of the list of items that he has identified to the Planning Board members and asked that they review this information and be prepared to discuss this matter at the next meeting.  He mentioned that this needs to be ready and submitted to the Town Clerk by April in order to be included on the Annual Town Meeting Warrant.  

Paul White made a motion to adjourn the regular Planning Board meeting at 7:30 p.m. and move to the Land Use Ordinance meeting.  It was seconded by Steve Burgess.  Motion carried with all in favor.

VII     Land Use Ordinance Meeting
Rick Bates, the former Chairman of the Planning Board, attended tonight’s meeting to go over Section 8 of the Land Use Ordinance that was his task to review for corrections.  His suggested corrections were discussed in detail and revisions will be made as determined necessary.  

An additional meeting date of Tuesday, February 24, 2009 was added to the current Land Use Ordinance meeting schedule.  A notice will be sent to the Planning Board Members and all Interested Parties to advise them of this change.  
        Adjournment: 9:10 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
Maureen F. Scanlon
Administrative Assistant/Deputy Clerk