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Planning Board Minutes 11/10/2009
7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I       Call to Order
Paul White called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.

Present: Jim Libby, Phil Lowe, Joe McMahon, Paul White, Code Enforcement Officer, Bob DeVilleneuve, and Recorder, Maureen Scanlon.

Absent: Steve Burgess

Guests present: None

II      Review of Minutes (October 13, 2009)
Phil Lowe made a motion to accept the minutes from October 13, 2009.  It was seconded by Paul White.  Motion carried with all in favor.

III     Correspondence – None  

IV      Open to Public Questions – None

V       Old Business

a.      Proposed Condominium Project at 802 Sebago Road –             Dean Palli – Map 28, Lot 10

Item removed from agenda.  Mr. Palli asked to be removed from the agenda for tonight’s meeting and added to the agenda for the December 8, 2009 meeting.

b.      Site Plan Review – Edward (Ned) & Carol Woodman –                Map 19, Lot 19  

Discussion ensued clarifying the fact that the two existing buildings on this property must be torn down completely in order to construct the one new building that will consist of two rental units.  Specifically, the second building that has been moved to another location on this property, and is currently being used as a shed structure, must also be torn down.       

Concerns were raised regarding the locations of the septic system/leach bed and the adequacy of the water supply.  It was noted that documentation regarding these items has still not been submitted.  

At this point, the Board determined that the following issues need to be addressed in order to move forward with this project.  

ü       An accurate plan including the septic system(s), well location(s), and actual building locations with dimensions (both existing and   proposed) needs to be submitted for review.  The adequacy of the
      septic system(s) and water supply system(s) for these buildings
           needs to be determined for year round use.  

ü       Both of the “old” buildings need to be removed.  

ü       The Board also requests that historical data be provided showing when the rental units went from seasonal to year round use.  This information can be in the form of rental records, etc.  This is to clarify/determine whether or not it meets the requirements for a “grandfathered” use of the new building.  

This item will be added to the agenda for the December 8, 2009 meeting.        
c.      Planning Board Vacancies (2 positions)
The Board acknowledged the fact that that there are still two vacant positions for the Planning Board.  
d.      Shoreland Zoning Ordinance
Paul White stated that this ordinance is still being reviewed by the Department of Environmental Protection.  

e.      Land Use Ordinance
Phil Lowe referred to the comments made by Joe McMahon at the Planning Board’s workshop held on October 27th.  Both Phil and Joe would like to see a clause/statement added to the general rules stating that on the occasion of a specific situation not being addressed in our ordinance, the Planning Board would be able to apply State and Federal laws, statues and rules as needed.  The following additional notes (exact wording to be fine tuned) will be added to Section 4-G-2 (Schedule of Uses/Dimensional Requirements/Minimum Lot Standards).  

7. Leave current setbacks on existing buildings if the new ordinance   
    made it non-conforming.      

8. Allow two lots on a 30 ft. easement of a back lot.

9. Include a clause/statement referencing that on the occasion of a
    specific situation not being addressed in this ordinance, it will fall
    under the realm of a State statute.  

A workshop will be held on November 24, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Office building to fine tune the wording of the aforementioned additional notes and address any further issues regarding the completion of the Land Use Ordinance.  

VI      New Business – None

VII     Adjournment
Phil Lowe made a motion to adjourn at 7:43 p.m.  It was seconded by Jim Libby.  Motion carried with all in favor.

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