Planning Board Meeting, December 9, 2014



December 9, 2014


            Opened the meeting and established a quorum present.  Planning Board members present:  Chairman John Allen, Robert Jones, Peter Neill, Michael Rossney, Richard Duffy, alternate Peter Atherton.

            Also present:  Selectmen Nelson Grindal, Victor Smith, CEO Duane Ford, Secretary Barbara Grindle, Dylan Howard, Neilson VanDuijn, Doug Wollmar.


            Read and approved the minutes of the last two meetings.


            NEW BUSINESS:  Frank Peasley had planned to be present, but has decided not to apply for a permit for his oyster farm business yet.

Howard and VanDuijn presented the Board with a compute-generated view of the Caterpillar Hill Initiative’s (CHI) plans for the Caterpillar Hill site.  The amphitheater would eventually be a platform with tiles, no roof, and walking trails for access.  Parking would be for 18 cars along the roadside where the buildings now have parking – cleanup will be done to enable the parking.  Their wish right now is for a permit for a temporary platform constructed of pressure-treated wood that they can use while selling the tiles for the permanent platform.  They were advised to make out the site plan review, get it to the members for review and come back next month with concise plans and numbers.

The non-profit group has been trying for several years to purchase the land for a cultural center for the community.  They have acquired 30 acres and are now raising funds by selling tiles for the 48 ft round amphitheater platform, among other things.


OLD BUSINESS:  There was no old business.


CEO REPORT:  The Peasley’s have postponed their oyster farm plans for the present.

The Walker Pond Committee will meet tomorrow (Wednesday, December 10) and one topic of discussion will be the road to the Pond, especially since CHI has acquired a portion of shoreland and access to it is through the road built by the town that is partially on the land that they have just acquired.


            ADJOURN:  There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.


                                    Barbara Grindle, Secretary, Sedgwick Planning Board