Planning Board Meeting, June 10, 2008

The Sedgwick Planning Board met at the Town Office on June 10 at 7 pm.  Present were:  Chairman Little, Secretary Sylvia Wardwell, Victor Smith, John Allen, David Webb, Alternate James Wood, Selectmen Nelson Grindal and Tom O’Connor, Cliff Goodall, Richard Duffy, James Patterson, Philip Urban, Barbara Grindle, CEO Duane Ford and Jonathan and Mrs Thomas from the Weekly Packet.

            Map 13, Lots 8-3, 6 and 11 – Richard Duffy presented a survey for the Eggemoggin Heights subdivision.  Civil Engineering Services (CES) will be making out the application and presenting it next month.  He mentioned that one lot would be sold before the subdivision was approved and was told that it had to be removed from the subdivision application if that happened.  There is a problem with access to the lot before the roads are approved by the Planning Board.    

            Map 4, Lot 5-5 –  Two applications for buildings in the shoreland zone for Raymond and Stella Akscin were turned over to the CEO.

            Map 12, Lot 26-1 – A request for a road for Steven Maresca was also turned over to the CEO.

            Map 2, Lot 4 – Camp Four Winds, Patten.  Seven applications:  three floodplain zone applications-1 each for Twister and Squall and 1 for the boatshed; three for change of use-the Director’s Cabin, Twister and Squall; and four for expansions-Twister, Squall, boatshed, and Director’s Cabin.

The Director’s Cabin: A request for change of use was denied because the structure was not viable for expansion.  The building would need more than 50% repairs before it could be expanded.  It also must be located at least 100 ft back from the pond.

Twister and Squall:  Bunkhouses could not become housekeeping cabins because they had no housekeeping facilities originally.  Change of use application was denied.  Replacement and reconstruction in the present location was also denied.   The septic system and pumping station design would not meet state requirements in the present site.  Chairman Little presented a water quality report on the pond and Mr Goodall, lawyer for the Patten family, objected to it as outside the public hearing.  The Floodplain application was also denied because both are considered in the pond.  They must be moved back as far as possible if rebuilt.

Boathouse (shed) – The expansion of this building would be only for storage and seating.  The request was for the 30% expansion and a small ramp for the stored boats.  It would be raised above the floodplain area and the ramp would be needed to access the pond.  This expansion application was approved with conditions.  There is electricity and phone in the building presently.  There is to be no water, no sewer and no habitation facilities.The floodplain application was approved with the same conditions. The building  will be raised .8’, and all expansion must be directed away from the present tributary stream.

All votes were unanimous, with alternate Jim Wood replacing David Webb, who abstained from the project.

Mr Goodall has 30 days to file an appeal.  Chairman Little will write the opinion letter for the Planning Board and town attorney James Patterson will approve it.  Mr Patterson was present to advise the Board.

There being no further business before the Board the meeting was adjourned.

            Barbara Grindle, Assistant to the Selectmen