Planning Board Minutes, November 10, 2009



November 10, 2009


            Planning Board members present:  Chairman Palmer Little, David Webb, John Allen, Michael Rossney, Secretary Sylvia Wardwell and Alternate James Wood.

Also present:  CEO Duane Ford, Selectman Nelson Grindal, and Assistant Barbara Grindle.


            Selectman Grindal brought the Planning Board up to date on the Walker Pond project.  The selectmen signed the Notice of Intent on October 29 and it has been posted around town since Oct. 30.  They signed the Condemnation Order and the Warrant at a special meeting on the afternoon of Nov. 10 so that it could be posted the required 7 days before the special town meeting.  This special town meeting will be held at the Town House at 6 pm Thursday Nov. 19 to get approval for the taking of a roadway and stormwater buffer, paying damages of $13,500 to Blue Hill Heritage Trust, removing portions of restrictions on their deed from the Patten sisters and for damages to them of $0.


            The members of the Planning Board welcomed new member Michael Rossney.  He will be taking the place of newly elected selectman Victor Smith.


            There being no members of the public here for business, Chairman Little asked the CEO if he had any reports.  CEO Ford reported on 1) the Gary Kath property at M.6, L 32.  He has checked the markers and signed their permit.   2)  Sophia Land boathouse repairs.  The present plans are just repairs, anything further will need permitting.  3)  talked with Paul Lavoie about the Pressman estate on M 9, L 6.  They are working up plans for a new house, but are improving portions of two boathouses.  Windows in one boathouse are fine, but putting a deck inside the second one is going to need a permit for a change of use.  4)  a landowner would like to build a house on his land behind Bill Grant’s boat storage.  He will need to check into stream protection permitting if he continues with the project.

            He also noted that MMA will be doing Planning Board and Shoreland Zoneing training classes this month.  If anyone has any suggestions for updating and changing the town’s shoreland zoning ordinance, now is the time to start writing them so they can be included at the annual town meeting.


            The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 pm.


                                                Barbara Grindle, Assistant to the Selectmen