Planning Board Minutes, November 13, 2013

November 12, 2013

Chairman John Allen opened the meeting at 7 pm and declared a quorum present.  Board members present were Chairman John Allen, Secretary Sylvia Wardwell, Nicole Gray, Michael Rossney, Peter Neill, Alternate Peter Atherton.  Also present were CEO Duane Ford, William Varney, Richard Duffy, Alden Astbury, and Assistant to the Selectmen Barbara Grindle.

Neill mentioned  that he appreciated having an agenda and copies of the minutes available   The minutes were accepted with one amendment striking paragraph four of the secretary’s minutes.

Duffy had the mylar copies of his property to be signed by the Planning Board.  He had not realized that he had to have one for the Registry.  The Board signed a paper copy for his files as well.  His  subdivision, Eggemoggin Heights, had been dissolved at the October meeting.

Mr Varney from Premium Broadband was in to explain to the board about the new attachment on the Caterpillar Hill cell tower.  No notice had been given to the town that there was going to be an attachment and he explained that a call to the town office had given them the information that no notice was needed.  The original permit to Centerline Communications required that 1) there be free access to emergency services, 2)  that there be notification when new clients were adding to the tower, and 3) that a removal bond be secured annually.  That permit was transferred to Grain when they took over the building of the tower.  Mr. Varney was asked to send a letter to the Planning Board detailing what they have done; the CEO or Planning Board chairman will reply to the letter.
Neill moved and Rossney seconded that notice be sent to each of the tower owners in Sedgwick that they are expected to come to the Planning Board whenever they are adding any service to their tower.  The vote was 5-0 in favor of the motion.

Astbury wishes to build a 20’ x 36’ lean-to off the side of an existing garage.  It will be for commercial use at 810 Sedgwick Ridge Road, Map 7, Lot 32A.  He was given a site plan application and building notification to bring in next month.

Old Business:  Nicole Gray, Peter Neill, and CEO Ford will get together for a review of the site plan ordinance.  Any changes must be approved and given to the selectmen before the middle of January to be in the Annual Town Report.  Any changes must be voted on at town meeting.

CEO report:  The new owners of the Hewes home may wish to go commercial.  They may be in to see the Planning Board.  The Pressman property has a lot of work going on, the landscapers are still working and a permit by rule has been issued by DEP to raise the boathouse.  

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

Barbara Grindle, Assistant to the Selectmen