Planning Board, Tues., Aug. 12, 2008


Planning Board, August 12, 2008


            The Sedgwick Planning Board met at the Town Office on Tues., Aug. 12 at 7 pm.   Present were Planning Board Chairman Palmer Little, secretary Sylvia Wardwell, members Victor Smith, David Webb and John Allen.  Also present were Selectmen Nelson Grindal and Tom O’Connor, CEO Duane Ford, Packet reporter Jonathan Thomas and Mrs Thomas, Richard Duffy, Mr and Mrs Ricky Spofford, Kate Knox, George Hagerthy and Assistant to the Selectmen Barbara Grindle.

            Map 1, Lot 19  Chairman Little opened the meeting at 7 pm.  He presented the board members with a letter he had written to Mr Spofford regarding work Mr Spofford had done without permits.  There were two violations listed 1)  A tower had been erected without any notification or permit and 2) a building notification required by the town had not been made out.  The first violation could require a fine, the second was only a $5 fee that is paid when the notification is presented to the selectmen.  Mr Spofford was given a site plan application and a building notification form for the violations. He is to present them to the Planning Board with a $55 check ($25 for the application fee, $25 for a late fee and $5 for the notification form). He is to present another site plan application to the planning board before doing any more work on the site.  Mr Spofford wishes to erect 6 – 8 windmills on the site if the conditions are right.  For further information on the windmill project he has provided a website at

            Map 13, Lots 11, 6, 8-3   Richard Duffy, owner of the proposed Eggemoggin Heights subdivision has redone his map excluding one lot.  It will now be a 13 lot project.  He expects to present his application at the next meeting of the planning board.   He was told to provide 6 copies of everything and the fee will be $50 plus $200 for each lot in the proposed subdivision.  He will need to stake the lots so that the Planning Board can walk the lines with the CEO.  He also must notify all adjacent landowners and bring proof of having done so.

            CEO Ford reported that the lawyers are discussing the Patten/Four Winds appeal.

            There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 pm.

                         Barbara Grindle, Ass. to the Selectmen