Town of Frye Island
Planning Board Working Meeting
July 8, 2000 4:00 pm
Location: Community Center
Present: Bob Hannah,
Marge Hommel, Ed Johnson, ,Ed Charrette,Dave Treacy, Patty Meyer
Plan Committee members Fritz Mueller, Ernie Wryzesinsky, Pat Karpacz,
Island Residents:Don Hadley lot 174-175, Winnie Rogers lot 1668
The chairman, Bob Hannah called the meeting to
order at 4:05 pm. As Goeff Rice and
Ed Johnson were not present, Bob appointed both alternates as voting members.
Ed Johnson came in a few minutes later.
Minutes of the June 24 meeting were APPROVED.with corrections noted on
We will separate use changes, lot size changes and setbacks for
accessory buildings into separate warrant articles. We will plan a public hearing on Saturday, August 5 at 4pm.
Some people remember the rear setback as being
40 feet instead of 15 feet as in our current ordinance.
We do not know if this was a deed restriction, especially for golf course
lots. Don Hadley will try to get us
a sample deed for a lot that fronts on the golf course.
Dave Treacy asked if there might be tax consequences for changing the
Patty Meyer, Dave Treacy and Don Hadley met to investigate what changes
need to be made so that corner lots can be built upon without a variance.
There was general agreement that the short side of the lot be considered
the front and maintain the 50 foot road setback.
But the side setback is still under discussion.
Patty Meyer thought that 20 feet was OK; others thought that 30 feet was
better. Dave Treacy recommended a
sliding scale. We will examine this further, perhaps recommending that a
special exception, rather than a variance, be used.
Patty Meyer and Marge Hommel agreed to investigate all the corner lots
and record the frontage. There was
also discussion about lots that abut beaches.
Are these to be considered corner lots?
The Planning Committee has renamed itself to the Comprehensive Plan
Committee to avoid confusion with the Planning Board.
Fritz Mueller gave an extensive report on the organization of the
Committee and people who have agreed to work on the different sections.
Bob Hannah pointed out that we need to include goals and objectives.
Dave Decker agreed to rewrite a section on the survey results, where
Vicís initial draft was only his (Vicís) interpretation.
Dave also agreed to write a section on goals and objectives.
The Planning Board VOTED not to release the plan, at this time, but to
vote on releasing it at the July 22 meeting after the additions were in place.
Bob has had the Naples Comprehensive Plan
copied, and Fritz will distribute the relevant sections to the Plan Committee
members. Ernie Wryzesinsky spoke of
a visit to Long Island. It has no
Comprehensive Plan. Rick Sealy of
COGS wrote the Naples Plan. It was
felt that $30,000 or more to have a professional write the plan, was more money
than Frye Island had to spend on the project.
Bob Hannah commended Fritz Mueller for all the
work he has done in organizing the Plan. He
also stated that Rick Sealy would look at our current plan and give us feedback.
stated that we need to write a speed limit ordinance, if we continue to get no
response from the DOT on our request to set Island speed limits. The request was made over a year ago.
Wryzesinsky pointed out the Land Use ordinance wording should say 144 square
feet or less on the wording for a shed. He
also thinks that all accessory building should have reduced setbacks.
Bob pointed out that our current proposal puts the front setback at 30
feet for all accessory buildings. It
only changes the side setback to 10 feet for sheds 144 square feet or under.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 am.
Marge Hommel, Secretary