Minutes of Planning Board Meeting

July 17, 2004

Frye Island Community Center


                 The meeting was called to order by Chairman Marge Hommel at 8:35 a.m.

Members present: Marge Hommel, Ed Johnson, Don Nolen, Kathy Potts, Dave Treacy, Grace Morin, Paul Peterson.  A list of other attendees is attached.


1)  Minutes

                 The draft minutes for the meetings May 22 and June 26, 2004 were read and approved unanimously.


2) Reorganization

                 Grace Morin was welcomed as a tentatively appointed alternate member, pending confirmation that there is no conflict with her position on the BIT Executive Committee.

                 The following were nominated, seconded and elected unanimously:

                   Chairman        Marge Hommel

                   Vice Chairman                                                         Ed Johnson

                   Secretary           Dave Treacy

                   Asst. Secretary  Kathy Potts


3) Correspondence

                 Growth Permits – The Board agreed that the proposed revision to the application, deleting the requirement that the septic permit be current, was correct because the ordinance does not require this.


4) Old Business

           Growth Permits

           It was announced that one permit for 2004 has been turned in.  There is a 41 application waiting list.  Regarding letters to those whose permits will expire, Marge has followed up and contacted by phone those who had not been reached by mail.

           A discussion followed regarding the procedure to follow when an application, on the list for a future year, is moved up to an earlier year but the applicant does not want this to happen.  The consensus was that the current procedure should not be changed.


                 Rezoning of Privately Owned Commercial Property

           Dave Treacy recused himself because this involves lot 501.  From the floor, he stated that the owners of lot 501 agreed that they would not support rezoning Lot 501 from Water Oriented Commercial to Residential so long as the right of way across one corner of the property is being used as a road for access to Ridge Road.

           The Board asked, what would be the response if the right of way was blocked except for emergency vehicles?  Dave said he was not prepared to give an answer to this question.

           Bob Roberts referred to a letter which had been signed in 2002 agreeing to permit certain use of the right of way.  Dave replied that not only had the lot owners sent a letter of revocation shortly after the first letter was written, but that neither the Town nor FII had done anything to implement the changes which were required.

           Ed Johnson moved, Kathy Potts seconding, to start the rezoning process now.  The motion was amended to include rezoning of the Recreation Area, and changing the buffer requirements.  The amended motion was approved unanimously, Dave Treacy not participating, and is to be placed on the agenda for the next meeting.


3) New Business

                 Transportation Commission.

                 In response to the Town Manager’s announcement of the forming of a commission to evaluate and recommend all aspects of transportation to and on the island, Dave Treacy volunteered to serve as the Planning Board’s ex officio member.  This was unanimously accepted, and the secretary was directed to notify Wayne of this selection.


                 Boat moorings

                 It was agreed to put the question of an ordinance, regarding a harbormaster and regulation of boat moorings, should be put on the agenda for the next meeting.

                 Memorial Park/Cemetery

                 Nancy Fournier suggested that the Planning Board propose establishing a memorial park for burial of ashes of island residents who wish such an arrangement.  It was agreed to put this on the agenda for the next meeting.


Future Meetings

                 The Board agreed to schedule a working meeting at 08:30 on Saturday, Aug. 14, and a regular meeting at 08:30 on Saturday, Aug. 28.


The meeting was adjourned by mutual consent at 10:02




Other attendees

68            Carl Hommel

1308   Diane Babineau

111     Bob & Jan Roberts

1113   Nancy Fournier