Minutes of Planning Board Meeting

September 25, 2004

Frye Island Community Center


                 The meeting was called to order by Chairman Marge Hommel at 8:32 a.m.

Members present: Ed Johnson, Don Nolen, Kathy Potts, Dave Treacy, and Paul Peterson. 



1)  Minutes and correspondence

                 The revised draft minutes for the Aug. 28 meeting were presented.  It was moved by Dave Treacy, seconded by Kathy Potts, and approved unanimously they be approved.

                 The draft minutes for the Sep. 11 meeting were presented.  Correction of the third Old Business heading to “Mooring Registration Ordinance Discussion” was requested, and the Secretary was authorized to insert the surname of Police Officer Eric Pearce.  It was moved by Don Nolen, seconded by Ed Johnson, and approved unanimously they be approved.


2) Old Business


                 After discussion by Don Nolen and Kathy Potts whether a change was really necessary, Dave Treacy volunteered to draft a proposed ordinance (amendment to the Land Use Ordinance) for consideration next spring.


                 MMA Workshop

                 Marge Hommel reported on the workshop for Planning Boards and Boards of Appeal that she and Dave Treacy attended.  A useful point made was that the Town should be receiving copies of the Maine Townsman which, among other things, has summaries of new Maine laws affecting towns, and topics of Planning Board interest.


                 CEO letters

                 After discussion, it was moved by on Nolen, seconded by Dave Treacy, and approved unanimously that a proposed amendment of Sec. 101-I-4b, to prohibit division of a lot if the result is to produce a lot which is more non-conforming than before the division, be set for a public hearing next spring.


                 Memorial Garden/Cemetery

                 Nancy Fournier has formed a committee.  Further action will be deferred to next spring.


                 Mooring Registration Ordinance

                 Paul Peterson stated his opinion that we need a mooring ordinance, not a registration ordinance.  The question was raised whether registration implies the right to maintain a mooring at the registered location.

                 Don Nolen said the Board should get minutes of the combined Marina/Beach Committees meeting as advisory for the Planning Board, and we owe it to the Maina/Beach Committees to let them finish what we asked them to start.  Ed Johnson said we should wait to get all comments before we act.  Don suggested we table the matter until we receive a written report. 

                 It was moved by Dave Treacy, seconded by Don Nolen and agreed unanimously that we should table the matter until a report is received in writing, or the Board decides to re-open it.


                 Other Business

                 Joe Potts suggested that the Board prepare a warrant article to repeal the ATV ordinance.  It was moved by Kathy Potts, seconded by Don Nolen and agreed unanimously that we should prepare such a warrant in the spring.


3.              New Business

                 Joe Potts explained the Property Usage Summary which he has prepared showing the number of lots of different types, and whether they have septic systems approved or installed.  This is now in revision 2.  Joe, Marge and Paul agreed to work on a plan over the winter, as a project to be called Lot Development Tracking, to maintain and use the data.


            At 10:48 it was moved by Don Nolen, and agreed unanimously to adjourn.



Bill Stevens                    Lot     1767

Joe Potts                                  1633

Carl Hommel                            68

Bob Roberts                             111

Frank Limauro                          74

Diane Babineau                        1305

Nancy Fournier                        1113

Bob Travis                               72