Minutes of Planning Board Meeting

June 18, 2005

Frye Island Community Center


                 The meeting was called to order by Chairman Marge Hommel at 8:34 a.m.

Members present: Marge Hommel, Ed Johnson, Don Nolen, Kathy Potts, Ed Charrette, Dave Treacy. 


1)  Minutes and correspondence

                 Draft minutes for Oct. 9, 2004 and May 21, 2005 were presented.  Don Nolen requested correction of the Oct. 9 minutes to reflect his attendance. As so corrected, it was moved by Don Nolen, seconded by Ed Johnson, and approved unanimously that both draft minutes be accepted.


2) Old Business

                 Memorial Garden/Cemetery

                               The committee headed by Nancy Fournier provided a report, recommending a Columbarium be installed in the abandoned tennis court in the Rec Area.  It appears that this would require a change in the zoning. 

                               10 people have already indicated willingness to pay $1500 for a reserved 2-urn niche.  It was suggested to seek a non-binding resolution at the July 2 Town Meeting, but Kathy Potts noted it would probably stir knee-jerk reactions instead of thoughtful comments.  Chairman Hommel suggested that the committee place a notice in the FINS asking response by August 1. 

                               The Board agreed not to take any action at this time.


3)  New Business

                   Mooring Registration Ordinance

                               Carl Hommel reported that the Marina Committee had held many e-mail meetings over the past winter, and prepared a 10th draft which he submitted.

                               Janis McFarland asked if this related to regulation of moorings, and was told that the present ordinance does not.

                               Ernie Wrzesinsky stated that he opposed regulating water in front of his property..

                               Joe Potts pointed out that, if someone has "registered" a mooring, that person may later refuse to move an improper mooring because it had been registered under the original ordinance.

                               Cappy pointed out that some moorings now infringe on marked swim areas.

                               Kathy Potts moved the motion with the following changes: there be no fee for registration, and in Section 9B "moved" should be changed to "removed."

                               It was agreed (1) Carl should incorporate Kathy's suggestions in the proposed ordinance, and should add that registration does not grandfather a mooring; and (2) a Public Hearing should be held on June 25 on the proposed Ordinance as so revised.


                   Bunkhouse Ordinance

                               A proposed ordinance as drafted by Dave Treacy was discussed briefly.  It was moved by Don Nolen, seconded by Ed Johnson, and agreed unanimously that this be brought up for discussion at the next regular meeting.



                               It was agreed to put consideration of e-mail suggestions from Dick Norris, of a number of ordinances, on the agenda for a future meeting


5)  Membership and Meetings

                   Ed Charrette stated that he would like to be appointed as an alternate member for next year.

                   It was agreed to set a Public Hearing for 8:00 a.m. on June 25 on the Mooring Registration Ordinance, and to hold a short meeting July 2 at 8:00 a.m. if a Warrant Article for that ordinance is to be presented at the Town Meeting.

The next regular meetings were set for July 9 and 23 at 8:30 a.m.


At 10:25 it was unanimously agreed to adjourn.



Carl Hommel                          68

Joe Potts                                 1633

Nancy Fournier                       1113

Andrew DiSalvo                     1889

Janis McFarland and Rich McLaughlin         506

Grace Morin                           287

Dick Giggey                           266

Ernie Wrczenski                     285

Rich Purtell                            39