Minutes of Planning Board Meeting

July 9, 2005

Frye Island Community Center


                 The meeting was called to order by Chairman Marge Hommel at 8:33 a.m.

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


1)  Minutes and correspondence

                 Draft minutes for June 18 and 25, 2005 were presented.  As to June 18, it was moved by Kathy Potts and seconded by Ed Johnson, and as to June 25, it was moved by Don Nolen and seconded by Kathy, and it was approved unanimously that both draft minutes be accepted.


2)  Board Reorganization

                 Newly appointed alternate member Steve Kaplan was welcomed.  Chairman Marge Hommel, Vice-Chairman Ed Johnson, Secretary Dave Treacy, and Assistant Secretary Kathy Potts were re-elected, without opposition.


3) Old Business

                   Bunkhouse Ordinance

                               A proposed ordinance as drafted by Dave Treacy, with revisions suggested by Dick Norris including renaming to "Guesthouse", was discussed.  Ed Charrette asked if enacting this would start a flood of guesthouse building permits.

                   Many comments, most opposed to the language or the general idea, were offered by Ernie Wrzesinsky, Tony Torra, John Crosby, Steve Kaplan, Kathy Potts, and Dick Norris among others.

                   It was moved by Don Nolen, seconded by Ed Johnson, and agreed unanimously that Dave Treacy draft language making "Accessory Sleeping Quarters" a prohibited use, for discussion at the next regular meeting.


                   Mooring Ordinance

                   Paul Peterson asked if the proposed Mooring Registration Ordinance would come back to us.  Marge replied, "No, it is in the lap of the BIT Executive Committee."


4)  New Business

                   Quiet Hours Ordinance

                               Dick Norris noted that there is no such ordinance now.  On July 4 weekend, heavy equipment was at work on a contractor's "own lot."

                   Another attendee stated that the shortness of the building season already makes construction difficult.  The consensus of those present was that Saturday construction should be OK.  Marge suggested that the language of the Leisure Living covenants should be converted into an ordinance.

                   It was moved by Marge, seconded by Kathy Potts, and passed with Dave Treacy opposed and Marge abstaining, that the secretary write to the BIT Executive Committee requesting that they consider a quiet hours ordinance.


                   Footprint Ordinance

                               Someone stated that the current Land Use Ordinance has a 20% limit.  It was moved by Kathy, seconded by Don Nolen, and agreed unanimously that this proposal be tabled until the next meeting.


                   Replacement Ordinance

                               Dick Norris agreed to draft a proposed ordinance relating to reconstructions/replacements/expansions which greatly increase the size of a dwelling unit.


                   Comprehensive Plan

                               An update of the Plan is required, under Maine law, in 2007.  Paul Peterson noted that he does not have a copy of the existing plan.  The secretary was directed to write a FINS notice regarding this required update.


                               The next meeting was set for July 23 at 08:30.  At 10:30 it was moved by Marge, seconded by Ed Johnson and agreed that the meeting be adjourned.




Joe Potts                                 1633

Ernie Wrczenski                     285

Barbara and Bill Fitzgerald    88

Anne Dupuy                            87

Francis Lichtenberger             43/44

Steve Kaplan                          34

Tony Torra                              1888

?                                              85

John Nun                                 269

Ed Charrette                           79

Dick Norris                             61

John (?)                                   3031