Minutes of Planning Board Meeting

September 24, 2005

Frye Island Community Center



The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. by Chairman Marge Hommel.


Members Present:  Marge Hommel, Ed Johnson, Voting Alternate Steve Kaplan, Don Nolen, Paul Peterson, Kathy Potts


Minutes and Correspondence:  Don Nolen moved that the minutes of the September 17 Planning Board Meeting and Public Hearing be approved as presented; Ed Johnson seconded the motion;  the motion carried unanimously.


Marge distributed a letter from Christa Mueller which suggested an addition to the Town of Frye Island Comprehensive Plan based on information pertaining to the Nodding Pagonia plant found on Frye Island.  The information will be held until Spring, 2006, when the Board will review the Comprehensive Plan.


Old Business:


Review of September 17 Public Hearing:  The Mooring Ordinance was tabled indefinitely.  Kathy Potts agreed to present the Accessory Building Ordinance at the October 8, 2005 Town Meeting.


Growth Management Ordinance:  After review and consultation with C.E.O. Paul White, The Board of Selectmen approved the Ordinance as currently written.  It is rumored that people are offering to swap Growth Permits, which is specifically prohibited in the Ordinance;  the C.E.O. will be asked to enforce the prohibition.  The Planning Board will consider revisions to the Ordinance in 2006;  some sections which to be reviewed include the definition of “substantial start;” ways to handle delays when Permit holders are not ready to build; and a possible change of “building months” to those months that the Island is open.


Meeting Dates:


This was determined to be the last meeting of 2005;  the Town Office will be asked to delete any additional meetings on the calendar.


The first meeting of 2006 will be held at the Community  Center on Saturday, May 20,


The meeting adjourned at 8:59 a.m.


Respectfully Submitted


Kathy Potts

Secretary Pro-Tem