Town of Frye Island - Planning Board Meeting
Sunday, June 6, 1999

     Location:  Community Center

     Present: Paul Bourque, Bob Hannah, Marge Hommel, Ed Johnson, Patty Meyer,

     Visitors: Selectman Oleg Svetlichny, Lot 13 Leisure Lane,
                   Sylvia & Fred Brownstein, Lot 251 Leisure Lane,
                   David Treacy, Lot 501 Playground Lane

The Chairman, Paul Bourque, called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m..  He announced that Penny Decker had resigned.  He also announced that he would not seek reappointment due to an increased commitment to the Frye Island Fire Department.  Since the Charter for the Town was adopted last October, and was effective on January 1, 1999, we all need to be reappointed.  Patty Meyer stated that she wanted to remain an alternate to the Board, and not become a regular member.  Ed Johnson, Marge Hommel, and Bob Hannah stated that they would like to be reappointed to the Board.

There was a discussion of proposed ordinances relating to the roads.  We VOTED that the Board recommend that the current Frye Island owned roads become public easements rather than public roads, and that a warrant article should be offered to that effect.  We VOTED to hold a public hearing on Saturday, June 19, at 8:30 am at the Community Center.  We will have a handout ready for the hearing, which explains the concept of a public easement.  It was mentioned that this means that State Laws on roads would be applicable.  Paul Bourque agreed to talk to Major Slocum, Chief Deputy of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department to see what regulations the Deputies would enforce.  We need to have this information for the Public Hearing.  The Town must then petition the DOT to set the speed limits on the Island Roads.

There were two Warrant Articles on changes to the Town zoning ordinances and Shoreland ordinances relating to the Appeals Board.  We VOTED to include these two articles in the public hearing scheduled for June 19.

Planning Board meetings were set for June 26 (regular meeting), July 10 (working meeting) and July 24 (regular meeting), all at 8:30 am at the Community Center.

Last year, we had agreed that we would have 4 zoning districts:  Residential, Rural, Commercial, and Recreational.  We went over the maps showing current land use, which were prepared by Patty Meyer over the winter.  We agreed to make corrections in our own areas.  Our next order of business will be to define the allowed uses in the 4 zoning districts.

Respectfully submitted,

Marge Hommel, Secy