MINUTES for the TOWN MEETING and the
BOARD of ISLAND TRUSTEE MEETING

Location: Frye Island Community Center
July 6, 2002

Town Meeting called to order by Town Clerk Conrad Theberge at 9:05 AM

A.     Warrant Article #1.  To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting.

Floor was opened for nominations by the Town Clerk. Joe Potts nominated Dick Norris. Bob Roberts moved and Jim Kuiken seconded a motion to close nominations; motion carried. Written ballots were cast with the result electing Dick Norris as Moderator.

B.     Motion.  To adopt the following procedures for this meeting

1.      Utilize the Maine Moderator's Manual in the conduct of business,

2.      Follow the guidelines established by MMA for Town Meetings & Elections,

3.      Incorporate the vote of the Board of Island Trustees into the Town Meeting flow of business when appropriate, and

4.      Limit the discussion of any person to no more than 3 minutes per issue.

Above motion made by Carl Hommel and seconded by Dave Treacy; motion carried Town Meeting.

C.     Warrant Article #2.  To vote by written ballot to elect a person to a three-year term to the Board of Selectmen.

Floor was opened for nominations by the Moderator. Bob Roberts nominated James Kuiken; seconded by John Crosby. Carl Hommel moved and Ed Charrette seconded to close nominations; motion carried. Written ballots were cast by Town Meeting voters with the result electing James Kuiken as Selectman.

Town Meeting placed in informal recess by moderator

Board of Island Trustee meeting called to order by moderator

D.     Motion.  To vote by written ballot to elect two persons to a three-year term to the Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee.

Floor was opened for nominations by the Moderator. Jeanne Sullivan-Toomey nominated Patricia Karpacz; Kathy Potts nominated Grace Morin; Carl Hommel was nominated but he declined to run. Written ballots were cast by BIT voters with the result electing Patricia Karpacz and Grace Morin as members of the BIT Executive Committee.

E.      Warrant Article #3.  To approve the Frye Island Comprehensive Plan as recommended by the Frye Island Planning Board, having been approved for consistency by the State Planning Office and the Greater Portland Council of Governments.

Bob Hannah and Fritz Mueller provided introductory comments. Pat Karpacz moved and Jeanne Sullivan-Toomey seconded to accept the above warrant article; motion carried Board of Island Trustee meeting.

Board of Island Trustee meeting placed in informal recess by moderator

Town Meeting called back from informal recess by moderator

Ernie Wrzesinsky moved and Kathy Potts seconded to accept the above warrant article; motion carried Town Meeting.

Town Meeting placed in informal recess by moderator

Board of Island Trustee meeting called back from informal recess by moderator

F.      Warrant Article #4.  To approve the transfer of $24,069.20 from the Fund Balance to the Island Improvement Reserve Account.

Bob Hannah moved and John Nun seconded to accept the above warrant article; motion carried Board of Island Trustee meeting.

Board of Island Trustee meeting placed in informal recess by moderator

Town Meeting called back from informal recess by moderator

Bob Roberts moved and Laura Crosby seconded to accept the above warrant article; motion carried Town Meeting.

Town Meeting placed in informal recess by moderator

Board of Island Trustee meeting called back from informal recess by moderator

G.     Warrant Article #5.  Shall the Frye Island Shoreland Zoning Ordinance, Resource Protection District, be amended by adopting the following language, as recommended by the Frye Island Planning Board.

In order to permit the construction of a single family dwelling in the Resource Protection District of the Shoreland Zone, this article adopts the State Shoreland Model Ordinance wording, found in Paragraph 16.E., Special Exception, of “Chapter 1000: Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances”, as amended by the Planning Board.

Insert into Chapter 102 as ¶ K of § 102–16. as follows:

Special Exceptions.  The Planning Board may approve a permit for a single family residential structure in a Resource Protection District provided that the applicant demonstrates that all of the following conditions are met:

(1)  There is no location on the property, other than a location within the Resource Protection District, where the structure can be built.

(2)  The lot on which the structure is proposed is undeveloped and was established and recorded in the registry of deeds of the county in which the lot is located before the adoption of the Resource Protection District.

(3)  The proposed location of all buildings, sewage disposal systems and other improvements are:

(a)   Located on natural ground slopes of less than 20%; and

(b)   All buildings, including basements, are elevated at least one foot above the 100-year floodplain elevation; and the development is otherwise in compliance with any applicable municipal floodplain ordinance.

(4)  The total ground-floor area of all principal and accessory structures is limited to a maximum of 1,500 square feet.

(5)  All structures, except functionally water-dependent structures, are set back from the normal high-water line or upland edge of a wetland to the greatest practical extent, but not less than 100 feet.  In determining the greatest practical extent, the planning board shall consider the depth of the lot, the slope of the land, the potential for soil erosion, the type and amount of vegetation to be removed, the proposed building site's elevation in regard to the floodplain, and its proximity to moderate-value and high-value wetlands.

In addition, in the Table of Land Uses in the Frye Island Chapter 102, change the entry in the RP column of line 13 A from “NO” to “PB*”, where * is a unique footnote number containing the statement: “Single family residential structures may be allowed by special exception only according to the provisions of § 102–16, ¶ K, Special Exceptions.”

Bob Hannah read the above article, acknowledged Planning Board members for their dedicated work, and stated that the Planning Board recommends adoption of this warrant article. Fritz Mueller moved and Jeanne Sullivan-Toomey seconded to accept the above warrant article; motion carried Town Meeting.

Board of Island Trustee meeting placed in informal recess by moderator

Town Meeting called back from informal recess by moderator

Ernie Wrzesinsky moved and Kathy Potts seconded to accept the above warrant article; motion carried Board of Island Trustee meeting.

H.     Motion.  To adjourn the Town Meeting.

Ernie Wrzesinsky moved and Kathy Potts seconded to adjourn Town Meeting; motion carried Town Meeting.

Board of Island Trustee meeting called back from informal recess by moderator

Dick Giggey moved and Fritz Mueller seconded to adjourn Board of Island Trustee meeting; motion carried Board of Island Trustee meeting.

 

Respectively Submitted,
Joseph Potts, Interim Town Manager