Town of Frye Island
Town Meeting Warrant
Saturday, October 6, 2001

To Kathy Potts, resident of the Town of Frye Island, in the County of Cumberland, State of Maine.

Greetings:    In the name of the State of Maine, you are hereby required to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Frye Island, in the County of Cumberland, qualified by law to vote in Town affairs to meet at the Frye Island Community Center on Saturday, October 6, 2001 at 9:00 a.m. to act upon the following articles.

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

Article 2     To approve 2002 Budget as recommended by the Board of Selectmen, with an expenditure not to exceed $1,498,701, taxes raised totaling $1,162,751, and a tax rate of $36.58. The commitment date shall be October 7, 2001, and the due dates shall be January 1, 2002 and July 1, 2002, with an interest rate of 10.75% on delinquent payments.

Article 3     To authorize the  Selectmen to accept grants from the State as may be available to the Town from time to time during the coming year.

Article 4     To vote to accept, as a gift from Frye Island Incorporated, the fee interest in the existing water system on Frye Island, consisting of the intake lines, pump house and land under pump house, all equipment in the pump house, treatment equipment, storage facility, and distribution system.

Article 5     To authorize the Selectmen to accept a loan from the Maine Department of Health Engineering, for the purpose of upgrading the municipal water system, such loan not to exceed $370,000, with a repayment period not to exceed 30 years.

Article 6     To vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen, with concurrence from the Board of Island Trustees Executive Committee, to expend such sums of money, as they deem necessary, from the Dedicated Reserve Funds for their designated purpose. In addition, these expenditures may be reflected outside of the Town's approved budget

Article 7     To receive nominations and to elect an MSAD #6 School Board member by secret ballot, such term to expire in June, 2004.

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Article 8     To vote to replace Chapter 101 – Land Use with a reorganized and edited version entitled Chapter 101 – Land Use Ordinances, with edit revision date of September 8, 2001, copies of which are posted on the Town website and available for inspection at the Town Offices and at the Town Meeting.

Article 9     To vote to change the definition of Adult Day Care in the definitions section of Chapter 101 (§ 101–I–2 if Article 8 passes, or § 101–2 if it doesn’t) as follows:

Adult Day Care: Providing day care services on a regular basis, for financial consideration, for three (3) or fewer unrelated adults who are medically dependent on others for assistance. Care services shall not be provided for more than twelve (12) hours during any twenty-four hour period.

Article 10   To vote to change the definition of Conforming Lot in the definitions section of Chapter 101 (§ 101–I–2 if Article 8 passes, or § 101–2 if it doesn’t) by deleting the final sentence as follows:

Conforming Lot: . . . Neither the Zoning Board of Appeals nor the Planning Board shall have the authority to grant a variance, exception, or waiver from the use limitation contained in § 101–I–3. for conforming lots.

Article 11   To vote to delete the special setback distance restriction for manufactured housing units located outside mobile home parks contained in § 101–I–4, ¶ H.1.c if Article 8 passes, or in § 101–33, ¶ A.3 if it doesn’t:

Be sited such that a minimum horizontal distance of twenty (2O) feet, which may include such attachments as enclosed porches, breezeways or garages, faces the street.

Article 12   To vote to amend the paragraph in § 101–I–4,¶ O.2, Residential Identification Signs, if Article 8 passes, or § 101–17, ¶ B (no heading) if it doesn’t, to read as follows:

In any district, a sign not exceeding four (4) square feet in surface is permitted without permit which announces the 911 designation number and/or the name of the street, owner, occupant, and/or house name, address, profession or home occupation of the occupant of the premises on which said sign is located. A sign that also announces the profession or home occupation of the occupant is also permitted but requires a permit as specified in ¶ O.5. if Article 8 is passed, or as specified in ¶ D. if Article 1 is not passed.

Also, to vote to amend the paragraph in § 101–I–4, ¶ O.5, Permit Required, if Article 8 passes, or § 101–17, ¶ B (no heading) if it doesn’t, to read as follows:

E. Except as provided for in ¶ O.2, Residential Identification Signs, if Article 8 passes, or in ¶ B (no heading) if it doesn’t, each new sign must receive a permit before erection from the municipal officers or their duly appointed agent.

Article 13   To vote to eliminate campgrounds as an allowed use in any district in the Town of Frye Island by making the following changes:

In § 101–I–3, ¶ B.5. if Article 8 passes, modify ¶ B.5.c. to read:

c. Campground use deleted

or in § 101–5 if Article 8 does not, modify ¶ D.3. to read:

3. Campgrounds use deleted

In § 101–I–3, ¶ C.5. if Article 8 passes, modify ¶ C.5.a. to read:

c. Campgrounds use deleted

or in § 101–9 if Article 8 does not, modify ¶ D.1. to read:

1. Campgrounds use deleted

In § 101–I–3, ¶ E, Prohibited Uses,  if Article 8 passes, add immediately following ¶ E.1. the new subparagraph ¶ E.1a. as follows:

1a. Campground

Article 14   To vote to change the minimum frontage dimension in a Residential District from 100 feet to 50 feet as follows:

In § 101–I–3, ¶ A.6. if Article 8 passes, modify ¶ A.6.b. to read:

b. Frontage: one hundred (100) fifty (50) feet

In § 101–6, ¶ E. if Article 8 does not, modify ¶ E.2. to read:

b. Frontage: one hundred (100) fifty (50) feet

Article 15   To vote to change the definition of Building Height in § 101–I–2, if Article 8 passes, or in § 101–2, if it doesn’t, as follows:

Building Height: The vertical distance measured from the average elevation of the proposed finished grade at the front of the building to the highest point of the roof for flat and mansard roofs, and to the average height between the eaves and ridge for other types of roofs. The vertical distance between the mean grade at the downhill side of the building and the highest point of the building, excluding chimneys, steeples, antennas, and similar appurtenances which have no floor area.

Article 16   To vote to add a new Ordinance titled “Home Numbering Requirements as follows:

Home Numbering Requirements

The Board of Selectman shall require that every lot with a building in the Town of Frye Island bear, in a conspicuous place, visible from the street when approached from any direction, the number assigned to it by the 911 Designation, in clear and legible numbers.  The numbers shall be a minimum of three inches in height.

          No person shall, for a longer period than thirty (30) days (when the island ferry is running) after notification from the Board of Selectmen, or their designee, neglect or refuse to affix to, or suffer to remain on, any property owned or leased by him, her or it, a street number other than the one designated for such property by the  911 Designation.  These signs do not require a sign permit.

          Violations of this by-law shall be prosecuted by the Town or on the order of the Fire Department, the Town Manager or the Board of Selectmen or their designee.  Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this by-law shall be subject to:

          First Offense – written warning

          Second Offense - $50.00

          Third and Subsequent Offenses - $200.00

          Each day any violation of this section shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.  This ordinance shall be put into effect on August 1, 2002.

Article 17   Modify Chapter 105 - Golf Carts as follows:

Under Section § 105–7. Violations and penalties.,

Add the word § 105–3 in the first line before §105-4A so that it reads:

§ 105–7. Violations and penalties.

Any person who violates any of the provisions of § 105–3, §105-4A, §105-4B, §105-4C, §105-4D, §105-4E, §105-4F, §105-4G, §105-4H, §105-5A, or §105-5B of this Ordinance shall be guilty of a civil violation and, upon conviction, shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.), with each incident being considered a separate violation: all fines accrue to the Town. A warning may be issued for a first offence.

Adjourn the Meeting

Respectfully Submitted,

The Municipal Officers of the Town of Frye Island

James Kuiken
John Crosby
Robert Roberts

Dated at Frye Island: September 22, 2001

A True Copy of the Warrant, atttest:
Conrad Theberge, Town Clerk, Town of Frye Island


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