2007-07-26 Planning Board Meeting Minutes

TOWN OF BOWDOINHAM

PLANNING BOARD MINUTES

July 26, 2007

Members present:  Evans, Oakes, Zachau, Woofenden

Members absent:  Baum, Beltramini, Shippen

Item 1:              Call Public Hearing to Order

The public hearing was called to order at 7:00 pm

Determine quorum and determine voting members

Public Hearing to consider the application of Omnipoint Communication application for a wireless communications tower at 27 Pratt Road.

Adam Braillard, representative for the application, and Troy White, a radio frequency specialist for Omnipoint Communications, gave an overview of the monopole and base unit, distance to the property lines, height above the tree line, and the lack of lighting on the pole.  Also described were the size and appearance of the antenna arrays, their location on the monopole, the size of the fenced in area on the ground, fire vehicle access, and the increase of traffic. 

Item 2:              Close Public Hearing

 Item 3:              Call Regular Planning Board meeting to order

The Planning Board meeting was called to order at 8:02 pm. 

Item 4:              Old Business

  1. Omnipoint Communications, Subsidiary of T-Mobile

15 Commerce Way, Norton, MA 02766/ Tax Map R3 Lot 54B

Application for Wireless Communication Tower at 27 Pratt Road

Property owned by Garry and Marlene Hensley

Evans recommends that the rest of the Planning Board members obtain and read the minutes from when the first wireless tower application was before the Planning Board and then begin discussion regarding this current application. 

A site walk is scheduled for August 2, 2007 at 5:30 pm. 

B.  SK Enterprises

                        PO Box 543, Bath, ME 04530/ Tax Map R9 Lot 23A

                        Application for final approval of a major subdivision

The Planning Board requests that the applicant provide a detailed list of construction debris and its removal.  It is also requested that a copy of the deed be added to the file. 

Evans asked the applicant, Tom Kerina, if the name of the development company is S & K Enterprises or SK Enterprises, both names have been used in correspondence, on plans and in other references to the company.  Mr. Kerina replied that the correct name is SK Enterprises.  The Board takes this to mean that all uses of S & K Enterprises should have been SK Enterprises and that the two names identify the same company. 

The Board sets a public hearing date for the final application on August 23, 2007.  The Planning Board Assistant will send notices to property owners within 1000 feet and submit the notice to the local newspaper. 

Item 5:              New Business

 Item 6:              A. Consideration of minutes from regular Planning Board meeting on June 28, 2007

Motion to approve minutes as amended by Oakes, seconded by Woofenden

Vote 4-0 in favor, motion passes.

                        B. Consideration of minutes from Site Walk on July 10, 2007

Motion to approve minutes as amended by Woofenden, seconded by Zachau

Vote 4-0 in favor, motion passes.

                        C. Consideration of minutes from special Planning Board meeting on July 12, 2007.

Motion to approve minutes as amended by Zachau, seconded by Woofenden

Vote 4-0 in favor, motion passes.

Item 7:              Other Business

  1. Consider changes to the Planning Board By Laws

Motion to approve the amendments to the Planning Board By-Laws by Zachau and seconded by Woofenden.

Vote 4-0 in favor, motion passes.

Item 8:              Adjourn Meeting