2009-06-25 Planning Board Meeting Minutes

TOWN OF BOWDOINHAM

PLANNING BOARD MINUTES - Approved

June 25, 2009

Item 1:              Call Regular Planning Board meeting to order at 7:05 pm.

Members Present: Ellen Baum, Paul Beltramini, Billie Oakes, Todd Woofenden, Brent Zachau

Alternate Members Present: Paul Baines, Bill Shippen

Others Present:  Nicole Briand, Kathy Gallant, Scott Gallant, Sarah Stapler

Item 2:              Consideration of the May 28, 2009 Meeting Minutes

                        Beltramini moved to accept minutes as revised.  Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.

Item 3:Old Business

                        Board signed the Approval Letter for the MacDonald’s dock.

Item 4:Old Business

Site Plan Review – Tier II Application – Gallant

15 School St– Tax Map U01, Lot 017

The application is for the creation of a new business.

The Board reviewed the application for completeness.  The applicant submitted a plan showing the front yard setback.  The easement for the driveway is in process.  Zachau made a motion to find the application complete, Beltramini seconded and all voted in favor.

Baum opened the public hearing.  Sarah Stapler, neighbor to applicant spoke in favor of the new business.  No other members of the public were present. Baum closed the public hearing.

Board reviewed performance standards. 

  • Briand to follow-up with Fire Chief and Public Works Director regarding impact.
  • Zachau made motion to waive performance standard 7.e.ii because the access drive is existing, Beltramini seconded and all voted in favor.
  • Shippen stated that there should be no parking within the driveway access way or in the street.
  • Where the proposed lighting is unknown, it should be a condition that the lighting meets the standard.
  • Where the proposed signage is unknown, it should be a condition that the signage meets the standard.
  • Landscaping should be a condition.
  • No additional buffering should be required because the existing buffer is adequate.
  • The utilities meeting the standard should be a condition.
  • The water supply being installed per the Water District’s standard should be a condition.
  • The property staying in compliance with the wastewater disposal rules should be a condition.
  • Obtaining the Fire Marshal’s approval should be a condition.
  • The use of sedimentation and erosion controls should be a condition.
  • Having no hazardous, special and radioactive materials should be a condition.
  • The project meeting performance standard 25.b should be a condition.
  • The development meeting the performance standards for noise should be a condition.

The Board reviewed the Approval Criteria:

  1. Vehicular Access – Beltramini made motion that the standard must be adequately met according to the Road Commissioner. Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.
  2. Internal Vehicular Circulation – Beltramini made motion that the standard has been adequately met because the proposed development meets the performance standard. Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.
  3. Pedestrian Circulation – Beltramini made motion that the standard has been adequately met because the proposed development meets the performance standard. Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.
  4. Municipal Services – Beltramini made motion that the standard has been adequately met because the proposed development meets the performance standard. Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.
  5. Visual Impact – Beltramini made motion that the standard has been adequately met because the proposed development meets the performance standard. Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.
  6. Lighting – Beltramini made motion that the development must meet the performance standard for this criteria to be adequately met. Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.
  7. Signage – Beltramini made motion that the development must meet the performance standard for this criteria to be adequately met. Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.
  8. Buildings – Beltramini made motion that the standard has been adequately met because the proposed development meets the performance standard. Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.
  9. Landscaping – Beltramini made motion that the development must meet the performance standard for this criteria to be adequately met. Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.
  10. Buffering – Beltramini made motion that the standard has been adequately met because the proposed development meets the performance standard. Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.
  11. Utilities – Beltramini made motion that the development must meet the performance standard for this criteria to be adequately met. Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.
  12. Water Supply – Beltramini made motion that the development must meet the performance standard for this criteria to be adequately met. Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.
  13. Sewage Disposal – Beltramini made motion that the development must meet the performance standard for this criteria to be adequately met. Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.
  14. Fire Protection – Beltramini made motion that the development must meet the performance standard for this criteria to be adequately met. Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.
  15. Capacity of Applicant – Beltramini made motion that the standard has been adequately met because the proposed development meets the performance standard. Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.
  16. Special Resources – Beltramini made motion that the standard is not applicable. Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.
  17. Environmental Impact – Beltramini made motion that the development must meet the performance standard for this criteria to be adequately met. Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.
  18. Noise – Beltramini made motion that the development must meet the performance standard for this criteria to be adequately met. Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.
  19. Compliance with Ordinances – Beltramini made motion that the standard has been adequately met because the proposed development meets the performance standard. Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.
  20. Town Plans & Vision Statements – Beltramini made motion that the standard has been adequately met because the proposed development meets the performance standard. Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.

Beltramini made a motion to approve the application with the following conditions:

  • An easement must be obtained from the town for the driveway access way.
  • There shall be no parking within the driveway access way or in the street.
  • The lighting shall meet the performance standard.
  • The signage shall meet the performance standard.
  • The landscaping shall meet the performance standard.
  • The utilities shall meet the performance standard.
  • The water shall be installed according to the Water District’s standards.
  • The property shall be in compliance with the Maine Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules.
  • The development shall meet the performance standards for noise.
  • The development must obtain approval from the State Fire Marshall’s Office.
  • Sedimentation and erosion controls must be used.
  • No hazardous, special and radioactive materials shall be stored on site.
  • The project shall meet performance standard 25.b.
  • The development must have an address according to the E911 system.

Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.

Item 5:              Other Business

Item 6:              Adjourn Meeting