2009-10-22 Planning Board Meeting Minutes

TOWN OF BOWDOINHAM

PLANNING BOARD MINUTES

October 22, 2009 (Approved 11-19-09)

Item 1:              Call Regular Planning Board meeting to order 7:02

Determine quorum and determine voting members

Members Present: Paul Beltramini, Bill Shippen, Billie Oakes, and Brent Zachau

Alternate Members Present: Paul Baines and Bradley Meads

Paul Beltraminiwill act as Chair and Bradley Meads will be act as a voting member.

Others Present: Nicole Briand- Town Planner, David Neujahr, Doug & Maureen Buitenhuys,  Carol Lenna, Ray Patenaude, and Carol & Rob Patenaude

Item 2:              Consideration of Meeting Minutes

Billie made a motion to approve the minutes as amended, Zachau seconded and all voted in favor.

Item 3:New Business

Shoreland Zoning Application  – Taggart Construction

Center Point Road

The application is for over 100 cu yd of fill within the Shoreland Zone.

David Neujahr

The Board reviewed the application for completeness. 

  • Briand stated that application fees have been paid, but advertising fees will need to be paid once they are determined.
  • Shippen made a motion to waive the requirement for the boundaries & shoreland zone based on explanation provided by applicant in letter dated 10-22. Zachau seconded motion and all in voted in favor.

Zachau made a motion to find application complete, Meads seconded and all voted in favor.

Beltramini opened the meeting to the Public Hearing.

  • Doug Buitenhuys – his property abuts the roadway and he is okay with the work on the roadway.
  • Carol Lenna asked where Centers Point Road ends.  Mr. Neujahr showed a plan completed by Brian Smith, which shows the locations on Centers Point Road which were affected by previous Town votes to abandon the road.  Briand invited Mrs. Lenna to come in the office to discuss the issue further.

With no further comments from the public, Beltramini closed the Public Hearing.

The Board reviewed the application with the approval criteria.

1.  Will maintain safe and healthful conditions.

 Zachau made a motion that the standards for this section have been adequately met, because project is going to improve use and drainage of the road.Shippen seconded the motion and all voted in favor.

      2. Will not result in water pollution

      Shippen made a motion that the standards for this section have been adequately met, because project is going to improve drainage of the road. Billie seconded the motion and all voted in favor.

3.  Will provide adequate provisions for the collection and disposal of all stormwater that runs off proposed streets, parking areas, roofs, and other impervious surfaces.

Zachau made a motion that the standards for this section have been adequately met, because the proposed project will not create any new impervious surfaces. Shippen seconded the motion and all voted in favor.

4. Will take adequate measures to prevent soil erosion and the sedimentation of watercourses and waterbodies.

Zachau made a motion that the standards for this section shall be a condition of approval.  Meads seconded the motion and all voted in favor.

5. Will take adequate measures to avoid and to minimize having an adverse effect on wetlands and/or waterbodies.

Zachau made a motion that the standards for this section have been adequately met, because the proposed project is going to improve drainage of the road, which will reduce erosion of the road base.  Oakes seconded the motion and all voted in favor.

6. Will provide for the disposal of all wastewater in accordance with the State of Maine Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules.

Shippen made a motion that the standards for this section are not applicable.  Beltramini seconded the motion and all voted in favor.

7. Will not have an adverse impact on spawning grounds, fish, aquatic life, bird or other riparian wildlife habitat.

Zachau made a motion that the standards for this section have been adequately met, because the proposed project will remain within the footprint of the existing roadway.  Oakes seconded the motion and all voted in favor.

8. Will conserve natural, native vegetation along the shoreline.

Shippen made a motion that the standards for this section are not applicable because the project does not involve the shoreline.  Oakes seconded the motion and all voted in favor.

9. Will conserve visual corridors.

Zachau made a motion that the standards for this section have been adequately met, because the proposed project will remain within the footprint of the existing roadway.  Shippen seconded the motion and all voted in favor.

10. Will conserve access to inland and coastal waters.

Shippen made a motion that the standards for this section are not applicable.  Zachau seconded the motion and all voted in favor.

11. Will not have an adverse effect on historic and/or archaeological sites.

Shippen made a motion that the standards for this section have been adequately met, because the proposed project will remain within the footprint of the existing roadway.  Zachau seconded the motion and all voted in favor.

12. Will not adversely affect existing commercial fishing or maritime activities in a Commercial Fisheries/Maritime Activities district.

Meads made a motion that the standards for this section have been adequately met, because the proposed project will remain within the footprint of the existing roadway.  Zachau seconded the motion and all voted in favor.

13. Will be in compliance with the Town’s Floodplain Management provisions.

Shippen made a motion that the standards for this section shall be a condition of approval, because a Floodplain Management permit is required.  Oakes seconded the motion and all voted in favor.

14. Will be in conformance with the provisions of Article 7, Section D, Performance Standards.

Shippen made a motion that theproject is in conformance with the applicable performance standards. Zachau seconded the motion and all voted in favor.

Shippen made a motion to approve the application with the following conditions of approval:

  1. Erosion & Sediment Control measures must be installed according to Maine Erosion and Sediment Control BMPS, dated March 2003 as required by 38 M.R.S.A. §420-C prior to the commencement of any earthmoving activity;
  2. A Floodplain Management Permit and Land Use Permit shall be obtained from the Code Enforcement Officer.
  3. The Applicant shall reimburse the Town for the advertising costs.

Zachau seconded the motion and all voted in favor.

Item 4:              Other Business

Joe LeBlanc asked for a pre-application meeting.  Mr. LeBlanc is representing Sarah Findley for the design and permitting to place rip rap along the shoreline in order to stop the erosion of the bank.  They have submitted the required applications to the state.  Mr. LeBlanc showed the Board pictures of the site.

A public hearing will be scheduled for November 19th if a complete application is submitted to the Town Planner by November 9th.  Board members will go to the site on their own with the permission of Sarah Findley.  The Board asked for a description of how construction will take place.

Baines handed out information about soils and the Board will discuss at there next meeting if time permits.

Item 5:              Zachau made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 pm.  Shippen seconded the motion and all voted in favor.