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Planning Board Minutes 7/09/01
Town of Veazie Planning Board
Minutes of July 9, 2001 Meeting

Chris Cronan called the meeting to order @ 7:00 p.m.

Present: Board Members: Chris Cronan (Chairman), John Manter, Steve Shaler, Terry Studley, Town Officials: William Reed (Manager), Allan Thomas (CEO), Rod Hathaway (Chairman of Council), Robb Freeman (Comprehensive Plan), Beckie-Jo Woods (Assistant Clerk), Applicant Representatives: James Seiler (American Concrete Representative), Jim Parker (CES/Senior Project), Barney Silver (applicant), Phil Buckley (Silver's attorney).

Consideration of Minutes:

-Chris Cronan moved to accept the June 5, 2001 and June 14, 2001 minutes as prepared.
Terry Studley seconded the motion. All members were in favor.

Item 1: Finalize Completion Review- American Concrete Expansion:

-Allan Thomas stated that all fees have been paid, the deeds were provided by James Seiler, and the valuation can not be completed until the tax bill come out. He also mentioned that the letters of approval were received from the Fire and Police Departments.

-Steve Shaler mentioned the condition of approval from the Fire department. Inspections
will be conducted before and periodically after construction.

-John Manter moved to accept the application as complete. Terry Studley seconded the
motion. All members were in favor.

Item 2:Public Hearing on American Concrete's proposed expansion:

Public Hearing was opened at 7:05 p.m.

-There were no comments from the public.

-Public Hearing closed at 7:06 p.m.

Item 3: Consideration of American Concrete's Proposal:

John Manter moved to grant site plan approval to American Concrete and to issue the
necessary permits. Terry Studley seconded the motion. All members were in favor.

Item 4: Completion Review- Penquis CAP Senior Housing:

-Jim Parker gave a brief description of the design for the proposed Senior Homing Project.

-Chris Cronan read through the Site Plan Review checklist, and the following section were deemed pending or incomplete:, Applicants, and Representatives- pending - A list has been provided, neighbors not notified yet - Board wants a full description of lights Plans- incomplete Protection - incomplete Protection- incomplete - pending Guarantees - pending Documents - pending of Construction Materials – pending
     -Cost of Construction Materials – pending
     -Labor Costs - pending
-Other projected costs – pending
-Method of Meeting Costs – pending
-General Contractor- pending
-Electrician - pending
-Plumber - pending
-Soil Scientist – pending
-Other Professionals - pending Authorization - pending

-John Manter moved that because the municipal review standards set forth in § 15.05.09 of the Veazie Land Use Ordinance are at least as stringent as the 18 review standards set forth in 30-A M.R.S.A. §4401, pursuant to 30-A M.R.S.A. §4401 (4)(G), the Planning Board finds that the proposed development of the former John R. Graham School into 5 or more leased dwelling units, while subject to site plan review, is not subject to subdivision review under either 30-A M.R.S.A. §4401 or § of the Veazie Land Use Ordinance. Chris Cronan seconded the motion. All members were in favor.

-John Manter moved to grant waivers for the following section. Chris Cronan seconded the motion. All members were in favor. & Cross Sections Requirements & Responsibilities, Wildlife Habitat & Trees > 8' at DBH Plans

-Chris Cronan moved to accept the application as substantially complete with the exception of the sections:, .04,. 10(easements),. 13(soils), .22(names of plants & trees), .23, .24(details), .25, .30, .33(details), .37, .39, .42, .46, .47, .48, .51. John Manter seconded the motion. All members were in favor.

The next Planning Board meeting will be on July 31, 2001.

Item 5: Silver's Buck Hill Subdivision continued:

-Phil Buckley presented to the Board, two open space declarations that have been approved by both himself and Rick Violette (town's attorney).

-The Board recessed @ 8:35 p.m. to review the declaration.
-Reconvened @ 8:50 p.m.

-John Manter would like specifications as to where the underground utilities will be placed.

-Barney Silver stated that he would be using an existing stump dump for the stumps that are removed as a result of this subdivision.
-Chris Cronan felt that the language in the declaration should be more restrictive as to the uses of the open space.

-Manager Reed explained that if restrictions were put on the open space, it would be difficult to trade the current open space with a spot that would be more valuable to the Town.

-Chris Cronan would like some documentation, other than the minutes, that a condition of approval is; the number of lot sales will be limited to 5 lot sales per year.

-John Manter moved to accept the second declaration Rick Violette provided. Paragraph
1 of the Declarant's Reservation reads, "Declarant further reserves the right to construct underground utility lines with in the bounds of the Protected Property to serve adjacent land of Declarant to the extent allowed un the Town of Veazie Land Use Ordinance." The application is approved with the above conditions. The motion was seconded.
3 members were in favor, 1 against, 1 obtained.

Item 6: Introduction and Review of the New Comprehensive Plan:

-Allan Thomas gave a brief description of some changes that have been made.
1.      Page one needs to be replaced with the new one
2.      A base map has been provided
3.      A transportation map has been provided
4.      The Future Land Map is not complete
-Robb Freeman agreed to meet with the Council on July 30, 2001 for an informational meeting.-Allan Thomas will provide an up to date street map for use as the base map.

-There was general discussion as to when the Comprehensive Plan will be ready for Public Hearing. On July 31, 2001 there will be a Public Hearing for Senior Housing Project and the Comprehensive Plan.

-Chris Cronan moved to adjourn at 10:35 p.m. All members were in favor.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Beckie-Jo Woods Assistant Clerk


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