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Planning Board Minutes 4/02/01
Town of Veazie Planning Board
Minutes of April 2, 2001 meeting

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

Present: Board Members: Chris Cronan (chairman), Steve Shaler, John Manter, Harold Pinkham, Terry Studley, Town Officials: William Reed (manager), Allan Thomas (CEO), Beckie-Jo Woods (asst. clerk), Applicant Representatives: Barney Silver (applicant), Jim Parker (CES), Don Becker (CES).

Consideration of Minutes:
-Chris Cronan requested that “Respectfully Submitted, Beckie-Jo Woods” be added to the minutes.
-Harold Pinkham moved to accept the minutes as prepared. John Manter seconded the motion.

-John Manter moved to skip to Item #3 to schedule the next meeting. The meeting will be held on Tuesday May 15th @ 7:00 p.m.

Item 1: Silver’s Subdivision Workshop:

-Chris Cronan gave an overview of the previous meeting and explained that the Public Hearing is recessed until May 15th to allow revisions to Barney Silver’s proposal.

-Jim Parker stated that he feels it will only cause a problem with building a road parallel to Jackson Drive because of the wetlands. He explained that they have decreased the number of lots to 14 total. He mentioned that the plans are 80% complete at this point and will be 100% complete by May 15th. They will be meeting with Sebago Technics and with Allan to complete the plan and discuss any questions they may have.

-Don Becker provided the Planning Board with the revised set of plans.

-Jim Parker gave a description of the revisions such as: storm drains, the possible position of a future road, the decrease of lots to 14, the right-of-way for drainage & sewer, and cul-de-sacs.

-There was mention of using the detention pond as part of the open space requirement. Chris Cronan was opposed to the idea.

-Steve Shaler mentioned long term planning and a master plan.

-Manager Reed explained that Allan Thomas is still working on the GIS mapping with James Sewell Co., and the new system should be completed in the near future. He also gave an explanation of the contract with James Sewell Co. and the benefits of the mapping system.

Item 2: Comprehensive Planning:

-Chris Cronan and John Manter are planning to meet with Rob Freeman to discuss the Comprehensive Plan. All members of the Planning Board are to have any questions or concerns for discussion with Rob Freeman to John Manter, Chris Cronan or the office by April 17th.

-Manager Reed suggested that the Planning Board meet with Terry Dewan, a Land Use Planner, to discuss designing a master plan. He will contact Terry and James Sewell Co. to set up a meeting with the Planning Board.

-Chris Cronan moved to adjourn the meeting @ 9:00 p.m. – All members were in favor.

Respectfully submitted:
Beckie-Jo Woods
Assistant Clerk


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