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Veazie Planning Board 01/06/2003

Town of Veazie Planning Board
 Minutes of January 6, 2003 Meeting

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

Present: Board Members: Chris Cronan (Chairman), John Manter, Harold Pinkham, Suzanne Malis-Anderson

Town Officials: Allan Thomas (CEO), Beckie-Jo Woods (Deputy Clerk)

Applicant Representatives: Sue Murray, Charles S. Griffin, Paul Urquhart

Members of the Public: Byron Perry

Consideration of Minutes:

-Chris Cronan moved to accept the November 4, 2002 minutes as read.
-Harold Pinkham seconded the motion. All members were in favor.

-Chris Cronan mentioned that the Town is still waiting for the letter of approval for the Comprehensive Plan from the State Planning Office. Allan Thomas stated that he will be going to Augusta to get the approval letter.

Item 1: Zone Change request for 1201 State Street:

-A letter from Byron Perry was submitted to the Planning Board which requested a zone change for his property located at 1201 State Street, formerly JC Auto.

-Chris Cronan stated that a buffer on both of the new boundary lines is required. The buffer needs to be 25 feet in width and evergreens are recommended.

-Allan Thomas stated that if the buffer is less than 25 feet, it is acceptable as long as the buffer is adequate. He also stated that a fence will be accepted.

-The Planning Board set the next meeting for February 3, 2003. The public hearing for the zone change request will also be held on February 3rd.

Item 2: Completion Review for V-Z Car Care:

-Harold Pinkham read through the site plan review:

-Chris stated that he would like the DEP contacted to make sure the materials being used, will conform to section
-Allan Thomas stated that he will contact the DEP on this issue.

-John Manter moved to grant wavers for the following sections: Street, Sidewalks ands Access, Lighting (waiver not needed) Traffic Impact, Erosion and Sedimentation, and Technical and Financial Capacity.
-The motion was seconded by Chris Cronan. All members were in favor.

-John Manter moved to deem the application for V-Z Car Care complete and read for a public hearing on February 3rd, pending the following sections: Soils – The Board would like the map lightened up and enlarged to show
        the property more accurately, Parking and Loading: The Board would like to see how much lot coverage
                 the 50 cars will give.
-The motion was seconded by Harold Pinkham. All members were in favor.

Item 3: Consideration of Open Space/TDR Issues:

-John Manter explained that he contacted the City of Saco about their trail system that was discussed at the previous meeting. He stated that the trail system around the subdivision was originally recorded as paper streets. The land was donated along with a sum of money to the City from an individual, and the maintenance is taken care of by a non profit agency. He also stated that he has requested information from many different communities, but has not received anything as of this date.

-John Manter gave a list of what he feels should be the basic three items the Board should discuss with a consultant.
1.      Ratios and valuation of priority open space,
2.      Options on transportation layout &
3.      Fiscal impact analysis

-John Manter stated that the Board should have maps that show prioritized areas of open space ready for discussion with a consultant.

-There was open discussion about approaching the larger land owners’ to discuss transferring development rights.

-John Manter moved to adjourn @8:15 p.m. The motion was seconded by Harold Pinkham. All members were in favor.

Respectfully Submitted:

Beckie-Jo Woods
Deputy Clerk


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