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Veazie Planning Board 02/03/2003

Town of Veazie Planning Board
Minutes of February 3, 2003 Meeting

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

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

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

Applicant Representatives: Sue Murray, Paul Urquhart, Charles Griffin, Byron Perry,

Members of the Public: Gary Beaulieu, David Wardrop

Consideration of Minutes:

-Terry Studley mentioned that he was not at the previous meeting and should be taken off the roll call.

-Chris Cronan moved to accept the January 6, 2003 minutes as corrected.
-Suzanne Malis-Anderson seconded the motion. All members were in favor.

Item 1: Public Hearing for Zone Change request for 1201 State Street:

Opened the Public Hearing @7:00 pm

-Gary Beaulieu asked what the C1, R1 zone is. Chris Cronan stated what is allowed in the commercial C1 zone. Allan Thomas explained where the proposed zone change will be located.

-Chris stated that Byron Perry will be legally responsible for the zone change and the buffering in which he can delegate to VZ Car Care if he chooses to.
Chris Close Public hearing @7:10

Item 2: Consideration of Zone Change Request:

-Chris Cronan moved to recommend to the Town Council for the approval of the zone change request with adequate buffering on the southeastern and northeastern boundaries.
-John Manter seconded the motion. – All members were in favor.

Item 3: Completion Review of VZ Car Care:

-Sue Murray showed the Board the new soils maps and the layout for the maximum 50 cars that will be on the lot.

-Charles Griffin stated that they will be planting evergreen to serve as a buffer on the property.

-John Manter moved to approve the completion review complete to move to public hearing.
-Chris Cronan seconded the motion. – All members were in favor.

Item 4: Public Hearing on VZ Car Care:

-Chris Cronan opened the public hearing @ 7:20 pm
-Sue Murray explained that the purpose of VZ Car Care is to wash and detail vehicles for dealerships and individuals.

-Paul Urquhart stated that the proposed operating hours were 6:00 am to 7:00 pm five to six days a week.

-Close Public Hearing @7:25pm

Item 5: Consideration of V-Z Car Care Site Plan Request:

-The board read through the checklist and deemed all pending items complete.  
-John Manter moved to approve the site plan for VZ Car Care with the provision that a buffer complying with the Land Use Ordinance will be installed no later than Oct. 1, 2003.
-Terry Studley seconded the motion. – All members were in favor.

Item 6: Consideration of Open Space / TDR Issues:

-Chris Cronan will draft a proposal for the Town Council to get involved with getting approval of the comp. plan.

-Chris Cronan also mentioned that he spoke with Manager Bill Reed about the Webster property. Bill Reed suggested that the Town hire a consultant to appraise the land before the Websters’ are approached.

-Chris Cronan stated that Robb Freeman is doing a course in GIS and needs a project; Chris mentioned using the Town’s situation for this project.

-John Manter discussed the cluster development section in the land use ordinance and how it can be utilized

-Chris Cronan mentioned putting more restraints on road standards.

-Chris Cronan moved to adjourn @ 8:40 pm. – All members were in favor.

Respectfully Submitted:

Beckie-Jo Woods
Deputy Clerk


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