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Veazie Planning Board 03/03/2003

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

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

Present: Board Members: Chris Cronan (Chairman), John Manter, Harold Pinkham, Terry Studley, Suzanne Malis-Anderson
Town Officials: Allan Thomas (CEO), John Ellis (Asst. CEO), Beckie-Jo Woods (Deputy Clerk).

Members of the Public: Don MacKay, Sally Jacobs, (Orono Land Trust)

Consideration of Minutes:

-Changes to minutes included the spelling of Sue Murray last name, and Item 6, the spelling of the last name Webster.

- Terry Studley moved to accept the February 3, 2003 minutes as corrected.
-John Manter seconded the motion. - All members were in favor.

-Chris Cronan explained that he wrote to Rod Hathaway about not receiving the letter of approval for the Comprehensive Plan. Rod contacted the Town’s representatives to look into this matter.

-Terry Studley presented the Board with a map of the Town that shows all the trails that are in Town.

Item 1: Discussion with Orono citizen, Sally Jacobs, on trail issues:

-Sally Jacobs discussed plans for the Bangor to Old Town Conservation and Recreation Corridor. She explained that the Orono Land Trust’s ultimate goal is to apply for a Land for Maine Future Grant. This grant will help with funds to preserve land in the participating Towns. She requested that the Town Council write a letter of approval for the Land Trust Grant. She also spoke of the Veazie Railroad and stated that it is one of the highest priorities.

Item 2: Consideration of Open Space/TDR Issues:

-Terry Studley stated that he will have copies of the map he did for the next meeting.

-Chris Cronan mentioned that he would like to see ordinances from other Towns that use TDRs.

-Suzanne Malis-Anderson stated that she will try to get Cape Elizabeth’s ordinance.

-Each member will have a list of ideas for changes to the first 30 pages of the Land Use Ordinance for the next meeting.

-Chris Cronan also stated that he would like to see a line item in the budget for land conservation.

-Chris Cronan moved to adjourn @ 8:05 p.m. – All members were in favor.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Beckie-Jo Woods
Deputy Clerk


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