March 28, 2017-Planning Board

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Planning Board Meeting Minutes
March 28, 2017
Great Cranberry Island Community Center

Attendance:
William Dowling, Acting Chairman, Planning Board
Ronald Sanborn, Goodwin’s
Sally Rowan, Planning Board
Phil Whitney
Rebecca Powell, Planning Board
Laurie Dobson
Mark Alley, Planning Board Alternate
Branden Stubbs, Planning Board
Ben Sumner, Deputy Clerk
Dennis Dever, Code Enforcement Officer / Licensed Plumbing Inspector

I. Call to Order: 4:31 P.M. by William Dowling
Five Planning Board members (including an alternate) are present at today’s meeting, which represents a quorum. By acclimation of the members present, William Dowling is named acting chair for this meeting since Branden Stubbs is a representative of the applicant. Branden Stubbs recuses himself from voting on the application.
II. Review / Approval of Previous Meetings’ Minutes
A. November 16, 2016: William Dowling moves to accept meeting minutes as written. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0 (R. Powell not in attendance)
B. November 22, 2016: William Dowling moves to accept meeting minutes as written. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0 (R. Powell not in attendance)
C. November 30, 2016: Branden Stubbs moves to table the approval of the meeting minutes until the next meeting. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion Passes 5-0.

III. Review Application
Rodman Ward, Jr
Tax Map 12, Lot 01
844 Cranberry Rd
Great Cranberry Island
Low Density Residential District
Shoreline Stabilization -Replace Destroyed Rip-Rap, Install Boulder Retaining Wall

Application was filed on March 6, 2017 and determined to be complete by the CEO on March 8, 2017. The purpose of the project is to stabilize severe erosion that has occurred in the area over the past decade. The new boulder retaining wall will tie into the former boulder wall where it has not eroded.

Land Use Ordinance for the Shorelands, Section 15: Land Use Standards
A. Minimum Lot Standard
William Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
B. Principal & Accessory Structures
The retaining wall is considered a principal structure. Maine DEP has approved the structure. Sally Rowan moves that the project meets the standard. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
C. Piers, Docks, Wharves, Bridges and Other Structures and Uses Extending Over or Below the Normal High-Water Line of a Water Body or Within a Wetland
Maine DEP has granted a permit pursuant to the Natural Resource Protection Act 38 M.R.S.A section 480-C. Rebecca Powell moves that the project meets the standard. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
D. Campgrounds
William Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
E. Individual Private Campsites
William Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.

F. Commercial & Industrial Uses
Rebecca Powell moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
G. Parking Areas
William Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
H. Roads & Driveways
William Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
I. Signs
William Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
J. Storm Water Runoff
An erosion plan has been submitted with the application. William Dowling moves that the project meets the standard. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
K. Septic Waste Disposal
William Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
L. Essential Services
William Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
M. Mineral Exploration & Extraction
William Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
N. Agriculture
William Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
O. Timber Harvesting
N/A
P. Clearing or Removal of Vegetation for Activities Other than Timber Harvesting
William Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
Q. Hazard Trees, Storm-Damaged Trees, and Dead Tree Removal
William Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
R. Exemptions to Clearing and Vegetation Removal Requirements
William Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
S. Revegetation Requirements
William Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
T. Erosion & Sedimentation Control
An erosion plan has been submitted with the application. William Dowling moves that the project meets the standard. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
U. Soils
William Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
V. Water Quality
William Dowling moves that the project meets the standard. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
W. Archaeological Site
Maine DEP has granted a permit pursuant to the Natural Resource Protection Act 38 M.R.S.A section 480-C. William Dowling moves that the project meets the standard. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.

Land Use and Shoreland Zoning Ordinance, Section 16-D, Procedure for Administering Permits
1. Will maintain safe and healthful conditions
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
2. Will not result in water pollution, erosion, or sedimentation to surface waters
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.

3. Will adequately provide for the disposal of all wastewater
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
4. Will not have an adverse impact on spawning grounds, fish, aquatic life, bird, or other wildlife habitat
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
5. Will conserve shore cover and visual, as well as actual, points of access to inland and coastal waters
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
6. Will protect archaeological and historic resources as designated in the comprehensive plan
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
7. Will not adversely affect existing commercial fishing or maritime activities in a Commercial Fisheries/Maritime Activities district
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
8. Will avoid problems associated with floodplain development and use
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.
9. Is in conformance with the provisions of Section 15, Land Use Standards
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.

During Board review of Section 16, questions are raised as to whether the abutting landowners have been timely notified of meeting per provisions of Section 16(C)(5). Confirmation cannot be provided to the Board at this time. If notification has not been sent, another meeting will be scheduled to allow abutting landowners to be properly notified before permit is granted. William Dowling moves to approve the application on condition that meeting notification has taken place. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.

IV. Other Business
None at this time.

V. Adjournment: 5:32 P.M.
William Dowling moves to adjourn the meeting. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion passes 4-0.