Planning Board Minutes August 29, 2017

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Planning Board Meeting Minutes
August 29, 2017
Great Cranberry Island Community Center

Attendance:

Branden Stubbs, Planning Board Chairman
William Dowling, Planning Board
Chris Johnston, Planning Board
Rebecca Powell, Planning Board
Sally Rowan, Planning Board (by phone)
Dennis Dever, LPI & CEO
Ben Sumner, Deputy Clerk
James Fortune, Administrative Assistant
Mark Oullette, Axiom Technologies
Barbara Stainton
Eileen Richards
Robert Howell
Emily Howell
Robert St. Germain
Tom Watson
Bradford Woodworth
Elizabeth Woodworth
Gail Perry
Lucille St. Germain

I. Call to Order: 4:02 P.M. by Branden Stubbs
Four Planning Board members are present at today’s meeting, which represents a quorum.

II. Review / Approval of Previous Meetings’ Minutes
June 6, 2017: Branden Stubbs moves to accept the meeting minutes as written. Chris Johnston seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.

III. Review Application
Town of Cranberry Isles-on behalf of Barbara Stainton, Cranberry Isles Boatyard
Tax Map 10, Lot 19
Cranberry Isles Boatyard
Great Cranberry Island
Commercial Fisheries/Marine Activities District
Communications Tower Installation-TCI Broadband Initiative

Application was filed on July 27, 2017 and determined to be complete by the CEO on August 29, 2017.

Chairman Branden Stubbs opens the floor to questions for the applicants. General discussion with audience. In a freestanding situation, the tower is rated to withstand 100mph winds and 40mph winds with one inch of ice accretion. The proposed tower is attached to the boatyard building for two thirds of its height, which makes it multiple times stronger than the recommended regional standards it would conform to as a freestanding tower. There has not been a documented inspection of the building the tower is attached to. Consensus of the board is that there should be some documentation showing that a structural engineer has reviewed the design for the deployment of this tower at this location.

November 28, 2017: Consensus of the Planning Board is to include the following addendum to the minutes: “There was a lengthy discussion of the right of way for poles, which has since been resolved.”

Land Use Ordinance for the Shorelands, Section 15: Land Use Standards
A. Minimum Lot Standard
William Dowling moves that the project meets the standard. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
B. Principal & Accessory Structures
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 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
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.

D. Campgrounds
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
E. Individual Private Campsites
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
F. Commercial & Industrial Uses
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
G. Parking Areas
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
H. Roads & Driveways
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
I. Signs
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
J. Storm Water Runoff
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
K. Septic Waste Disposal
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
L. Essential Services
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. Chris Johnston seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0 (William Dowling abstains).
M. Mineral Exploration & Extraction
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
N. Agriculture
William Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Rebecca Powell seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
O. Timber Harvesting
N/A
P. Clearing or Removal of Vegetation for Activities Other than Timber Harvesting
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
Q. Hazard Trees, Storm-Damaged Trees, and Dead Tree Removal
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
R. Exemptions to Clearing and Vegetation Removal Requirements
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
S. Revegetation Requirements
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
T. Erosion & Sedimentation Control
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard contingent upon provision of an Erosion Control plan or statement from a licensed contractor. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
U. Soils
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
V. Water Quality
William Dowling moves that the project meets the standard. Branden Stubbs seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
W. Archaeological Site
Rebecca Powell moves that the project meets the standard. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.

Land Use and Shoreland Zoning Ordinance, Section 16-D, Procedure for Administering Permits
1. Will maintain safe and healthful conditions
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
2. Will not result in water pollution, erosion, or sedimentation to surface waters
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard contingent upon provision of an Erosion Control plan or statement from a licensed contractor. Chris Johnston seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
3. Will adequately provide for the disposal of all wastewater
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard contingent upon provision of an Erosion Control plan or statement from a licensed contractor. Chris Johnston seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
4. Will not have an adverse impact on spawning grounds, fish, aquatic life, bird, or other wildlife habitat
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. Chris Johnston seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
5. Will conserve shore cover and visual, as well as actual, points of access to inland and coastal waters
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. Chris Johnston seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
6. Will protect archaeological and historic resources as designated in the comprehensive plan
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. Chris Johnston seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
7. Will not adversely affect existing commercial fishing or maritime activities in a Commercial Fisheries/Maritime Activities district
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. Chris Johnston seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
8. Will avoid problems associated with floodplain development and use
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. Chris Johnston seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
9. Is in conformance with the provisions of Section 15, Land Use Standards
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. Chris Johnston seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.

Rebecca Powell moves to approve the application with the following contingencies:
(1) Submission of an Erosion Control Plan or statement following state guidelines from a licensed contractor.
(2) Submission of a Structural Engineer Certification of the tower and the attached structure.
William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
Planning Board members sign conditional approval letter.

IV. Other Business
None

V. Adjournment
Branden Stubbs moves to adjourn the meeting. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 4-0.
Meeting adjourned at 5:27pm