Planning Board Meeting Minutes April 25, 2011

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Planning Board Meeting Minutes
April 25, 2011
Islesford Neighborhood House

Attendance:
Steve Philbrook, Planning Board
Sam Hyler, Planning Board
Bruce Komusin, Planning Board
Nanette Hadlock, Deputy Clerk
James Fortune, Administrative Assistant
Phil Whitney, BOS
I. Call to Order: 4:20 P.M. by Steve Philbrook.
Three of five Planning Board Members are present which represents a quorum.
II. Elect Chairman Planning Board
Sam Hyler moves to appoint Steve Philbrook Chairman of the Planning Board. Bruce Komusin seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
III. Review / Approval August 31, 2010 Planning Board Meeting Minutes
Steve Philbrook moves to accept the August 31, 2010 Planning Board meeting minutes as written. Sam Hyler seconds the motion, with new member Bruce Komusin abstaining. (2-0) Motion passes.
IV. Review Application:
Town of Cranberry Isles
Sutton Island, Tax Map 30, Lot 06
Low Density Residential Zone
Replace existing Dock Shed

James Fortune, Administrative Assistant to the Board of Selectmen is the agent for this project. This structure is currently situated on land, separate from the Sutton Island Dock and is used as a waiting area for the ferry, as well as storage of trash and recyclables for Sutton Island Residents. It currently is placed 72 ½ feet from the spring high tide mark, making it a non-conforming structure in the shoreland. The new shed is proposed to be placed in the same place as the current shed, of which is in disrepair and is to be replaced. If the shed were to be moved back to 75 feet which is the requirement for a conforming structure, two trees would have to be cleared and further soil disturbance would occur. It would also require renovation to the current boardwalk which is attached to the shed, causing further disturbance to the soil. The soil under the current structure and around the structure is cobblestone beach rock. The original structure was built 75 feet from the mean high tide mark. Since the original structure was built, the Land Use Ordinance for the Shorelands has changed by measuring from the mean high tide to the spring high tide mark, causing the original structure to become slightly non- conforming. The new structure will be the same size and volume as the original structure.

Section XII. Land Use Standards
A. Agriculture
Bruce Komusin moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
B. Beach Construction
A permit by rule has been received from the Department of Environmental Protection.
Bruce Komusin moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
C. Campgrounds
Bruce Komusin moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
D. Individual Private Campsites
Bruce Komusin moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
E. Parking Areas
Bruce Komusin moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
F. Clearing or Removal of Vegetation for Activities Other Than Timber Harvesting
Bruce Komusin moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
G. Erosion and Sedimentation Control
The structure will be placed on a cobblestone beach, no filling or grading involved and no soil disturbance is expected.
Sam Hyler moves that the application meets the requirements for this standard. Bruce Komusin seconds the motion.
(3-0) Motion passes.
H. Mineral Exploration and Extraction
Bruce Komusin moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
I. 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
Bruce Komusin moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
J. Roads and Driveways
Bruce Komusin moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
K. Signs
Bruce Komusin moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
L. Storm Water Runoff
Bruce Komusin moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
M. Septic Waste Disposal
Bruce Komusin moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
N. Essential Services
Bruce Komusin moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
O. Timber Harvesting
Bruce Komusin moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
P. Water Quality
Bruce Komusin moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
Q. Archaeological Sites
Bruce Komusin moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.

Section VIII, D, Performance Standards
1. Will maintain safe and healthful conditions
Sam Hyler moves that the application meets the standard. Bruce Komusin seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
2. Will not result in erosion or sedimentation
Sam Hyler moves that the application meets the standard. Bruce Komusin seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
3. Will not result in water pollution
Sam Hyler moves that the application meets the standard. Bruce Komusin seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
4. Will not have an adverse impact on spawning grounds, fish, aquatic life, bird, or other wildlife habitat
Sam Hyler moves that the application meets the standard. Bruce Komusin seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
5. Will conserve shoreland vegetation
Sam Hyler moves that the application meets the standard. Bruce Komusin seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
6. Will conserve visual points of access to waters as viewed from public facilities
Sam Hyler moves that the application meets the standard. Bruce Komusin seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
7. Will conserve actual points of public access to waters
Sam Hyler moves that the application meets the standard. Bruce Komusin seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
8. Will protect archaeological and historic resources as designated in the comprehensive plan
Sam Hyler moves that the application meets the standard. Bruce Komusin seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
9. Will not adversely affect existing commercial fishing or maritime activities
Sam Hyler moves that the application meets the standard. Bruce Komusin seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
10. Will avoid problems associated with floodplain development and use
Sam Hyler moves that the application meets the standard. Bruce Komusin seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
11. Is in conformance with the provisions of Sections IX, X, XI, and XII, Lot and Land Use Standards
Sam Hyler moves that the application meets the standard. Bruce Komusin seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.

Bruce Komusin moves to approve the Town of Cranberry Isles application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.

V. Other Business
A Planning Board meeting is set for Wednesday, May 04, 201, 4:00 P.M. to review an application for shoreline stabilization for The Three Nephews, LLC, Great Cranberry Island.
VI. Adjournment: 4:55 P.M.
Steve Philbrook moves to adjourn the meeting. Bruce Komusin seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.

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