Planning Board Meeting Minutes January 18, 2012

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Planning Board Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Islesford Neighborhood House

Attendance:
Steven Philbrook, Chairman, Planning Board
William Dowling, Planning Board
Samuel Hyler, Planning Board
Nanette Hadlock, Deputy Clerk
Ben Fulves, Heartwood Builders

I. Call to Order: 4:30 P.M. by Chairman Steve Philbrook.
II. Review / Approval of March 28, 2012 Meeting Minutes
Sam Hyler moves to accept the March 28, 2012 Planning Board meeting minutes as written. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
III. Review Application
Lincoln P. Lyman
Agent: Ben Fulves
Map 10, Lot 31
Great Cranberry Island
Mixed Residential District
Flood Zone AE 11
Bury current above ground utility lines, filling / earth moving more than 10 Cubic Yards
Ben Fulves is the agent for this project. Mr. Fulves reports that two poles will have to be removed and underground wires will be laid from a transformer pad to the existing main house and the moved cottage. Abutters have been notified. Two additional properties will be involved with this project as the power lines will go over on to those properties (Cranperry Corp and the Whitney Trustees). There is a written agreement with the Cranperry Corp owner who does not want contractors traveling via their driveway. The Perry’s will get an easement to maintain or repair their part of the electrical. An approximately 30 inch depth, and an excavator bucket-width trench will be dug and backfilled per Bangor Hydro code with inch minus driveway material. Gotts will do the excavation and backfilling. MCM Electric will be providing the electrical work. Almost no clearing, some limbing, will take place.
Samuel Hyler asks the question if the other land owners would need to apply for permits as well, since all three properties are in the shoreland. It is decided that the Town needs copies of written agreements from the Whitney Trustees and the Cranperry Corp for the file.

Section XII, Land Use Standards from the Land Use Ordinance for the Shorelands of the Town of Cranberry Isles

A. Agriculture
Bill Dowling moves that the standard does not apply to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
B. Beach Construction
Bill Dowling moves that the standard does not apply to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
C. Campgrounds
Bill Dowling moves that the standard does not apply to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
D. Individual Private Campsites
Bill Dowling moves that the standard does not apply to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
E. Parking Areas
Bill Dowling moves that the standard does not apply to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
F. Clearing or Removal of Vegetation for Activities Other Than Timber Harvesting
Bill Dowling moves that the standard does not apply to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
G. Erosion and Sedimentation Control
A silt fence will be utilized; seeding in will take place as backfilled; the area will be looked at again re vegetation in the spring.
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
H. Mineral Exploration and Extraction
Bill Dowling moves that the standard does not apply 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
Bill Dowling moves that the standard does not apply to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
J. Roads and Driveways
Bill Dowling moves that the standard does not apply to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
K. Signs
Bill Dowling moves that the standard does not apply to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
L. Storm Water Runoff
Bill Dowling moves that the standard does not apply to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
M. Septic Waste Disposal
Bill Dowling moves that the standard does not apply to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
N. Essential Services
Bill Dowling moves that the standard does not apply to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.

Bill Dowling moves that the standard does not apply to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
P. Water Quality
Bill Dowling moves that the standard does not apply to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
Q. Archeological Sites
Bill Dowling moves that the standard does not apply to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
R. Soils
Bill Dowling moves that the standard does not apply to the application. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.

Section XIII, D, Performance Standards

1. Will maintain safe and healthful conditions
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
2. Will not result in erosion or sedimentation
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
3. Will not result in water pollution
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sam Hyler 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
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
5. Will conserve shoreland vegetation
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
6. Will conserve visual points of access to waters as viewed from public facilities
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
7. Will conserve actual points of public access to waters
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
8. Will protect archaeological and historic resources as designated in the comprehensive plan
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
9. Will not adversely affect existing commercial fishing or maritime activities
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
10. Will avoid problems associated with floodplain development and use
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sam Hyler 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
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.

Bill Dowling moves that the project meets requirements of the Land Use Ordinance, contingent on receipt of written agreements from the CranPerry Corp and the Whitney Trustees. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.


A. Resignation of Planning Board Member Bruce Komusin
Steve Philbrook moves that with regret the Planning Board accepts the resignation of Planning Board member Bruce Komusin. Sam Hyler seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.
B. Acknowledge letter from Maine Forest Service, 11/30/2012
The Deputy Clerk presents the Planning Board members with copies of the letter from the Maine Forest Service. The Maine Forest Service is now in charge of Timber Harvesting in the shorelands of Cranberry Isles.
V. Adjournment: 5:02 P.M.
Steve Philbrook moves to adjourn the meeting. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (3-0) Motion passes.

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