Planning Board Meeting Minutes September 12, 2013

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Planning Board Meeting Minutes
September 12, 2013
Great Cranberry Island Community Center

Attendance:
Steve Philbrook, Chairman, Planning Board
Sam Hyler, Planning Board
Sally Rowan, Planning Board
Chris Johnston, Planning Board
William Dowling, Planning Board
Nanette Hadlock, Deputy Clerk
Phil Whitney, BOS
Richard Beal, BOS
Will Boddy
Shawn Murphy
Tom Watson
Leslie Watson

I. Call to Order: 4:03 P.M. by Chairman Steve Philbrook.
II. Review / Approval of July 25, 2013 Planning Board Meeting Minutes
Sam Hyler points out a spelling error on page 2, section E. SO-am should be Sam.
Chris Johnston moves to accept the July 25, 2013 Planning Board minutes with the spelling correction. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
III. Review Application
Robert Murch
4 Murch Lane
Great Cranberry Island
Tax Map 07, Lot 03
Low Density Residential District
67” x 72” extension onto the master bathroom
Underground cable to the house and boathouse
Flood Zone X

The master bathroom will be extended, squaring off that corner of the house. The site is included on a letter of map amendment, (dated June 11, 2013),
determining that the structure(s) on the property is/are not located in a coastal High Hazard Area or the SFHA. One window, one window box, and a Yew tree will be removed for the project. An electrical cable will be buried through the rock wall to the house and another cable buried to the boathouse. At the July 25, 2013 Planning Board meeting, the Planning Board approved the replacing of overhead utility lines with under ground utility lines on the Murch property, with a condition of the issuance of a flood plain certificate issued by CEO Kim Keene. The underground lines to the house and boathouse were inadvertently left out of the original application. At today’s meeting the Planning Board is reviewing the application for the underground lines to the house and boathouse.
Section XII: Land Use Standards, Land Use Ordinance for the Shorelands of the Town of Cranberry Isles
*For underground utility cables to house and boathouse
A. Agriculture
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
B. Beach Construction
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
C. Campgrounds
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
D. Individual Private Campsites
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
E. Parking Areas
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
F. Clearing or Removal of Vegetation for Activities Other Than Timber Harvesting
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
G. Erosion and Sedimentation Control
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
H. Mineral Exploration and Extraction
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) 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 is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
J. Roads and Driveways
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
K. Signs
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
L. Storm Water Runoff
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
M. Septic Waste Disposal
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
N. Essential Services
Sam Hyler moves that the application meets the standard. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
O. Timber Harvesting
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
P. Water Quality
Sam Hyler moves that the application meets the standard. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
Q. Archaeological Sites
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
R. Soils
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.

Section XIII, Administration, Permit Application, Performance Standards, Land Use Ordinance for the Shorelands of the Town of Cranberry Isles
*For underground utility cables to house and boathouse
1. Will maintain safe and healthful conditions
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
2. Will not result in erosion or sedimentation
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
3. Will not result in water pollution
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
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. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
5. Will conserve shoreland vegetation
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion.(5-0) Motion passes.
6. Will conserve visual points of access to waters as viewed from public facilities
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
7. Will conserve actual points of public access to waters
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
8. Will protect archaeological and historic resources as designated in the comprehensive plan
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
9. Will not adversely affect existing commercial fishing or maritime activities
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
10. Will avoid problems associated with floodplain development and use
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
11. Is in conformance with the provisions of Sections IX, X, XI, and XII, Lot and Land Use Standards
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.

Section XII: Land Use Standards, Land Use Ordinance for the Shorelands of the Town of Cranberry Isles
*For master bathroom addition
A. Agriculture
Sally Rowan moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
B. Beach Construction
Sally Rowan moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
C. Campgrounds
Sally Rowan moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
D. Individual Private Campsites
Sally Rowan moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
E. Parking Areas
Sally Rowan moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
F. Clearing or Removal of Vegetation for Activities Other Than Timber Harvesting
Sally Rowan moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
G. Erosion and Sedimentation Control
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
H. Mineral Exploration and Extraction
Sally Rowan moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) 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
Sally Rowan moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
J. Roads and Driveways
Sally Rowan moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
K. Signs
Sally Rowan moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
L. Storm Water Runoff
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
M. Septic Waste Disposal
Sally Rowan moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
N. Essential Services
Sally Rowan moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
O. Timber Harvesting
Sally Rowan moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
P. Water Quality
Sally Rowan moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
Q. Archaeological Sites
Sally Rowan moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
R. Soils
Sally Rowan moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.

Section XIII, Administration, Permit Application, Performance Standards, Land Use Ordinance for the Shorelands of the Town of Cranberry Isles
*For master bathroom addition
1. Will maintain safe and healthful conditions
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
2. Will not result in erosion or sedimentation
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
3. Will not result in water pollution
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
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. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
5. Will conserve shoreland vegetation
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
6. Will conserve visual points of access to waters as viewed from public facilities
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
7. Will conserve actual points of public access to waters
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
8. Will protect archaeological and historic resources as designated in the comprehensive plan
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
9. Will not adversely affect existing commercial fishing or maritime activities
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
10. Will avoid problems associated with floodplain development and use
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
11. Is in conformance with the provisions of Sections IX, X, XI, and CII, Lot and Land Use Standards
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
Sally Rowan moves to approve the application. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.

IV. Review Application
Thomas & Leslie Watson
11 Dog Point Road
Great Cranberry Island
Tax Map 10, Lot 27
Water Dependent / Commercial / Residential District
Flood Zone AE
12’ extension to kitchen
14’ x 32’ garage
16’ x 24’ bedroom / bath

This application is for 920.5 additional square feet of lot coverage, a combination of three small building changes. Currently the Watsons have a lot coverage of 8.4%. With the proposed projects, the lot coverage would be 13.4%.
-1. Extend the current one story kitchen to rear of structure 12 feet (10 feet of which is currently deck). This addition will be 14 feet wide on deck surface. The remaining deck will extend 6 feet to rear of house.
-2. Current small shed to west of house will be replaced by a garage type building 14’ x 32’ set on a gravel pad.
-3. On east side of house the chimney will be removed and a bedroom / bath addition 16’ x 24’ (one story) will be added.
-4. The kitchen and bedroom additions will be placed on posts. Holes for the posts will be manually dug and cemented in. There will be a small crawl space.
During construction silt fence and hay bales will be spaced on “down hill” side of structures. Drainage will be accommodated for with inch minus stone and pebbles protruding 18” from roof edge.
A field determination form from the DEP, dated 06/11/2013, states that the significant wildlife habitat for the Pool area does not include the area that the Watson’s are proposing to develop. It also states that the Natural Resource Protection Act does not require a setback from this type of freshwater wetland. Projects that involve wetland fill within the shoreland zone do require a NRPA permit, but no wetland fill is being proposed in this instance.
The Town of Cranberry Isles ordinance for the shorelands specifies on maps of wetlands with high importance or of low importance. The Town could petition the state to map all wetlands in our Town.

Section XII: Land Use Standards, Land Use Ordinance for the Shorelands of the Town of Cranberry Isles
A. Agriculture
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
B. Beach Construction
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
C. Campgrounds
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
D. Individual Private Campsites
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
E. Parking Areas
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
F. Clearing or Removal of Vegetation for Activities Other Than Timber Harvesting
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
F. Erosion and Sedimentation Control
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
H. Mineral Exploration and Extraction
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) 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
There will be a 4” to 6” deep pad; topsoil will be scraped and there will be a stone base.
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
J. Roads and Driveways
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
K. Signs
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
L. Storm Water Runoff
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
M. Septic Waste Disposal
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
N. Essential Services
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
O. Timber Harvesting
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
P. Water Quality
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
Q. Archaeological Sites
Bill Dowling moves that the standard is not applicable to the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
R. Soils
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.

Section XIII, Administration, Permit Application, Performance Standards, Land Use Ordinance for the Shorelands of the Town of Cranberry Isles
1. Will maintain safe and healthful conditions
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
2. Will not result in erosion or sedimentation
Sally Rowan moves that the application meets the standard. Bill Dowling seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
3. Will not result in water pollution
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) 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. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
5. Will conserve shoreland vegetation
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) 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. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
7. Will conserve actual points of public access to waters
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
8. Will protect archaeological and historic resources as designated in the comprehensive plan
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
9. Will not adversely affect existing commercial fishing or maritime activities
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
10. Will avoid problems associated with floodplain development and use
Bill Dowling moves that the application meets the standard. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) 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. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.

Bill Dowling moves to approve the application. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.
V. Other Business
None at this time.
VI. Adjournment: 4:46 P.M.
Bill Dowling moves to adjourn the meeting. Sally Rowan seconds the motion. (5-0) Motion passes.

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