DRAFT Planning Board Minutes March 26, 2019

***DRAFT***

Planning Board Meeting Minutes
March 26, 2019
Islesford Neighborhood House

Attendance:

Branden Stubbs, Chairman
William Dowling, Planning Board
Mark Alley, Planning Board Alternate
Dennis Dever, LPI & CEO
Ben Sumner, Deputy Clerk
Roger St. Amand
Steven Shaw (by phone)
Sandra Eaton (by phone)

I. Call to Order: 8:30 A.M. by Branden Stubbs
Three Planning Board members are present at today’s meeting, which represents a quorum.

II. Review / Approval of Previous Meetings’ Minutes
February 13, 2018: Branden Stubbs moves to approve the February 13, 2018 minutes as written. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
April 5, 2018: Branden Stubbs moves to approve the April 5, 2018 minutes as written. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.

III. a) Review Application
North Sutton LLC: Tax Map 31, Lot 11
15N Sutton Island
Limited Residential District
Construction of a 110ft dock.

An application was filed on February 5, 2019 and determined to be complete by the CEO on February 25, 2019.

General Discussion and review of the application. Consensus of the Planning Board is that the Harbor Committee needs to be involved concerning the moorings that are already in place. There should also be a stipulation that the Submerged Lands Lease be completed. Discussion of a possible communal dock on an abutting property.

Land Use Ordinance for the Shorelands, Section 15: Land Use Standards
A. Minimum Lot Standard
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
B. Principal & Accessory Structures
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
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 project meets the standard. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
D. Campgrounds
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
E. Individual Private Campsites
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
F. Commercial & Industrial Uses
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
G. Parking Areas
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
H. Roads & Driveways
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
I. Signs
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
J. Storm Water Runoff
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
K. Septic Waste Disposal
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard is not applicable. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
L. Essential Services
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard is not applicable. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
M. Mineral Exploration & Extraction
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
N. Agriculture
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
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. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
Q. Hazard Trees, Storm-Damaged Trees, and Dead Tree Removal
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard is not applicable. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
R. Exemptions to Clearing and Vegetation Removal Requirements
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard is not applicable. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
S. Revegetation Requirements
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard is not applicable. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
T. Erosion & Sedimentation Control
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
U. Soils
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
V. Water Quality
Branden Stubbs moves that standard is not applicable. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
W. Archaeological Site
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.

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 3-0.
2. Will not result in water pollution, erosion, or sedimentation to surface waters
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
3. Will adequately provide for the disposal of all wastewater
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
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. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.

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. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
6. Will protect archaeological and historic resources as designated in the comprehensive plan
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
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. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
8. Will avoid problems associated with floodplain development and use
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
9. Is in conformance with the provisions of Section 15, Land Use Standards
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.

Branden Stubbs moves to approve the application with the following conditions:
(1) Bureau of Parks & Lands Submerged Land Lease approval.
(2) Harbor Committee review to determine that proposed pier will not interfere wih the current use of the existing moorings.
William Dowling seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.

Planning Board members sign conditional approval letter.

III. b) Review Application
A Little Cranberry Preserve, LLC: Tax Map 19, Lot 12
79 Sand Beach Road
Commercial Fisheries/Marine Activities District
Construction of a 200ft dock.

An application was filed on March 7, 2019 and determined to be complete by the CEO on March 7, 2019.

Roger St. Amand, representing the Applicant, explains the Submerged Lands Lease is pending. General discussion of Harbor Committee Ordinance which specifies that all docks should be reviewed by the Harbor Committee.

Land Use Ordinance for the Shorelands, Section 15: Land Use Standards
A. Minimum Lot Standard
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
B. Principal & Accessory Structures
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard is not applicable. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
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 project meets the standard. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
D. Campgrounds
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
E. Individual Private Campsites
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
F. Commercial & Industrial Uses
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
G. Parking Areas
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
H. Roads & Driveways
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
I. Signs
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
J. Storm Water Runoff
Branden Stubbs moves that project meets the standard. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
K. Septic Waste Disposal
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
L. Essential Services
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
M. Mineral Exploration & Extraction
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
N. Agriculture
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
O. Timber Harvesting
N/A
P. Clearing or Removal of Vegetation for Activities Other than Timber Harvesting
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
Q. Hazard Trees, Storm-Damaged Trees, and Dead Tree Removal
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
R. Exemptions to Clearing and Vegetation Removal Requirements
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
S. Revegetation Requirements
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
T. Erosion & Sedimentation Control
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
U. Soils
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
V. Water Quality
Branden Stubbs moves that the standard in not applicable. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
W. Archaeological Site
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.

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. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
2. Will not result in water pollution, erosion, or sedimentation to surface waters
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
3. Will adequately provide for the disposal of all wastewater
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
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. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
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. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
6. Will protect archaeological and historic resources as designated in the comprehensive plan
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
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. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
8. Will avoid problems associated with floodplain development and use
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
9. Is in conformance with the provisions of Section 15, Land Use Standards
Branden Stubbs moves that the project meets the standard. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.

Branden Stubbs moves to approve the application with the following conditions:
(1) Bureau of Parks & Lands Submerged Land Lease approval.
(2) Harbor Committee review and recommendation.
Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.

Planning Board members sign conditional approval letter.

V. Adjournment
Branden Stubbs moves to adjourn the meeting. Mark Alley seconds the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
Meeting adjourned at 10:21am