January 16, 2019
The January Planning Board meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. Members present were Bruce Sanborn, Charles Tarbell, Ted Gerber, Tom Boughter Sr., Ray Merrill, Recording Secretary Cindy Kimball and Chairman Colin Holme along with Code Enforcement Officer Bill Haynes.
The first item on the agenda was a review of the December 2018 minutes. Bruce made a motion to accept the minutes as amended. Ray seconded the motion and the vote was 5-0 in favor.
The second item on the agenda was Brian Rhea with a pre-application for Sage Woods Subdivision. The traditional subdivision has eight lots varying in size from 2.5 - 5.4 acres. Soil test pits have been completed and are shown on the plot plan. Colin noted that Lot 3 doesn't appear to have the minimum 200' road frontage. Brian will adjust the line to comply. The PB reviewed the pre-application requirements and noted erosion control practices and intended use of property should be referenced on the plan. Colin also requested Brian to show phosphorous control, brook crossings, and defined 75' buffer from the brook to be shown on the plan. A motion was made by Charles to accept the pre-application plan with the above additions. Ray seconded the motion and the vote was 5-0 in favor. The $120 review fee was received and the escrow fee was waived at the last meeting. A site walk will be scheduled for 9 a.m. March 16 and a public hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 20.
The next item on the agenda was Tom Murch with an application to rebuild the former convenience store Mallard Mart/gas station P&K Gas `N Go in North Waterford. He wants to modify the existing concrete slab by adding an additional 142 square feet to square up the foundation. He explained that this will provide a better traffic flow in and out of the building by changing the entrance of the store from the front of the building to the side. The PB suggested using a known elevation point to determine the elevation of the flood plain. Tom said he will find it and document where it is and construct the first floor of the building 12 inches above that height. The PB discussed this property as "continuing use," noting that Tom came before the board in August 2018 requesting a one-year extension for non-conforming use of the property, which was approved. The complete site plan review was waived at that time because the property was going to be developed within the 5-year SZ time frame. Bruce made a motion to waive the site plan review because he was given a one-year wavier to rebuild, which will provide a community resource. Ray seconded the motion and the vote was 5-0 in favor. Ray made a motion to approve the application as presented with the condition that the first floor elevation be at least one foot above the base flood elevation that Tom will locate, identify and document. Bruce seconded the motion and the vote was 5-0 in favor. Tom paid the $125 application review fee and the PB members signed the application.
The next item on the agenda was the Findings of Fact for Christopher Hooper's medical marijuana grow facility in North Waterford. The PB signed the FOF's conditional upon the $85 application fee being received.
Next on the agenda was Chris Easton, who was present for the meeting and is interested in becoming a member of the PB. He was told he would need to meet with Selectmen and become familiar with site plan, SZ and Subdivision regulations. There would also be training available a couple of times each year with AVCOG and attendance was expected.
Bruce made a motion at 8:20 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. Ray seconded the motion and the vote was 5-0 in favor.