March 20, 2019
The March Planning Board meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. Members present were Bruce Sanborn, Charles Tarbell, Ray Merrill, Tom Boughter Sr., 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 February minutes. Bruce made a motion to accept them as presented. Tom seconded the motion and the vote was 5-0 in favor.
The second item was Eileen and Rex Rounds requesting an extension for their Shoreland Zoning building permit on Route 37, 711 Waterford Road. Eileen explained that after reviewing the floodplain, they moved the house further back from Keoka Lake and will place it on a slab instead of a full foundation. This will bring the project out of the flood plain and eliminate approximately 1,600 cubic yards of landfill. The garage will be attached to the house instead of standing alone. Bruce made a motion to approve the building permit extension. Tom seconded the motion and the vote was 5-0 in favor.
Next on the agenda was Tom Chadbourne requesting documentation of the nullification of the Overlook Subdivision in 2010. The property was never developed, no lots were sold within two years and no improvements were made so the previous subdivision approval lapsed several years ago. Colin read a letter he drafted to clarify the status of the property as a nullified subdivision. Bruce made a motion to accept the letter as read. Tom seconded the motion and the vote was 5-0 in favor.
The next item on the agenda was Nedra Smith requesting approval of a home daycare on 459 Norway Road. She explained that she plans to renovate a one bedroom apartment above her garage into a family run daycare. She will be the only employee and will have room for two toddlers and two infants to care for along with two children of her own. She also would like to have a flower stand during warmer weather to sell flowers and pumpkins in the fall. Colin reviewed the home occupation standards with her and the PB felt she meets the criteria. Charlie will write a letter that documents her compliance with Site Plan Home Occupation exemption for Nedra to submit to the state for her proposed daycare.
The next item on the agenda was Theresa Barker requesting an approval for an in-home daycare at her house on Plummer Hill Road. She presented a letter from the state showing she is in compliance with state rules and regulations. She currently has three children of her own and two more she takes care of and will expand to 12 children maximum. The PB was in agreement that she meets the home occupation criteria and can continue with her plans to expand.
Colin reported that the public hearing for Sage Woods subdivision will be next month at 6:30 p.m. He noted there was some confusion as to who should send abutter letters and publish the public hearing, and in the future, that may be a reason for the town to request escrow fees to cover those costs. Colin also noted that the town of Harrison's site plan review ordinance says no site walk will take place if there is more than a foot of snow on the ground and maybe Waterford should have something similar in place.
Bruce made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:32 p.m. Ray seconded the motion and the vote was 5-0 in favor.