Town of Buxton Planning Board
Meeting Minutes of March 26, 2007
Planning Board Members Present: Keith Emery, Cullen Ryan, Wanda Emery, Jeremiah Ross and David Anderson.
Planning Board Members Absent: Dennis Santolucito and Barbara Elwell.
Others Present:: Kelly Boden, Justin Dearborn, Rich Chaisson, Dave Dominie, D. Gilman, John Czroll, Ron & Lindsay Dearborn and Fred Farnham.
Chairman Keith Emery called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m.
Justin & Kelly Dearborn are requesting a conditional use permit for a general maintenance facility at the existing gravel pit located off Church Hill Road; Tax Map 7, Lot 12.
A site walk was held on March 15th, the Board had no immediate issues except to stabilize the bank toward Turkey lane. Wands requested a copy of the soils survey map.
· Motioned by Jere, seconded by Cullen to schedule a public hearing for April 9th. The motion passed with a 5 – 0 vote.
· Motioned by Wanda, seconded by Jere to send the application to SMRPC for review. The motion passed with a 5 – 0 vote.
Josh Jewett & Jennifer Granillo who are proposing to amend Butternut Hill Estates by creating a buildable lot in the residual land; Tax Map 3, Lot 45.
The Board will send bid letters out to five peer review companies with an April 16th deadline.
Ronald Dearborn requesting to change hours of operation for an existing extractive industry located on Webster Road; Tax Map 7, Lot 28.
Ron Dearborn is requesting the same hours of operation and number of crushing days as R.J Grondin received at the January 26th meeting. R.J. Grondin’s hours are Monday through Friday 6:30 am to 6 pm and Saturdays 8am to 2 pm and crushing for 20 weeks a year. Dearborn was approved in April of 2005 for Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 6 pm and Saturdays 8 am to 12:pm, with crushing 8am to 2 pm for 20 weeks. R.J Mr. Dearborn said they now have to send their trucks to their Waterboro pit at 6 am, it also puts them a bigger cost disadvantage when bidding for job with other local pits. Grondin is located within one mile of the Mr. Dearborn’s pit. The Board noted, the two pits are different, with one being new the other existing and the effect of the abutting neighbors. Other members understood the need for the earlier hours and would reconsider.
· Motioned by Wanda, seconded by Dave to schedule a public hearing for April 9th. The motion passed with a 5 – 0 vote.
Portland Cellular Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless is requesting a conditional use permit for a Wireless Telecommunications Facility on Portland Road; Tax Map 9, Lot 10.
Kelly Boden, project managers of Verizon Wireless, submitted proposed language for an ordinance change and the balloon test was conducted on the 8th. The results will be submitted for the next meeting. Wanda, with Bill Plouffe’s assistance, submitted a proposed ordinance change allowing wireless telecommunication municipal property with more than 20 acres in the Residential Zone. The changes will be submitted the Bill Plouffe for another review. Wanda informed the applicant that a DEP Site Location Permit is required also.
Central Maine Power Company is requesting a conditional use permit for an expansion of the existing switchyard located off Emery Circle on Tax Map 3, Lot 35.
Dave Dominie from TRC Site Engineer, Doug Gilman, substation designer and John Carroll a member of the Community Relations Group are requesting an expansion to the existing switchyard. The switchyard serves as the connection node of several 345 KV transmission lines (the largest transmission lines in the State of Maine) serves as the backbone of the electrical grid in Maine. They are proposing to add four breakers on 1.7 acres. Having wetland and a stream affected by the addition, DEP will be involved also. As part of the DEP application process a public information meeting was held on March 20th and no abutters attended the meeting. Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, US Fish & Wildlife and Maine Natural Areas have been contacted.
· Motioned by Jere, seconded by David to schedule a site walk for April 2nd, at 6:30 pm, the motion passed with a 5 - 0 vote.
CEO Report: none
Approval of Minutes:
March 5, 2007
· Motioned by Jere, seconded by Cullen to approve the minutes at written. The motion passed with a 5 – 0 vote,
March 12, 2007
· Motioned by Cullen, seconded by Jere to approve as amended, the motion passed with a 5 – 0 vote.
Approval of Bills: David moved to pay Portland Press Herald $18.70 for the Clements legal ads, seconded by Cullen, the motion passed with a 5 – 0 vote.
Maine Townsman – March 2007
Updated budget request
Copy of letters sent to the abutter for the public hearing.
Review findings for the following:
Brent & Shannon Frankland -
· Motioned by Cullen, seconded by Jere to approve the findings of facts for Brent & Shannon Frankland, the motion passed with a 5 – 0 vote
Timothy & Marie Clements -
· Motioned by Jere, seconded by Cullen to approve the findings of facts, the motion passed with a 5 – 0 vote
R.J. Grondin -
· Motioned by Cullen, to reconsider the application for the hours of operation for the R.J. Grondin, seconded by Jere;
Discussion: Cullen noted that two busses appear to travel the Webster Road between 6:30am and 7 am, this information appears to undermine the applicant’s argument to expand the hours to 6:30 am to avoid bus traffic. The motion passed with a 3 – 1 –1 vote, with Wanda abstaining.
Subdivision Workshop at Massabesic High School – Wanda, Keith and Barbara attended the workshop that covered vernal pools, hammerheads, cul-de-sacs and cash accounts.
· David moved, seconded by Wanda to adjourn at 9:16 pm a unanimous vote.
Krystal L. Dyer Approval Date:
Chairperson: ________________________________ Signature Date: ____________