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Planning Board Minutes 05/14/07
Town of Buxton Planning Board
Meeting Minutes of May 14, 2007

Planning Board Members Present: Keith Emery, Cullen Ryan, Jeremiah Ross and David Anderson and Wanda Emery.

Planning Board Members Absent:  Barbara Elwell and Dennis Santolucito

Others Present: Kelly Boden, David Velez, Jack Chase, Mike Sullivan, Don Warren, Peter Hedrich, Lawrence Miller, Mary Gamage, Ben Hayes, Alan & Mary Barday, Olive & Daniel Collomy, Clifford Emery, Jeanne Harmon, Bob Libby, Carol Sanborn, and Fred Farnham.

Chairman Keith Emery called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

Public Hearing for proposed ordinance changes
·       Motioned by Jere, seconded by Cullen to open the public hearing, the motion passed with a 5 - 0 vote.

Automobile Graveyard: The change will bring the Town in conformance with the state.  No discussion
Noise:  This will update the ordinance to current regulations.  No discussion
Signs:   This will allow
        10.11.C.          In the Business-Commercial & Light Commercial districts any non-residential use may display a sign attached to the building. Such signs shall be no larger than the 10% of the total building face area, to a maximum of 120 square feet. or free standing.  However, Only one freestanding sign shall be permitted per lot.  No freestanding sign shall measure larger than forty (40) eighty (80) square feet per side in area.  No freestanding sign shall be higher than 20 feet above the road level nor closer than the height of the sign from any side or rear property line.  Attached signs shall not be placed on the roof of a building. (amended 6/12/04)
The Board held two workshops to discuss the sign ordinance and the majority of the
Board agreed to Section 10-11-C.
Discussion:  Mary Gamage from Hannaford had requested 2-free standing signs at each
entrance, for safety purposes.  Ms. Gamage submitted an additional proposal through the
Selectmen listed below as 10.11.C.1.  Wanda adds that with the 10.11.C change would
allow  Hannaford to have one large sign and two small entrance/exit signs but limits
them from putting their logo on it..
Larry Miller submitted a letter and request for the Board to look toward the future and
Don Warren requested the two Board work together.  Olive Collomy said we need to look
to the future
Sign measurement:
          Archaeological/Historic Sites:                                                       
                Wireless Telecommunications Facility:  Only allowed on 20 acres or more.  Jeanne Harmon              
              questions the acreage size.  The Board is trying to eliminate cell towers being allowed on small  
           Municipal lots.           
Signs:  This article would allow an additional sign corner lots in the business commercial zone.
10.11.C.l.   In the Business-Commercial & Light Commercial districts any non- residential use shall be permitted to have, in addition to a free-standing sign. one monument sign at a secondary entrance to the lot, if the lot has frontage and separate entrances on two or more public roads. Any such monument sign shall be (i) located on a different public road, and not closer than 400 feet, from the freestanding sign (ii) not larger than 40 square feet per side in area, (iii) not higher than 10 feet above the road level, and (iy) not closer than 10 feet from any side or rear property line.
Inserted by Selectmen
The Town’s attorney Bill Plouffe reviewed and submitted suggestions for change.  After lengthy discussion the Board will let the voters decide.  
·       Motioned by Wanda, seconded by Jere to close the public hearing at 8:43, the motion passed with a 5 - 0 vote.

Public Hearing for Portland Cellular Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless is requesting a conditional use permit for a Wireless Telecommunications Facility at the Municipal Complex at 185 Portland Road; Tax Map 9, Lot 10.
·       Motioned by Jere, seconded by Wanda to open the public hearing, the motion passed with a 5 - 0 vote.
Kelly Boden and David Valeze gave a general overview of the proposed project.  Having no question form the Code Enforcement Office, the Board members or abutters the public hearing is open to the public.  Any financial benefit to the Town.  Mr. Miller is directed to the Selectmen.  This should improve the communications significantly
The removal bond in Section 11.25.J is a contractual obligation with the Town if at the end of the use the tower would be dismantled and removed from property.  

The Board will check with Bill Plouffe the Town’s Attorney on the bond and if the Board can vote on the application that does not fit the ordinance with a contingency on the ordinance change at the June Town meeting.
·       Motioned by Jere, seconded by Cullen to continue the public hearing to the next meeting, the motion passed with a 5 - 0 vote

Discussions o site walk for Jack Chase & Michael Sullivan who submitted an application for a 190-foot telecommunications facility to be located on a portion of 828 Long Plains Road, Tax Map 3, Lot 79.
Keith, Cullen, Jere, Dave, Mr. & Mrs. Ray, Michael Sullivan and Jack Chase all attended the site walk held on April 30th.   Keith said the location of the tower is located in a grove of pine trees and would hide the lower fencing area and does not see any issues.  
·       Motioned by David, seconded by Cullen to schedule a public hearing for the next meeting, the motion passed with a 5 - 0 vote.
The Selectmen would like to discuss co-location for the Town’s antennas on this tower.

Mary Barday of 264 Dunnell Road has submitted an application to re-located her in-home daycare to 264 Groveville Road, Tax Map 7, Lot 101E.  
Mary runs an existing in-home daycare at her home on 246 Dunnell Road for the past 16 years.  She is currently licensed for 12 children She would like to relocate her daycare to a new home at 246 Groveville Road.  
Cullen questions the number of parking spaces presented, stating it looks like the driveway would accommodate five vehicles.
·       Motioned by Cullen, seconded by David to schedule a site walk for Monday May 21st at 6:30 p.m., the motion passed with a 5 - 0 vote

CEO Report: none

Approval of Minutes:  April 9, 2007
·       Motioned by Cullen, seconded by Jere to approve the minutes of April 9, 2007, the Motion passed with a 4 – 0 - 1 vote.  Wanda abstained.

Approval of Bills:  
·       Motioned by Wanda, seconded by Jere to pay Portland Press Herald in the amount of $21.25 for legal ads for the CMP public hearing. the motion passed with a 5 - 0 vote
·       Motioned by Jere, seconded by Cullen to pay Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission for reviewing Justin Dearborn’s peer review in the amount of $110.00, the motion passed with a 5 - 0 vote

April Maine Townsman
Budget updates
Updates to zoning map by Sue Schaller
Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife    
Zoning Bulletin
Maine DOT meeting
Send memo to Selectmen to review the Comprehensive Planning Committee together again.

The next scheduled meeting is set for Memorial Day; the Board discussed and agreed to rescheduling for Tuesday, May 29th
·       Motioned by Jere, seconded by Cullen to schedule the next meeting on Tuesday, May 29th at 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building, the motion passed with a 5 - 0 vote.

Other Business:
Review findings for R J Grondin & Sons:
·       Motioned by Cullen, seconded by David to approve the findings of facts for R. J. Grondin & Sons, the motion passed with a 4 - 1 vote.

Review findings for Justin & Kelly Dearborn:
·       Motioned by Cullen, seconded by Jere to approve the findings of facts for Justin & Kelly Dearborn, the motion passed with a 4 - 1 vote.
·       Jere moved, seconded by Wanda to adjourn at 9:37 pm a unanimous vote.

Respectfully submitted,
Krystal L. Dyer                         Approval Date:                          

Chairperson: ________________________________ Signature Date: ____________
                                Keith Emery    

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