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Planning Board Minutes 08/13/2007
Town of Buxton Planning Board
Meeting Minutes of June 25, 2007

Planning Board Members Present: Keith Emery, Jeremiah Ross, Barbara Elwell and David Anderson, Harry Kavouksorian and James Logan.

Planning Board Members Absent:  none

Others Present: Kelly Boden, Jack Chase, Mike Sullivan, Dennis Santolucito and Fred Farnham.

Chairman Keith Emery called the meeting to order at 7:31 p.m.

Public hearing Continued 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.
Kelly Boden indicated the change to the land use table was approved allowing a cell tower in the Residential Zone.  The only item left is the performance guarantee; the terms and amount were discussed at the May 29th meeting.  
·       Motioned by Jere, seconded by David to close the public hearing for Portland Cellular.  The motion passed with a 4 – 0 – 2, with new members Harry and James abstaining.
1.      All elements and features of the plan and all representations made by the applicant concerning the development and use of the property which appear in the record of the planning Board proceedings, are condition of approval.  No changes from the condition of approval is permitted unless an amended plan is first submitted to and approved by the Planning Board.
2.      That the applicant be in compliance with all applicable provisions of Article 8.2.B and 10.
3.      That the applicant be in compliance with all applicable provisions of Section 11.
4.      All outstanding bills paid before building permit is issued.

The Board imposed the following additional conditions on the application:
5.      Bond must be in place before building permit is issued.

·       Motioned by Jere, seconded by Barbara to find the application in compliance with all applicable provisions of Articles 8.2.B and 10 and Section 11.   The motion passed with a 3 – 1 (Keith Emery) - 2 vote.  With Harry and James abstaining.
·       Motioned by Jere, seconded by Barbara to approve the application with conditions stated tonight and from previous meetings.  The motion passed with a 3 – 1 (Keith Emery) – 2 vote with Harry and James abstaining.

Michael Sullivan requested to discuss the verbiage for the surety bond for a 190-foot telecommunications facility to be located on a portion of 828 Long Plains Road, Tax Map 3, Lot 79.
Michael Sullivan said they had revised the insurance rider bond through the insurance company, but had questions on the cover letter.  The Board referenced section 11.25.J of the ordinance book.  Mr. Sullivan will have a new bond by Tuesday.
·       Motioned by Jere, seconded by Barbara to approve the findings for Sullivan/Chase on the condition the letter is reviewed by the Chairman, by Wednesday the 27th.  The motion passed with a 4 – 0 –2 vote.  

Glen Gervais of Custom Built Homes of Maine, Inc. submitted an application to amend The Woodlands subdivision; Tax Map 7, Lot 31.   There was no one in attendance.

CEO Report: Jere asked Fred whether the proposal for the new Low’s store would be coming before the Planning Board.  Fred stated the new building would not expand more than 30% so it will not be coming before the Board.  

Approval of Minutes:  none
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Approval of Bills:  
·       Motioned by David, seconded by Jere to pay Portland Press Herald in the amount of $20.40 to cover legal ads for the Barday public hearing, the motion passed with a 4 - 2 vote

Communications:
GOVERNING – A resource for States localities subscription
Advanced Access Management workshop
Memo from Planning Board to Selectmen about Comprehensive Plan Committee
Custom Built homes – requesting to lower the letter of credit by $50,000.  
Keith said they will not release funds, until the Public Works Director has check Captain’s Way.

Other Business:
1.      Review findings of facts for Chase & Sullivan telecommunication tower.
·       Motioned by Jere, seconded by Barbara to approve the findings for Sullivan/Chase on the condition the letter is reviewed by the Chairman, by Wednesday the 27th.  The motion passed with a 4 – 0 –2 vote.  

2.      Review findings of facts for Mary Barday
·       Motioned by Jere, seconded by Barbara to approve the findings for Mary Barday.  The motion passed with a 4 – 0 – 2 vote, with Harry and James abstaining.

Election of Officers:
        Chairman  -  Harry nominated Keith Emery
Barbara nominated Jere Ross, seconded by David.
·       Barbara motioned for the nominations to cease, seconded by David, the motion passed with a 6 – 0 vote.
The nomination for Jere Ross for Chairman passed with a 5 – 0 vote.

        Vice Chairman – Jere nominated Keith Emery, seconded by David
·       Jere motioned for the nominations to cease, seconded by David, the motion passed with a 6 – 0 vote.
The nomination for Keith Emery for Vice Chairman passed with a 5 – 0 vote.

Treasurer – Jere nominated David Anderson, seconded by Keith, the motion passed with a 6 – 0 vote.

        Secretary – Jere nominated Jim Logan, seconded by Barbara
                         Jim nominated Harry
The nomination for Jim Logan for Secretary passed with a 5 – 0 vote.

Adjourn:
·       Jere moved, seconded by David to adjourn at 8:11 pm, a unanimous vote.

Respectfully submitted,
Krystal L. Dyer                         Approval Date:                          

Chairperson: ________________________________ Signature Date: ____________
                                Keith Emery    




 
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