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Planning Board Minutes 04/11/2011
Town of Buxton
Planning Board
        April 11, 2011, at 7 pm

Recorded by Hilda Lynch

Board Members Present:  David Savage, Sr.; Jeremiah Ross, III; Harry Kavouksorian; James Logan, and David Anderson

Board Members Absent:  Scott Havu, Caroline Segalla

Others Present:  Henry Huntley, Cliff Thomas

Chairman Harry Kavouksorian called the April 11, 2011, meeting of the Buxton Planning Board together at 7:02 p.m.

Pledge of allegiance

Discuss setting public hearing for proposed ordinance and map amendments.
        Harry asked the Board about setting the public hearings for the zoning, shoreland zoning, and mapping.  Jere suggested doing a public hearing for the items that will be on the floor of the town meeting and another for the items on the secret ballot.  May 9th will keep the Board within the guidelines they must adhere to - 25th of April or May 2nd.  
        David A said that since there’s nothing to change, he doesn’t see any reason why they couldn’t do this in April; this would give them time to make any changes that might be necessary.  Jim said that he will not be able to make the meeting of April 25th; he is not aware of any commitment on the 9th.
  • Jere motioned, seconded by Harry, for a public hearing for the zoning ordinance amendments and shoreland zoning amendments for May 9th at 7 p.m.  Copies of changes are available at the Code
Enforcement office.  Harry explained the differences between the ordinance changes and shoreland zoning changes.  Five voted in favor.  Jere said that it was his understanding that the zoning ordinance changes will be on June 18 on the floor of the Town meeting; the shoreland zoning will be on the secret ballot on June 14.  Harry stated that the Selectmen agreed that this should be done by secret ballot.

Discussion of shoreland zone setback 250 feet vs. 300 feet.
        No discussion

CEO Report
        No report

Approval of Minutes:
        March 28, 2011
  • Motioned by David S, seconded by Jere, to accept the minutes as amended.  Five voted in favor.
Approval of Bills:
        No bills at this time
        Board member Scott Havu has submitted a letter of resignation because he has moved out of Buxton so he’s no longer eligible to serve.  Harry encourages anyone interested that they have until May 2nd to get their papers in.  There are currently three openings.  One would have to get 25 signatures from Buxton voters.  The terms are for three years, except for possibly the fulfillment of Scott’s term.
        Harry has a memo from FEMA regarding a subscription to their newsletter.
        Received a letter from the UNH Conservation Commission - ad regarding the sale of a book on protection of agricultural land.

Other Business:
        Review Findings for Chase’s Places’ Subdivision Amendment  
  • Harry motioned, seconded by David S, that they accept the Findings of Fact for Chase’s Places’ subdivision amendment as amended.
        Harry introduced a discussion of digitizing tax maps.  He thought it was going to be a cost of about $40 a parcel.  They have three options on the table - a firm from Norridgewock, for about $40,000; one from Southern Maine Computing (may not be comparing apples to apples), $13,500; and one for free from USM.  
        David A does not have any further information about the possibility of USM.  He feels it is important to make consistent guidelines.  Krystal, would you look into whether USM is still a possibility for the digitizing of tax maps.  Harry is leaving two letters from the other two firms for you to look into comparisons.
        Jere isn’t sure what budget this would come out of.  He thinks it is something that could be done over a period of time.  Changes are very easy once digitized, he understands.

Motioned by David S, seconded by Jim, to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 p.m.  Five voted in favor.

Approval Date:  _4/25/11________

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               Harry Kavouksorian, Chairman                    Signature Date

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