Town of Buxton Planning Board
June 25, 2012
Recorded by Hilda Lynch
Board Members Present: John Vedral, David Savage, Sr.; Christopher Carroll; Harry Kavouksorian; Keith Emery; Nicholas Murray; and Lawrence Curtis
Others Present: Henry Huntley, Cheryl Huntley, Gail Landry, Jason Vafiades, Dennis Veno, and Cliff Thomas
Chairman Harry Kavouksorian opened the Buxton Planning Board meeting of June 25, 2012, at 7 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance
Gail Landry for a Conditional Use Permit allowing an Inn/Events Facility at 668 Narragansett Trail. This property is located in the Business Commercial District on Tax Map 6, Lot 36.
Jason Vafiades spoke about Gail engaging his firm to do some drainage work on her lot. They'll build a 60-bay parking area with a 26' access way. There will be two-way traffic all the way through. They're bringing the storm water through some check drains and eventually a culvert.
Harry asked about a turnaround for emergency vehicles near the barn. Gail pointed out an area where there were four parking spaces now on the Plan. Jason says the turnaround is something they can add in. Harry says they will need a space for emergency vehicles to get in and turn around quickly.
Jason says they're trying to keep ditches below the parking area for storm water. The parking area is an impervious surface so whatever is there will soak into the ground.
John wants to let the Board know that Mrs. Landry and he had a chat outside the building recently. He let her know what was discussed at the last meeting.
Harry spoke about the Board usually receiving plans a week before their meeting, so the Board would need time to go over the plans they've been presented this evening. They will ask further questions at the hearing.
Motioned by Harry, seconded by John, to set a public hearing for July 9th for Forever Farm. All voted in favor.
Harry says they'll see Gail on the 9th. He asked them to be sure to get the plan into the Code Enforcement office. Jason asked if they wanted 11" x 17". Harry said they did, but they also wanted full-sized drawings.
Approval of Minutes:
June 11, 2012 -
Motioned by Harry, seconded by Larry, to approve the minutes as amended. Three voted in favor (quorum of those present at the last meeting).
Approval of Bills:
No bills this week.
Notice of a workshop in Augusta on October 10 for Planning Board members. Harry stated it was a good idea to attend if new to the Board.
Election of Officers:
David asked Harry to explain the offices, which he did. Larry explained the Treasurer's job.
Motioned by David S, seconded by Larry, to nominate Harry as Chairman. Five voted in favor; Harry and John abstained.
Motioned by Harry, seconded by Larry, to nominate Keith as Vice-Chair. Six in favor; Keith abstaining.
Motioned by Harry, seconded by Keith, to nominate Larry as Treasurer. Six in favor; Larry abstained.
Motioned by Harry, seconded by Keith, to nominate Chris as Secretary. Six in favor; Chris abstained.
Harry stated that they will have to review the By-Laws at the next meeting.
John was checking the Town website and found only fragments of the zoning ordinance. He wondered if the ordinance booklet should be uploaded on the website. Harry said he would look into it.
The shoreland zoning issues have been changed by the DEP. The Town doesn't have a current shoreland zoning map. Harry is planning to contact Mike Morse about where this stands and forestry changes that are coming.
Motioned by John, seconded by David S, to adjourn the meeting at 7:22 p.m. All voted in favor.
Harry Kavouksorian, Chairman Signature Date