Town of Buxton Planning Board
Monday, December 10, 2012 at 7 pm
All meetings are held at the Buxton Municipal Building located at
185 Portland Road, Buxton, Maine 04093
Prepared by Krystal Dyer
Board members in attendance: John Vedral, David Savage, Christopher Carroll, Keith Emery and Larry Curtis.
Board members absent: Nicholas Murray
Others in attendance: Fred Farnham, Michael Skillings & guest?, Henry Huntley and Les Williams.
Call to Order:
Pledge of allegiance:
Discussion of site walk for Michael Skillings of 55 Skillings Road, is requesting a Conditional Use permit allowing him to operate an auto repair garage. The parcel is located in the Rural Zone on Tax Map 1, Lot 194-10.
The Board conducted a site walk on Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 8am, the public was welcome to attend. John did some further checking in the Town's ordinance on the distance to the water. He is comfortable with the distance measured by the Board, of 270 ft., this is adequate from any water body described in the ordinance. He does not feel this will be an issue. John does have a concern about the drain in the floor of the existing garage. The applicant submitted a photo of the drain that he cemented over. The Board can make it a condition for the code officer to check and make sure the floor drain actually is cemented in.
Larry asked what the hours of operation would be. Mr. Skillings answered 8 am to 5 pm. (no mention to what days of the week, should clarify this at the public hearing) Larry explained the reason he asked is to make sure they would be in compliance with the noise ordinance.
Keith said he knows the distance measured to the water body is accurate, because the Board helped measure it at the site walk. The Board also required Mr. Skillings to submit evidence that the drain has been closed. Mr. Skillings also submitted a letter from Clean Harbors stating they will accept all the waste oil from this facility.
David asked about signage. The business (auto repair garage) is actually located in the Rural district, but the sign, which will be located at the beginning of the driveway on Route 22 (Long Plains Rd) is in Residential District. Referencing the ordinance, the zone would determine the size of the sign. The Board will wait to hear Fred's recommendation.
Christopher asked, could it be include as part of the proposal and see what people say about it at the public hearing. Keith said it is more of a Code Enforcement issue, because he deals with signs. Mr. Skillings said it would not be a big sign and would work with Code Officer Fred Farnham. The Board will let Fred figure it out before the public hearing.
The Board would like a copy of the originally answered questions to Articles 8 & 10, submitted by Mr. Skillings. Krystal will include in the next packet.
Christopher questions if Mr. Skillings would be required to have a dumpster for trash service. Mr. Skillings said he has already contacted a local company.
The next scheduled meeting is January 14, 2013.
" Chris motion to schedule a public hearing for a conditional Use permit for Michael Skillings to operate a auto repair garage at 55 Skillings Road on January 14, 2013 at 7 pm, seconded by David, the motion passes with a 5 - 0 vote.
CEO Report: none
Approval of Minutes:
October 22, 2012
" Motioned by John, seconded by Larry to approve the minutes of October 22, 2012. The motion passed with a 4 - 0 vote and one abstention, David was not in attendance.
November 26, 2012 -
" Motioned by John, seconded by David to approve as amended, the motion passed with a 4 - 0 vote. Larry abstained.
Approval of Bills: There are no bills this evening.
~Email from Nick stating he was unavailable to attend the meeting
~Upcoming Salaries confirmation memo.
~The Board would like clarification for the January meeting, if a sign for a non-permitted use in a zone where that business is not allowed. - i.e. a auto repair garage is not allowed in residential district. The garage is in the Rural zone but the sign for that business is in the Residential zone. Larry said the language is inconsistent in document,
possible further discussion on signs in Section 10.11.A .
~The Board asked Krystal to have a list of all ordinance amendments thus far at the next meeting.
Attendees may address the Board on the evening's business: None
" Motioned by David, seconded by John to close the meeting at 7:25 unanimous
Approval Date: ___________
Keith Emery, Chairman Signature Date