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Planning Board Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Upcoming Meetings are at the Town Office unless noted otherwise
Meets first Monday of month 7:15 p.m.
The public is welcome at all meetings


Agenda for Woolwich Planning Board meeting to be held Monday, 5/1/17

7:15 P.M. Planning Board Session

General Information

Announcements

Board Member inputs

Codes Enforcement Officer report

7:30 P.M. Public Session

1. Garage addition to Munsey residence on Hunnewell Lane (Mountain View Estates): Potential Setback Issue

2. New Business



Gregg Buczkowski
Chairman

Woolwich Planning Board, Monday
February 6th, 2017  7:15 PM
 
We will be meeting in the basement on the new addition at the Town office. 
 
7:15 p.m. Call meeting to order
 
 
General information:
 
 
Announcements:

 
Board member inputs:
 
 
Codes Enforcement Officer inputs:

1. Approval of minutes from previous meeting

2. Appoint note taker for meeting

3. Blueberry Beeton, Shelter Realty

4. Larry Paul , Atlantic Mechanical

5. Adam John's (Tentative)

6. Other business: Noise Ordinance, Blasting Ordinance, Drone Training 

Woolwich Planning Board Meeting
for Jun 6th, 2016  7:15 PM

 
We will be meeting in the basement on the new addition at the Town office. 
 
7:15 p.m. Call meeting to order
 
 
General information:
 
 
Announcements:

 
 
Board member inputs:
 
 
Codes Enforcement Officer inputs

 
 
1. Approval of minutes from previous meeting

2. Appoint note taker for meeting

3. Woolwich Commons business reuse (former upholstery shop).
 
4. Other business.
 
 
 
 
 
Allen Greene
Allen Greene
Planning Board Chairman

Woolwich Planning Board Meeting
for May 2nd, 2016 7:15 PM


We will be meeting in the basement on the new addition at the Town office.

7:15 p.m. Call meeting to order


General information:


Announcements:



Board member inputs:


Codes Enforcement Officer inputs



1. Approval of minutes from previous meeting

2. Appoint note taker for meeting

3. Don Allisot regarding a nonconforming lot expansion of dwelling (enclosing of deck)

4. Other business.





Allen Greene
Allen Greene
Planning Board Chairman

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Woolwich Planning Board Meeting for July 6, 2015
 
Meeting in the basement on the new addition at the Town office. 
 
7:15 p.m. Call meeting to order
 
 
General information:
 
Announcements
 
Board member inputs:

Codes Enforcement Officer inputs


1. Approval of minutes from previous meeting


2. Other business

 
Allen Greene
Allen Greene

WOOLWICH PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES March 2, 2015

Members Present: Allen Greene, Gauis Hennin, Debbie Locke, Bob Mead & Bill Potter Also present: Bruce Engert, CEO/Building Inspector/LPI
The March 2015 Planning Board Meeting called to order.

Note: The December 2014 Planning Board was held without regular business and the January and February meetings were canceled. Accordingly no minutes have been written for these three months.

1st Order of Business:

  • Bruce reported that the town has received updated floodplain maps and ordinance.
  • Bruce will contact Sue Baker from state government to arrange a working session on the new requirements with her and the town. Note: Date set at 5 PM March 25 at town office.
  • A Public Hearing was scheduled for 7:30PM on April 6, 2015 during the regular Planning Board meeting.
  • The objective is to present the new requirements to the town during the Town Meeting on May 6, 2015.
    Meeting adjourned.

Woolwich Planning Board Meeting for Feb 2nd 2015

 
We will be meeting in the basement on the new addition at the Town office. 
 
7:15 p.m. Call meeting to order
 
General information:
 
Announcements:
 
Board member inputs:
 
Codes Enforcement Officer inputs

1. Approval of minutes from previous meeting.

2. Budget input

3. Planning Board input for town report
 
4. Other business
 

Allen Greene
Planning Board Chairman

WOOLWICH PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
September 2, 2014

Members Present: Allen Greene, Gauis Hennin, Debbie Locke, Gregg Buczkowski, & Bill
Potter
Excused: Charon Curtis
Also present: Bruce Engert, CEO/Building Inspector/LPI
The September Planning Board Meeting called to order.

1st Order of Business:
Reviewed and approved the August Planning Board Minutes.
There were no general announcements from either the chair or CEO.
2nd Order of Business:
Bruce reported that parking and traffic congestion at the Woolwich Flea Market
continues. Bruce has visited the site and met with the owners who had planned to
attend this Planning Board meeting but illness has prevented it. He also located
the parking signs but they are in disrepair and this fact has been reported to
the Road Commissioner.
Linda Crawford expressed her concern with the traffic situation.
The owners will schedule attendance at a future Planning Board meeting.
3rd Order of Business:
Brian White’s property on 441 Middle Road is an undersized lot of record which
dates to 1942 and precedes the Planning Ordinance. Brian has plans to add a 12
ft by 12 ft addition to his house that will be located in compliance with setback
requirements.
The Planning Board concurred with the plan and the CEO will issue a building
permit.
4th Order of Business:
Michelle and David Reed Jr. of the River Road/ Ambrose Drive returned to the
Planning Board regarding subdividing their Lot 17-3 (tax map R-12) which is part
of a 1982 subdivision.
The Reed’s stated the property is being surveyed which is expected to be
complete by the October meeting. Planning Board questions were raised on the
use of Ambrose Drive for access to the new lot.

Allen scheduled a public hearing for the October 6th meeting at 7:45. The Reed’s
will provide a list of abutters who will be notified of the hearing.

5th Order of Business
Martin Furlong of 38 Old Arrowsic Road came before the board regarding his
plan to build a 32 foot by 14 foot garage on the site of a ranch house which has
been recently demolished. The property is a non standard lot but the garage will
meet setback requirements.
The Planning Board agreed that the plan is reuse of the site and approved the
proposal.
Meeting adjourned.

*Next Planning Board meeting October 6, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.
Allen Green, Planning Board Gregg Buczkowski, PB Member
Chairperson
Gaius Hennin, PB Member Debbie Locke, PB Member
Bill Potter, PB Alternate and
Secretary
Woolwich Planning Board Meeting for Oct 6th, 2014
 
We will be meeting in the basement on the new addition at the Town office. 
 
7:15 p.m. Call meeting to order
 
General information:
 
Announcements:
 
Board member inputs:
 
Codes Enforcement Officer inputs
Updates for Montsweag Flea Market.
Updates for blasting in the industrial park
 
1. Approval of minutes from previous meeting.

2. Jim Schmitt regarding land use

3. Review of Michelle and David Reed subdivision revision plan

4. Public Hearing regarding Michelle and David Reed subdivision
 
5. Other business
 
Allen Greene
Allen Greene
Planning Board Chairman

Woolwich Planning Board Meeting for Aug 4th, 2014


We will be meeting in the basement on the new addition at the Town office.

7:15 p.m. Call meeting to order


General information:


Announcements:


Board member inputs:


Codes Enforcement Officer inputs


1. Approval of minutes from previous meeting.

2. Steve Reno; Sale of Borrows Pit

3. Jim Schmitt; Veles Investment LLC

4. Other business




Allen Greene
Allen Greene
Planning Board Chairman

WOOLWICH PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES July 7, 2014
Members Present: Allen Greene, Gauis Hennin, Charon Curtis, Debbie Locke, Gregg Buczkowski, Bob Mead & Bill Potter
Also present: Bruce Engert, CEO/Building Inspector/LPI
The July Planning Board Meeting called to order.
1st Order of Business:
  • Allen announced that immediately following the meeting a visit to the just opened Woolwich Animal Clinic was planned for the members.
  • Reviewed and approved the June Planning Board Minutes.
  • Bruce reported that CMP’s upgrade to the Merrymeeting Bay power line crossing was now in progress 5 days a week during daylight hours.
  • Bruce reported that the lighted sign at the school had an adjustment for flash interval and that the issue was being resolved.
  • Allen announced that the Select Board had approved Allen, Gregg and Debbie for new 3 year terms.
  • 2nd Order of Business:
  • Allen reported the town was investigating improvements to the town landing and swimming area behind the town office and questioned if the Planning Board should be involved. It was concluded that this matter should be left to the Recreation Committee and the appropriate state agencies.
Meeting adjourned.
*Next Planning Board meeting August 4, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.
Allen Green, Planning Board Chairperson
Charon Curtis, PB Member
Gauis Hennin, PB Member
Bill Potter, PB Alternate and Secretary
Gregg Buczkowski, PB Member
Debbie Locke, PB Member Bob Mead, PB Alternate

Woolwich Planning Board Meeting for July 7th, 2014

 
We will be meeting in the basement on the new addition at the Town office. 
 
7:15 p.m. Call meeting to order
 
 
General information:
 
 
Announcements:

Invitation to private viewing of the new Woodbrook Animal Clinic following the meeting.
 
 
Board member inputs:
 
 
Codes Enforcement Officer inputs
 
 
1. Approval of minutes from previous meeting.

2. Modification at town landing and swimming

 
3. Other business
 
 
Allen Greene
Planning Board Chairman

WOOLWICH PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES June 2, 2014


Members Present: Allen Greene, Charon Curtis, Debbie Locke, Gregg Buczkowski, Bob Mead & Bill Potter
Also present: Bruce Engert, CEO/Building Inspector/LPI
The June Planning Board Meeting called to order.
1st Order of Business:
There were no General Notices. Reviewed and approved the May Planning Board Minutes.
2nd Order of Business:

  •  The Planning Board held a Public Hearing regarding a blasting permit by Atlantic Mechanical for their property in the Woolwich Industrial Park. Atlantic Mechanical expects to blast up to 2100 cubic yards with new blasting occurring behind (west) the pole barn.
  •  Abutter Mr. Graham (Woolwich Self Storage) and counsel Thomas McKeon provided their written position opposing the application by letter dated May 27, 2014 raising several areas of concern including:
o Size of blasts and volume of rock blasted under first blasting permit
o Dual use excavation in violation of restrictive covenants o Damage to storage units with pre-blast survey of the units after
blasting had occurred o Prevention of blasting closer to storage units o Need for an independent seismic review and instrumentation
requirements
Atlantic Mechanical responded that a pre-blast survey would be required if abutters are within 250 feet. Actual blasting was 350 feet from Kennebec Storage units and that the permit was for the Pole Building lot only. Blasting for the lot closer to Kennebec Storage would require a new application.
The chair reviewed the application against the blasting ordinance. The application was found to be complete and approved with the following special conditions which are to be followed by Atlantic Mechanical:
o Blasting Company shall record all blasting activity and provide all data to applicant and the town of Woolwich, ME
o Pre-Blast Assessment photos and videos shall be taken of ALL abutters structures to extent practicable.
o Blasting shall be conducted between 6:00am – 6:00pm Monday – Friday. Dates of blasting activities to be provided to all parties beforehand.
o Seismographs to be provided; Locations at discretion of Blasting Co. o Post-Blasting Assessment including photos and videography of all
abutting property and structures by Blasting Co. to be provides to
the town of Woolwich. o Section #9 of the Woolwich Blasting Ordinance shall be adhered to
and a complete compilation to be forwarded to the town of Woolwich, ME within 30 days of completion of the Permitted Blasting Project.
3rd Order of Business:
Kennebec Rental was present for a Public Hearing on their proposed building addition on their site in the Woolwich Industrial Park. No comments were raised and the Planning Board approved the site plan.
4th Order of Business
  •  Albert Haggerty came before the Planning Board to present his plans for a 2 car garage on his property at 1137 Middle Road. Although the lot is currently undersized it met the 1975 ordinance when the lot was established. Building set- backs meet the current requirements.
  •  The board voted to authorize the CEO to issue a building permit. 5th Order of Business
    It was pointed out that the sign at the Woolwich Central School does not meet the sign ordinance in that it does not flash at the minimum 10 second interval.
    The CEO will look into this situation. Meeting adjourned.
    *Next Planning Board meeting July 7, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.
Allen Green, Planning Board Chairperson
Charon Curtis, PB Member
Bill Potter, PB Alternate and Secretary
Gregg Buczkowski, PB Member
Debbie Locke, PB Member
Bob Mead, PB Alternate

Woolwich Planning Board Meeting Minutes - April 7th, 2014

Members Present: Allen Greene, Gregg Buczkowski, Bob Mead & Bill Potter Excused: Charon Curtis, Gauis Hennin, Debbie Locke
Also present: Bruce Engert, CEO/Building Inspector/LPI

The April Planning Board Meeting called to order.

1st Order of Business:

  • There were no General Notices.

  • Reviewed and approved the March Planning Board Minutes with correction to Roadhouse name.

2nd Order of Business:
  • Mark Riley returned to the Planning Board regarding a proposed 16 X 16 ft car port. It has been determined that the lot of record has been subdivided but the proposal does not increase the non conformance of the property. It was moved that the Planning Board accept the proposal and that the CEO will issue a building permit.

3rd Order of Business:

  • Terry Taylor of 10 Miller St came before the Planning Board to discuss his plans to build a 2 car garage on an existing foundation pad which has a prior permit for a 3 car garage. The existing pad does not meet setback requirements with the abutting railroad property and the lot is undersized. Mr. Taylor recently purchased the property.

  • Mr. Taylor was advised to ascertain current ownership of the railroad property and to return with a plot plan for the project.

4th Order of Business

  • Warren Hewes representing Atlantic Mechanical has a blasting permit to remove 1000 cubic yds or less at their facility in the Industrial Park. They have reached the limit of the current permit and are requesting an extension for an additional 1000 to 1500 cubic yds to increase the workable yard area.

  • Section 4A of the Blasting Ordinance limits the CEO to permitting 1000 yds and that larger permits must be reviewed by the Planning Board. Following discussion the Planning Board concluded that an additional 1000 yd permit would be acceptable and a further 1000 yds should be permited.

  • Subsequent to the regular PB meeting Allen received a call from the abutting storage company owner who raised issues with the blasting not identified by Atlantic Mechanical. In light of these matters if was decided to place a stop on further blasting until they could be addressed at the next Planning Board meeting.

5th Order of Business

  • Veles Investment LLC came before the Planning Board to introduce additional developmental plans for their property at the end of Pooler Pit Road. Veles outlined a plan to reduce the current 2/1 slope beyond the pit to a 5/1 slope, flattening the ground to achieve property suitable for grazing livestock. This will require blasting estimated at 5000 cubic yds.

  • Veles was advised to review the blasting ordinance, that a site walk will be required and that the blaster will need to participate during the review process and in the public hearing.

Meeting adjourned.

*Next Planning Board meeting May 5, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.

Allen Green, Planning Board Gregg Buczkowski, PB Member Chairperson
Bob Mead, PB Alternate Bill Potter, PB Alternate and Secretary

Woolwich Planning Board Meeting for May 5th, 2014

We will be meeting in the basement on the new addition at the Town office.

7:15 p.m. Call meeting to order



General information:

  • Announcements:
  • Board member inputs:
  • Codes Enforcement Officer inputs

1. Approval of minutes from previous meeting.

2. Atlantic Mechanical; Blasting permit. Review application for completeness, schedule site visit and public hearing.

3. Mr. Schmitt, representing Veles Investment LLC; Blasting permit. Review application for completeness, schedule site visit and public hearing.

4. Kennebec Rental; New building. Site plan review.

5. Other business

Allen Greene
Planning Board Chairman

WOOLWICH PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
February 3, 2014


Members Present: Allen Greene, Charon Curtis, Gauis Hennin, Debbie Locke, Gregg Buczkowski, Bob Mead & Bill Potter
Also present: Bruce Engert, CEO/Building Inspector/LPI The February Planning Board Meeting called to order.

Note: the November 2013 Planning Board Meeting was held without questions to be brought before the board however the October minutes were reviewed and approved. The December and January 2014 meetings were cancelled by the chair due to continued lack of requests for board action. Accordingly no minutes were prepared for these 3 months.

1st Order of Business:
There were no General Notices. The CEO stated that the town office addition was nearing completion and a
walk through was conducted following the meeting.

2nd Order of Business:
Mark Reilly of 298 Mountain Road came before the board to address installation of a 16 X 16 ft car port on his property which is 1.26 acres vice 1.5 acres for a standard lot. It was concluded that Mr. Reilly will have to ascertain the date of record for the property. It was moved and approved to authorize the CEO to proceed with the addition provided that the lot date of record preceded the Planning Ordinance.

3rd Order of Business:
The chair advised that the Planning Board account balance was $1970.30. It was concluded that this amount will be presented to the Selectboard for rollover into 2014.

4th Order of business
The members reviewed Planning Board accomplishments during 2013 which will be included in the annual report to the town.
Meeting adjourned.

*Next Planning Board meeting March 3, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.

Allen Green, Planning Board Chairperson
Charon Curtis, PB Member Gaius Hennin, PB Member
Debbie Locke, PB Member
Gregg Buczkowski, PB Member
Bob Mead, PB Alternate
Bill Potter, PB Alternate and Secretary

Woolwich Planning Board Meeting Agenda
Nov 4th, 2013


7:15 p.m. Call meeting to order

General information:.

Announcements:

Board member inputs:

Codes Enforcement Officer inputs

1. Approval of minutes from previous meeting.

2. Other business

Allen Greene
Planning Board Chairman

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Planning Board Meeting Agenda
Oct 7th, 2013

 
7:15 p.m. Call meeting to order
 
General information:.
 
Announcements:
 
Board member inputs:
 
Codes Enforcement Officer inputs
 
1. Approval of minutes from previous meeting.

2. Review of application for a slaughter house 

3. Central Maine Power Upgrade Plan in shore land (copies in our box at the town office)
 
4. Public hearing:
    Tammy and Donald Doughty represented by Tom Ross
    Vet Clinic on Mountain Rd and Hunnewell Lane

5.  Other business


Allen Greene
Allen Greene
Planning Board Chairman

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
August 26, 2013


Members Present: Allen Greene, Charon Curtis, Gauis Hennin, Debbie Locke, Bob Mead & Bill Potter

The September Planning Board Meeting called to order.

1st Order of Business:

Planning Board Minutes for August 5, 2013 were reviewed and approved.

There were no General Notices.
2nd Order of Business:

Tom Ross, Dr Tammy and Donald Doughty presented for board review a Site Plan of a veterinary clinic proposed to be located on Hunnewell Lane.

A site walk by the Planning Board was conducted to help the members understand the proposed clinic plans.

The stream previously thought to be on the property was actually determined not to be and would not be a factor when locating the clinic. The CEO has been so notified.

The application was reviewed and found complete subject to completion of soils analysis for the septic system.

The applicants were advised that a Public Hearing will be held at 7:30 during the October 7th meeting and that they are responsible to notify all abutters. The Planning Board will post the meeting at the town office and in the Times Record.

Meeting adjourned.

*Next Planning Board meeting October 7, 2013 at 7:15 p.m.

Allen Green, Planning Board
Chairperson
Charon Curtis, PB Member
Gaius Hennin, PB Member
Debbie Locke, PB Member
Bob Mead, PB Alternate
Bill Potter, PB Alternate and Secretary

Planning Board Meeting Agenda
Aug 5th, 2013


7:15 p.m. Call meeting to order

General information:.

Announcements:

Board member inputs:

Codes Enforcement Officer inputs

1. Approval of minutes from previous meeting.

2. Site Plan preliminary meeting:
Tammy and Donald Doughty represented by Tom Ross
Vet Clinic on Mountain Rd and Hunnewell Lane

3. Site Plan change of use:
Michael Alvarez
Woolwich Commons Furniture Repair replacing Hall Karate

4. Other business

Allen Greene
Planning Board Chairman

UpDated - 5/14/17