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Planning Board Minutes 03/03/2009

March 3, 2009
7:00 PM


Present: Cheryl Dionne (Chairman), Richard Clough, John Stirling, Mimi Demers, Brad Christo, Bruce Whitney and Jim Fisk (Planner).

Absent: Bill Straub.

Susie Scott was taking minutes.


Chairman Dionne called the Planning Board meeting to order at 7:02 PM.


February 3, 2009 - Regular Meeting: Motion by Mr. Clough, second by Mr. Stirling to approve minutes as written, passed unanimously.

February 17 2009 - Regular Meeting: Motion by Mr. Christo, second by Mrs. Demers to approve minutes as amended, passed unanimously.

Due to the above-approved minutes, the Planning Board made the following motions.

Motion by Mr. Clough, second by Mrs. Demers to reconsider the 2/17/09 Planning Board motion to hold a Public Hearing regarding the proposed BR Zone for 3/3/09, passed unanimously.

Motion by Mr. Clough, second by Mr. Stirling to hold a Public Hearing regarding the proposed BR Zone for 3/17/09, passed unanimously.

- None.

1. New Code Book inserts as provided by the Town Clerk, Barbara Bennett.

Chairman Dionne requested the order of Old Business be switched.

1. CMP - Maine Power Reliability Program dated January 22, 2009.
Attachments included in J. Fisk memo dated 2/27/09.

Sarah Verville, Esq., will revise amendment language to restrict proposal to the existing corridor with the intent that transmission lines within the corridor would be exempt. Revised language will be sent to Mr. Fisk with CMP to return for further review at the April 7th Planning Board meeting.

2. SME (Kristie Rabasca) - Stormwater report dated August 11, 2008.
(Joint Workshop scheduled for March 11, 2009 at 7:00 PM)

Jim Fisk discussed the following points from his memo:
" South Berwick already set up administratively to permit Shoreland permits.
" Abutters will be notified due to this being a limited area.
" Map does not agree with description.

Shoreland updates to include:
" Jim Fisk to generate list.
" Add 100/year flood plain to map layer.
" Add IWWH.
" Public presentation.
" 75' Stream Protection District.
" Update map with note that language is to supersede map.
" Chapter 1000. 12. Non-conformance C. Non-conforming structures: (1) - Need to state allowed in setbacks.
" Language from 1990 ordinance needs to be added back in - 1 time 30% expansion of structures.
" Chapter 1000. 16. Administration: Special Exceptions and Special Expansions - need to be consistent with mandates.

Chairman Dionne stated she would discuss the upcoming workshop with Kristie Rabasca with Council Chairman and Town Manager. The Board can ask Ms. Rabasca more than just generalized questions. Terry Oliver reported questions brought up by the Board at their last workshop.

1. Shoreland Zoning: Review.
Attachments include:
" DEP - Chapter 1000: Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances.
" Town of South Berwick - Existing Shoreland Ordinance.
" Jim Fisk: Analysis memo dated February 24, 2009. (Memo replaced with a new Jim Fisk memo dated February 27, 2009).

- none.
Richard Clough: Noted the approved minutes for 2-17-09 should be revised to include the last name of Charlie who is an agent of the CMP project.

Mimi Demers: Discussed the demolition information provided by Mr. Christo as helpful, and inquired if Mr. Fisk forwarded it to the HDC.

Brad Christo: Thanked Jim Fisk for passing on the demolition information to the HDC. Further discussed the CMP proposal and the possibility of the transmission corridor being its own distinct management district.

Dates & Times for Upcoming Meetings:
03/03/09 - 7:00 PM Planning Board Regular Meeting.
03/10/09 - 7:00 PM South Berwick Advisory Committee (Traffic Feasibility Study)
03/11/09 - 7:00 PM Workshop with Kristie Rabasca (Stormwater Report)
03/17/09 - 7:00 PM Planning Board Public Hearing: BR Zone.
03/23/09 - 6:30 PM Town Council/Planning Board Jt. Public Hearing: Zoning Map & Height change.

Motion by Mr. Stirling, second by Mr. Clough to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned without objection at 9:03 PM.

ATTESTED: Susie Scott
Susie Scott,
Assistant to the Director of Planning & Economic Development