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Planning Minutes 02/24/16

Regular Meeting
Date: 2-24-2016
Present: John Stirling, William Straub, Paul Steinhauer, Manley Gove, Joseph Rousselle, CEO and Kathy Connor SMPDC

Absent – Warren Spencer

Mr. Stirling called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m.

Motion to approve minutes of 2-03-2016 by Mr. Steinhauer and second by Mr. Straub. VOTE 3-0

Jim Flynn, Applicant
Ken Wood, Attar Engineering


Application Submittal Deadlines
Mr. Straub would like to see an additional deadline added for continuing or on-going projects making submission deadlines for these projects 8 days prior to meeting date. The Board agreed.

MSP#14 – 001 25-Lot Subdivision Outlook Gulf Course (Owner Jim Flynn) Map11 Lot 28 and P/O 31- 129

The applicant met with Farrell’s, Rawski’s & Chagnon’s about agreement for Bittersweet Lane. All parties reached an agreement and it was given to Planning Board.

Mr. Straub stated that it is assumed that if subdivision is approved and Bittersweet is improved, that expense would be with applicant, and if so, wouldn’t that contradict #5 in agreement. Mr. Flynn explained that if approved, the Development Company will take care of expenses of road improvement.

Ken Wood spoke to Planning Board about resolution of Bittersweet Lane.

Mr. Stirling asked the abutters in attendance if they were ok with agreement, and especially did they want the grade to remain the same, with no changes to their driveways.

Wendy Rawski, said that agreement is contingent on subdivision approval and she has been advised that they have agreement an official part of approval by Planning Board.

Mr. Straub made motion that the Memorandum of Agreement seems to address the questions that Planning Board had regarding the legal status of Bittersweet Lane and that they accept this document as a building block on that, second by Mr. Steinhauer.
VOTE: 4-0

Mr. Wood will be meeting with Mr. St. Pierre to discuss development of road and visit the site.

Mr. Straub mentioned that he would like Public Safety (Fire, Police) opinion on this. Mr. Rousselle will take care of this.

Mr. Straub made a motion in regards to Waiver Request #1: Maximum Grade. We approve the waiver, subject towritten approval/concurrence by Public Works Director and Public Safety Departments, second by Mr. Steinhauer. VOTE: 4-0

In regards to Waiver Request #2: Maximum Center line radius of 75 ft where requirement is 150 ft. Applicant can get it to 100 feet, as requested by Public Works Director. Mr. Straub made a motion in regards to Waiver Request #2, that they allow 100 ft., subject to written concurrence of Public Works Director, second by Mr. Steinhauer. VOTE: 4-0

Ms. Conner has explained that Maine DOT has approved Entrance Permit.

Mr. Straub is concerned that traffic study did not really address the actual speed traveled by cars on that section of road. He is just afraid of what might happen, he would like to make it as safe as possible. Mr. Wood asked if the Planning Board would like him to adjust sight distance if he regrades the area. The Planning Board feels that is reasonable.

Mr. Wood will talk to Mr. St Pierre about where to place the WELCOME TO SOUTH BERWICK sign once development would be complete.

Mr. Straub asked where is the applicant with review of project by the Sewer District, Mr. Wood said that he will get a final sign off and provide it to the Planning Board.

Mr. Straub made a motion to reopen the Public Hearing on March 16th, second by Mr. Steinhauer. VOTE: 4-0

The Planning Board would like to cancel the March 2, 2016 meeting.


Motion by Mr. Gove second by Mr. Straub to adjourn the Regular Meeting at 7:35 p.m. VOTE: 4-0

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