|1.||CALL TO ORDER|
|2.||REVIEW OF APLLICATION BY SUSANNA ADAMS|
TEACHING AND SELLING ARTS AND CRAFTS AND
|3.||PUBLIC HEARING APPLICATION BY OLIVIA DAICY|
FOR A JUNKYARD
|4.||APPLICATION BY EDWARD AND LISA SMITH|
TO OPERATE A HAIR SALON AT THEIR HOME
These minutes were approved at the October 26, 2000 Planning Board meeting with the following changes:Page 3, paragraph 3 - Ron Perkins stated that he had spoken to Jim Libby after the August 24, 2000 meeting he attended. Mr. Perkins said that if the Board .........
TOWN OF LIMINGTON
PLANNING BOARD MINUTES
The meeting was called to order by Wendy Walker, Chairperson, at 7:00 P.M. on September 28, 2000 at the Limington Municipal Building.
Members present: Wendy Walker, Chairperson; Kreg Rose, Vice-Chairperson; Stanley Blake, Jr.; Raymond Coffin; Diane Hubbard; Harold Jordan.
Alternate members present: Ron Perkins.
Also attending: Priscilla Tucker, Secretary; Freeman Abbott, C.E.O.
The meeting was videotaped by Richard Jarrett.
The first order of business was the approval of the Minutes of the August 24, 2000 meeting.
Stanley Blake, Jr. made the following motion:
MOTION: To approve the Minutes of the August 24,2000 meeting of the Planning Board.
The motion was seconded by Kreg Rose and carried unanimously.
The next order of business was the Public Hearing of the application by Edward and Lisa Smith to operate a hair salon in their home at 196 Hardscrabble Road in Limington.
Wendy Walker questioned where the parking was going to be located. Mrs. Smith explained that they have a fifty foot double driveway, twenty-seven feet wide. She did not feel there would be any parking problem. She added that she would have only two clients at a time. The house is already built and is not in a sub-division and is not near a body of water.
The Board then reviewed the Performance Standards, General Requirements, Article VII in the Zoning Ordinance. As a result the following Findings of Fact shall be included on the Notice of Decision:
- A beauty shop requires four (4) parking spaces per chair.
- The applicant anticipates only two (2) clients at a time.
- The shop will be located in the rural district and, therefore, the sign cannot be lighted. The size can only be twenty (20) square feet (ten (10) feet on each side).
- The site distance was verified.
Planning Board Minutes
September 28, 2000 Meeting
Article IX Section 9.7.G.1, items a through n were reviewed. There were no actions necessary.
Harold Jordan made the following motion:
MOTION: To approve the application submitted by Edward and Lisa Smith with the conditions.
The motion was seconded by Diane Hubbard and carried unanimously.
Olivia Daicy was not present for her Public Hearing. No action was taken on her application for a junkyard.
Mike Harmon came into the meeting and requested that the Board hear him. He was irate because he had received a letter from the Town C.E.O. closing his business down. Mr. Harmon had appeared before the Board earlier 'in the year and was told to provide proof that he was open during the previous year. He did not provide the Town with the information.
Wendy Walker told Mr. Harmon he was supposed to provide the information to the Town and this would have prevented the action taken by the C.E.O.
Mr. Harmon provided receipts that proved he was open for business during 1999.
Freeman Abbott, C.E.O. said that Mr. Harmon was operating a Junkyard. Mr. Harmon said be has about a dozen vehicles in the yard. He said he received permits in 1987 from the Town but there are no records from that period.
Stanley Blake asked Freeman Abbott if the permits have to be renewed annually. Freeman Abbott answered that the permits must be renewed each year.
Ron Perkins stated that, one, Mr. Harmon proved he was in business and two, that he has the right to make a living but the matter must be cleared up legally according to the Zoning Ordinance.
Wendy Walker informed Mr. Harmon that he needs to apply for a junkyard permit. The fee of $150 he paid earlier this year can be used for the application for junkyard.
Mr. Harmon said that he will submit the application for a junkyard permit.
Planning Board Minutes
September 28, 2000 Meeting
The Webster Mills Place application was not addressed. A letter from Pierce, Atwood, attorneys, regarding the application was received today and will be distributed to the members of the Board.
Wendy Walker recommended that the Board prepare an explanation of their consideration of the application from Webster Mills Place as soon as possible.
Ron Perkins stated that he had spoken to Jim Libby after the meeting [correction: after the August 24, 2000 meeting] he attended. Mr. Libby said [correction: Mr. Perkins said] that if the Board refused the Webster Mills application because it did not agree with the Comprehensive Plan, and it doesn't, he would not support the application.
Wendy Walker said she would contact the Town Attorney, Jim Haddow and discuss the issue with him.
The remainder of the meeting addressed the Planning Board's proposed modifications to the Zoning Ordinance (see attached).
Kreg Rose made the following motion:
MOTION: To adjourn the September 28,2000 meeting of the Planning Board.
The motion was seconded by Raymond Coffin and carried unanimously.
The meeting adjourned at 10:00 P.M.
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PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO THE TOWN OF LIMINGTON ZONING ORDINANCE - OCTOBER, 2000
(Add to Note B)
|Dimensional standards for commercial/industrial uses in the commercial district will be established on a case-by-case basis by the Limington Planning Board to achieve full effective use of the district area while assuring public convenience and safety and protecting valuable town resources. Under no circumstances shall a lot be less than 1.5 acres.||In cases where the C.E.O. has the authority to issue a permit the setbacks may be approved by the C.E.O. as long as the setbacks are at least equal to those in the rural district.|
(Change and addition)
|No building permit shall be issued to erect a structure which is located more than 100 feet from a public or private road unless an access road meeting the construction standards of Section 7.1.A has been constructed.||No building permit shall be issued to erect a structure which is located more than 500 feet from a public or private road unless an access road meeting the construction standards of Section 7.1.A has been constructed.|
(Add to B)
|Private roads constructed after the effective date of this ordinance to provide access to permitted uses shall meet or exceed the Town's road construction standards for slope, preparation, sub-base (as specified in the Town's subdivision review standards)|| |
| 6.2 LAND USE TABLE - NUMBER 16B|
|6.2 Land Use Table|
|6.3 Dimensional Requirements|
|Lots and structures in all districts shall meet or exceed the following minimum requirements. Height requirements do not apply to flagpoles, chimneys, transmission towers, steeples, windmills or similar structures usually erected at a greater height than the principal building, however such accessory structures or appurtenances require a lot line setback distance of no less than its height.||Lots and structures in all districts shall meet or exceed the following minimum requirements. Height requirements do not apply to flagpoles, chimneys, transmission towers, steeples, windmills or similar structures usually erected at a greater height than the principal building, however such accessory structures or appurtenances require a lot line setback distance of no less than its height. Communications towers require a lot line setback (distance of one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the height of the tower.|
|7.13.B.2||No free-standing signs shall be permitted.|
(Add to B2)
|Free-standing business signs shall be permitted in connection with any legal business or industry and shall meet the following requirements,
|The removal, or transfer of less than thirty (30) cubic yards of material from or onto any lot in any twelve month period.||The removal or transfer of one hundred (100) cubic yards of material from or onto any lot in any twelve month period.|
Wireless Telecommunications Facilities
|A. Design Criteria|
The tower shall be a free-standing monopole design. Lattice style towers and similar facilities requiring three or more legs and/or guy wires for support are not allowed unless the Board determines that a monopole is not suitable for the location and that the best interest of the Town will be served by the construction of a lattice style tower.
The tower shall be set back from all property lines a distance equal to one hundred and fifty percent (150%) of its height.
|C. Application Criteria|
1. Engineering Justification: Applications for wireless telecommunications facilities shall include engineering justification for the need, location and height.
|A, No travel trailer, recreational vehicle ("RV") or similar vehicle may be used as a dwelling unit for more than one hundred twenty (120) days in any twelve (12) month period.
B. A day is defined as any part of a day.
|ANTENNA: A device for transmitting and/or receiving electromagnetic waves, which is attached to a tower or other structure.|
|CO-LOCATION: Locating wireless communications equipment from more than one provider on a single site.|
|DRIVEWAY: A driveway is a vehicular access to one or two private lots.|
|FREE-STANDING SIGN: A self-supporting sign not attached to any building, wall, or fence, but in a fixed location. This does not include portable or trailer type signs.|
|PORTABLE SIGNS: A sign standing on, rather than fixed to, the ground. Such signs are usually, but not necessarily, supported from the ground by one (1) or more poles or posts or similar uprights with or without braces, including benches and A or sandwich boards.|
|Sign: A display surface, fabric or device containing organized and related elements (letters, pictures, products, or sculptures) composed to form a single unit, designed to convey information visually and which is exposed to public view. In cases where matter is displayed in a random or unconnected manner without an organized relationship, each such component shall constitute a sign.||SIGN: Any structure, display, logo, device or representation which is designed or used to advertise or call attention to any item, business, activity or place and is visible from outside a building, It does not include the flag, pennant or insignia of any nation, state or town.|
|SIGN AREA: Total sign area shall be the aggregate of all exposed faces.|
|2.2 Definitions||TEMPORARY SIGN: Any sign erected, affixed or maintained on a premises for a short, fixed period of time including portable and/or mobile signs such as sandwich boards and signs on trailers. For purposes of measuring length of time a temporary sign is displayed, use of a sign for any length of time in a twenty-four (24) hour period shall constitute a day.|
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