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Acton Planning Board Meeting Minutes
July 17, 2008
Members Present: Chip Venell (Chairman), Larissa Crockett, Keith Davis,
Tom Cashin, Yoli Gallagher, Randy Goodwin, Jim Fiske
Guests: Shelly Blaisdell (Minutes Secretary), Ken Paul (CEO), David Pepin,
James Lowery (Sebago Technics), Dick Neal, Steve Bodkin, John Moore
Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Chip Venell.
1. Mr. Jim Lowery gave an updated presentation to the board now that the site
walk has been completed. Chip asks about the signs on the property and said that
down the road additional signs may be needed. Tom asks that Scott Mooney be
contacted because he had additional questions after the site walk was completed.
Mr. Lowery said he would contact Scott. Mr. Pepin said he would be in next week
to pay the outstanding application fee. A public hearing is scheduled with David
Pepin for August 7, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
2. Update on a conditional use permit for timber harvesting from Steve Bodkin.
Steve Bodkin explains that he already had a public hearing before the moratorium
was passed and said his understanding of tonight's meeting was to finalize
everything. The board discussed this and determines that a public hearing never
happened. It was scheduled originally for February 7, 2008, but was canceled due
to the moratorium passing. A new public hearing is scheduled with Steve Bodkin
for the timber harvesting project on August 7, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
3. Pat Hannon to discuss updates. Pat did not attend the meeting. Tom wanted
to discuss rumors of a new application from Pat Hannon. Chip said that there is
not a new application as of now, and until there is one filed, there is nothing to
discuss. Tom requested that the board take a vote on requesting that all fees
incurred thus far on the current application be paid in full before a new application
would be accepted. The board requested that MMA be contacted for a legal
opinion on whether it is legal or not to require an applicant to pay all outstanding
fees on a rescinded application before a new application can be filed for something
else. Also, Chip requests that a copy of the new zoning ordinance book be sent to
MMA so they are aware of the town’s ordinances when questions are posed to
them. The board requested that Shelly find out from Vicki Ridlon, Town
Treasurer, all outstanding balances on Pat Hannon’s application.
4. Leo Meynard was on the agenda to discuss his present application. Mr.
Meynard did not attend the meeting, therefore no action was taken on his
Motion made by Randy Goodwin and seconded by Keith Davis to
appoint Chip Venell as Chairman, Tom Cashin as Vice Chairman and
Larissa Crockett as Secretary of the Planning Board for the upcoming
year. All in favor Passed 5-0
A motion was made by Randy Goodwin and seconded by Keith Davis
to adjourn the meeting. All in favor. Passed 6-0
Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.