Town of Greene, Maine

Planning Board Minutes

March 8, 2011


      Rebecca Laliberte, Chairman, 946-3687

      Peter Jolicoeur, Secretary & Associate, 946-7250

      John Bennett, Treasurer, 946-4125

      Gaetan Breton, Jr., 576-6812

      George Schott, Associate, 946-7972

      Joseph McLean, Associate 212-9350

      Jennifer Heath 576-5093

      Karen Wilcox, Recording Secretary, 224-8061

      Ferg Lea – AVCOG, 783-9186


                                     CALL TO ORDER


Chairman, Rebecca Laliberte called the Planning Board meeting to order at 7:04pm.  Those Members present were Ms. Laliberte, John Bennett, Joseph McLean, Jennifer Heath and George Schott.   Board Members Peter Jolicoeur and Gaetan Breton, Jr.  were not present.  Also present were AVCOG representative Ferg Lea and Selectmen liaison Don Bedford.   CEO Randy Ray was also present.    


I.                ANNOUNCEMENTS:


(A)    Planning Board Agenda for the April 12, 2011 meeting closes

March 28, 2011.


(B)   Next regular Planning Board Meeting is April 12, 2011 at

  7:00PM at the Greene Town Office.


(C)    All AVCOG fees must be paid prior to the signing of the Final






Mr. Schott made a motion to accept the September 14, 2010 Planning Board Minutes.  Mr. McLean seconded the motion.  The Planning Board Members voted 4 in favor and 1 abstention to accept the September 14, 2010 Minutes.  Mr. Bennett abstained from voting because he was not present at the September 14, 2010 meeting. 


III.                    TREASURERS REPORT


Mr. Bennett stated that the total expenses through November, 2010 were $657.77 for Wages and $54.27 for General Expenses.  There were no expenses for January 2011 or February 2011.






IV.              CEO REPORT


Mr. Ray reported that there were a total of 5 permits issued since the last Planning Board meeting.  These permits were for 1 home, 1 mobile home, 1 garage, 1 fill, and 1 home occupation.  Mr. Ray also stated that CMP has cleared one corridor with another corridor scheduled to be cleared during the next winter.









V.                     ELECTION OF OFFICERS


The Planning Board Members agreed to wait until the next Planning Board meeting to discuss the Election of Officers.  Mr. Schott stated that he may become a member of the Brunswick Planning Board thus leaving the Greene Planning Board.




This item is regarding a subdivision approved in 2005 with regards to Lot 3 and the preparation of a Phosphorous Count and a Storm Water Report.  Mr. McLean stated that he believed a thorough review of a new Phosphorous Count and Storm Water Report was warranted.  Mr. Lea suggested that the new DEP calculations be used and Mr. McLean stated that there is a revised manual since this project was approved in 2005, and that this manual should be used in the preparation of these reports.  Mr. Lea stated that the newest method should be used to determine the phosphorous calculations.  It was determined that the original subdivision approval should be reviewed, but more detail will need to be proved for the new reposts.  It was again stated that the new DEP guidelines should be followed.


VII.                      IGA PARKING LOT EXPANSION


Mr. Ray St. Laurent is representing this project this evening.  Mr. St. Laurent stated that this proposal is to add 24 parking spaces to the IGA parking lot.  Ms. Laliberte asked if there were any issues with the abutter.  Mr. Schott stated that he believed there were no issues during the last review process with any abutter.  Mr. Ray then stated that the original review of this IGA expansion took place in 2007.  The application was then withdrawn in 2008.  In 2009 a 5,000 foot expansion was allowed without having to be reviewed and approved by the Planning Board.  Now in 2011 there is a request for a parking lot expansion.  It was stated that this site is on 4.83 acres and it is approximately 67,000 square feet.  24 new parking spaces would take up approximately 5,300 square feet.  There was then a short discussion regarding the entrance to this site.  There was then some discussion regarding a storm water plan and an erosion control plan.  Mr. McLean stated that a more descriptive sketch should be provided.  There was then a discussion regarding angled parking and the possibility of “one way” through the parking area.  The discussion then turned to the parking spaces being 18 feet by 9 feet and the possibility of having 2 parking lots.  Mr. Lea suggested having a transportation expert review the parking lot layout.   It was then stated that an erosion control plan will be needed to document where the drainage will be.  Mr. Lea then suggested that some items could be waived in the submission requirements.  There was then some discussion regarding the house next to the property and the possibility of some buffers.  It was then stated that the Planning Board would like to see a complete application with suggested waivers.  It was also stated that a more detailed plan drawing would need to be provided and a Mylar will be required.  Mr. Ray reiterated that an application, plans and a Mylar will be required.  It was also stated that the direction of flow will need to be on the plan with arrow indicators.  It was determined that a wetland delineation will not be needed because one was prepared within the last 5 years.  Mr. Lea then proceeded to review all of the requirements on the application with Mr. St. Laurent.  After this detailed review Mr. McLean stated that handicapped parking spaces needed to be included in this plan and that these parking spaces should be designed following the ADA code.






IX.                     CORRESPONDENCE


Ms. Laliberte stated an invitation had been received to attend a Safety Lifeline Shoreline seminar on March 30, 2011.  It was also stated that MMA was holding seminars on March 23, 2011 and June 21, 2011 in Augusta.


Seeing no other discussion, Mr. Schott made a motion for adjournment.  Mr. McLean seconded the motion.  The Board Members voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:45pm.



Respectfully submitted by,



Karen Wilcox

      Recording Secretary