Town of Greene, Maine

Planning Board Minutes

October 11, 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  

      Ferg Lea – AVCOG, 783-9186


                                     CALL TO ORDER


Mr Joseph McLean called the Planning Board meeting to order at 7:05pm.  Those Members present were Joseph McLean, Peter Jolicoeur, Gaetan Breton, Jr. and George Schott.   Board Members Rebecca Laliberte, John Bennett and Jennifer Heath were not present.  Also present were Selectmen liaison Don Bedford and CEO Randy Ray.   AVCOG representative Ferg Lea was not present.   There were no members of the community present this evening.


I.                ANNOUNCEMENTS:


(A)    Planning Board Agenda for the December 13, 2011 meeting closes

November 29, 2011.


(B)   Next regular Planning Board Meeting is December 13, 2011 at

  7:00PM at the Greene Town Office.


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



II.                              MINUTES FOR PLANNING BOARD MEETING


Mr Schott made the motion to accept the minutes from the September 13, 2011 meeting, Mr Breton seconded the motion.   The vote was unanimous.


III.                    TREASURERS REPORT


Mr. Bennett was not present this evening but there was mention that there were no new expenses in the past month.   The Financial Report from September 2011 was distributed showing a balance of 1,033.37 for Wages and a balance of $400.00 for General Supplies.


IV.              CEO REPORT


Mr. Ray reported that there were a total of 4 permits issued since the last Planning Board meeting.  These permits were for 1 house, 1 addition, 1 garage and 1 deck. 







Mr Schott left the board to be a member of the audience at 7:08pm.


Mr Ernest Deluca, Recreation/Real Estate Enterprise Manager, and Bill Campbell, TRC Engineering, both represented the plan this evening.   Mr Deluca stated that there hasn’t been much change on this site since the last meeting.   He is communicating with the Town Manager about road usage and parking.   They were going around on wording between the Select Board, Town Lawyer and Town Manager.   They are also waiting on the State Historical Society determination if there are historically significant properties on the site.


The Findings of Fact was distributed and reviewed even though Mr lea was not present.   The applicant felt that on page 5, Letter I, ‘Site Conditions’, the site maintenance was misrepresented in ‘being left each day in a safe, sanitary and environmentally sound manner’, should have ‘during construction ‘ added to the wording.   The ongoing maintenance of the site is covered in Letter K, ‘Special Features’, stating the applicant will ‘maintain the site twice weekly during the operating season’.   This point will be taken up with Mr Lea.


Mr Schott returned to the board at 7:15pm.


V.                 FUTURE POOLS


Mr John Rac, owner, was present representing this plan.   Mr Rac stated that he was not adding any lights to the sign so lighting didn’t need to be added to the plan.   He did add the names of the abutters to the plan and both businesses are shown in the same building with separate entrances.   These are the changes requested and they are now presented.   Mr Schott motioned that there was no need for a new Mylar, Mr Breton seconded the motion, the vote was unanimous to not require a new Mylar.   After more discussion Mr Schott motioned to approve the changes to the plan with the signing of the Findings of Fact at the next meeting.   Mr Breton seconded the motion, the vote was unanimous.




The Findings of Fact were not available for this plan.   Therefore, any action was tabled until the next meeting.


      VII            US CELLULAR


The plan change to add an antenna to the existing tower that was constructed off Patten Rd was signed by those members of the Planning Board who were present.












An information and registration brochure was received from AVCOG for attending the 24th Annual Planning Day 2011.   This event will be held November 3, 2011, at the Bthel Inn Conference Center, in Bethel, ME.


Mr McLean read the letter received from Jennifer Heath, stating her resignation from the Planning Board as of 10-5-2011.


Seeing no other discussion, Mr. Schott made a motion for adjournment.  Mr Breton seconded the motion.  The Board Members voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 7:33pm.



Respectfully submitted by,



Peter Jolicoeur