Town of Greene, Maine

Planning Board Minutes

December 13, 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

      Mike Lance 946-2318  

      Ferg Lea – AVCOG, 783-9186


                                     CALL TO ORDER


Ms Laliberte called the Planning Board meeting to order at 7:07pm.  Those Members present were Rebecca Laliberte, Joseph McLean, Peter Jolicoeur, Mike Lance, John Bennett and George Schott.   Board Members Gaetan Breton Jr was not present.  Also present were Selectmen liaison Don Bedford  and AVCOG representative Ferg Lea.   CEO Randy Ray was not present.   There were no members of the community present this evening.


I.                ANNOUNCEMENTS:


(A)    Planning Board Agenda for the January 10, 2012 meeting closes

  December 27, 2011.


(B)   Next regular Planning Board Meeting is January 10, 2012 at

  7:00PM at the Greene Town Office.


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



(D)    Ms Laliberte then announced that we have a new member on the    board and introduced Mike Lance as the newest member.


II.                              MINUTES FOR PLANNING BOARD MEETING


Mr McLean made the motion to accept the minutes from the October 11, 2011 meeting, Mr Schott seconded the motion.   The vote was unanimous.


III.                    TREASURERS REPORT


There was no Treasurers report this evening.   It was mentioned that nothing had changed since the last meeting.


IV.              CEO REPORT


Mr Ray was not present, there was no CEO Report this evening.









Mr Doug Ellison, owner, was present representing this application.   The findings were reviewed by the members of the board.   During this meeting a few minor points were clarified.   Mr Schott motion to accept the Findings of Fact as is, Mr McLean seconded the motion.   The vote was 5 yes, 1 abstained.   Mr Lance was not present during the review of this project.   Those members present, with the exception of Mr Lance, then signed the Mylar.




Mr Schott left the board to be a member of the audience at 7:15pm.


Mr Ernest Deluca, Recreation/Real Estate Enterprise Manager, and Bill Campbell, TRC Engineering, both represented the plan this evening.   The Findings of Fact were reviewed by those present.   Mr Deluca recited a brief review of the project commenting that a portion of the fence that had been constructed to protect the property and control access would be replaced during the summer of 2012 with a more esthetically pleasing type of fence.   He also reported that a Road Agreement had been drawn up for parking and maintenance of parking that will be within the road right-of-way.   Mr Jolicoeur then read the description of the changes from the application and Ms Laliberte read the Waivers and Conditions on the project.   This was done for the benefit of any townspeople who may be watching the meeting at the time of broadcast.  


Mr McLean motioned to accept the Findings of Fact, Mr Bennett seconded the motion.   The vote was 5 yes, 1 abstained.   Mr Lance was not present during the review of the application.


Mr Schott returned to the board at 7:30pm.






Mr Kevin Prime, Project Manager, was present this evening representing this project.   CMP has acquired the former Keenan and Dube properties on Deer Run Rd (lots 20 & 21) for additional width of the existing electric transmission corridor.   The former Dube residence sustained significant water and mold damage during the winter and has been razed.   CMP wished to retain the Dube property and part of the Keenan property and resell the portion of the Keenan property with the house located northerly of the corridor.   The reconfigured lot 21 will be 2.6 acres with 301.5 feet of frontage on Deer Run Road.   The remainder of this lot will be added to lot 20 and that lot will remain open as there is insufficient road frontage outside the transmission line corridor.  

At first glance the conclusion was that the application did not need Planning Board review as the development was approved as a subdivision 01-21-1989 and did not fall under the current guide lines.   However, on further inspection of the drawing Mr Schott noted that the new lot lines do not allow for a 250 foot building circle.   According to Standard 3-101.2 K, the planning Board can not approve a non-conforming lot.   It was also noted that if CMP keeps the empty lot the company is responsible for the development maintenance fees assessed on the lot.




Andy Warlick and Alice Knapp were in to gather information on what they need to do to get a Change of Use for the property on Route 202 formerly used as a metal fabrication shop.   They want to open a dealership selling light duty trucks with flat beds and roll back bodies.   This would be primarily an internet sales operation with some trucks on site.   All buildings and property will stay the same but used for different functions.   There is an existing office, parking, the fabrication shop would be used for light repairs.   The entrance will be off Route 202.


They will need to get the application and provide all pertinent data.   They should be able to reference appropriate parts of the prior plan.




A newsletter was received from AVCOG announcing the their Planning Day is       scheduled for November 3, 2011.   All Planning Board members are eligible to attend.


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,



Peter Jolicoeur