Town of Greene, Maine

Planning Board Minutes

February 14, 2012


      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 7:01pm.  Those Members present were Rebecca Laliberte, Joseph McLean, Peter Jolicoeur, John Bennett, Mike Lance, and George Schott.   Board Member 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 March 13, 2012 meeting closes

February 28, 2012.


(B)   Next regular Planning Board Meeting is March 13, 2012 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 McLean made the motion to accept the minutes from the January 10, 2012 meeting, Mr Schott seconded the motion.   The vote was 5 agree, 1 abstained.


III.                    TREASURERS REPORT


Mr John Bennett, Treasurer, reported there were no new bills and that the new budget had not yet been approved so there was no funds either.   If a bill comes in it will be paid and the treasury will go into the negative until the budget is approved.  


IV.              CEO REPORT


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








IV.              A&J AUTO & WRECKER


The site visit held on January 22, 2012 was attended by Ms Laliberte and Mr Bennett.   Mr Jolicoeur went to the site February 11, 2012 and met with Mr Warlick.   Mr Schott stated he was familiar with the property but did drive by and noticed the changes that had been made.


Andy Warlick and Alice Knapp were present to represent the application.   Mr Warlick gave a brief overview of the plan and went over the following changes requested at the last meeting;

The well was located at the northern end of the property.   It is a dug well with a cement cover.


      The exterior lights on the building are properly shown on the plan.


The sigh location, dimension and lighting was talked about but revisited later in the meeting.


The display area was identified.


The gate distance was notated at 45 feet from the edge of the pavement.


The apron off route 202 was identified as 90 feet wide.


Hazardous waste area was identified.


Name of the business will be on the sign.


Items that were further discussed were of the parking area.   There must be a minimum of 24 foot thru-way for emergency vehicles to get by which will be 28 feet for the first 60 feet of the driveway.   There will be no blocking of the roadway to go behind the building as it will be necessary access for emergency vehicles.   The display area along the driveway must leave enough space to safely drive by (fig A-3 on plan map).    The designated display area of the driveway is already graveled (fig A-3.3 on plan map).


Mr Warlick stated that he wanted to put a portable sign on the back of a truck by the road and then move the truck to the building at the end of the business day.   A discussion took place as to having a truck parked by the road and the hazard it could cause with traffic.   The determination was that he could park the truck with a sign on the back behind the gate (45 feet from the edge of the pavement) it would be viewable from the road.   If he wanted to but it by the road it would have to be without the truck and the appropriate distance from the edge of the pavement.


The Findings of Fact draft provided by Mr Lea was reviewed with particular attention paid by the board to specific highlighted areas.   The outcome of the review was; vehicular access will be modified, wording relating to signs will be changed to reflect the needs, conditions will be modified to reflect the changes.


Mr Schott made the motion to accept the plan and Findings with the conditions.   Mr McLean seconded the motion, the vote was unanimous.














Seeing no other discussion, Mr. McLean made a motion for adjournment.  Mr Schott seconded the motion.  The Board Members voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:03pm.



Respectfully submitted by,



Peter Jolicoeur