Town of Greene, Maine

Planning Board Minutes

April 10, 2012


      Joseph McLean, Chairman, 212-9350

      Peter Jolicoeur, Secretary & Associate, 946-7250

      George Schott, Treasurer, Associate, 946-7972

      John Bennett,  946-4125

      Mike Lance 946-2318  

      Mark Randall, 946-5108

      Ferg Lea – AVCOG, 783-9186


                                     CALL TO ORDER


Mr McLean  called the Planning Board meeting to order at 7:08pm.  Those Members present were Joseph McLean, Mark Randall, Peter Jolicoeur, and George Schott.   Board Members John Bennett and Mike Lance were not present.  Also present was AVCOG representative Ferg Lea and Interim CEO Ken Pratt.   CEO Randy Ray was not present.   There were 4 members of the community present this evening.


I.                ANNOUNCEMENTS:


(A)    Planning Board Agenda for the May 8, 2012 meeting closes

April 24, 2012.


(B)   Next regular Planning Board Meeting is May 8, 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 Schott made the motion to accept the minutes from the March 13, 2012 meeting, Mr Randall seconded the motion.   The vote was 3 agree, 1 abstained.


III.                    TREASURERS REPORT


There was no Treasurers report this evening.   It was stated that the town no longer has a Deputy Treasurer as Harry has left the employment at the town office.  


IV.              CEO REPORT


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




At this time nominations and election of officers was help as all terms are up.   Mr Schott motioned that Mr Joseph Mclean be nominated Chairman, Mr Peter Jolicoeur be nominated Secretary and Mr George Schott be nominated Treasurer.   Mr Randall seconded the motion and after a brief discussion the vote was unanimous.




IV.              A&J AUTO & WRECKER


Mr Warlick was present this evening with an up dated plan showing that the following changes have been made to the plan;


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 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.


At the end of the review Mr Schott made the motion that the Plan be accepted as complete.   Mr Jolicoeur seconded the motion.   The vote was 3 agree, 1 abstained.






Mr Andy Dupuis and Mr Eric Farrenkopf were present representing this property.  


They were before the board to determine if the property was fixable or rebuildable by town code standards.   The roof caved in under the weight of snow the winter of 2008.   The property is for sale and there is interest in purchasing and rebuilding the camp but there was question as to whether it was possible.  


Mr Ken Pratt, Acting CEO, stated that the building is 300 + or – feet back from the lake (100 foot setback is required) which is adequate but, the side setbacks are not enough for new construction.  


Mr Schott stated that if a cabin near the lake burned it had to be rebuilt within a year otherwise it wasn’t a legal construction on an undersized lot.    Damage to an existing structure on an undersized lot is still repairable.    A foundation is considered a structure, this has that and 4 walls, a floor, but no roof.  


Mr Schott then stated that he didn’t know why this wouldn’t be considered a structure repair and also be eligible for a 1-time size increase even though it is in the shore land zone.   Then there was a discussion about construction and repairs to buildings within shore land zones and damages caused by natural disasters.  


Mr Schott then made the motion to deem the damage as roof failure from natural causes and it is a repair to the structure.   Mr Randall seconded the motion.   The vote was unanimous.




Mr Mclean informed the board that for the next 2 meetings, May 8th and June 12th, there is a conflict with the use of the meeting room.   Those dates are when the School Budget Validation vote is and also the Primary Election.  


There was then a discussion of possible other times to hold the Planning Board meeting and also of the importance of keeping the meetings at, or as close to, the same time and place each month.  


Mr Schott then made the motion to hold the next meeting on May 8th but hold the meeting in the conference room at the other end of the building and make a decision on the June 12th meeting on that day.   The vote was unanimous.




AVCOG sent each Board Member an invitation and registration for their 2012 Subdivision Workshop Series being held May 3rd, May 10th, and May 17th, at the Paris Fire Department, South Paris.   After a discussion of the event it was decided that several of the board members will be attending the workshop and Sally Hebert of the town office will register those who will be attending.


Seeing no other discussion, Mr. Schott made a motion for adjournment.  Mr Randall seconded the motion.  The Board Members voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 7:45pm.



Respectfully submitted by,



Peter Jolicoeur