Town of Greene, Maine

Planning Board Minutes

June 12, 2012


      Joseph McLean, Chairman, 212-9350

      Peter Jolicoeur, Secretary & Associate, 946-7250

      George Schott, Treasurer, Associate, 946-7972

      John Bennett,  946-4125

      Mark Randall, 946-5108

      Ferg Lea – AVCOG, 783-9186


                                     CALL TO ORDER


Mr McLean called the Planning Board meeting to order at 7:00pm.  Those Members present were Joseph McLean, Mark Randall, Peter Jolicoeur, John Bennett and George Schott.   Also present was AVCOG Representative Ferg Lea and Select Board Liaison Don Bedford.   CEO Randy Ray was not present.   There were 5 members of the community present this evening.


I.                ANNOUNCEMENTS:


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

June 26, 2012.


(B)   Next regular Planning Board Meeting is July 10, 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 April 10, 2012 meeting, Mr Randall seconded the motion.   The vote was 3 agree, 2 abstained.


III.                    TREASURERS REPORT


There was no Treasurers report this evening.


IV.              CEO REPORT


Mr Randy Ray was not present neither was Interim CEO Ken Pratt.   There was no CEO Report this evening.












Mr Lionel Grenier, Saddlecreek Estates, was present representing the modification to this subdivision.   Mr Grenier described the change to the Subdivision Plan as being a change of the right-of-way across parcel C for access to parcel B.   This change will reduce the area of the right-of-way from 2297 sq ft to 2085 sq ft in parcel C.    Parcel B was not impacted by the old right-of-way but is impacted some with the new design.  


There was a discussion of lot configuration on the original plan, wetland impact, DEP approvals and the permits being based on the original plan.   There will need to be modifications made to the permits because, by the plan drawing, the road appears to be within 75 feet of the stream.  


Because both easement and right-of-way terminology was used in the change there was a discussion of the differences between the two and reference made to the Planning Board manual section, Common Driveway Standards 5.201-J.   Right-of-way is what should be used and it shall be a width of 16 feet for the shared part of the driveway.  


Mr Schott made the motion to approve with the following requirement;


Change the terminology to ‘deeded right-of-way’ on the plan (2 mylars and 1 paper)


The board receives modification of the permits from DEP and Army Corps of Engineers


CEO confirms the driveway meets the standards for a common driveway


The old right-of-way is relinquished and the new right-of-way is established on the plan


Mr Bennett seconded the motion and, after a brief discussion to verify conditions, the vote was unanimous.


VI.                          PINE DRIVE PROPERTY


Mr Robert McCaron was present this evening representing modifications proposed for a section of Pine Drive, in the Allen Pond Subdivision.   The subdivision was approved and the road planned in 1935.   Pine Drive was never completed but what has been constructed provides access to camp lots in this subdivision.  


The travel way crosses the neighboring property owned by Mr Richard Lassard and he no longer wants it to cross his property but to use that portion for additional parking.  


They are proposing to move the travel way off Mr Lessard’s property and improve that portion of Pine Drive.   They need a town permit to make those improvements and it is located within the shore land zone.


There was a brief discussion of the changes with questions of authority, that approval is needed to issue a permit, Where will the new edge of road be, where in the right-of-way is the road going, how is the driveway effected.


The decision was made that a Site Visit is needed and was set for June 26, 2012, at 6:00pm.   Because of parking restrictions we will meet at 14 Birch Dr, also owned by Mr McCaron, and walk to the property in question.




Mr Mclean briefly recapped the Subdivision Workshop that some of the board members attended.




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 8:31pm.



Respectfully submitted by,



Peter Jolicoeur