Planning Board Public Hearing

LINDLEY TOWN PLANNING BOARD December 1, 2008


Chairperson, Mary Lentzen, opened the Public Hearing at 7:03 p.m.. Board members present included Fran Tempel, Gerry Gross, Earl Titus, Tim Shaddock and , CEO, David Fuller. Applicant, Scott Drake, was also present.

Mr. Drake's request is for a Minor Subdivision of a 50-acre parcel (tax Map #405.00-01-008.000) at the intersection of Stowell Rd, Bell Hill and Engle Roads into two parcels (15 and 35 acres). This parcel is already divided by the road.

A Motion to approve the application as proposed was made by Fran, seconded by Tim and unanimously approved. A short EAF was filed.

The Public Hearing closed at 7:08 p.m.

Fran and Tim presented the information they have gathered for the next I86-I99 Consortium meeting scheduled for Dec. 9 and asked for the Board's ideas and feedback. Tim noted the Comprehensive Plan is a barrier for new development in the Town of Lindley and needs to be modified. The current plan is too broad and not specific enough.

Mary presented some proposed changes concerning Lindley's Mining, Excavation and Reclamation Law; also an appendix outlining the State Environmental Quality Review Process. She is still trying to contact Steve Ritter regarding these changes.

Mary is proposing keeping the mining section as simple as possible and noted that Schultz's proposed language includes controlling minor excavation operations which the Town did not control in the past. Also the changes should capture what the Town learned through the recent G.O. Hawbaker Mining application.

At 7:30 p.m. Mary moved to adjourn the meeting, Earl seconded. The Motion passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted.

Janice Oberlander
Recording Clerk

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