Vassalboro planning board: two applicants are approved

by Mary Grow

Vassalboro Planning Board members found that two applicants for Webber Pond shoreland permits met all town standards and unanimously approved their permits.

Receiving approval were Alecia Saucier, to replace a mobile home on Saucier Lane with a larger mobile home on a cement slab; and Mike Fisher, to enlarge a deck and add a handicapped access ramp at 1 Baker Lane.

Saucier’s approval was with the condition that the usual erosion control measures be in place when the slab is put in. Saucier said the company that sold the mobile home told her it had to be on a slab and to have hurricane straps.

Each home was a non-conforming structure in that it was within 75 feet of the high-water line. Expansion therefore required planning board review and approval. No building will be extended closer to the water on either property.

Both applicants also need Department of Environmental Protection permits. Fisher had just received his; Saucier was waiting for hers.

Codes Officer Paul Mitnik and his successor-in-training, Ryan Page, discussed with each applicant the additional permits needed.

Mitnik told planning board members that as of Oct. 5, he had no applications for a November meeting agenda. If the board does meet in November, it will reschedule from Nov. 2, its usual first-Tuesday meeting night, to Nov. 9, to avoid conflicting with elections.

Mitnik said he and Page, having finished reviewing applications for auto graveyard/junkyard and auto hobbyists’ permits, were looking at permits for marijuana businesses in Vassalboro.


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