Planning Board

Anyone with questions about a pending or planned project is encouraged to contact Planning Director Michele Gagnon by emailing planner@barharbormaine.gov for more information.


Contact information for the Planning Board is located lower on the page, beneath the agenda and applications.




PLANNING BOARD MEETING — WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2021 AT 4 PM

Please note:
This meeting will be held in-person, in the Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 93 Cottage Street in Bar Harbor


I. CALL TO ORDER

II. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

III. EXCUSED ABSENCES

IV. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
The Planning Board allows up to 15 minutes of public comment on any subject not on the agenda and not a pending application before the board, with a maximum of three minutes per person.

V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a. June 2, 2021

VI. REGULAR BUSINESS

a. Public Hearing/Compliance Review for PUD-2021-01 — Jones Marsh Affordable Housing Development
Project Location: Tax Map 212, Lot 43-1 off of State Route 3 and encompassing a total of 30 acres according to town tax records. The subject land is the Town Hill Residential and Town Hill Rural districts.
Applicant/Owner: Island Housing Trust
Application: The applicant proposes to subdivide a 30-acre property into nine lots (eight lots buildable for residential use and one lot reserved for open space). Six of the buildable lots would have single-family homes and two of the buildable lots would have two-family homes, for a total of ten dwelling units.
b. Public Hearing – Draft Warrant Article - LAND USE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT - Signage. Shall an ordinance, dated June 2, 2021, and entitled “An amendment to create new, and amend existing, regulations regarding signage;” be enacted?
c. Public Hearing – Draft Warrant Article - LAND USE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT – Short-Term Rentals. Shall an ordinance, dated June 2, 2021, and entitled “An amendment to regulate short-term rentals;” be enacted?
d. Public Hearing – Draft Warrant Article - LAND USE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT - Solar Photovoltaic Systems. Shall an ordinance, dated June 2, 2021, and entitled “An amendment to allow solar photovoltaic systems as principal use;” be enacted?
e. Public Hearing – Draft Warrant Article - LAND USE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT - Bonus Dwelling Units. Shall an ordinance, dated June 2, 2021, and entitled “An amendment to allow bonus dwelling units;” be enacted?
f. Public Hearing – Draft Warrant Article - LAND USE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT - Nonconformity. Shall an ordinance, dated June 2, 2021, and entitled “An amendment to address an error of omission regarding nonconformity;” be enacted?
g. Public Hearing – Draft Warrant Article - LAND USE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT - Accessory Dwelling Units. Shall an ordinance, dated June 2, 2021, and entitled “An amendment to address an error of omission regarding accessory dwelling units;” be enacted?
h. Signing of Minor Subdivision Plan for MSD-2021-01 – Orchard Phippen Subdivision
Project Location: Bar Harbor Tax Map 227, Lot 046-004, 26 Orchard Road, Town Hill Rural district
Applicants/Owners: Alec and Hannah Phippen
Application: The applicant proposes to modify the existing right-of-way of the Orchard Ridge Subdivision recorded in the Hancock Registry of Deeds as Plan 37, File #47. The modification would change the perimeter of the applicant’s lot (Tax Map 227, Lot 046-004) at the cul-de-sac. The proposal does not increase the number of lots or expand the subdivision.

VII. OTHER BUSINESS

VIII. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA

IX. REVIEW OF PENDING PLANNING BOARD PROJECTS


X. ADJOURNMENT



                                                                                                                                                                                                                        



Meetings

  • 1st Wednesday of each month at 4 PM in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building (93 Cottage Street)

Agendas, Packets, and Minutes


  • Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
  • To view an agenda, click on the Calendar and select the meeting by date.
  • Minutes are available following approval and signing.
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Governing

Documents


Members


  • Tom St. Germain, Chair
    Term expires 2022
  • Joseph Cough, Vice Chair
    Term expires 2023
  • Erica Brooks, Secretary
    Term expires 2021

  • Millard Dority
    Term expires 2023

  • Basil Eleftheriou, Jr.
    Term expires 2021

Contact the Planning Board via email


  planningboard@barharbormaine.gov

Please note: Sending an email to this address will go to all members of the Planning Board listed above, as well as town staff members in the Planning and Code Enforcement office: Planning Director Michele Gagnon, Code Enforcement Officer Angela Chamberlain, Deputy Code Enforcement Officer Mike Gurtler, Assistant Planner Steve Fuller and Administrative Assistant Tammy DesJardin.

If the message relates to a particular application before the Planning Board, that email will also be provided to the applicant. Any message sent to this email address is also considered a public record and may be subject to a request under the Maine Freedom of Access Act. Information that you wish to keep confidential should not be included in email correspondence to this address.

Contact information for individual Planning Board members is not provided, as anything sent to individual member(s) of the board and not all parties involved in the review of a particular application would constitute ex parte communication.


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