TOWN OF DEERING
August 12, 2009
The meeting was opened at 7:10pm by Bob Carter due to the absence of the Board chairman. Other members present were Beth Kelly; Stuart Huggard; Peter Kaplan, Alternate; Steven Miller, Alternate; and Craig Ohlson, Planner.
Public present: None
The minutes of the July 8, 2009 meeting were reviewed. Motion to approve the minutes. Seconded. Motion passed.
7:16pm. Keith Johnson arrived at this time.
Peter Kaplan had some questions about what could and couldn’t be done to the lake during the draw down; i.e. fallen trees from the December ice storm, rocks that could be deemed dangerous to boaters, recovering trash from the lake bottom, etc.
Craig Ohlson said he would try to go to the Deering Lake Improvement Association meeting to discuss some of these issues and report back to the Board. He also reported that last fall he sent out 126 letters to lake property owners requesting a survey as to how many people pump their septic tanks and when. Only 53 complied with his request so far; some were concerned that one year pumping was too often; Craig told them if the person that came to pump their septic thought that they could go up to five years, then that would be alright. Discussion ensued concerning fines for non-compliance and the possibility of a “group” septic pumping day with the possibility of better rates for the property owners.
Agenda item #3A. Discussion about the Historic District Ordinance. The Board reviewed draft nine of the Historic District Ordinance and made some line by line changes to be reviewed at the next regular meeting.
8:00pm Chair Bob Compton arrived at this time.
Historic District discussion resumed. Other business discussion; information has been received concerning a law lecture seminar and the Planning and Zoning Conference.
Motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 9:00pm.
Linda Winters, Secretary