12:26 a.m. – An officer responded to Bayview Lane for a report of disorderly conduct.
4:26 a.m. – Officers assisted another agency on the I-95 Freeway.
8:58 a.m. – Jason Lee Hare, 39, of 21 Brewster Street, Unit 22, Portsmouth, NH was arrested on another agency’s warrant.
9:16 a.m. – A sick fox was reported on Cutts Island Lane.
10:12 a.m. – Assistance was provided to another agency on Dismukes Street.
11:05 a.m. – A citizen came into the police department to report criminal trespassing that occurred on Wentworth Street.
11:45 a.m. – A caller advised of a turtle in the roadway on the I-95 ramp. An officered checked the area, but the turtle was gone upon the officer’s arrival.
1:37 p.m. – The area of State Road was checked for a possible drunk driver.
3:00 p.m. – A motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles occurred at the intersection of Goodsoe Road and Colonial Road.
3:11 p.m. – An alarm received from a location on Pepperrell Road was investigated and determined to be a false alarm.
3:29 p.m. – An injured cat was transported to Creature Comforts.
4:30 p.m. – An officer assisted another agency on Dismukes Street.
4:39 p.m. – A two vehicle motor vehicle accident occurred on Government Street.
4:44 p.m. – A caller reported suspicious activity on Dion Ave.
5:11 p.m. – A dog was running at large on Coleman Ave.
5:20 p.m. – A dog was reported missing from a residence on State Road.
5:37 p.m. – Officers responded to Ranger Drive for a male trespassing.
6:45 p.m. – A resident came into the police department to speak to an officer regarding a stalking complaint.
10:31 p.m. – An individual came into the police department to report harassment by telephone.
11:15 p.m. – A dog was running loose on State Road.
11:31 p.m. – Officers assisted with a lost dog on State Road.
12:26 a.m. – Following a motor vehicle stop on Tenney Hill Road Benjamin B. Hogan, 23, of 15 Cutts Island Lane was arrested for operating under the influence.
11:03 a.m. – A theft was reported on US Route One.
4:25 p.m. – A report of suspicious activity on Oak Ter. Was investigated and determined to be unfounded.
4:36 p.m. – A motor vehicle accident involving 2 vehicles occurred on Route 236.
6:44 p.m. – An abandoned bicycle was found on Williams Ave.
7:08 p.m. – A caller reported suspicious activity on Shapleigh Road. An officer responded and determined that the repost was unfounded.
8:07 p.m. – A caller reported losing their keys on Government Street.
10:15 p.m. – An alarm from a business on US Route One was investigated and determined to be a false alarm.
11:24 p.m. – An officer initiated a traffic stop on US Route One.
12:36 a.m. – An officer checked on suspicious activity they observed on Pepperrell Road.
6:33 a.m. – An alarm received from a location on Williams Ave was found to be a false alarm.
11:06 a.m. – An animal complaint was received from Haley Road.
11:58 a.m. – Following a traffic stop on the US Route One Bypass Donald Lou Twomey, 29, of 6D Whitten Street, Hampton, NH was summonsed for operating with a suspended registration.
1:58 p.m. – An alarm received from Shapleigh Road was investigated and found to be a false alarm.
3:05 p.m. – Officers responded to Old Post Road for a juvenile issue.
7:20 p.m. – A report of stalking was investigated.
7:40 p.m. – A disabled vehicle was reported on State Road.
11:28 p.m. – Following a traffic stop on Route 236 Kristi L. Cox, 18, of 247 Main Street, South Berwick was summonsed for sale and use of drug paraphernalia.
1:43 a.m. – The area of Dana Ave was checked for an individual.
7:05 a.m. – The animal control officer responded to Haley Road for an animal complaint.
8:28 a.m. – A lost and found article was reported on State Road.
9:00 a.m. – Kimberly A. Baker, 23, of 5 Spinney Way, Unit 15 was arrested on another agency’s warrant.
11:42 a.m. – Suspicious activity was reported on US Route One.
2:46 p.m. – Following a motor vehicle stop on US Route One Nikichia W. Harris, 35, of 79 US Route One Bypass, Unit 1 was arrested for operating while license suspended or revoked, failure to register vehicle, and unlawful possession of scheduled drug.
5:06 p.m. – A wallet was found on Wallingford Square.
7:59 p.m. – A report of theft was received from a business on US Route One.
10:32 p.m. – An officer responded to Payne Road for an animal complaint.
3:26 a.m. – Officers assisted another agency.
4:38 a.m. – An officer checked on suspicious activity they observed on US Route One.
7:00 a.m. – An alarm received from Tower Road was determined to be a false alarm.
7:34 a.m. – The animal control officer responded to Cutts Road for an animal complaint.
8:47 a.m. – An animal complaint was received from Old Post Road.
10:44 a.m. – An officer assisted another agency.
4:56 p.m. – A request was received to check the area of the US Route One Bypass for a vehicle.
7:00 p.m. – A two vehicle motor vehicle accident occurred on US Route One.
7:24 a.m. – A stray dog was found on Pepperrell Road and taken to Creature Comforts.
4:06 p.m. – A motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles officer on US Route One.
6:21 p.m. – A citizen came into the police department to report harassment.
6:48 p.m. – A dog was running at large in the area of Manson Street and Cole Street.
7:06 p.m. – A report of shoplifting from a business on US Route One was investigated and determined to be unfounded.
7:08 p.m. – A lost dog was reported.
7:28 p.m. – Paperwork was served on Debra Lane.
7:40 p.m. – A report of a vehicle verse bicycle accident on Manson Road was received.
10:12 a.m. – A report of assault was investigated.
10:24 a.m. – An alarm received from a location on Rogers Road was investigated and determined to be a false alarm.
2:21 p.m. – A caller reported a hit and run accident that occurred on US Route One.
2:24 p.m. – A motor vehicle accident occurred on the US Route One Bypass.
8:15 p.m. – A moped accident occurred at the intersection of Brave Boat Harbor Road and Gailey Farm Lane.
By Jesse Scardina
October 15. 2014 3:30PM
KITTERY — Shapleigh MIddle School became the latest of roughly 500 schools in Maine to participate in the NFL’s Fuel to Play 60 campaign, which challenges students and teachers to improve healthy eating habits and obtain at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day.
To inspire and encourage the group of about 400 students and 50 faculty members, New England Patriots Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl champion Troy Brown surprised the group, which was gathered in the gymnasium Wednesday morning.
After an exuberant reaction from the students and faculty, Brown spoke on the importance of eating healthy and exercising to maintaining NFL-caliber athleticism.
“You couldn’t practice every day hard for two hours if you’re just eating Reese’s Cups all day,” Brown said, with his 2-year-old son Skyler by his side. “I was surprised with how good some of those green vegetables tasted. I gave it a try and I actually like a lot of them. I’ve had to expand my diet to try and stay in shape as a retired football player. I need the energy to chase this little guy around.”
Brown autographed several footballs and mini helmets that will act as incentives for students to make a Fuel to Play account and to update it regularly with their food intake and physical activity. The entire school’s total is also compiled as it competes with the roughly 500 other schools in Maine and the 73,000 around the country.
Brown told students there are healthy alternatives to their favorite junk food snacks.
“I have a huge passion for ice cream, and the night before games I’d get all this ice cream in a bowl,” Brown said. “I realized it wasn’t the best thing to eat the night before a game, so I switched to frozen yogurt.
“I would put some sprinkles on it to jazz it up a bit,” Brown admitted. “It was just a little bit better for me.”
Brown fielded several questions from students, ranging from what he would eat on game days — “Lots of pasta,” Brown said, “usually with a meat sauce and breadsticks” — to his favorite moment of his playing career.
“Probably when I found out I was a New England Patriot,” said Brown, who is the organization’s all-time leader in receptions and postseason games. “I played 15 years, not a lot of players get that much time.”
Brown was also asked what his favorite Super Bowl was — a luxury for any player with the opportunity to choose from more than one.
“All of them,” Brown said. “Well, at least the ones we won.”
On the way out of the gym, students took turns high-fiving or fist-bumping the Super Bowl champion, while a lucky few stopped for a selfie with one of Tom Brady’s favorite former targets.
Eighth-graders Lilly Kemp and Shardonnay Nichols, both of whom play soccer and track and field, believe the Fuel to Play 60 program is good for the school.
“I think it’s really cool that they’re doing this,” Nichols said, adding that the soccer team tries to do additional training. “We try to get together whenever we can to have kick-arounds.”
While both eighth-graders admitted they weren’t the biggest football fans, they had family members at home who were, specifically those that cheered on Brown’s Patriots teams.
“I know my dad probably did,” Kemp said.
Although changing culture can be challenging, there is still a feeling to some that information be it small and perhaps somewhat meaningless is not that important. The point of releasing information however small is that each piece affects each person differently. Yes there are times it should be delayed but what happens in your Town certainly should be released whenever possible. The good news is that transparency is taking root in Kittery. OURKITTERY has over 17,802 views in one year. The best ever was 668 views in one day.
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If there is more OURKITTERY can do, I would like to hear from you. If you have input either positive or negative, I would like to hear it. It’s hard to change culture, but the change it is taking root. Thank you to all those who chose to make more information transparency an important change. You can email me at email@example.com with your comments.
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the following was taken from an article on the web.
From keeping a secret to “trust falls” there’s no shortage of ways to get people to trust you. Not all methods may be practical for a business (especially not trust falls) so here at UserVoice we’ve devised a very simple tool to be a trustworthy operation: transparency. To us, transparency means that when we make a mistake we swallow our pride and say so. If an idea isn’t viable we respectfully decline. It sounds easy right? It isn’t.
Even we aren’t always as transparent as we should be (yes, I realize the irony in being transparent about not being transparent). This isn’t because we are intentionally pulling the wool over our employees’ eyes but because, in startup culture, things move very quickly and there isn’t a lot of time to catch everyone up.
For instance, we have a new feature coming up that some of the team had been working on intensely but that other parts of the team only had a cursory knowledge of. The problem wasn’t that we didn’t believe in our team. We did. The problem was that when employees (and customers) know when something is being hidden. It doesn’t sit right.
It all goes to show that there’s no such thing as being too aware of transparency. It’s like relationships – it only works if everyone is honest with everyone else. Being honest doesn’t mean bringing things up when convenient, it means making the effort to come forward with the information. I’ll let our Head of Community, Evan Hamilton close us out: “Feeling like you’re out of the loop is one of the most frustrating things ever. Lack of transparency can create a lot of problems. Telling the truth almost always creates happy people and more functional relationships. It’s hard, but worth it.”
Fire Log for September 2014
9/01/14 @ 1527 150 Pepperrell Road; motor vehicle accident, PI
9/02/14 @ 0517 Traip Academy; alarm activation
9/02/14 @ 1543 345 Us Rt 1; alarm activation
9/02/14 @ 1709 83 Whipple Road; alarm sounding
9/03/14 @ 2241 50 Woodlawn Ave; motor vehicle accident, PI
9/05/14 @ 2100 181 Whipple Road; street light on fire
9/05/14 @ 2138 7 Dismukes Street; unpermitted burn
9/05/14 @ 2221 Charles Hill Road; unpermitted burn
9/06/14 @ 1238 8 Priscilla Terrace; smoke detector sounding
9/07/14 @ 0544 22 Love Lane; power lines down
9/08/14 @ 0856 York Village; station coverage
9/08/14 @ 1423 Boush Street; smoke detector sounding
9/10/14 @ 1524 113 State Road; motor vehicle accident, PI
9/11/14 @ 1155 7 Shapleigh Road; motor vehicle accident, PI
9/11/14 @ 1417 I-95 and Rt 236; tractor trailer rollover
9/12/14 @ 1245 Traip Academy; alarm activation
9/13/14 @ 2029 27 Badgers Island; alarm activation
9/15/14 @ 1109 3 Paul Street; carbon monoxide detector activation
9/17/14 @ 0932 6 Boush Street; smoke detector sounding
9/17/14 @ 1717 150 Whipple Road; smoke detector sounding
9/18/14 @ 1231 I-95; tractor trailer rollover and passenger car collision
9/19/14 @ 0125 500 Ledgewood Drive; smoke detector sounding
9/19/14 @ 0657 7 Wallingford Square; alarm activation
9/19/14 @ 0939 143 Rogers Road, Apt 335; medical assist
9/19/14 @ 1040 21 Manson Ave, Unit #7; cooking fire
9/19/14 @ 1222 I-95; standby for possible suicide
9/22/14 @ 2100 121 Manson Ave; smoke from faulty refrigerator compressor
9/23/14 @ 1535 Walker Street; motor vehicle accident, cancelled
9/23/14 @ 1834 143 Rogers Road; cooking fire, smoke removal
9/24/14 @ 0040 52 Martin Road; bedroom fire
9/24/14 @ 0801 225 Whipple Road; alarm activation
9/24/14 @ 0954 91 Picott Road; medical assist
9/24/14 @ 2117 89 Pocahontas Road; medical assist
9/25/14 @ 1046 US Rt 1; motor vehicle accident, general cleanup, fluids
9/25/14 @ 1706 10 Thaxter Lane; alarm activation
9/25/14 @ 1740 21 Jefferson Lane; medical assist
9/26/14 @ 0755 56 State Road; alarm activation with water flow
9/27/14 @ 1530 141 Norton Road; unpermitted burn, unfounded
9/28/14 @ 0038 4 Remicks Lane; unpermitted burn
9/28/14 @ 0054 19 Bridge Street; alarm sounding in unit
9/29/14 @ 0237 Bridge Street and Government Street; motor vehicle accident, cleanup
9/30/14 @ 1307 47 Tower Road; alarm activation
9/30/14 @ 1451 Rt 236; motor vehicle accident, PI
9/30/14 @ 1515 Manson Ave & Shapleigh Road; motor vehicle accident, PI
44 Total Calls for September 2014
1:19 a.m. – Officers responded to Old Post Road for a report of disorderly conduct. Peace was restored.
3:05 a.m. – Criminal Mischief was reported of Ledgewood Drive.
4:15 a.m. – A citizen came into the police department to report a deceased cat on Rogers Road.
6:01 a.m. – Following a 911 call from Stevenson Road Shawnie E. Murphy, 32, of 34 Stevenson Road was arrested for domestic violence assault.
9:38 a.m. – The area of the US Route One Bypass was checked for a vehicle.
12:13 p.m. – Following a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Rogers Road and Rogers Lane Randy T. Place, 50, of 17 Woodside Meadows Unit #9, York was summonsed for OAS – failure to pay fine.
5:20 p.m. – A summons was served to an individual who came into the police department.
8:03 p.m. –An officer assisted the fire department with an electrical problem on Cutts Road.
10:40 p.m. – Officers responded to Manson Ave for a report of disorderly conduct.
11:10 p.m. – Disorderly conduct was reported on Wentworth Street.
5:26 a.m. – An officer initiated a traffic stop on US Route One.
6:42 a.m. –A two vehicle motor vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of US Route One and Love Lane.
8:28 a.m. – An officer responded to Armour Drive to investigate a report of disorderly conduct.
8:37 a.m. – An alarm from a business on US Route One was investigated and found to be a false alarm.
11:47 a.m. – Suspicious activity was reported on US Route One.
2:15 p.m. – A summons was served on Sterling Road.
7:45 p.m. – Officers checked the area of US Route One for a vehicle reported to be weaving. The vehicle was gone upon the officers’ arrival.
9:21 p.m. – The area of Priscilla Ter. Was checked for a possible drunk driver. The officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
9:37 p.m. – An alarm from a business on US Route One was investigated and determined to be a false alarm.
10:29 a.m. – Criminal mischief was reported on Pocahontas Road.
1:57 p.m. – A two vehicle motor vehicle accident occurred on State Road.
6:16 p.m. – A resident of Bridge Street reported suspicious activity.
8:44 p.m. – A noise complaint was received from Manson Ave.
9:14 p.m. – An officer checked on suspicious activity they observed on Old Post Road.
9:25 p.m. – Suspicious activity observed by an officer on Route 236 was checked on.
9:31 p.m. – A motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle and a deer occurred at the intersection of Lewis Road and Norton Road.
9:56 p.m. – Paperwork was served on Government Street.
11:58 p.m. – An officer investigated suspicious activity they observed on the US Route One Bypass.
12:23 a.m. – A loose dog was reported on Old Post Road.
2:30 a.m. – An officer checked on suspicious activity they observed on US Route One. AS a result, Kayla Palos, 19, of 34 Ridgewood Drive was arrested.
10:20 – An attempt was made to serve a warrant on Gorges Road.
10:45 a.m. – An officer assisted another agency on Macdougal Street.
11:18 a.m. – A resident reported disorderly conduct on Cutts Road.
11:59 a.m. – A two vehicle motor vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of State Road and Walker Street.
12:09 p.m. – A resident of George Street called to report criminal mischief.
2:18 p.m. – An officer assisted another agency on Williams Ave.
3:03 p.m. – Officers responded to the US Route One Bypass for a report of disorderly conduct.
5:46 p.m. – A caller advised of a unwanted subject on the US Route One Bypass.
7:17 p.m. – Following a motor vehicle stop on Gorges Road Jacob Towne, 24, of 7 Bobcat Lane, Berwick was arrested on a warrant.
11:47 p.m. – An officer initiated a motor vehicle stop on Litchfield Road.
1:19 a.m. – Following a traffic stop on the US Route One Bypass Timothy M. Zimmerman, 49, of 122 Haley Road was arrested for operating under the influence.
1:35 a.m. – A report of suspicious activity on Dana Ave was investigated and determined to be unfounded.
7:05 a.m. – The animal control officer dealt with an animal complaint and took the animal to Creature Comforts.
7:30 a.m. – An alarm received from a business on US Route One was investigated and determined to be a false alarm.
8:16 a.m. – A citizen called to report criminal mischief that occurred near the intersection of Whipple Road and Shapleigh Road.
8:25 a.m. –Criminal mischief was reported to have occurred near the intersection of Commercial Street and Pleasant Street.
8:36 a.m. – An officer dealt with criminal mischief they observed as having occurred at the intersection of Commercial Street and Water Street.
8:48 a.m. – A resident called regarding an animal complaint on Cutts Road. The animal was gone upon the animal control officer’s arrival.
10:16 a.m. – An officer checked on a suspicious vehicle they observed on US Route One.
12:01 p.m. – The animal control officer responded to Cromwell Street for an animal complaint. The animal was gone upon the ACO’s arrival.
3:24 p.m. – A two vehicle motor vehicle accident occurred on US Route One.
3:40 p.m. – A vehicle went off the roadway on Wilson Road.
9:38 p.m. – A report of a threatening phone call was investigated.
9:46 p.m. – Following a report of disorderly conduct near Manson Ave and Cromwell Street Stanley Nock Jr, 40, of 4 Cromwell Street was arrested for a violation of a protective order.
7:08 a.m. – An alarm received from a business on US Route One was investigated and found to be a false alarm.
2:49 p.m. – A Family offense was investigated on Woodlawn Ave.
5:05 p.m. – A resident came into the police department to report suspicious activity that occurred on Old Post Road.
5:44 p.m. – Criminal mischief was investigated on Badger’s Island.
6:15 p.m. – Officers checked on suspicious activity on Goodwin Road.
7:19 p.m. – Following a traffic stop on Haley Road Austin Conte, 21, of 93 Henry Law Ave Unit #8, Dover, NH was summonsed for operating a vehicle without a license.
8:32 p.m. – A 15 year old juvenile was arrested for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.
9:21 p.m. – An Alarm received from a business on Rogers Road was investigated and determined to be a false alarm.
10:16 p.m. – There was a stray dog on State Road.
8:36 a.m. – An alarm from Shapleigh Road was determined to be a false alarm.
2:26 p.m. – Another agency was assisted on Dennett Road Ext.
4:36 p.m. – A hit and run accident occurred at the intersection of Whipple Road and Williams Ave.
5:22 p.m. – A citizen called to advise of suspicious activity on Kempf Street.
6:00 p.m. – An officer assisted another agency on US Route One.
6:01 p.m. – Officers checked for a vehicle.
7:19 p.m. – A suspicious suitcase was found on US Route One.
9:09 p.m. – An alarm from a business on US Route One was found to be a false alarm.
11:24 p.m. – A resident called regarding a barking dog on Prince Ave.
KITTERY TOWN PLANNING BOARD MEETING
Delayed to 6:30 P.M.
Council Chambers – Kittery Town Hall 200 Rogers Road, Kittery, Maine 03904
Phone: 207-475-1323 – Fax: 207-439-6806 – www.kittery.org
AGENDA for Thursday, October 9, 2014
6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – APPROVAL OF MINUTES – 9/25/2014
PUBLIC COMMENTS – Public comment and opinion are welcome during this open session. However, comments and opinions related to development projects currently being reviewed by the Planning Board will be heard only during a scheduled public hearing when all interested parties have the opportunity to participate. Those providing comment must state clearly their name and address and record it in writing at the podium.
PUBLIC HEARING/OLD BUSINESS
ITEM 1 – (45 min.)– Brave Boat Conservation at Sawyer Lane – Cluster Subdivision —Preliminary and Final Plan Review
Action: Hold a public hearing, review and grant or deny preliminary and final plan approval. Owner and Applicant Jonathon & Kathleen Watts are requesting consideration of their plans for a 4-lot cluster subdivision at 143 Brave Boat Harbor Road, Tax Map 63, Lot 19, Residential Rural Zone, with a portion in the Shoreland Overlay Zone. Agents are Ken Markley, Easterly Surveying, Inc.
ITEM 2 – (20 minutes) – Board Member Items / Discussion: A. Debrief on Joint TC/PB 10/6 workshop; B. Other.
ITEM 3 – (5 minutes) – Town Planner Items: A. Other
ITEM 4– (15 minutes) – 84 Pepperrell LLC –- Shoreland Development Plan Review
Action: Accept or deny plan application and schedule site walk and/or public hearing. Owner 84 Pepperrell LLC and applicant Jonathan MacDougal are requesting approval of their plans to reconstruct expand an existing non-conforming building located at 84 Pepperrell Rd., Tax Map 27, Lot 51, in the Kittery Point Village and Shoreland Overlay zones.
ITEM 5– (15 minutes) – 62 Pepperrell Cove LLC –- Shoreland Development Plan Review
Action: Accept or deny plan application and schedule site walk and/or public hearing. Owner Pepperrell Cove LLC and Applicant Michael McCuddy is requesting approval of their plans to expand an existing non-conforming building located at 62 Pepperrell Rd., Tax Map 18, Lot 46, in the Kittery Point Village and Shoreland Overlay zones.
ITEM 6– (15 minutes) – Devell Revocable Trust –- Shoreland Development Plan Review
Action: Accept or deny plan application and schedule site walk and/or public hearing. Owner Devell Revocable Trust and Applicant Peter Whitman are requesting approval of their plans to expand an existing non-conforming building located at 70 Chauncey Creek Rd., Tax Map 45, Lot 70, in the Kittery Point Village and Shoreland Overlay zones.
DELAYED TO 6:30 PM
ADJOURNMENT – (by 10:00 PM unless extended by motion and vote)
NOTE: ACTION LISTED IN ABOVE AGENDA ITEMS IS FOR REFERENCE ONLY AND THE BOARD MAY DETERMINE A DIFFERENT ACTION.
DISCLAIMER: ALL AGENDAS ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED TOWN PLANNING BOARD MEETING.
TO REQUEST A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR THIS MEETING PLEASE CONTACT STAFF AT (207) 475-1323 OR (207) 475-1307.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Kittery Town Council Council Chambers Regular Meeting Agenda 7:00 p.m.
1. Call to Order
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Roll Call
5. Agenda Amendment and Adoption
6. Town Manager’s Report
7. Acceptance of Previous Minutes
8. Interviews for the Board of Appeals and Planning Board
David Lincoln (to fill the unexpired term of Susan Tuveson until 11/30/15)
9. All items involving the town attorney, town engineers, town employees or other town consultants or requested officials.
The Kittery Town Council moves to accept the gift of improvements to Memorial Circle, the Memorial Park and funds for ongoing maintenance as a dedicated Permanent Fund in the amount of $5,000.00, as presented.
10. PUBLIC HEARINGS
a. (100114-1) The Kittery Town Council moves to hold a public hearing on and approve an application from Belle’s on Wheels, LLC, 20 Portsmouth Ave., #163, Stratham, NH for a Victualer’s License for Belle’s on Wheels LLC, Post Office Square, 10 Shapleigh Road, Kittery.
b. (100114-2) The Kittery Town will hold a public hearing, pursuant to Section 6.09.1 of the Town Charter, for a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $12,500 for the purpose of matching private donations to fund the preparation of a master plan for the town’s athletic fields.
a. Discussion by members of the public (three minutes per person)
b. Response to public comment directed to a particular Councilor
c. Chairperson’s response to public comments
12. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
a. (090314-1) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve, and hereby ordains, amendments to Title 2, Administration and Personnel, Chapter 2.3 Personnel Systems Generally, of the Kittery Town Code.
13. NEW BUSINESS
a. Donations/gifts received for Council disposition
b. (100114-3) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve the disbursement warrants.
c. (100114-4) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve a request from the Class of 2015 Project Graduation Committee to set up a voluntary toll booth at the Resource Recovery Facility on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
d. (100114-5) The Kittery Town Council moves to authorize the release of funds in the amount of $800.00 from unassigned funds and to appropriate said funds to be paid out of Account #101740-68427 Expense Self-Insurance Claims for the replacement costs of a portable restroom damaged at the Kittery Community Center that did not meet the insurance deductible.
e. (100114-6) The Kittery Town Council moves to accept a check in the amount of $32,001.00 from Dean Jordan to be deposited in Account # 4015-43600, Highway Equipment Reserve, from the sale of the 2007 Case 580 Loader/backhoe.
f. (100114-7) The Kittery Town Council moves to accept a check in the amount of $8,025.00 from Ronald B. Lawrence to be deposited in Account # 4018-43600, Kittery Port Authority Boat Reserve, from the sale of the 2005 Eastern Harbor Master’s boat.
g. (100114-8) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve a renewal application from Divine Cuisines, LLC, 20 Walker Street, Kittery for a Malt, Spirituous and Vinous Liquor License for Tulsi, 20 Walker Street.
h. (100114-9) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve a renewal application from Kittery Foreside LLC, 60 Wallingford Square for a Malt, Spirituous and Vinous Liquor License for Anneke Jans, 60 Wallingford Square.
i. (100114-10) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve the renewal application from Black Birch Inc., 2 Government Street, for a Malt, Spirituous and Vinous Liquor License for The Black Birch, 2 Government Street.
j. (100114-11) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve a request from John Roukes, Scoutmaster, Boy Scout Troop #307, for permission to hold their annual Camp out at Fort Foster from Friday, October 31st through Sunday, November 2nd, 2014.
k. (100114-12) The Kittery Town Council moves to appoint Vern J. Gardner, Jr. to the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee as a Citizen Representative until ______.
l. (100114-13) The Kittery Town Council moves to establish the annual Holiday Parade as a town event, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of the Seacoast to be held on Saturday, December 6th at 3:00 pm and appoint Glen Philbrook, Kiwanis Club member, as the official Parade Committee.
m. (100114-14) The Kittery Town Council moves to accept the resignation from Barry Bush from the Port Authority, effective October 8, 2014.
n. (100114-15) The Kittery Town Council moves to accept the resignation from Susan Tuveson from the Planning Board, effective September 25th 2014.
o. (100114-16) The Kittery Town Council moves to accept the resignation from Robert Melanson from the Planning Board, effective October 2, 2014.
p. (100114-17) The Kittery Town Council moves to appoint a representative to interview Robert D. Harris, Sr., for his appointment to the Personnel Board until _________ 2017.
q. (100114-18) The Kittery Town Council moves to appoint a representative to interview John J. Delio for his appointment to the Personnel Board until _________ 2016.
r. (100114-19) The Kittery Town Council moves to appoint a representative to interview Paul E. Lucy, for his appointment to the Personnel Board until ______ 2016.
14. COUNCILOR ISSUES OR COMMENT
15. COMMITTEE AND OTHER REPORTS
a. Communications from the Chairperson
b. Committee Reports
16. EXECUTIVE SESSION:
By Jesse Scardina
October 07. 2014 2:01AM
Topics of discussion included updating the language of the soil suitability portion of the code, while issues pertaining to additional holding tanks in Kittery Point and the limitation of how many homes could be built in a subdivision at three in the part of the town that lacks sewer, which is defined as the area of town north of Spruce Creek, were removed from the proposal due to lack of agreement and potential legal issues, according to Planning Board Chairman Tom Emerson.
“I think the more divisive pieces have been pulled out of the proposal,” Emerson said after the hour-long workshop. “Really the only two that were that way, the holding tanks issue and the subdivision issue, and between a combination of disagreement and legal perspective from the Maine Municipal Association, those pieces have been pulled.”
Emerson said that at the board’s second meeting in October, it will take into consideration what was talked about at the workshop and make any small changes to the proposal if needed before voting on whether to send the proposal to the Town Council for approval. To do that, Emerson said, requires four like votes. The board previously tried to vote to move the proposal to the town council, but didn’t reach the necessary quorum, Emerson said.
Talk of limiting subdivisions to up to three lots or dwelling units in parts of Kittery without sewer was a topic of contention and disagreement leading up to the workshop, ultimately acting as the impetus of Susan Tuveson’s resignation from the board in late September, citing concerns that some colleagues seem opposed to residential development.
Between disagreements about whether the limit on subdivisions in sewer-less parts of the town and questions regarding the legality of such an ordinance, forced the board to scrap the proposed change.
In the joint Planning Board and Town Council workshop packet, there were lists of pros and cons from the Planning Board members about limiting the number of lots in a subdivision, as well as legal advice from MMA officials.
“I have no problem with your (Comprehensive Plan’s) objective to steer intensive development toward sewered areas and limit it in unsewered areas,” said Richard Flewelling, assistant director of the MMA legal services department. “My concern all along has been that a restriction on ‘subdivisions’ of four or more units fails to capture equally intensive development that’s not a subdivision.”
The board’s goal is to follow the guidelines of the comprehensive plan, which was last updated in 2012, and steer development toward certain areas and to prohibit extensive suburban growth and prevent overbuilding in more rural, conservation-based areas of the town.
“This area is very hard to put large subdivisions in,” Town Council Vice Chairman Russell White said of the area north of Spruce Creek. “There are a lot of wetlands and sewer issues, lots of problems and lots of developmental constraints. This helps recognize what they are.”
If the board approves the changes at its October meeting, it will then be given to the Town Council, which will review the proposal before holding a public hearing at a yet-to-be-determined date, to initiate public input.
If the board makes substantial changes to its proposal, it will need to host another public hearing, but Emerson doesn’t believe there will be wholesale changes to the proposal, which a board subcommittee spent roughly 200 hours drafting.
The proposed update to Article 22.214.171.124, which refers to soil suitability, was championed by both the board and Town Council as a necessary change to update the language of the code.
“The intention of the change is to bring current practices of soil experts into the code,” said Karen Kalmar, a member of the Planning Board.
Councilman White agreed.
“It makes the Planning Board’s job of reviewing a plan much clearer by straightening out the rules,” he said.
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