Planning Board


IMPORTANT NOTICE RELATED TO COVID-19:



Staff is working with applicants to continue moving projects forward within the parameters of town ordinance and state statute, using Zoom to conduct meetings. 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 agendas and applications.





PLANNING BOARD MEETING — WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2021 AT 4 PM

IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY

1. As the town and/or the state declaration(s) of emergency due to COVID-19 remain in effect, the meeting will be held remotely via the online video meeting platform Zoom, instead of in person at the Municipal Building.

2. This meeting will be broadcast live on Spectrum channel 7 (in Bar Harbor) and streamed online at https://townhallstreams.com/towns/bar_harbor_me. It will also be archived on the website for later viewing after the meeting.

3. Members of the public are welcome to take part in the meeting via the Zoom webinar. The webinar can be accessed and joined by going to the website https://zoom.us and clicking the “Join a Meeting” button. When prompted, enter the meeting ID (878 1085 8037) followed by the passcode (646137). You will be prompted to enter your name and email address. To join by phone, dial (301) 715-8592 and enter the numbers listed above when prompted. The webinar can also be accessed and joined by clicking on this direct link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87810858037?pwd=d3VqK0hqRFlkSWVseTFLWUltNEVSQT09.


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. April 7, 2021

VI. REGULAR BUSINESS

a. Completeness Review for SP-2021-02 Oceanside KOA
Project Location: Tax Map 211, Lot 1 off of the County Road and encompassing 2.63 acres of land, according to town tax records. The subject land is in the Town Hill Residential Corridor, Town Hill Residential and Stream Protection zoning districts.
Owners/Applicants: The owner of the property is Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (550 N. 31st Street, Suite 400, Billings, MT 59101) and the applicant is Bar Harbor Oceanside KOA (136 County Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609).
Application: The construction of nine worker campsites. This will improve campground operations and worker privacy. Worker sites will be relocated from the existing campground area (Tax Map 211, Lot 3, 104 County Road, in Bar Harbor) to this property.

b. Completeness 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.

VII. OTHER BUSINESS

a. Discussion on proposed Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system LUO amendment
b. Discussion on proposed Accessory Dwelling Units LUO amendment
c. Update on proposed Signage LUO amendment
d. Discussion on rooftop parking (possible LUO amendment)

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.
Most Recent AgendaView All Packets and Minutes

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.


Applications


 Schedule for applications and meetings:

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