Building Ordinance


ARTICLE 20. Subdivisions

Applications for subdivisions shall include the following:

  • 20.1 thru 20.1.10
    • 20.1 – A map or maps prepared at a scale of not less than one (1) inch to 50 feet and shall include:
    • 20.1.1 – Name and address of the applicant or his authorized agent and name of proposed development and any land within 500 feet of the proposed development in which the applicant has title or interest;
    • 20.1.2 – Existing soil conditions as described by either a soil scientist, geologist, engineer or SCS medium intensity soil survey;
    • 20.1.3 – Municipal tax maps and lot numbers and names of abutting landowners;
    • 20.1.4 – Perimeter survey of the parcel and interior lot layout made and certified by a registered land surveyor relating to reference points, showing true north point, graphic scale, corners of parcel and date of survey and total acreage;
    • 20.1.5 – Existing and proposed locations and dimensions of any utility lines, sewer lines, water lines, easements, drainage ways and public or private rights-of-way;
    • 20.1.6 – An on-site soils investigation report by a Department of Human Services licensed site evaluator shall be provided. The report shall contain the types of soil, location of test pits, and proposed location and design of the best practical subsurface disposal system for the site;
    • 20.1.7 – Location and dimensions of on-site pedestrian and vehicular access ways, parking areas, loading and unloading facilities, design of entrances and exits of vehicles to and from the site on to public streets and roads and sidewalk lines;
    • 20.1.8 – Landscape plan showing location, type and approximate size of plantings and location and dimensions of all fencing and screening;
    • 20.1.9 – Topography indicating contours at intervals of either 5, 10, or 20 feet in elevation as specified by the Planning Board;
    • 20.1.10 – Location of aquifers and aquifer recharge areas, if mapped.

  • 20.2 thru 20.2.13
    • 20.2 – A written statement by the applicant that shall consist of;
    • 20.2.1 – Evidence by the applicant of his title and/or interest in the land which the application covers;
    • 20.2.2 – A description of the proposed uses to be located on the site, including quantity and type of residential unit, if any;
    • 20.2.3 – Total floor area and ground coverage of each proposed building and structure and percentage of lot covered by each building or structure;
    • 20.2.4 – Summary of existing and proposed easements, restrictions and covenants placed on the property;
    • 20.2.5 – Method of solid waste disposal;
    • 20.2.6 – Erosion and sedimentation control plan;
    • 20.2.7 – Copies of letters to the abutting landowners and selectmen notifying them of the proposed development by certified mail;
    • 20.2.8 – List of applicable local, state and federal ordinances, statutes, laws, codes and regulations such as, but not limited to, zoning ordinances, Great Ponds Act, the flood-prone areas subject to the National Flood Insurance Act, etc.;
    • 20.2.9 – The applicant’s evaluation of the availability and suitability of off-site public facilities;
    • 20.2.10 – A statement from the Fire Chief as to the availability of fire ponds, or provisions for fire protection services;
    • 20.2.11 – A statement from the Selectmen that the proposed road or street construction will meet town specifications;
    • 20.2.12 – An estimate of the date when construction will start and when the development will be completed;
    • 20.2.13 – Any additional information that the Planning Board deems necessary.

  • 20.3 thru 20.3.4
    • 20.3 – Application:
    • 20.3.1 – The application shall be filed with the Planning Board for review. Within 30 days of filing, the planning Board shall notify the applicant in writing either that the application is a complete application or, if the application is incomplete, the specific additional material needed to make a complete application. After the Planning Board has determined that a complete application has been filed, it shall notify the applicant in writing and begin its review of the proposed development.
    • 20.3.2 – The Planning Board may hold a public hearing within 30 days of the filing of the completed application. The Planning Board shall publish the time, date and place of the hearing at least two times, the date of the first publication to be at least seven days prior to the hearing in a newspaper of areawide circulation. The abutting landowners shall be notified of the hearing. Public hearings by the Planning Board shall be conducted according to the procedures outlined in Title 30, M.R.S.A. Section 2411, Subsection 3 (A),), (B), (C), (D), and (E).
    • 20.3.3 – Within 30 days of the public hearing or 60 days of reviewing a completed application, the Planning Board shall either approve, approve with conditions, or disapprove the application. The time for review may be extended by mutual agreement between the Planning Board and the applicant.
    • 20.3.4 – Within seven (7) days of reaching their decision, the Planning Board shall notify the applicant in writing of any action taken and the reason for taking such action.