City of Ellsworth Planning Board
PUBLIC NOTICE and AGENDA for
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
5:30 PM

In accordance with An Act To Implement Provisions Necessary to the Health, Welfare and Safety of the Citizens of Maine in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, as enacted to read: Sec G-1 1 MRSA §403-A Public proceedings through remote access during declaration of State of Emergency due to COVID-19, the May 6, 2020 Planning Board meeting will be held through a ZOOM Meeting, to begin at 5:30 PM.

A link for the public to access the ZOOM webinar will be posted to ellsworthmaine.gov and the City of Ellsworth Facebook page the morning of May 6, 2020. Instructions for how to participate in the public hearing portions of the meeting are also posted on ellsworthmaine.gov.

The meeting will also be broadcast live on the City of Ellsworth Facebook page and YouTube Channel. The meeting will be recorded and made available live on Spectrum Channel 1303.

Public comment or questions prior to the meeting are strongly encouraged. You may email written public comments/questions prior to the meeting to ktaylor@ellsworthmaine.gov, or mail them to the Code Enforcement Office, 1 City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth, ME 04605. Please call 669-6615 if you have questions on a specific application, or on how to participate prior to or during the meeting.

The Planning Board will conduct the following business, hear public comment, and consider the following:

1. Roll Call of members present
2. Call to Order
3. Adoption of Minutes from the March 4, 2020 meeting.

Unfinished Business:

4. Preliminary Plan Review for a Major Use Site Development Plan entitled McMullen for Richard McMullen. The proposal is to create a 5-acre gravel pit and install a driveway on an undeveloped 95-acre property on the Bucksport Road, currently owned by Maurice Oliver (Tax Map 31 Lot 47) in the Rural and Industrial Zones.
a) PUBLIC HEARING AND DETERMINATION OF APPLICATION COMPLETENESS

New Business:

5. Final Plan Review for a Major Use Site Development Plan entitled McMullen for Richard McMullen. The proposal is to create a 5-acre gravel pit and install a driveway on an undeveloped 95-acre property on the Bucksport Road, currently owned by Maurice Oliver (Tax Map 31 Lot 47) in the Rural and Industrial Zones.
a) PUBLIC HEARING, DELIBERATION AND FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSION

6. Preliminary Plan Review for a Major Use Site Development Plan entitled Mariaville Road Ellsworth Solar – East Site for Mariaville Road Ellsworth Solar, LLC (subsidiary of Sunraise Development, LLC). The proposal is to construct a 3.1 acre solar energy facility, install 5,780 photovoltaic panels, and build a 540 linear foot, gravel access road on a 28.92 acre parcel on the Mariaville Road, currently owned by Bridgetwin, LLC (Tax Map 50 Lot 39) located in the Urban and Limited Residential Shoreland zones.
a) PUBLIC HEARING AND DETERMINATION OF APPLICATION COMPLETENESS

7. Preliminary Plan Review for a Major Use Site Development Plan entitled Mariaville Road Ellsworth Solar – West Site for Mariaville Road Ellsworth Solar, LLC (subsidiary of Sunraise Development, LLC). The proposal is to construct a 7.53 acre solar energy facility, install 5,120 photovoltaic panels, and build a 677 linear foot, gravel access road on an 11.6 acre parcel on the Mariaville Road, currently owned by Bridgetwin, LLC (Tax Map 59 Lot 14-1-2) located in the Urban Zone.
a) PUBLIC HEARING AND DETERMINATION OF APPLICATION COMPLETENESS

8. Preliminary Plan Review for a Major Use Site Development Plan & Major Subdivision entitled Foster Street Apartments for DC Predevelopment LLC. The proposal is to construct 53 apartment units (two market rate 12-unit buildings & one senior housing 29-unit building) on a 6.16 acre parcel (Tax Map 131, Lots 13, 14, and a part of lot 17) located on Foster Street and Oriole Way, located in the Urban and Downtown zones.
a) PUBLIC HEARING AND DETERMINATION OF APPLICATION COMPLETENESS

9. Adjournment