Planning Commission, 2021, Town Agendas & Minutes|


JUNE 16, 2021

Ms. Ellis, Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  In attendance were Commission members Owen Bailey, Darell Craig, Anthony D’Elia and John Hutchison, Jennifer Mulligan (Town Clerk) and guests.


Ms. Ellis stated that the minutes of the April 21st meeting would be deferred until the July meeting.


Mr. D’Elia stated that he thought it best to recuse himself from the application as he lives 60’ away from the property.

Mr. Alden Yetman and Ms. Krista Batchelor of Chestertown Builders were present for the application.  Mr. Yetman stated that there were four (4) lots encompassing this request for lot line adjustments, known as parcels 1289, 1290, 1291 and 1292.  He said that lots 1289 and 1290 have never been built upon, but lots 1291 and 1292 each had a single-family home fronting on Queen Street, both of which were demolished over 10 years ago.  Mr. Yetman stated that the owner of the lots, Matthew Cousineau, is proposing to make the four (4) lots into one (1) and build a single-family residence on lots 1291 and 1292.

Mr. Hutchison stated that he heard stories that one of the lots may contain burial sites and asked if any research had been done on the land.  Mr. Yetman stated that a study performed by Liz Seidel of Washington College before he purchased the property found three (3) separate indentations which indicated that there may, in fact, be graves on parcel 1289.  Mr. Yetman stated that the area will remain intact with no disturbance to the ground underneath.

Mr. Hutchison moved to approve the lot line adjustment as submitted, was seconded by Mr. Craig and carried with four (4) in favor, Mr. D’Elia recused.

There being no further business, Mr. Hutchison moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:44 p.m., was seconded by Mr. Craig and carried unanimously.

Submitted by:                                                             Approved by:

Jennifer Mulligan                                                       Morgan Ellis
Town Clerk                                                                 Chair




JUNE 16, 2021

7:30 p.m. Regular Meeting

  1. Minutes of Planning Commission Meeting of April 21, 2021
  2. Lot Line Adjustment – Cousineau – 215/217 S. Queen Street
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