KENNEBUNK – The Kennebunk Planning Board accredited a particular exception that enables the filling of lower than 200 ft of wetlands to permit entry to parts of a 7.3-acre property at 165 Excessive St.
The approval was wanted for homeowners Sylvain and Maxime Theriault to construct a second home on the property. The approval, with situations, was voted on the Sept. 26 assembly.
A residential abutter, representatives of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Wells Water District and the city’s conservation fee had expressed concern about potential points regarding Department Brook, the first water provide for the district. The property is in two zones of the Department Brook Aquifer Safety District, Shoreland Overlay District and the Useful resource Safety District.
Among the many situations voted by the planning board are that there be no underground gasoline storage tanks and no exterior gasoline storage tanks apart from propane; that the septic tank be pumped initially after three years after which each two years.
Water district consultant Justin Richardson famous the plan exhibits the stress line to the leach area is almost 390 ft uphill and, he stated, he calculated about 217 gallons of wastewater can be within the two-inch line ought to there be an influence failure. Planning board members mulled the query of mandating a generator to pump wastewater, however in the end agreed to make it a powerful suggestion.
The water firm needed no use of an oil furnace on the property – Richardson famous that provision has been utilized in properties in close by Wells. That will be new to Kennebunk, and so the planning board as an alternative determined to ban the usage of underground and exterior gasoline tanks as a situation, as an alternative.
There are to be restrictions on the usage of pesticides and herbicides.
Tree chopping on the property is the purview of the code enforcement workplace, Planner Brittany Howard informed the board. She famous there are limits on tree elimination within the zoning ordinances.
The particular exceptions permit the homeowners to fil and grade 192 sq. ft of uplands for a driveway within the shoreland zone portion of the property. It additionally permits non permanent disturbance and restoration of 38 sq. ft of wetlands for a wastewater effluent line.
The board additionally referenced situations already famous within the zoning ordinances.
The vote was 4-1, with planning board member Richard Smith, who stated he felt strongly about mandating a generator, dissenting.