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This profile was last updated on 7/12/05  and contains information from public web pages.

Ms. Carol Billington

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  • Board Chair
    Planning

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Area 3
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Carol Billington noted that ...
www.standish.org, 12 July 2005 [cached]
Carol Billington noted that elder care, sports fields/infrastructure were important, but not a big drive economic development opportunities in as far as industrial aspects.
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Carol Billington said that she feels that the Vision Statement along with the survey really pulls together the tools to craft the plan along a certain direction.She said that it is her opinion that this is really what the folks in Standish are behind.
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Carol Billington explained that GPCOG a group that has been assisting the Committee members suggests that the Vision Statement should be broad.They say that it should be a dream or dream like.She said that when we get to the detail part of the plan that is when items like that will be hammered out.
Chair Hopkins asked how could he Council prepare them for the workshop.
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Councilor Nesbitt asked Mr. Billington for an update on St. Joseph's College providing monies in lieu of taxes.
Mr. Billington said that the Capital Improvements Committee recommended that the college come in and contribute for a future replacement of Engine 4.That idea was forwarded on to the college.He noted that he had a meeting scheduled at the college on July 20 to discuss this matter.
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Mr. Billington explained that Florida Light and Power made an offer to the Town to develop a boat launching site on the Saco River.He said that the Recreation Director, employees of Florida Light and Power, and abutters did a site walk.
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Mr. Billington said that David Versel is the spearhead of the behind this and will communicate that to him.
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Mr. Billington explained that this removes the Victualer's license approval from the Town Council Agenda and also cleans up other wording.
After a Public Hearing without Council or Public discussion the above noted ordinance amendment was approved and the hearing was closed.
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Mr. Billington explained that the Public Safety Department requested that this section of the discontinued road be renamed which also needed to be done to comply with the E-911 requirements.He noted that this was introduced last month and it was tabled to contact abutters and obtain their comments.He said that he received one call and that person was pleased with the numbering and renaming.Mr. Billington said that this change has the minimum amount of impact to residents.
Chair Hopkins said that the only call that she received was to keep the numbers the same.
Councilor Pomerleau said that he didn't understand why it wasn't renamed Winding Way.He thought that this would be confusing for emergency personnel.
Mr. Billington said that the short answer would be this has less impact on people involved.
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Mr. Billington commented that the Department of Transportation offers official business directional signs that you will see throughout the whole state.In order for a municipality to have those signs erected the municipality must have an ordinance in place to authorize those signs.He went on to say that our current ordinance does not authorize installation of those signs.He explained that we had a request from a business to approve an application for a sign.
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Carol Billington, Planning Board Chair, said that they only comment was regarding the various colors that are around town.She explained that the Town Manager explained that is the case now but the ordinance will established the standard color of blue.
Councilor Nesbitt noted that in ten years with the village areas growth the there is significant potential need of these signs.He said that the limitation of three per intersection from the business is not favorable.He said that he understood that he they didn't want cluttered intersections but there must be a way to solve this.His question was did the Committee look at ordinance from other towns.
Councilor Lymburner said that there was a request from the Chair of the Committee to have people submit their comments to Gordy who would forward them to the Ordinance Committee for review.She said that they didn't receive comments and assumed that after the discussion at the past meeting that the ordinance was fine.She then clarified that it would be three signs per approach.
Councilor Pomerleau said that he had issues with sections 3, 4, and 5 still.He said that you have businesses that have been on the signs forever so that if a new business comes in they will never get a sign.He said that a new business would need the directional sign.He said that he didn't like the grandfathering ether.He thought that it should be on a rotating basis so it would be fair to other businesses.He said that he had a problem with one company having up to four signs.He thought it should be no greater than two signs.He said that he still really didn't support this.
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Mr. Billington said that language was taken from another municipality.He said that the Committee looked at ordinances from Windham, Gorham, Freeport, Cumberland and Buxton.
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Mr. Billington explained that if something is not passed the Code Enforcement Officer couldn't sign off on the DOT application and the sign would not be installed.
Chair Hopkins said that the only reason that she was voting no on this was the three sign per post per approach; she said that was very limiting.
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Mr. Billington said that it would be offered to the Town first.
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Mr. Billington explained that this creates a new use in the Business and Commercial; and the second is in the Industrial District.In each of those zones it would be a special exception that would go before the Board of Appeals.After that if would go before the Planning Board for site plan review.This is the introduction and the Planning Board public hearing was last night.
Carol Billington said that a couple of questions came up mostly by Planning Board members.
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Carol Billington said that it was a comment made at the hearing there will be questions down the line.These are unintended consequences.
Councilor Nesbitt asked if the applicant went to the Appeals Board first.
Mr. Billington said that the applicant approached the Appeals Board for a business over 2,000 square feet.The applicant divulged the nature of the business to the Board; he was given a special exception for that business.
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Mr. Billington explained that these all deal with a similar change to the Town Code.
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Mr. Billington said that they have a contractual account for that.
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Mr. Billington said that administratively he had omitted the order regarding site plan review on the agenda tonight as an emergency.
Chair Hopkins asked if that could be entertained as an addition at the end of the meeting.
Mr. Billington said that it could.
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Mr. Billington said that we did hire them on a month to month basis and they have done an exceptional job.
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Mr. Billington said that the other vendors in the original bid were considerably higher than Sundance Property Services.
Councilor Lymburner asked if this was for the remainder of the old contract.
Mr. Billington said that it was for the current contract which in is in the second year of a three year contract.
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Mr. Billington said that it was at the same cost as Sundance Property Services contract rate.
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Mr. Billington said that he would contact MMA and arrange for representative to attend the workshop.
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Mr. Billington said that by virtue of this order you are.
Councilor Pomerleau said that his is usually opposed to waiving the bid process but is in favor of this order because this day is a great success.
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Mr. Billington noted that there are some applications that this could be used for at this time.
Councilor Simpson said if their application is already before the Planning Board are we pass this after the fact are we asking for trouble using this on their application.
Mr. Billington explained that the applications have not had substantial review only submitted.
Town of Standish, ME - Planning Board Meeting Minutes 07/16/2007
www.standish.org, 16 July 2007 [cached]
The meeting was called to order at 7:44 p.m. Present: Chair, Carol Billington, Gus Favreau, Alan Connell, Brian Libby and Bill Foster.
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Ms. Billington welcomed our newest member, Alan Connell, a member at large.
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Brian Libby made a motion to elect Carol Billington as Chairman of the Planning Board and Gus Favreau seconded the motion.
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Carol accepted the position. Bill Foster made a motion to elect Brian Libby as Vice Chair of the Planning Board and Carol Billington seconded the motion.
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Chair, Carol Billington, asked for a motion to approve the Finding of Fact for Wildwood Subdivision on addressStreetChadbourne Road.
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Ms. Billington said that the Finding of Fact document for Wildlands was not ready for the Board's signature and it will be brought to the next meeting. Carol Billington asked for a motion to approve the Finding of Fact for Pit Stop Fuels, Inc.
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Carol Billington said that a site walk was conducted earlier this evening at the college for the members of the Planning Board and the public to view the construction site. She explained that the discussions for placeCitySt.
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Carol Billington asked to have it moved to the end of the meeting. addressStreet02-07-09-07 Grovo Lane Extension/D. R. Hubbard & Sons, Inc. -Map 8, placeLot 9-1, addressStreet2 Grovo Lane Ext.
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Chair, Carol Billington, asked about a site walk and it was decided that Bud Benson would meet with Roger Mosley, Director of Public Works, Mr. Hubbard and the design engineer to work out a solution.
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Chair, Carol Billington, stated that she would use the Standards as written in Section 181-73 of the Land Use Code to approve this project.. She paraphrased each Standard, A through L, below: Standard A - Provision for vehicular loading, unloading and parking . . .
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Chair, Carol Billington, said that the project was approved and that the Standard Motion applies which states that what you have been approved for is what you applied for.
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Chair, Carol Billington, scheduled a site walk for 6:00 p.m. on July 23rd.
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Chair, Carol Billington, said there is an opening on the Board now for Area 3.
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Carol Billington said there will be a hearing at the August Town Council meeting.
Town of Standish, ME - Planning Board Meeting Minutes 09/10/2007
www.standish.org, 10 Sept 2007 [cached]
Chairman, Carol Billington called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. Present: Brian Libby, Gus Favreau, Alan Connell and Chair, Carol Billington.
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Chairman, Carol Billington called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. Present: Brian Libby, Gus Favreau, Alan Connell and Chair, Carol Billington.
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Chair, Carol Billington, asked for approval of 3 sets of minutes.
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Carol Billington next asked for approval of 2 Finding of Facts: country-regionU. S. Cellular/KJK Wireless/Crown Atlantic, Map 9, placeLot 38A, addressStreetOak Hill Road for a Site Plan Amendment.
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Carol signed the document and reminded anyone in the audience that the documents are on file at the Town Office if they wish to view these approvals.
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Carol Billington said this project was being reviewed by the DEP.
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Chair, Carol Billington, said that a vote couldn't be taken because there wasn't a quorum present. Ms. Billington said that all of the peer reviews had been initiated by Bud Benson.
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Carol asked for any more discussion.
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Chair, Carol Billington, said she was on the Board when approved in 1998 and she said the original proposal had multiple curb cuts for subdivision lots. Consequently, the approval contained 7 shared curb cuts. She was reluctant to change a previous Board's approval. She asked for other members to comment.
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All discussion ended and Chair, Carol Billington, asked for a vote of the members.
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Carol said it will be removed. 04-07-09-07 GRAVEL EXTRACTION /Peter Busque - Map 12, lot 4&5, Map 13, placeLot 42B, addressStreetBoundary Rd. 5 Year Review Peter Busque came forward and said he was representing Gordon Brown, the current owner. He asked for questions. Carol Billington said a site walk had been conducted by members a few months ago.
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Carol Billington asked if the members wanted a site walk.
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Chair, Carol Billington, reviewed the standards in the Land Use Code, Section 181-73, A through L. Standard A referred to vehicular loading, unloading and parking. The members felt this use was making the parking and unloading situation better than the previous use.
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Chair, Carol Billington, reviewed the standards in the Land Use Code, Section 181-73, A through L. Standard A referred to vehicular loading, unloading and parking and said this issued is now satisfied with the new site plan. Standards B through L were satisfied.
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Chair, Carol Billington, asked if a site walk was needed.
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Chair, Carol Billington, said her issues center around future parking requirements if some other kind of business comes in to use the same site.
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Carol Billington said there would be a workshop session for the planning board members on Monday, September 17th.
Town of Standish, ME - Planning Board Meeting Minutes 12/10/2007
www.standish.org, 10 Dec 2007 [cached]
Chairman, Carol Billington , called the meeting to order at 7:14 p.m. and stated that the meeting was rescheduled from December 3 because of inclement weather.
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Chair, Carol Billington, asked for approval of the October 22, 2007, minutes.
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Carol Billington asked Mr. Benson to speak about this project.
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Carol Billington, Chair, said the neighbors came to the site walk and everyone is in agreement with the site plan that shows where the owner wants the cottage placed, but the building can go back further. The members need to make a decision for the setback. Discussion moved to the close proximity to other cottages and obstruction of views of the neighbors' cottages. Carol said they went into neighboring cottages and looked at the view from them.
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Carol Billington asked how the wall would be stabilized and Mr. Harmon explained how they have built them in the past.
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There being no more questions, Carol Billington read from the Standards from Section 181-73 of the Land Use Code: Standard A - Provision for vehicular loading, unloading and parking . . .
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Chair, Carol Billington, reviewed the conditions of approval as presented by Bud's memo.
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Carol Billington went down through the Standards in Section 181-73, A through J. Standard A - Provision for vehicular loading, unloading and parking . . .
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Carol said the standard was 30' tall trees around the perimeter.
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Carol Billington said the project was approved subject to the conditions stated.
Town of Standish, ME - Planning Board Meeting Minutes 11/05/2007
www.standish.org, 5 Nov 2007 [cached]
Chairman, Carol Billington, called the meeting to order at 7:09 p.m. Present: Brian Libby, Gus Favreau, Alan Connell, Jeff Smith and PersonNameEleanor Dudek.
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Chair, Carol Billington, asked for approval of the October 1, 2007, minutes.
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Carol introduced the two interpreters who were present tonight signing for an interested party for one of our applications on the agenda. Carol introduced Stephen Ambrose, a third party peer reviewer for a noise study for St. Joseph's College.
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Carol Billington asked for approval of the Finding of Fact for:
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Chair, Carol Billington, asked the members if the last item on the agenda, Redline Power Sports, could be moved to follow the placeCitySt. Joseph's College presentation tonight.
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Chair, Carol Billington, wanted to begin with a quick review of the noise study conducted by Mr. Bodwell.
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Chair, Carol Billington, asked Steve Ambrose, peer reviewer for the sound assessment to come forward.
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Carol Billington asked about 45, 55, 75 dba and what would be the worst noise to be relevant and how much noise does there have to be to move from 35 to 55 dba.
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Carol Billington asked for an explanation of the changes to the cul-de-sac.
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Carol Billington asked Bud Benson to speak about the noise data that Mr. Vogel had done.
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Finally, Carol Billington, asked if the Board wanted to hear more?
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Carol Billington asked for his concerns.
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Carol asked again what was Mr. Vogel concern?
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Chair, Carol Billington, reiterated that noise is not a consideration in the Standards that the Boards uses to make decisions.
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Carol Billington stopped the discussion and read Standard I which reads: Standard I. The proposed site plan will not alter the existing character of the surrounding zoning district or divisions to the extent that it will become a detriment or potential nuisance to said zoning division or district. Carol Billington asked the town's attorney, Sally Daggett, to comment on this standard.
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He told Carol Billington that he could hear the crack of a baseball bat, music at night.
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Carol Billington spoke about recommendations in Mr. Ambrose's report and asked if the college could come to an agreement.
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Carol Billington closed public discussion on the St. Joe's project.
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Carol Billington said she lives in the woods and she hears noise and lots of it.
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Carol Billington asked to add an amendment to the motion.
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Carol read the next standard:
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Chair, Carol Billington, said the college is not in default on a previous approval and Standards K and L do not apply.
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Carol Billington did not want to have the college wait 30 more days for an approval.
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Chair, Carol Billington, asked the members if they needed a site walk and the members did not want one because they were familiar with the site.
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Carol Billington read aloud section 181-73, the Standards A through L. Bud Benson commented on Standard D which is "The site plan adequately provides for the soil and drainage problems that the development will create."
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Carol asked for a motion and no one spoke so she presented a motion. She made a motion to approve the application with the following conditions:
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