Meeting Vassalboro Conservation Commission
Minutes of March 14, 2013 Meeting
Present: Mary Ellen Johnston, Paul Mitnik

The meeting began at 7:00. Ginny Brackett, Chair of the Vassalboro Planning Board, attended the meeting. Ginny explained that the Board hired a consultant to amend Vassalboro’s Subdivision Ordinance. The Board is planning on meeting with the consultant the second week of April. The entire meeting was spent discussing the subdivision ordinance.

Paul gave Ginny a draft of language which the Conservation Commission hopes can be added which included a provision to require open space for major subdivisions. Much of the requirements are either land areas that cannot be developed; i.e.wetlands, floodplains, areas of high slope; or existing language that is already in the subdivision ordinance that is hidden in the performance criteria and easy to miss. The proposed language puts the requirements in one location in the ordinance.

The meeting ended at 8:30.

Respectively submitted
Paul Mitnik, Secretary