The Planning Board on Tuesday approved a 70- by 36-foot dock for the Sabbathday Shores subdivision.
Chairman Donald Libby, Vice Chairman Erik Hargreaves, Charles Burnham and Doug McAtee voted in favor of the dock, while Ben Tettlebaum abstained.
The dock had sparked outcry from some neighbors and lakeside residents, who complained it would be too long and too wide. Keep reading Ellie Fellers’ report in the Sun Journal.
By Ellie Fellers – Special to the Sun Journal – June 4, 2019
New Gloucester — The Planning Board on Tuesday heard from a dozen residents opposed to a 70-foot, T-shaped dock proposed by Sabbathday Lake Shores developer Alan Hamilton of Gray.
To get a sense of what it would look like, a group of lakeside property owners recently delineated the area using styrofoam noodles and other items to create a mock 70-foot dock that stretched from the shore and attached to a 35-foot wide dock sitting perpendicular to it.
When the Planning Board arrived to inspect the site last week, Chairman Don Libby canceled the visit because he wanted “an unbiased” look at the site without the mock-up. Keep reading Ellie Fellers’ report in the Sun Journal.
The Planning Board on Tuesday scheduled a public hearing for 7 p.m. on June 4 on a request to install a 70-foot dock on Sabbathday Lake.
The board will visit the site at the seven-lot Sabbathday Shores subdivision at 6 p.m. on May 29.
The public hearing will be held at the Meeting House on Route 231.
Developer Allen Hamilton wants a 4-foot-wide, 70-foot-long dock that ends with a 36-foot-long T section.
All boats using the dock must be launched at Outlet Beach.
Ellie Fellers special to the Sun Journal.https://www.sunjournal.com/2019/05/21/new-gloucester-planning-board-set-hearing-on-sabbathday-lake-dock/
Allen Hamilton asked planners to change his subdivision approval to allow a marina.
The Planning Board voted 5-0 on Tuesday night to allow a subdivision developer to install a dock at the Sabbathday Lake beach, not a marina that would give all eight lot owners their own boat slips. Keep reading Ellie Fellers’ story in the Sun Journal.