The Edgecomb Planning Board gave conditional approval for a Riverside Avenue bunkhouse expansion June 1. Applicant Julien Jalbert of The Knickerbocker Group presented plans on behalf of his clients Mark and Kathie Elbridge. The lone condition requires Jalbert to update the site plan with a local subsurface water program permit and one from Maine Center for Disease Control. “These should both be ready by Tuesday. My permit is almost complete, and the state typically follows soon after,” Code Enforcement Officer George Chase said.
In other action, the board welcomed its newest member. Paula Swetland received 18 votes as write-in candidate during the May 20 municipal elections. Swetland is a landscape architect and previously worked for the City of Miami. Now, she is a Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens board member and volunteer. Swetland also serves on Edgecomb’s website committee. As a resident, she encouraged other people to serve on various municipal boards. “I kept telling people to step up and finally, it came my turn to step up,” she said.
The planning board meets next at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15 in the town hall.