Wiscasset planning board approves CMP project

Tue, 07/13/2021 - 8:15am

    After a seven-minute public hearing, the Wiscasset Planning Board approved Central Maine Power’s site plan application for its transmission line corridor construction and improvements. The approval came after multiple meetings and presentations from CMP and many questions from the board.

    The board also held a public hearing and approved changes to two ordinances. The first change will add “Solar Energy Systems” and delete “Timber Harvesting” in Article VI: Land Use Matrix. The second change adds to the shoreland zoning ordinance that the maximum lot coverage on White’s Island will be 50%. Both changes will now go to the selectboard and could be added to the likely August special town meeting, or a future town vote.

    There were no questions from the public for either hearing. The board meets next at 7 p.m. July 26.