The Dresden Planning Board will hold a public hearing about Dick Condon’s application for a mining permit at Pownalborough Hall at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15.
The board was going to hold the hearing Tuesday, Dec. 1, but the board and Condon agreed to reschedule the hearing after a site walk at Condon’s property off Ludwig Road Sunday, Nov. 29.
Condon needs the permit in order to operate a gravel pit on the property. Several Ludwig Road residents oppose the project, citing concerns about heavy trucks using the narrow road, among other issues.
The board has been focusing on whether the gravel pit and the driveway meet setback requirements, which regulate the distance between the pit and neighboring properties.
The board, Condon, Condon’s attorney, Dresden Road Commissioner Allan Moeller Sr., and several neighbors attended the site walk, walking the driveway into the pit and hiking through the woods to view boundary markers.
After the site walk, Condon and Moeller agreed to meet and discuss a plan for improvements to Ludwig Road, which Condon has agreed to fund if the board approves the project.
Condon said he would prepare a proposal for the improvements in time for the hearing Dec. 15.
The delay will also allow Donald and Debra Swift – abutters of the Condon property who are contesting the location of the property lines – to receive the results of a survey of their property, which was in progress during the site walk.