The Dresden Board of Selectmen plans to meet with Dresden Planning Board Chairman Jeff Pierce and an attorney to discuss the Ludwig Road gravel pit.
The board’s decision to schedule a meeting follows a Sept. 15 planning board meeting at which Pierce told gravel pit owner Dick Condon the planning board would not continue its review of his application for a mining permit until it consults an attorney.
At the Sept. 15 meeting, Pierce raised questions about whether Condon is intentionally trying to circumvent town regulations. Condon denied doing so.
In addition to possible conflict with Dresden regulations, Condon faces stiff opposition from Ludwig Road residents to his plans to operate the gravel pit.
Pierce was going to consult Wiscasset attorney Eliot Field, however, Field has retired and no longer represents the town, according to Dresden Third Selectman Allan Moeller Sr.
During the selectmen’s Monday, Sept. 21 meeting, Moeller moved to contact Bath attorney Jessica Avery, ask if she wants to represent the town in the gravel pit issue, and ask if she wants to be the town attorney. The motion carried, 3-0.
Avery practices at Stinson Avery Lawson-Stopps in Bath. She recently represented the town in preparations for the construction of its new boat ramp.
A date for a meeting between the selectmen, Avery, and Pierce had not been finalized at press time.
The Dresden Transfer Station will soon have a new metal roof. The selectmen approved hiring local contractor George Dorr to replace the transfer station’s leaky roof for $2,500 during the Sept. 21 meeting.