A group of Dresden residents have filed an appeal regarding the Dresden Planning Board’s unanimous approval of Dick Condon’s application for a permit to operate a gravel pit on Ludwig Road.
The board had approved Condon’s conditional use permit application for the gravel pit during a Dec 15, 2015 meeting following a spirited public hearing.
Chairman Jeff Pierce announced the appeal during the board’s Feb. 16 meeting. The planning board received a “lengthy” letter from an attorney representing the residents, Pierce said. The letter has been forwarded to Condon’s attorney and the Dresden Board of Selectmen.
In order for the appeal request to be considered by the Dresden Board of Appeals, the applicants will need to prove the planning board misinterpreted the ordinance, failed to follow the ordinance, or otherwise erred when making a decision.
Pierce said the matter has now been referred to the board of appeals.
“They will take it up, review everything, and inform us of their decision,” Pierce said.
Blue Skies Burgers & Fries
Jeff Biden appeared before the planning board during the Feb. 16 meeting to continue discussion about Blue Skies Burgers & Fries, the seasonal food stand he plans to open at his property at 779 Gardiner Rd.
The planning board informed Biden there are still some documents needed for his application to be considered complete, including a septic plan and driveway/entrance permit from the Maine Department of Transportation.
Biden is scheduled to return to the planning board March 1. If his application is deemed complete, a site walk will be scheduled.
Biden said he still hopes to open the food stand this summer.