Public meeting scheduled over proposed subdivision

NORWAY – The Planning Board told former member Brian Sessions on Thursday that he was just a site walk and public hearing away from having his six-lot subdivision approved.

Sessions’ subdivision is off Salinitas Drive, which is above Responsible Pet Care on Waterford Road.

Three of the six lots will be used for family homes and the other three, ranging from 1.65 acres to 5.75 acres, are for sale.

The board will take a site walk at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 28 and then hold the public hearing to start the regular meeting at 7 p.m.

The board also heard an update on the plans of Todd Gauger to expand the Norway Veterinary Hospital.

Architect Mike Steitzer of Topsham said the 5,800-square-foot facility would be expanded to about 7,600 square feet.

He said the expansion would include: office space and exam rooms on the northwest side; employee room and storage on the southwest side; surgery and special procedures room to the southeast side; more waiting area and office to the northeast side.

He said he expected to have a finished site plan by Aug. 28.

Planning Board members also briefly discussed the technology park site walk they did July 24.

Chairman Dennis Gray said originally the board wanted to ensure that the park’s buildings would not be seen by those using Norway Lake. Currently, 60-foot-tall trees serve as a screen.

Mike Twitchell, one of the members who made the walk, said that they were fine and that once past the initial tree line there wasn’t much hardwood there.

The area is covered mostly by bushes.

Board member Anne Kinney noted the many bushes and mosquitoes there.

“I want combat pay,” Kinney said about completing the walk.

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