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1 KITTERY GROWTH MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Initial Public Overview Sept 15, 2010

2 AGENDA  NEED  COUNCIL CHARGE  COMMITTEE  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN  PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS  SCHEDULE – MILESTONES  INVITATION  COMMENTS & QUESTIONS

3 NEED (30-A MRS §4324) A common rule of thumb is that plans should be evaluated every five years (and revised, if necessary), and thoroughly updated every decade. Using an outer limit of 10 years also makes sense because this is the length of the planning period as defined in statute, and most plans use that time frame in making projections and identifying issues. Beyond a decade, plans become particularly outdated, as projections, identified issues and proposed strategies become less accurate or relevant.

4 STATE GOALS  Encourage orderly growth in appropriate areas  Plan, finance & develop efficient public facilities and services  Increase job opportunities & overall economic well-being  Encourage & promote affordable, decent housing opportunities  Protect quality & quantity of water resources  Protect other critical natural resources  Protect marine resources industry, ports and harbors  Safeguard agricultural & forest resources  Preserve historic & archeological resources  Promote & protect availability of outdoor recreation

5 SMART GROWTH 1. Maintain Maine’s historic settlement pattern 2. Target economic & residential growth areas with infrastructure and services 3. Preserve & create mixed use, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods 4. Invest public funds & provide incentives /disincentives consistent with 1, 2, and 3 5. Provide choice in mode of transportation & ensure transportation options are integrated and consistent 6. Protect environmental quality & important natural and historic features 7. Encourage/strengthen agriculture, forestry, fishing & natural resource-based enterprises 8. Reinvest in service centers /downtowns / village areas, supporting a diversity of viable business enterprises and housing opportunities 9. Establish & maintain coalitions with stakeholders & public

6 COUNCIL CHARGE The Council wishes the Advisory Committee to engage and complete an update of the Kittery Comprehensive Plan in accordance with 30-A MRS §4326 and SPO Rule 07/105 Chapter 208, delivering a compliant Kittery Growth Management Program through submission to, and certification by, the Maine State Planning Office by COB 2011.

7 GMP ADVISORY COMMITTEE Citizen Earl Donnell** Bill Tredwell Fenn Duncan Tim Case Bob Melanson Kathy Connor Legislative Gary Beers** Vern Gardner Scott Lincoln Tom Smith School Committee Ex Officio Town Manager Town Planner School Superintendent Water District Superintendent ** co-chair

8 ANCILLARY PARTICIPANTS Staff Town Clerk Fire Chief Police Chief Public Works Commissioner Harbormaster Code Enforcement Officer Sewer Superintendent Recreation Director Town Assessor School Principals Boards & Committees Conservation Commission Rice Public Library Parks Commission Shellfish Conservation Open Space Advisory Energy Advisory Frisbee Revitalization Solid Waste & Recycling Capital Improvement Programming Others, as necessary Community Kittery Historical Society Kittery Land Trust Friends of Fort McClary Spruce Creek Association Business Regional SMRPC SPO Eliot York South Berwick Portsmouth

9 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN A. Population & Demographics B. The Local Economy C. Natural Resources D. Scenic Resources E. Marine Resources F. Water and Sewer Service G. Land Use Patterns H. Transportation I. Housing J. Public Facilities K. Recreation and Open Space L. Cultural Resources M. Historic and Archaeological Resources N. Fiscal Capacity

10 GM PROGRAM ELEMENTS 1. Vision Statement 2. Public Participation Summary 3. Regional Coordination Program 4. Future Land Use Plan 5. Topic Areas (13) A.State Goals B.Analyses and Key Issues C.Conditions and Trends D.Policies E.Strategies 6. Applicability 7. Plan Implementation 8. Evaluation 9. Self-Assessment Checklist 10. Certification

11 GM TOPIC AREAS (Element 5) FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENTTIM CASE 1.POPULATION & DEMOGRAPHICSBill Tredwell 2.ECONOMYBill Tredwell 3. HOUSINGVern Gardner 4. TRANSPORTATIONBob Melanson 5.RECREATIONFenn Duncan 6.MARINE RESOURCESTom Smith 7.WATER RESOURCESScott Lincoln 8.CRITICAL NATURAL RESOURCESKathy Conner 9.HISTORIC & ARCHAEOLOGICAL Fenn Duncan 10.AGRICULTURAL & FOREST Kathy Conner 11.PUBLIC FACILITIES & SERVICES Gary Beers 12.FISCAL CAPACITY & CAPITAL INVESTMENTGary Beers 13. EXISTING LAND USEScott Lincoln

12 MILESTONE ACTIVITIES Milestone ONE – February 2009 – September 2010 (Orientation & Training; Organization & Planning; Current Plan Self Assessment; Research & Data Collection; Identification of Shortfalls & Deficiencies) Milestone TWO – September 2010 – January 2011 (Topic Coordinator Efforts; Community Awareness Start; Vision Creation; Regional Coordination Extension; Public Participation Campaign; Compilation of Strawman) Milestone THREE –January – June 2011 (For Comment Circulation to Stakeholders; Progress to Woodman; Public review; Complete Stoneman; Presentation to Town Council for Adoption) Milestone FOUR –June – December 2011 (Submission to SPO & follow-up)

13 PUBLIC KEYS  MUNICIPAL WEBSITE URL  SCHEDULE, AGENDAS, MINUTES  CHANNEL 22  KITTERY QUARTERLY FEATURE  PRESS RELEASES  TWO PLANNING EXERCISES & LISTENING SESSIONS  SURVEVY - ON-LINE SURVEYMONKEY  PROGRESS OVERVIEW UPDATES  Phone – Contact list

14 COMMENTS & QUESTIONS INVITATION……….

15 CONTACT Earl Donnell(Co-Chair)Citizen Fenn DuncanCitizen Robert MelansonCitizen Tim CaseCitizen William TredwellCitizen Kathy ConnorCitizen Gary Vern Scott Thomas SmithPort TBDSchool Gerry


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