Planning board denies review of wetland report for subdivision, accepts site plan review for fuel storage site
Thomaston — The Thomaston Planning Board denied a request to have the Army Corps of Engineers review a wetland report for a proposed mobile home park and approved a site plan review of a bulk liquid fuel storage site for Fabian Oil Inc. Oct. 30.
Joseph G. LaBranche Jr., on behalf of property owner Paul Wilson, requested to have the Army Corps of Engineers review a wetland report prepared by LaBranche. The board denied the request because the original report by LaBranche was incomplete, said Assessors' Agent David Martucci.
"It's hard to make a decision when the town doesn't have a solid plan in hand," Martucci said.
LaBranche is planning to re-write the report.
The site for the subdivision is off Clark Street. Four trailer lots have been proposed for phase 1 with an expansion of five more units in phase 2, totaling nine lots. According to the subdivision application, 3.5 acres will be developed and the anticipated date of construction for phase 1 is fall 2012.
Fabian Oil Inc. plans to construct a bulk storage facility at 68 Butler Road. The energy company is currently working with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the state fuel board to acquire the necessary permits to store fuel at the site. Steel Pro Land LLC currently owns the site but Fabian plans to purchase the property.
The site plan review was approved by the planning board and the company hopes to break ground by the end of the year and install the large underground storage tanks by spring 2013. The duel underground tanks hold 20,000 gallons of fuel and the above ground tank houses 30,000 gallons of fuel.
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