The Planning Board will not perform a site walk at the proposed site of a gravel pit project because the property owner does not want residents on the property, according to Planning Board Vice Chairman Jeff Northgraves.

For the past few months the Planning Board has been considering the proposal of Max Young to have Curtis Adolphsen of Union extract gravel from an old pit at 532 St. George Road on property owned by Young. Residents have expressed concerns since September that the project may include blasting and create problems with dust, increased truck traffic and noise, and reduce neighboring property values.

Northgraves noted that the property has a home, airstrip and driving range on it, and the property owners do not want the Planning Board to have a public meeting at the property. He said no site walk is required or needed since the Planning Board can see what it needs to with Google maps.

The Planning Board's next meeting is 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Town Hall. He said he believes the gravel pit will be on the agenda. The next step, he said, is for the board to find the application complete.

He said the public hearing for the project has been held. The next meeting will be open to the public, but it is not a public hearing where residents can ask questions and make statements about the plan.

Northgraves also said the board is very limited in what it can do. While the property owner is seeking a special exception to allow the gravel pit operation, Northgraves said that if the application meets the standards in the ordinance, the Planning Board has to grant approval.

The Planning Board may impose restrictions, including hours of operation and numbers of truck trips per day.