August 4, 2021
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND OPPORTUNITY TO INTERVENE RISING TIDE TOWERS, LLC's APPLICATION FOR PROPOSED AMENDMENT B TO DEVELOPMENT PERMIT DP 5050 IN DALLAS PLANTATION, DP 5050-B PURPOSE: The Maine Land Use Planning Commission (Commission) will hold a public hearing and seek public comment regarding Rising Tide Towers, LLC's (5 Milk Street, Suite 420, Portland, Maine 04101) application for Amendment B to Development Permit DP 5050, which includes proposed development of a utility facility that would include a 300-foot lighted self-supporting, lattice-style telecommunications tower and associated appurtenances, and a 2,592-foot level C road project with an adjacent electric utility line to serve the tower. The development would be located off Dallas Hill Road in Dallas Plantation with the utility facility located within a General Management Subdistrict (M-GN) and the level C road project and the utility line located within an M-GN subdistrict and a Community Residential Development (D-RS2) subdistrict. Pursuant to 12 M.R.S. 685-B, and Chapter 10, sections 10.22,A,3,c,(18), 10.22,A,3,c,(26), 10.21,N,3,c,(17) and 10.21,N,3,c,(23), a permit from the Commission is required for the proposed uses. TIME AND PLACE : The hearing will be at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 07, 2021 at the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel, Carrabassett Room (2 nd Floor) (5092 Access Road, Carrabassett Valley, Maine 04947). HOW TO PARTICIPATE : The first Technical Section portion of the hearing will be dedicated to the applicant and any intervenors granted status to participate in the hearing and will commence shortly after 6:00 P.M. Members of the public may attend, but not participate in, the Technical Session. The second Public Session portion of the hearing will be for members of the public to offer oral testimony relevant to the Commission's review of the proposal. The amount of time a member of the public may speak at the Public Session will be limited by the Presiding Officer based on the number of people who sign up to offer testimony. It is anticipated that each member of the public will be allotted 3 to 5 minutes to offer testimony. The hearing will be governed by 5 M.R.S. Chapter 375 and Chapter 5 of the Commission's Rules for the Conduct of Public Hearings . A written comment period will follow the hearing; written statements must be submitted prior to 5:00 PM on September 17, 2021. Written statements in rebuttal of those filed by the September 17th deadline must be submitted prior to 5:00 PM on September 24, 2021, at which time the hearing record will close. PETITION TO INTERVENE : Persons interested in seeking Intervenor status in this matter must file a Petition to Intervene with the Commission pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 5.13 of the Commission's rules by August 20, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. The public is not required to file a Petition to Intervene in order to testify. Written statements and any Petitions to Intervene should be sent to the Maine Land Use Planning Commission, 106 Hogan Road, Suite 8, Bangor, Maine 04401 or by email to email@example.com. DISABILITIES : Persons with disabilities planning to attend the hearing are requested to inform the Commission in advance so that arrangements can be made for services they require. Please contact Karen Bolstridge using the information above. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : For those who cannot view the online application at https://www.maine.gov/dacf/lupc/projects/dp5050B/dp5050B.html , a paper copy of the application may be viewed at the Commission's Downeast Region office at 106 Hogan Road, Suite 8, Bangor, Maine 04401 (207) 215-4685. Please call ahead to set up an appointment to view the application.