October 01, 2022

Planning Board advises homeless shelter that camper-trailers violate subdivision law

MIL0 — Planning Board members met Tuesday at the Milo Town Hall before making an inspection of the New Hope Foundation Inc. property on Kimball Street in Milo. Attending the meeting were Jayne Farrin, town manager; Herbert Dunham, chairman; Michael Clark, Wilson Sherburne and Jeffrey Gahagan.

The purpose of the inspection was to determine if the foundation, owned and operated for the homeless by Charles Sinclair, was in violation of the state’s subdivision law. Members had been informed that the foundation had set up three camper-trailers on the property to house occupants in the event that fire destroyed their homes.

Members saw three campers in place on the property and were told that a fourth one would be coming soon. Neither Sinclair, nor the foundation, had submitted building permits to the selectmen nor a subdivision plan to the Planning Board.

After the inspection, members returned to the Milo Town Hall conference room and voted to send New Hope Foundation Inc. a letter informing the organization that it was in violation of the law and should be submitting a detailed plan for subdivision.

Members said they would inform the selectmen at their next meeting of the action taken by the board.

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