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Old 12-18-2007, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Gorham, Maine
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No, it is included into my building permit.
I thought you built from scratch. I was addressing the conversion of a seasonal residence to a primary residence in a shoreland zone.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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"Shoreland areas include areas within 250 of the normal high-water line of any great pond, river or saltwater body, areas within 250 feet of the upland edge of a coastal wetland, areas within 250 feet of the upland edge of a freshwater wetland except in certain situations, and areas within 75 feet of the high-water line of a stream."

My house is not within 'Shoreland Areas'. We sit about twenty feet from the 'Shoreland Areas'.

Once you are beyond the 250 foot set-back, then the rules open up a great deal.

From my current dealings with LURC, as well as what I have learned from my local neighbors; If I were to purchase a pre-existing 'seasonal' dwelling, I would: insulate it, plumb it, wire it, and setup a mail box.

Lisa Whynot will be in contact soon enough to adjust your land's assessed value.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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I own a place located in "Waldo county" Maine. I did go to the town to pull permit for a 120 Sq foot shed. paid for the permit, I was first told that it would be ok, now I am being told it is not. The only reason that I want this shed is to protect my personal belongings so that they do not get stolen while I am not around. I own my land and not happy about this. Is there anything that I can do like get a lawyer and drag the towns ass into court? Sick of this BS and I have had enough with people telling my what I can and can not do with property that I own and pay taxes on it. Does anyone know what I can do to get around this?
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Cooper Maine
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Lakefront with at least 50 acres is what I'm in the market for.

Well the screen name makes much more sense now.. LOL
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: North of Boston
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Maineguy, this thread was started 3 years ago. Maybe ClownShoes already found his property.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Perhaps Clownshoes is now too busy living the good life
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Indeed, he is. After a few false starts and disappointing experiences Clownshoes posted here. He said what he wanted and we went out on snowshoes to look at what he said he wanted. "This is IT" he said. Happens all the time. He built a really nice barn, had a well drilled and is making good progress toward his dream.

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Old 09-07-2010, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Now on to "Unknown Person".

I have been on planning boards in Maine since 1974. Yes, 36 years. Send me an E-mail or a PM and I can help you solve this problem too. It's what I do. I am not a lawyer and don't play one on TV, but the law was written for the common man as our founding fathers intended it to be in our founding documents.

It's the government functionaries who imagine they have powers they do not have that pervert the laws.
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Indeed, he is. After as few false starts and disappointing experiences Clownshoes posted here. He said what he wanted and we went out on snowshoes to look at what he said he wanted. "This is IT" he said. Happens all the time. He built a really nice barn, had a well drilled and is making good progress toward his dream.
That is great!

"I love it when a plan comes together" as someone used to say.

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Old 09-08-2010, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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I own a place located in "Waldo county" Maine. I did go to the town to pull permit for a 120 Sq foot shed. paid for the permit, I was first told that it would be ok, now I am being told it is not. The only reason that I want this shed is to protect my personal belongings so that they do not get stolen while I am not around. I own my land and not happy about this. Is there anything that I can do like get a lawyer and drag the towns ass into court? Sick of this BS and I have had enough with people telling my what I can and can not do with property that I own and pay taxes on it. Does anyone know what I can do to get around this?
I don't know why you dredged up a dead, three-year-old thread that doesn't really pertain to your topic instead of starting a new one, but...if it were me I'd have just gone ahead and built the shed without asking anyone's permission...and after what you described I'd go ahead and build it anyway and tell them to get bent.

But that's me and my "I'll do what I want on my own property" attitude. I wouldn't recommend someone else doing it unless they are prepared for a battle and in the mood to enjoy one.

If you wanted to be a little less confrontational, you could find out what the size requirements are that would allow you to build a shed without pulling a permit...then build two of them...side-by-side, either touching or a distance apart that you might see as a good size for your future needs...later, cut a doorway to connect them and/or build additional walls to connect them. Depends on whether you'd rather be sneaky or "in your face". There's more than one way to skin a cat.
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