The Marion Planning Board held an open-and-closed public hearing for The Kittansett Club at their regular meeting on Monday, November 19. During the public hearing, for which there was no audience, the Board unanimously voted to approve the minor site plan review.
“Pat [McArdle] and I met last week with Ken Motta, the town engineer,” Chairman Jay Ryder said. “As a result of this, we have drafted an approval.”
In other business, the Board voted to approve their 2013 meeting schedule. The Board refrained from making a motion to approve the 2014 budget as the Board members are unsure whether they should include an increase.
“I know that there’s been some talk of hiring a planner,” Ryder said. “I don’t know if this is the time to increase the budget or to stick with what we’ve got and look for funds elsewhere.”
Ryder explained that he does not know whether the Board would have to pay for the services of a town planner, or if the funds would come from some other source. He promised to research the matter for the next meeting, which is the last meeting when the Board may approve the 2014 budget.