Maine Revised Statutes

§489-D. Technical assistance to municipalities

A state department or agency shall provide technical assistance to a municipality in the form of a peer review of development studies when the state capacity and resources exist. [1995, c. 704, Pt. A, §22 (NEW); 1995, c. 704, Pt. C, §2 (AFF).]

1. Costs.  A state department or agency may charge a municipality for this assistance under this section. A municipality may recover these costs from the developer.
[ 1995, c. 704, Pt. A, §22 (NEW); 1995, c. 704, Pt. C, §2 (AFF) .]
2. Type of development.  The following provisions apply to assistance under this section.
A. Assistance is available for the review of site location issues arising from a proposal for a subdivision of at least 5 lots and 20 acres and for a proposal for a development that has at least 3 acres of buildings, parking lots, roads, paved areas, wharves or areas to be stripped or graded and not revegetated and not subject to review by the department under this article. [1995, c. 704, Pt. A, §22 (NEW); 1995, c. 704, Pt. C, §2 (AFF).]
B. A municipality may also obtain technical assistance in the form of a peer review from a private consultant or regional council and may recover costs from the developer for a project of any size. The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has the authority to establish rules as necessary for this purpose. [2011, c. 655, Pt. JJ, §33 (AMD); 2011, c. 655, Pt. JJ, §41 (AFF); 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, §5 (REV).]
[ 2011, c. 655, Pt. JJ, §33 (AMD); 2011, c. 655, Pt. JJ, §41 (AFF); 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, §5 (REV) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 704, §A22 (NEW). 1995, c. 704, §C2 (AFF). 2011, c. 655, Pt. JJ, §33 (AMD). 2011, c. 655, Pt. JJ, §41 (AFF). 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, §5 (REV).

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