AEI Consultants has been commissioned to complete a Project Capital Needs Assessment and/or Phase I Environmental Site Assessment for the following property: Five Graham Street, located at: 5 Graham St, Biddeford, ME 04005. Is this property within your jurisdiction? 

As part of this assessment, and due diligence, we are required to request the following information, including, but not limited to the following: 

Fire Department for information on the storage, generation, usage, or spillage of hazardous substances, petroleum products, pollutants, or controlled substances, and any other environmental conditions for the property, records of fire inspections for the property, AND copies of any outstanding fire code violations.  

Building Department for any copies of Certificates of Occupancy and building permits from the last 10 years (year, type of permit, and owner/applicant), as well as the following information regarding building codes:

1.      What building code was enforced at the time the property was constructed?

2.      Have any additional building codes been enforced at the property since construction?

3.      What is the current building code enforced by the municipality? 

4.      Copies of any outstanding building code violations.

Planning and Zoning a zoning letter to identify if the property has Activity and Use Limitations (AULs), defined as legal or physical restrictions or limitations on the use of, or access to the property; the current zoning classification of the property; AND copies of any outstanding zoning code violations.  

Who would be the appropriate contacts to provide all necessary information and documents? Please notify me in advance if the fees for this request are estimated to exceed $75.

Thank you in advance for your help,

Maggie Castelli
 Administrative Assistant - HUD Services
 AEI Consultants
 1525 Huguenot Road, Suite 202

Midlothian, VA 23113

e. mcastelli@aeiconsultants.com

p. 804.456.4332


From: Lamontagne, Danica <Danica.Lamontagne@Biddefordmaine.org>
 Sent: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 2:24 PM
To: Maggie Castelli <mcastelli@aeiconsultants.com>
 Subject: RE: Public Records Request - 438405

Hello Maggie,

Yes, 5 Graham Street is within the City of Biddeford’s jurisdiction.

I have interpreted your request for public records as a Maine Freedom of Access Act (FOAA) request. The Maine Freedom of Access Act does not require the City to create any new documents in response to your public records request. That means that the zoning letter you are seeking does not fall under FOAA. If you contact the Director of Code Enforcement at roby.fecteau@biddefordmaine.org, he will be able to assist you with obtaining this letter.

In regards to the remainder of your request, our staff has determined that it will take two hours of staff time to fulfill. It is the City of Biddeford’s policy to provide the first hour of work at no charge. There is a $15 fee for each subsequent hour of staff time. Therefore, the total fee associated with your request is $15.

Please let me know if you accept this fee. Once I hear confirmation from you, I will instruct our staff to move forward with processing your request. In the event that it takes less than two hours of staff time to complete the request, the fee will be adjusted to reflect actual staff time.

Thank you,

Danica Lamontagne

City of Biddeford

Communications Coordinator



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