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Planning Commission Regular Meeting Minutes: December 13, 2016

December 13, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM

Place: Newfane Town Office, 555 Vermont RT. 30, Newfane, VT

Present: Lynn Forrest, Bob McCandless, Mike Young and Angela Sanborn.

Members of the public present: Gloria Cristelli, Newfane Town Clerk and Carol Hatcher, Newfane Selectboard member

I. The minutes of the previous meeting were read. Bob McCandless moved to approve them. Mike Young
seconded. All approved.

II. Added to the Agenda
Lynn Forrest presented a proposed Planning Commission budget for 2017. It was $2,500 in 2016, remaining the same
for 2017. Mike Young moved to approve the 2017 budget. Bob McCandless seconded. All approved.

III. Public Hearing
Lynn Forrest confirmed that the mailing of the Proposed Amendment to the Town Plan was mailed to all the statutory
parties on November, 12, 2016 which was within the 30 days as required by statute.

No suggestions for changes to the Proposed Amendment were received from any of the statutory parties. Gloria
Cristelli and Carol Hatcher spoke to approve the wording of the Amendment to the Proposed Amendment to the
Town Plan for VCD. There were no suggestions for changes to the Proposed Amendment by the attending members
of the public. Angela Sanborn moved to recommend that the Amendment to the Town Plan supporting Village Center
Designation be presented to the Selectboard for adoption. Mike Young seconded. All in favor.

Mike Young, Bob McCandless and Angela Sanborn agreed to attend the Dec 19th Selectboard meeting to present
the Proposed Amendment to the Selectboard and to address any questions they might have. Lynn will not be able to
attend.

IV. Old Business
Todd Fahey let the Commission know that after reviewing his current work and family responsibilities he would
not be able to participate as a PC member. The PC thanked Todd Fahey for his interest in the PC.
Angela Sanborn will contact residents of Brookside Village and set up a time for them to meet with the PC in
February.

IV. New Business
Lynn Forrest recommended all Planning Commissioners take the time to become familiar with the current TP. She
suggested writing down any questions, concerns or insights as the review process gets underway.
Lynn will contact Shannon to attempt setting up a conference call for Lynn and Bob to call in for meetings in
January. If not possible, the Commission will be on hiatus.

Gloria Cristelli volunteered to assist the PC regarding watershed/flood resiliency issues that affect the update to the
Town Plan. She is a board member of the Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance (SeVWA.) The State of Vermont
requires that flood resiliency be included in a Town Plan.

Lynn Forrest moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:03 PM. Bob McCandless seconded. All in favor.

Respectfully submitted

Bob McCandless

Posting Locations:

Town of Newfane Planning Commission Binder
Town of Newfane web site:
http://newfanevt.com/meetings/meeting-schedules/
http://newfanevt.com/meetings/planning-commission-minutes/

Planning Commission Regular Meeting Minutes: August 9, 2016

Town of Newfane, Vermont
Planning Commission
Regular Meeting Minutes
August 9, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Newfane Town Office, 555 Vermont RT. 30, Newfane, VT

I – Call to order by Lynn Forrest at 6:05 PM

II – Present: Mike Young, Lynn Forrest, Bob McCandless
Absent:   Tim Cawrse and Dr. Tim Shaffer

III. Old Business

  1. Lynn to contact John Bennett
  2. a) Discuss invoice from Windham Regional Commission
  3. b) To schedule his next meeting with the Planning Commission regarding the Municipal Planning Grant and Town Plan amending process
  4. Lynn stated that a progress report for the Planning Grant is due by August 30, 2016.
  5. Lynn to speak with Shannon to have Selectboard Chairman Todd Lawley sign on to the Vermont grant website to request first installment of 30% of grant funds. We are now able to request an additional 40%
  6. PC will attend a Selectboard meting to hear their feedback the Planning Commission’s proposed amendment to the Town Plan

IV. New Business:

  1. Discussion of what the report is for public hearing
  2. Mike Young to work on a draft of “bullet points” for letter to Newfane residents about amending the Town Plan

V – Adjournment at 7:10 PM by Lynn.

Respectfully submitted

Bob McCandless

Posting Locations for Minutes:

Town of Newfane web site:
http://newfanevt.com/meetings/planning-commission-minutes/

Copies of Agenda and Minutes are available in the Planning Commission binder in the Newfane Town Office