Planning Commission Meeting Minutes: January 13, 2014

Newfane Planning Commission Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Location: Newfane Town Hall                                       

Meeting Date: January 13, 2014


Attendees:                         Ed Druke, Tristam Johnson, Merle Tessier, Pat Weisbrich

Absent:                                                George Friend

DRB Attendees:                                None

Zoning Admin.:                 Merle Tessier

Public attendees:            None

Discussion Items and Actions

  1. Meeting called to order: 7:02 p.m. Attendees as noted above.
  2. Review and Approve Minutes:
    1. Minutes from meeting held on 12/9/2013 were reviewed for accuracy. A motion was made to approve the minutes as submitted. Motion approved.
  3. Review Agenda: Motion was made to approve the Agenda. Motion approved.
  4. Old Business
    1. Zoning By-Laws draft has been completed. Remainder of meeting was dedicated to a final review of the draft.

¨       Formatting and other errors were corrected.

¨       Information for Section 584 on Photovoltaics was missing.  It was noted that Photovoltaics is a sub-category of Solar Energy and should not be a category in and of itself. Ed volunteered to gather information for Section 584 from Windham Regional Commission and the State as a model. He will report back at the next meeting.

    1. A review of Article 7 on Definitions

¨       Several definitions were missing including conditional use, dams, and damming streams. Merle will pull together these definitions for the next meeting.

  1. New Business
  1.                                                                            i.      Since the Zoning By-Laws are still a work in progress, the discussion regarding the assignment of tasks to move forward the approval process for the revised Zoning By-Laws was tabled until the By-Laws are finalized.
  1. Next meeting:   Monday, January 27, 2014 at 7:00pm, NewfaneTown Hall.
  2. Adjournment:  A motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 7:59 p.m.  Motion approved

Respectfully submitted,

Patricia H. Weisbrich