Planning Commission Meeting Minutes: January 27, 2014

Newfane Planning Commission Meeting Minutes

Meeting Location: Newfane Town Hall                                       

Meeting Date: January 27, 2014


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

Absent:                                                None

DRB Attendees:                                None

Zoning Admin.:                 Merle Tessier

Public attendees:            None

Discussion Items and Actions

  1. Meeting called to order: 7:03 p.m. Attendees as noted above.
  2. Review and Approve Minutes:
    1. Minutes from meeting held on 1/13/2014 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. Review & finalize printed version of edited By-Laws in preparation for distribution and public comment specifically addressing:

¨       Section 584 on Photovoltaics was deleted

¨       Article 7: Definition for Conditional Use was inserted into the definitions. Definition for Dam and Damming was omitted.

    1. Note mail items received in the past for review or for the record. Merle will file as appropriate.
  1. New Business
    1. Assignment of tasks to move forward the approval process for the revised Zoning By-Laws:

¨       Tristam will print off 25 copies by next meeting for distribution and viewing and write the publication notice for the Public Hearing.

¨       Pat will obtain cost for mailing eight copies sent certified mail, return receipt and create a distribution list for copies of the Zoning By-Laws to be sent to the Planning Committee Chairs of the six contiguous towns, the Executive Director of the Windham Regional Planning Commission and the DEHCD.

  1. Public hearing date was set for Monday, March 10, 2014.

¨       Ed will post Hearing notices in three appropriate places.

  1. Next meeting:   Monday, February 10, 2014 at 7:00pm, NewfaneTown Hall.
  2. Adjournment:  A motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 7:49 p.m.  Motion approved

Respectfully submitted,

Pat Weisbrich