Planning Commission Meeting Minutes of October 22, 2020

COMMISSION MEMBERS PRESENT: Ken Estey, Nolan Edgar, Jane Douglas
OTHERS PRESENT:

CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:05pm by Ken Estey

ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA
Commission agreed to add discussion about recording future meetings for broadcast on Brattleboro Community Television to the next meeting agenda.

MINUTES
Commission agrees to hold off on approving minutes of 2/27/20, 8/13/20, and 10/8/20 until next meeting.

UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
None

OLD BUSINESS
Short-term Rentals:
Commission discussion of Lynn’s documents. Commission agrees that Ken will contact Putney, Nolan will contact Dummerston, and Jane will contact Cambridge concerning how/where they define and regulate short-term rentals. Ken agrees to contact Vermont League of Cities and Towns to ask about zoning bylaw vs. ordinances as related to short-term rentals.

Commission agrees to push forward on bylaw definition. Ken agrees to check what ordinances exist currently. Commission agrees on a working group of Lynn and Nolan to go over Lynn’s gathered documents on short-term rentals.

Zoning Bylaw – setback language:
Update pushed to next meeting.

Broad-band Newfane:
Jane spoke of conversation with Emily Long concerning regional broadband initiative. Commission agrees that Newfane should be involved in regional broadband initiative. Ken agrees to contact Windham Regional Commission about broadband.

Planning Commission Membership:
Commission welcomes Jane Douglas as fourth Commissioner. Commission expresses need for fifth Commissioner.

NEW BUSINESS
None

CORRESPONDENCE
None

ADJOURN
A motion was made by Nolan and seconded by Jane to adjourn. The motion carried unanimously by
voice vote and the meeting adjourned at 7:08pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Nolan Edgar