Planning Commission (PC) Regular Meeting Minutes: Nov 28, 2017

Date: Nov 28, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Three Penny Lodge, 492 Dover Road, South Newfane, Vermont 05351

I. Present: Bob McCandless, Lynn Forrest, Angela Sanborn
Absent:Mike Young & Ken Estey

II. No members of the public present
Meeting called to order 6:09
Minutes of the Nov 14, 2017 meeting were reviewed. Angela motioned to accept the minutes as presented. Bob seconded. All in favor.

III Old Business
Angela read an email the PC had received from a citizen at Winchester Farms apologizing for not being able to attend the Community Forum, but who was interested in being kept appraised of results of survey data as well as publicly shared information expressed from those at the forum.

Bob will draft a press release to the newspapers regarding having received Village Center Designation for three of Newfane’s villages in June 2017. The designation was achieved with the assistance of a Municipal Planning Grant from the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development, Newfane being one of 38 communities across Vermont that received the award. The press release will include the Community Forum Number One and the Town-Wide Survey and highlight the recent announcement of a new awarded Municipal Planning Grant to support updating the Newfane Town Plan.

Discussion regarding Mayer Family Trust land, Manitou Project’s connection to Newfane’s Town Forest.
Angela motioned to set the PC budget at $3,000 to cover expenses. Bob seconded. All in favor.

IV. New Business
The PC will contact the Development Review Board (DRB) to schedule a meeting to discuss zoning specifics that the town plan update should consider.

V. Angela motioned to adjourn at 8:00. Bob seconded. All in favor.

Respectfully submitted
Bob McCandless

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