Planning Commission Regular Meeting Agenda: September 12, 2019

Place: Newfane Town Office, 555 Vermont Route 30, Newfane, VT

I. Call to order (6:00 PM) 6:01 pm

II. Introductions (Commission members, guests, and members of the public) 6:01 – 6:06

III. Additions to the Agenda 6:06 – 6:16
(“Additions” might include a suggestion for an action step with a specific timeline and a person assigned to the action step or a suggestion for a future agenda item.)

IV. Review and approve minutes from August 22, 2019 6:16 – 6:21

V. Unscheduled members of the public 6:21 – 6:31

VI. Old Business:
1. Planning Commission membership expansion to 5 members (Ken) 6:31 – 6:41
(a) Discussion of Planning Commission outreach plan to contacts to identify candidates to gain new members, (b) Tim Shortell’s candidacy (c) Assignment of follow-up steps by current Commission members

2. Municipal Planning Grant, closeout update (Lynn) 6:41 –6:51

(a) Remaining steps (b) Resources needed to complete the closeout
(c) Report on date for completion

3. Bylaw revision re: petition from Newfane residents to amend the Newfane Zoning Bylaw to allow green burials in a resource district (Ken) 6:51 –7:15
(a) Discussion of Ken’s outreach to VLCT & VLCT’s response (b) Discussion of next steps (c) Assignments for each action step & person responsible

4. Update on Enhanced Energy Plan (Bob)
7:15 – 7:25 5. Discussion on short-term rentals bylaw addition
7:25 – 8:05
(a) Review of discussion on August 22 (b) Ken’s report on various interests
(c) Next action steps (d) Assignment of action steps to PC members

6. Outreach & coordination w/ Newfane Selectboard, proposed mtg: Piet van Loon 8:05 – 8:10

VII. New Business 8:10 – 8:20

VIII. Meeting Evaluation, Suggestions 8:20 – 8:25

IX. Correspondence 8:25 – 8:30

X. Adjournment 8:30

Posting locations: Newfane Town Office / Williamsville Post Office / WW Building Supply / Newfane Market.
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Meeting Schedules minutes/
Posting in compliance with 1VSA § 312 (d) (1)
Submitted by: Bob McCandless