Planning Commission Regular Meeting Minutes: April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Newfane Town Office, 555 Vermont RT. 30, Newfane, VT

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

II. No members of the public present

III. Minutes of the March 21, 2017 and April 11, 2017 minutes were reviewed. Mike Young made a motion to accept the minutes as presented. Angela Sanborn seconded. All in favor.

IV. Old Business

Discussion of Brookside Village (BV) continued. Angela Sanborn will contact Jen Stanchfield to relay the Planning Commissions (PC) recommendation that representatives from Brookside Village request a replacement sign from the Town. The PC will attend the Selectboard meeting in support of their initiative.

Commissioners reviewed WRC Maps for Village Center Designation (VCD) and made corrections to how some buildings were identified.

Lynn Forrest recommended all commissioners read over Application Guideline packet for VCD to help when compiling information for the same for the May 9th meeting.

Lynn Forrest handed out information on Guide and Standards for Municipal Planning Approval to all commissioners. Discussion on the materials will take place at the May 21 st PC meeting.

V. New Business

Training seminars: Lynn Forrest spoke on WRC's Municipal Enhanced Energy Training that would assist the PC when updating Energy information to the Town Plan and the upcoming Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference.

Lynn motioned that, based on ability to attend, PC members attend the May 3, 2017 Municipal Enhanced Energy Training seminar in Dover. Ken seconded. All in favor. Bob and Ken will try to attend Angela Sanborn motioned that, based on ability to attend, PC members attend the June 8 th Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference in White River Junction. Mike seconded. All in favor. Lynn, Angela and Ken will attend.

Lynn made a motion to have PC meetings start at 7PM during summer to accommodate members other commitments. Mike seconded. All in favor.

Mail received: Elizabeth Handwerger from the Attorney General's office on the Newbrook Elementary School Solar Farm project. Draft document from Townshend PC on their hearing of Town Plan. Bob has reviewed the Solar Farm Project; Ken will review the Townshend Town Plan.

VI. Ken motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:40PM. Lynn seconded. All in favor.

Respectfully submitted

Bob McCandless

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