Planning Commission Regular Meeting Minutes August 10, 2017

Date: August 10, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Newfane Town Office, 555 Vermont RT. 30, Newfane, VT

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

II. No members of the public present

III. Old Business

II. Meeting called to order 7:05.

Minutes of the June 11, 2017 meeting were reviewed. Angela motioned to accept the minutes.
Bob seconded. All in favor.

Angela spoke to the representive from Brookside Village and awaits hearing back as to what assistance they would like from the Planning Commission (PC) regarding approaching the Selectboard for a new sign for their village.
Lynn will oversee the MPG process and would like the PC to tackle it as a working plan.
Ken spoke to Jeff Nugent on Demographics and Economic Conditions sections.
Ken recommended looking over timeline for any questions commissioners might note.
The process for the Town Plan (TP) re-write should look at what the existing TP speaks to, reference what the State of VT requires for each section, then write or re-write as needed.
Commissioners volunteered to team up to review each timeline section toward a rewrite.

IV. New Business
Angela and Lynn will be out of town and not able to attend the August 24, 2017 meeting.
Lynn moved that the September 14 and 28 meetings be rescheduled to Thursdays at 6PM.
Angela seconded. All in favor.

Bob suggested that at the end of each re-written section of the TP, where applicable, PC should note responsible parties, departments, etc., for bringing recommendations into play. That makes the TP more accountable instead of it becoming just another document to shelve.

Lynn let commissioners know that on Oct 5, 2017 there’s training available in Killington, VT and the topic for discussion will be Social Media.

V. Angela motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:04. Lynn seconded. All in favor.

Respectfully submitted
Bob McCandless

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