COMMISSION MEMBERS PRESENT: Ken Estey, Lynn Forrest, Nolan Edgar, Jane Douglas, Kate Gehring
OTHERS PRESENT: Walt Dadik (Newfane Development Review Board), Julia Tadlock
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:15 pm by Ken Estey.
ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA
Commission reviewed minutes of 3/14/2022 regular meeting. A motion was made by Kate and seconded by Jane to approve the meeting minutes of 3/14/2022 as submitted. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
Julia Tadlock spoke to the Commission about her plan and progress to restart/revitalize the Newfane Flea Market.
Zoning Bylaw Revisions – Tiny House, Short Term Rentals:
Commission discussed Tiny House bylaw revision. Commission discussed holding a special meeting to discuss the bylaw revision further. A motion was made by Kate and seconded by Nolan that the Commission hold a special meeting on April 3 rd , 2022 at 6:00pm. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
ARPA Recommendations – Selectboard meeting coverage:
Commission discussed attendance at ARPA Newfane Selectboard meetings.
Leland and Gray Student Engagement, Local Government:
Kate gave an update on the work being done to engage Leland & Gray students with local government.
Planning Commission Goals – 2022:
Commission discussed a number of possible goals including completion of tiny house bylaw revision, and possible future work on a floodplain bylaw revision, an enhanced energy town plan revision, the short term rental bylaw revision, as well as continued consultative work on the use of Newfane’s ARPA funding share.
Broadband Update, Deerfield Valley Communications Union District:
Development Review Board (DRB) update:
Walt Dadik reported that Erica Walch will be the new secretary for the Newfane Development Review Board. He also reported that a hearing would occur on Thursday.
Southern Vermont Economy Summit, May 12, Update:
Reminder that tickets were emailed to every Commissioner.
A motion was made by Jane and seconded by Kate to adjourn. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote and the meeting adjourned at 7:49 pm.