COMMISSION MEMBERS PRESENT: Ken Estey, Lynn Forrest, Nolan Edgar, Jane Douglas, Kate Gehring
OTHERS PRESENT: Brenda Siegel, Jeanette Perry, Rory O’Donnell
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:08pm by Ken Estey.
ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA
Nolan agrees to figure out which minutes are missing, will work on catching up on missing minutes.
UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
Jeanette Perry spoke in favor of facilitating safer pedestrian walkways in town.
Leland and Gray Student Engagement, Local Government:
Kate gave an update on her work with Rory O’Donnell to engage Leland and Gray students with local government. Commission agrees to have a conversation in the near future to determine the Commission’s role.
Public Input for Newfane ARPA Funding:
Commission discussed next steps on gaining public input for Newfane ARPA funding. Commission reviewed the draft version of the Planning Commission letter and survey about Newfane ARPA funding and spending. A motion was made by Lynn and seconded by Nolan to hold a special meeting on September 13, 2021 at 9:00AM for the purpose of finalizing the letter. The motion carried
unanimously by voice vote.
Broadband Update, Deerfield Valley Communications Union District:
Jane gave report on recent work with the Deerfield Valley Communications Union District board.
Development Review Board (DRB) update:
Lynn gave report on recent/upcoming Newfane Development Review Board work.
Commissioner Manual Project: No update.
Email received from Vermont Cannabis Control Board regarding a survey. Email received from Ann Golob (Newfane Selectboard) regarding the Planning Commission’s ARPA survey letter.
A motion was made by Nolan and seconded by Jane to adjourn. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote and the meeting adjourned at 8:11PM.