Planning Commission Regular Meeting Minutes: TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2018

NEWFANE TOWN OFFICE

COMMISSION MEMBERS PRESENT: Angela Sanborn, Bob McCandless, Ken Estey, Lynn Forest, Marcia Hylan
OTHERS PRESENT: Rick Rickards, Steve Tavella from West River Thrives (WRT)

CALL TO ORDER: at 6:00 P.M. by Lynn Forrest, Chair.

ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA: Commission communication discussion.

MINUTES: 6/24/18 Regular Meeting Minutes- Ken E. made a motion to accept the June 26th minutes as corrected. Bob M. seconded. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

7/10/18 Regular Meeting Minutes- Angela S. made a motion to accept the July 10th minutes. Bob M. seconded. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
7/24/18 Regular Meeting Minutes- Ken E. made a motion to accept the July 24th minutes. Angela S. seconded. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

UNSCEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC: None.
NEW BUSINESS:

Noise Ordinance: Rick Rickards of Newfane presented some ideas around addressing noise and light pollution in the Town Plan. The Commission agreed to research what other towns are doing to address this issue.

West River Thrives: Steve Tavella presented the West River Valley Thrives “Planning For Prevention” polices and goals for towns to incorporate into the Town Plan. Discussion ensued.

Wastewater Forum Report: Lynn F. reported on the Wastewater Forum she attended. Grants are available for a town’s investigation of their options for wastewater treatment for smaller towns. Discussed the issue’s relevance to businesses and homes in the village of Newfane.

OLD BUSINESS:
Traffic Calming Town Meeting: Angela S. made a motion that the Planning Commission will host the Traffic Calming Community Forum and offer assistance to the Traffic Calming Group.

The forum will be on October 14th 2018 at the Williamsville Hall in Williamsville.

Bob M. seconded. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote. The PC will provide advertising and refreshment for the forum.

Upcoming Conference: “Making it Happen” Local Leadership for the Future of Vermont Communities by the Vermont Council on Rural Development, Oct. 1 2018 at Castleton University. Angela S. Made a motion to send Lynn F. and Ken E. to the “Making it Happen” Conference. Bob M. seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

WRC, John Bennett: Lynn F. has not been able to get in touch with John B. for assitance with the Town Plan. Will keep trying.

Town Plan Updates: Each Commission Member reported on the progress of their assigned Town Plan section.

Next Meeting: There will be no meeting of the Newfane Planning Commission on Aug. 28th as members are away. The next scheduled meeting is Sept. 11, 2018.

CORRESPONDENCE: None

ADJOURN: Bob M. Made a motion to adjourn at 8:58 P.M. Angela S. seconded. The motion to adjourn passed unanimously by voice vote.