TOWN OF NEWFANE
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
JUNE 21, 2016
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Lynn Forrest, Bob McCandless, Mike Young
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Tim Cawrse, Dr. Tim Shaffer
OTHERS PRESENT: Piet van Loon, Newfane Town Commissioner, Windham Regional Commis-sion, John Bennett, Senior Planner Windham Regional Commission
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m.
June 14, 2016: Approval of Minutes of the June 14, 2016 regular meeting was postponed until the next Planning Commission regular meeting on June 28, 2016.
SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
John Bennett, Windham Regional Commission (WRC,) Senior Planner: John Bennett presented his training in Essentials of Land Use Planning and Regulation. John provided a copy of the training, a copy of which is filed in the Town Office. John also provided copies of numerous reference documents for the commission.
Contract with Windham Regional Commission: Reviewed contract between WRC and the Town of Newfane to work on amending the Town Plan to support Village Center Designation (VCD). John Bennett will remit final copy of agreement to Lynn. Bob McCandless made a motion to remit the contract with WRC to the Selectboard for approval at their first meeting in July. Mike Young seconded. Motion carried 3,0,0.
Amendment to the Town Plan: Lynn presented a draft of the wording for Amendment to the Town Plan to support VCD developed by the Planning Commission at their June 14, 2016 meeting. The draft was amended with John Bennett’s recommendations. Lynn made the motion to send the final revision to Richard Amore for his review before submitting to the Select Board for approval. Mike seconded. Motion carried 3,0,0.
Municipal Planning Grant: Mike Young moved that the Planning Commission submit the first invoice to the State of Vermont asking for 30% of the grant funds for work on amending the Town Plan. Lynn seconded. Motion carried 3,0,0.
Planning Commission Member Attendance: Discussion regarding the possible need to request a new commission member to maintain viability of the commission while Tim Cawrse is on leave.
A motion was made by Lynn Forrest and seconded by Bob
McCandless to adjourn at 8:15 p.m. The motion carried unanimously.
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