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Planning Commission Regular Meeting Agenda – February 11, 2021

February 11, 2021 Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Zoom Conference Call
In keeping with “revisions from Act 92
(H.681) which Governor Scott signed into law on March 30, 2020. The act sets forth new Open Meeting Law procedures in response to COVID-19 … to encourage public bodies to meet electronically while also providing the public with electronic access to meetings in lieu of a designated physical location.” Updated 5.27.20.
https://www.vlct.org/municipal-assistance/municipal-topics/vermonts-open-meeting-law

To join Zoom-based Planning Commission meeting on February 11, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.:
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Agenda

I. Call to order 6:00 p.m.

II. Introductions (Commission members, guests, and members of the public) 6:01 – 6:06

III. Additions to the Agenda 6:07 – 6:10
(“Additions” might include a suggestion for an action step with a specific timeline and a person assigned to the action step or a suggestion for a future agenda item.)

IV. Review and approve minutes from January 28, 2021 6:11 – 6:15

V. Unscheduled members of the public 6:16 – 6:21

VI. Old Business 6:22 – 7:55
1. Natural Burial Zoning Bylaw revision – review of accomplishment – Lynn 6:22-6:35
2. Broadband update, Deerfield Valley Communications Union District – Jane 6:36-6:46
3. Zoning Bylaw for Short Term Rentals – next steps discussion – Lynn 6:47-7:15
4. Selectboard meeting, Feb 15: Who will attend? / Topics: Town Plan / Short Term Rentals 7:16-7:21
5. Development Review Board (DRB) Report – Walt 7:22-7:32
6. Update on food insecurity panel for Planning Commission meeting – Ken 7:33-7:43
7. Terms of Office, reappointments to Planning Commission, next steps – all 7:44-7:55

VII. New Business 7:56 – 8:00

VIII. Correspondence 8:01 – 8:11

IX. Adjournment 8:12

Note: Regular Planning Commission meetings are scheduled for the 2 nd & 4 th Thursdays of each month at 6:00 PM via Zoom.
All interested parties are welcome to attend. Next meeting will be February 25, 2021.
Posting locations: Newfane Town Office, WW Building Supply, Newfane Market, Williamsville Post Office
Town of Newfane web site:
http://newfanevt.com/meetings/meeting-schedules/
http://newfanevt.com/meetings/planning-commission-minutes/

Board of Civil Authority Meeting Minutes: January 18, 2021

Present: Committee Members: Gloria Cristelli, Carol Hesselbach, Sandra Dadik, Priscilla Cotton, Marion Dowling, Shelly Huber, Michael Fitspatrick, Chris Williams, Angela Sanborn

Community Members: Jeryl Julian Cisse, Brenda Siegel, Ken Estey, Lynn Forrest

Priscilla Cotton, Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:52 p.m.

The Chair asked for a motion on the location of the vote to be held on March 2, 2021.

Carol Hesselbach made a motion that the Australian Ballot vote on March 2, 2021 take place at the Newbrook Fire Station on Route 30 instead of at the traditional location for the annual Town Meeting.

Motion was seconded by Angela Sanborn.

The Chair asked if anyone wanted to speak to the motion.

Carol Hesselbach stated that the thought to change the location was because there is no in person annual meeting this year and parking and access are easier at the Fire Station.

She indicated that she had spoken to the Fire Department and they were fine with us voting there and had put us on the calendar.

Gloria Cristelli mentioned making sure the parking lot was plowed and Carol agreed that she would do that.

Priscilla called for a vote.
Motion passed unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:57 PM.

Respectfully submitted by,

Carol Hesselbach
Recording Clerk of the BCA

NOTICE OF BOARD OF CIVIL AUTHORITY MEETING: 01/18/2021

Pursuant to the provisions of 24 V.S.A., §801, notice is hereby given that the Board of Civil Authority within and for the Town of Newfane will on the 18th day of January, 2021, at the conclusion of the regular Selectboard Meeting which begins at 6:00 p.m., meet on Zoom to conduct the following business: to determine the location for the Australian Ballot voting to take place on March 2, 2021, since there will be no in-person Town Meeting on that date.

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Planning Commission Regular Meeting Agenda – January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021 Time: 6:00 PM Place: Zoom Conference Call – In keeping with “revisions from Act 92 (H.681) which Governor Scott signed into law on March 30, 2020. The act sets forth new Open Meeting Law procedures in response to COVID-19 … to encourage public bodies to meet electronically while also providing the public with electronic access to meetings in lieu of a designated physical location.” Updated 5.27.20.
https://www.vlct.org/municipal- assistance/municipal-topics/vermonts-open-meeting-law

To join Zoom-based Planning Commission meeting on January 14 at 6:00 p.m.:
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Meeting ID: 920 9939 2403 Passcode: 266691
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Agenda

I. Call to order 6:00 p.m.

II. Introductions (Commission members, guests, and members of the public) 6:01 – 6:20

III. Additions to the Agenda 6:21 – 6:30
(“Additions” might include a suggestion for an action step with a specific timeline and a person assigned to the action step or a suggestion for a future agenda item.)

IV. Review and approve minutes from December 23 6:31 – 6:40

V. Unscheduled members of the public 6:41 – 6:51

VI. Old Business 6:52 – 8:28
1. Broadband update, Deerfield Valley Communications Union District – Jane 6:52-7:01
2. Discussion of most recent draft of Zoning Bylaw for Short Term Rentals – Lynn 7:02-8:00
3. Selectboard meeting, Jan 18, coverage / Topic: Economic Development 8:01-8:11
4. Report from Development Review Board (DRB) 8:12-8:22
5. Upcoming zoom-based educational opportunity 8:23-8:28
AARP VT, Enabling Better Places Workshop, Tues 1.26 & Thurs 1.28 / 1:00 pm

VII. New Business 8:29 – 8:45
1. Proposal for reports to Planning Commission on food and housing insecurity

VIII. Correspondence 8:46 – 8:50

IX. Adjournment 8:51

Note: Regular Planning Commission meetings are scheduled for the 2 nd & 4 th Thursdays of each month at 6:00 PM via Zoom.
All interested parties are welcome to attend. Next meeting will be January 28, 2021.

Posting locations: Newfane Town Office, WW Building Supply, Newfane Market, Williamsville Post Office
Town of Newfane web site:
http://newfanevt.com/meetings/meeting-schedules/
http://newfanevt.com/meetings/planning-commission-minutes/

Planning Commission Regular Meeting Agenda – December 23, 2020

December 23, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Zoom Conference Call
In keeping with “revisions from Act 92 (H.681) which Governor Scott signed into law on March 30, 2020. The act sets forth new Open Meeting Law procedures in response to COVID-19 … to encourage public bodies to meet electronically while also providing the public with electronic access to meetings in lieu of a designated physical location.” Updated 5.27.20.
https://www.vlct.org/municipal-assistance/municipal-topics/vermonts-open-meeting-law

To join Zoom-based Planning Commission meeting on December 23 at 6:00 p.m.:
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Meeting ID: 955 5449 0503 Passcode: 728723
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Agenda

I. Call to order 6:00 p.m.

II. Introductions (Commission members, guests, and members of the public) 6:01 – 6:15

III. Additions to the Agenda 6:16 – 6:21
(“Additions” might include a suggestion for an action step with a specific timeline and a person assigned to the action step or a suggestion for a future agenda item.)

IV. Review and approve minutes from December 10 6:22 – 6:32

V. Unscheduled members of the public 6:33 – 6:43

VI. Old Business 6:44 – 8:30
1. Broadband update, Deerfield Valley Communications Union District – Jane 6:44-6:54
2. Report from Development Review Board (DRB) 6:55-7:05
3. Short-term Rentals, update on Selectboard meeting on Dec 21 & next steps – Lynn/Ken 7:06-7:36
4. Selectboard meeting, Jan 4, coverage & discussion topic – all 7:37-8:00
5. Planning Commission Annual Report for 2020 Town Report – review of Ken’s draft 8:01-8:30

VII. New Business 8:31 – 8:41

VIII. Correspondence 8:42 – 8:47

IX. Adjournment 8:48

Note: Regular Planning Commission meetings are scheduled for the 2 nd & 4 th Thursdays of each month at 6:00 PM via Zoom.
All interested parties are welcome to attend. Next meeting will be January 14, 2021.
Posting locations: Newfane Town Office, WW Building Supply, Newfane Market, Williamsville Post Office
Town of Newfane web site:
http://newfanevt.com/meetings/meeting-schedules/
http://newfanevt.com/meetings/planning-commission-minutes/

Planning Commission Regular Meeting Agenda – December 10, 2020

Date: December 10, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Zoom Conference Call

In keeping with “revisions from Act 92 (H.681) which Governor Scott signed into law on March 30, 2020. The act sets forth new Open Meeting Law procedures in response to COVID-19 … to encourage public bodies to meet electronically while also providing the public with electronic access to meetings in lieu of a designated physical location.” Updated 5.27.20.
https://www.vlct.org/municipal-assistance/municipal-topics/vermonts-open-meeting-law

To join Zoom-based Planning Commission meeting on December 10 at 6:00 p.m.:
https://zoom.us/j/98201777218?pwd=TGNxMnBSaEdMM1o4WHMyeTdPTnlNUT09Meeting ID: 982 0177 7218 Passcode: 988920
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Agenda

I. Call to order 6:00 p.m.

II. Introductions (Commission members, guests, and members of the public) 6:01 – 6:15

III. Additions to the Agenda 6:16 – 6:21
(“Additions” might include a suggestion for an action step with a specific timeline and a person assigne to the action step or a suggestion for a future agenda item.)

IV. Review and approve minutes from February 27, August 13, November 25 6:22 – 6:35

V. Unscheduled members of the public 6:36 – 6:41

VI. Old Business 6:42 – 8:35
1. Broadband report, Deerfield Valley Communications Union District – Jane 6:42-7:00
2. Planning Commission Budget report for 2021-2022 – Ken 7:01-7:15
3. Report from Development Review Board (DRB) 7:16-7:30
4. Short-term Rentals – Lynn/Nolan 7:31-8:00
5. Selectboard meeting coverage for Dec 21 – all 8:01-8:20
6. Annual Report for 2020 Town Report – Ken 8:21-8:35

VII. New Business 8:36 – 8:46

VIII. Correspondence 8:47 – 8:57
Vermont Council on Rural Development

IX. Adjournment 8:58

Note: Regular Planning Commission meetings are scheduled for the 2 nd & 4 th Thursdays of each month at 6:00 PM via Zoom.
All interested parties are welcome to attend. Next meeting will be on a WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23 due to holiday observance.
Posting locations: Newfane Town Office, WW Building Supply, Newfane Market, Williamsville Post Office
Town of Newfane web site:
http://newfanevt.com/meetings/meeting-schedules/
http://newfanevt.com/meetings/planning-commission-minutes/

Planning Commission Regular Meeting Agenda – November 25, 2020

November 25, 2020 Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Zoom Conference Call

In keeping with “revisions from Act 92 (H.681) which Governor Scott signed into law on March 30, 2020. The act sets forth new Open Meeting Law procedures in response to COVID-19 … to encourage public bodies to meet electronically while also providing the public with electronic access to meetings in lieu of a designated physical location.”
Updated 5.27.20.
https://www.vlct.org/municipal-assistance/municipal-topics/vermonts-open-meeting-law

To join Zoom-based Planning Commission meeting on November 25 at 6:00 p.m.:
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Meeting ID: 953 5604 0092 Passcode: 050197
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Agenda

I. Call to order 6:00 p.m.

II. Introductions (Commission members, guests, and members of the public) 6:01 – 6:15

III. Additions to the Agenda 6:16 – 6:21
(“Additions” might include a suggestion for an action step with a specific timeline and a person assigned to the action step or a suggestion for a future agenda item.)

IV. Review and approve minutes from February 27, August 13, November 12 6:22 – 6:35

V. Unscheduled members of the public 6:36 – 6:41

VI. Old Business 6:42 – 8:27
1. Selectboard meeting coverage – Ken 6:42-6:55
2. Budget for 2021-2022 – Ken 6:56-7:10
3. Broadband, Newfane – Jane 7:11-7:35
4. Short-term Rentals – all 7:36-8:06
5. Report from Development Review Board (DRB) 8:07-8:27

VII. New Business 8:28 – 8:38

VIII. Correspondence 8:39 – 8:41
Vermont Council on Rural Development

IX. Adjournment 8:42

Note: Regular Planning Commission meetings are scheduled for the 2 nd & 4 th Thursdays of each month at 6:00 PM via Zoom.

All interested parties are welcome to attend.

Posting locations: Newfane Town Office, WW Building Supply, Newfane Market, Williamsville Post Office

Town of Newfane web site:
http://newfanevt.com/meetings/meeting-schedules/
http://newfanevt.com/meetings/planning-commission-minutes/

Planning Commission Regular Meeting Agenda: November 12, 2020

November 12, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Zoom Conference Call
In keeping with “revisions from Act 92 (H.681) which Governor Scott signed into law on March 30, 2020. The act sets forth new Open Meeting Law procedures
in response to COVID-19 … to encourage public bodies to meet electronically while also providing the public with
electronic access to meetings in lieu of a designated physical location.” Updated 5.27.20.
https://www.vlct.org/municipal-assistance/municipal-topics/vermonts-open-meeting-law

To join Zoom-based Planning Commission meeting on November 12 at 6:00 p.m.:
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Meeting ID: 932 9354 3158 Passcode: 983983
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Agenda

I. Call to order 6:00

II. Introductions (Commission members, guests, and members of the public) 6:01 – 6:15

III. Additions to the Agenda 6:16 – 6:21
(“Additions” might include a suggestion for an action step with a specific timeline and a person assigned to the action step or a suggestion for a future agenda item.)

IV. Review and approve minutes from February 27, August 13, October 22 6:22 – 6:35

V. Unscheduled members of the public 6:36 – 6:41

VI. Old Business 6:42 – 8:26
1. Short-term Rentals 6:42 – 7:40
2. Zoning bylaw, setback language – Ken & contact w/ Development Review Board 7:41 – 8:00
3. Broad-band, Newfane 8:01 – 8:15
4. Planning Commission membership 8:16 – 8:26
5. Planning Commission and BCTV 8:27– 8:32

VII. New Business 8:33 – 8:45
Budget for 2021-2022

VIII. Correspondence 8:46 – 8:56

IX. Adjournment 8:57

Note: Regular Planning Commission meetings are held at Newfane Town Office 2 nd & 4 th Thursdays at 6:00 PM.
All interested parties are most welcome to attend.

Posting locations: Newfane Town Office, WW Building Supply, Newfane Market, Williamsville Post Office

Town of Newfane web site:
http://newfanevt.com/meetings/meeting-schedules/
http://newfanevt.com/meetings/planning-commission-minutes/

Newfane Election Night Totals 11/3/2020

Race: President
Joe Biden Dem 842
Don Blankenship CST 2
Brian Carroll ASP 0
Phil Collins Pro 0
Roque De La Fuente ALP 0
Richard Duncan Ind 1
Howie Hawkins Grn 11
Blake Huber AVP 0
Jo Jorgensen Lib 6
Alyson Kennedy SWP 0
Kyle Kopitke Ind 0
Christopher LaFontaine Ind 1
Gloria La Riva LUn 0
Keith McCormic Oth 0
H. Brooke Paige Ind 5
Brock Pierce Una 0
Zachary Scalf Ind 0
Jerome Segal BdR 1
Gary Swing Oth 3
Donald Trump GOP 261
Kanye West Ind 2
Race: U.S. House District 1
Peter Becker Ind 19
Miriam Berry GOP 223
Christopher Helali Oth 6
Marcia Horne Ind 13
Shawn Orr Ind 12
Jerry Trudell Ind 6
Peter Welch Dem 821
Race: Governor
Wayne Billado Ind 5
Michael DeVost Ind 5
Charly Dickerson Una 3
Kevin Hoyt Ind 9
Emily Peyton Ind 26
Phil Scott GOP 581
Erynn Whitney Ind 13
David Zuckerman Dem 471
Race: Lieutenant Governor
Wayne Billado Ind 22
Ralph Corbo Oth 10
Cris Ericson Prg 53
Molly Gray Dem 678
Scott Milne GOP 330
Race: Treasurer
Carolyn Branagan GOP 252
Cris Ericson Prg 66
Beth Pearce Dem 674
Alex Wright Ind 48
Race: Secretary of State
Jim Condos Dem 722
Cris Ericson Prg 54
H. Brooke Paige GOP 228
Pamala Smith Ind 52
Race: Auditor
Cris Ericson Prg 193
Doug Hoffer Dem 756
Race: Attorney General
T.J. Donovan Dem 751
Cris Ericson Prg 62
H. Brooke Paige GOP 228
Race: State Senate Windham
Becca Balint Dem 725
Tyler Colford Ind 58
John Lyddy Rep 206
Marcus P Parish Rep 187
Jeannette White Dem 686
Race: State House Windham 5
Emily Long Dem 919
Race: Justive of the Peace
Priscilla Cotton 702 Winner
Gloria Cristelli 672 Winner
Sandra Dadik 498 Winner
Christine Druke 471 Winner
Lynn Forrest 588 Winner
Caroline Apple Gifford 548 Winner
Steve Levine 591 Winner
Evelyn Sirois 448
Erica Walch 278
Christine White 277