COMMISSION MEMBERS PRESENT: Kate Gehring, Nolan Edgar, Max Vandervliet, Jane Douglas
CALL TO ORDER
Kate called the meeting to order at 5:15 pm.
ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA
A motion was made by Nolan and seconded by Jane to approve the March 23, 2023, regular meeting minutes as presented. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
Southern Vermont Economy Summit Attendance:
Nolan reported that the Commissioners have all been registered to attend the SVES. Nolan will forward email from Wannetta with tickets to the other Commissioners.
Bylaw Modernization Grant update:
Kate gave a brief update on the status of the Bylaw Modernization Grant. A motion was made by Jane and seconded by Kate to approve the agreement between Windham Regional Commission and the Town of Newfane, with the Planning Commission acting as the Town appointee. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote. Kate will check with the Windham Regional Commission to see if Sue Westa or someone else will come meet with the Commission in early May.
Report-back from Town Meetings and/or Selectboard meetings:
Broadband update, Deerfield Valley Communications District:
Jane gave an update on recent work with the Deerfield Valley Communications Union District.
Development Review Board (DRB) update:
Short-term Rentals – Granicus Demo:
Max shared the Granicus demo presentation with the Commission. Commissioners discussed the presentation and Granicus. Max will look into AirDNA. Max will share the Granicus slideshow file with the other Commissioners. Commissioners agree to continue the Short-term rental discussion.
Floodplain & River Corridor Zoning bylaw – Public Hearing planning:
Commissioners planned for the upcoming public hearing. Kate and Nolan will meet with Alyssa Sabetto before the hearing date. The commission agrees not to hold a regular meeting after the hearing on April 27, 2023.
Planning Commission emails:
Kate will ask the Selectboard about their timeline for new email/website system. Commissioners will discuss emails at next meeting.
A motion was made by Jane and seconded by Nolan to adjourn the meeting at 6:23 pm. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote.