Planning Commission Regular Meeting Agenda – April 22, 2021

April 22, 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

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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 – 6:13
(“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 April 8, 2021 6:14 – 6:20

V. Unscheduled members of the public 6:21 – 6:30

VI. Old Business 6:31 – 8:07
1. Town Plan & Funding Discussion (the following points, but perhaps not in this order) 6:31 – 7:15
a. $1 Billion on its way! Vermont’s & Newfane’s plans
b. Report back from Selectboard Meeting, April 19
c. Possible attendance of Selectboard Members – their ideas / next steps
d. Kate & Ken’s précis of the Town Plan – update
e. Next Selectboard meeting, May 3 – attendance, plan for the meeting

2. Broadband update, Deerfield Valley Communications Union District – Jane 7:16 – 7:26

3. Zoning Bylaw for Short Term Rentals – Legislative update 7:27 – 7:33

4. Development Review Board (DRB) Report – Walt 7:34 – 7:45

5. Hazard Mitigation – Windham Regional Comm. & Newfane, April 12 & 21 / reports 7:46 – 7:56

6. Trainings – Attendance 7:57 – 8:07
a. Conservation Subdivisions: Designing with the Land, WRC, April 21 / 6 pm / Zoom
b. Managing Conflicts of Interest, April 22, 11 am / Zoom / $48 [April 21 registration deadline]
c. Public Records Act – Responding to Requests & Management Requirements, April 29, 10-12 pm [April 28 reg. deadline]
d. Southern Vermont Economy Summit, May 12-14 / Zoom / $75

VII. New Business 8:08 – 8:15

VIII. Correspondence 8:16 – 8:26
a. Vermont Council on Rural Development / Summit on the Future of Vermont
https://www.futureofvermont.org/summit / May 26-27 / 1-5 pm

IX. Adjournment 8:27

Posting locations: Newfane Town Office, Moore Free Library, Williamsville Post Office, WW Building Supply
Meetings on 2 nd & 4 th Thursdays, 6:00 pm. Next 4 meetings: May 12, May 26, June 9, June 23, 2021.
Town of Newfane web site:
http://newfanevt.com/meetings/meeting-schedules/
http://newfanevt.com/meetings/planning-commission-minutes/