Planning Commission Regular Meeting: June 24, 2021

COMMISSION MEMBERS PRESENT: Ken Estey, Lynn Forrest, Nolan Edgar, Jane Douglas, Kate Gehring

OTHERS PRESENT: Jeanette Perry, Walt Dadik (Development Review Board)

CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:05pm by Ken Estey.

ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA
None.

MINUTES
Commission reviewed minutes of 6/10/2021 regular meeting. A motion was made by Lynn and
seconded by Jane to approve the meeting minutes of 6/10/2021, as amended. The motion carried
unanimously by voice vote.

UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
None.

OLD BUSINESS
Town Plan & Planning Document:

Commission discussed proposed dates for town-wide meetings. Commission agreed to the dates July 18, July 29, and August 11 for the 3 town-wide planning meetings. Commission discussed town-wide meeting locations and logistics. Commission reviewed new version of Town planning document. Lynn agrees to review the planning document and send edit suggestions to Ken and Kate. Ken and Kate will work on revising the planning document. A motion was made by Nolan and seconded by Kate that the Planning Commission members will respond to the proposed letter to the community by Tuesday, June 29 th at 5:00PM. Furthermore, the Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, June 30 th at 7:00PM to approve the final draft of the letter to the community. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote (4-0, Jane absent). A motion was made by Ken and seconded by Kate that the Planning Commission purchase 1500 postcard stamps. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote (4-0, Jane absent).

Broadband Update, Deerfield Valley Communications Union District:
Jane gave report on recent work with the Deerfield Valley Communications Union District board.

Development Review Board (DRB) update:
Walt Dadik gave report on recent/upcoming Newfane Development Review Board work.

Anti-Bias and Diversity Training – VLCT:
Ken reported on attending the June 21 training and recommended Commissioners take the upcoming
trainings with VLCT.

Leland & Gray Union Middle & High School participation/engagement:
Kate gave update on work to engage with Leland & Gray students.

Upcoming Trainings, Conferences, Events – attendance & participation:
No reports on trainings/conferences/events. A motion was made by Lynn and seconded by Kate that black and white copies of documents for the training manuals be printed at Staples. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote (4-0, Jane absent).

NEW BUSINESS
None.

CORRESPONDENCE
None.

ADJOURN
A motion was made by Ken and seconded by Kate to adjourn. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote and the meeting adjourned at 8:18PM.

Respectfully Submitted,

Nolan Edgar