COMMISSION MEMBERS PRESENT: Ken Estey, Lynn Forrest, Nolan Edgar, Jane Douglas, Kate Gehring
OTHERS PRESENT: Walt Dadik (Newfane Development Review Board)
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:01pm by Ken Estey.
ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA
UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
Broadband Update, Deerfield Valley Communications Union District:
Jane reported that Steven John, Vice Chair of DVFiber, would be present with her to discuss broadband at the Selectboard meeting on April 18 (in keeping with the Selectboard’s deliberation over the Planning Commission’s ARPA recommendations). Jane reported that nearly 300 houses in Newfane are underserved or lack broadband.
Leland and Gray Student Engagement, Local Government:
Kate reported that she has followed up with Rory O’Donnell to continue the process of scheduling meetings at Leland & Gray between his class and members of the Selectboard and/or the Planning Commission. Rep. Emily Long will meet with his class on April 25.
Development Review Board (DRB) update:
Walt reported that an Organizational Meeting of the DRB will occur on Friday, April 22. The DRB also approved the garage on Baker Brook Road.
ARPA Recommendations – Selectboard meeting coverage:
Chris Campany and Max Vandervliet’s presentations at the April 4 Selectboard meeting were briefly discussed.
Zoning Bylaw Revisions – Tiny House, Short Term Rentals:
Lynn presented revised Tiny House document. Commission reviewed and made edits to Lynn’s document. Lynn agrees to revise the Tiny House document again.
A motion was made by Nolan and seconded by Jane to adjourn. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote and the meeting adjourned at 7:28PM.