PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES of August 8, 2022

COMMISSION MEMBERS PRESENT: Nolan Edgar, Ken Estey, Jane Douglas, Kate Gehring, Max Vandervliet
OTHERS PRESENT: Walt Dadik (Newfane DRB), Steve Hayes (Brattleboro PC), Lizabeth Moniz

CALL TO ORDER
Ken called the meeting to order at 6:03 pm.

ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA
None.

MINUTES
A motion was made by Jane and seconded by Nolan to approve the July 25, 2022 regular meeting minutes as presented. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
None.

OLD BUSINESS
Tiny House Zoning bylaw revision proposal:
Commissioners heard feedback and recommendations from Steve Hayes and Lizabeth Moniz on tiny house matters, and asked the presenters questions related to tiny house and tiny house village zoning.
Commissioners agreed to continue working on this matter and to continue bringing in experts to discuss the work with.

Report-back from August 1 Selectboard meeting:
Ken and Jane gave report on their attendance at the August 1 Newfane Selectboard meeting. Ken urged the Selectboard to respond to our request to them to review materials we sent them on flood plain and river corridor matters. Jane talked about her visit to the old sheriff’s office building.

Fall 2022 Planning Commission priorities, sequencing, assignments of projects:
Kate suggested bringing in professionals to talk to us about housing, similar to the food insecurities panel the Commission held previously.

Floodplain & River Corridor Zoning bylaw revision proposal update:
Mentioned in report from August 1 Selectboard meeting.

Leland & Gray Student Engagement, Local Government:
No update.

Broadband Update, Deerfield Valley Communications Union District:
Jane gave update on recent/upcoming work with the Deerfield Valley Communications Union District.

Development Review Board (DRB) update:
No update.

Planning Commission membership update:
Max Vandervliet agreed to join the Planning Commission and was appointed to the Commission by the
Newfane Selectboard at the August 1 Selectboard meeting.

Discussion/Travel – Vermont Community Leadership Summit – August 10:
Ken and Jane will attend the 2022 Vermont Community Leadership Summit on August 10.

NEW BUSINESS

Agenda Building for September 8 meeting:
No discussion.

CORRESPONDENCE
None.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Jane and seconded by Nolan to adjourn the meeting at 7:54pm.
The motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Respectfully Submitted,
Nolan Edgar