PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES of December 23, 2021

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

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

CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:08 pm by Ken Estey.

ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA:
No additions/amendments to the agenda.

MINUTES
No minutes to review.

UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
Jeanette Perry discussed the need for transportation within Newfane.

OLD BUSINESS
1. Zoning Bylaw Revisions and Schedule for Implementation
We deliberated on various definitions of tiny houses and the appropriate definition for a proposed bylaw revision.

2. Leland & Gray Student Engagement, Local Government:
No update at this time.

3. Broadband update, Deerfield Valley Communications Union District:
Jane reported that DVFiber is getting ready to build based on $23 million to be spent for construction next year. Discussion about ARPA money to be used to connect Newfane residents with DVFiber network.

4. Development Review Board (DRB) update:
Walt reported that the DRB has filled its membership vacancies. Over 2021, 5 zoning applications ended up in the DRB. 4 were approved with conditions and 1 has been appealed. Another project is now in the deliberative stage.

5. Newfane ARPA Funding Survey, Next Steps:
A discussion of the applicability of the ARPA funding ensued with the conclusion that the Planning Commission reach out to Ann Golob for clarification. Discussion of the differences between the on-line and paper responses.

NEW BUSINESS
No new business.

CORRESPONDENCE
No correspondence.

ADJOURNMENT
Lynn motioned to adjourn. Jane seconded. Meeting adjourned at 7:52 pm.