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 6:04pm by Ken Estey.
ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA
Commission reviewed minutes of 12/2/2021 special meeting. A motion was made by Lynn and seconded by Jane to approve the meeting minutes of 12/2/2021 as submitted. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
Zoning Bylaw Priorities:
Lynn reported to the Commission on the Newfane Development Review Board site visit to the old Newfane Flea Market regarding an application to establish a “Tiny House village” on the site. Walt Dadik joined discussion on the site visit report. Commission discussed updating Zoning Bylaws to include Tiny Houses. A motion was made by Nolan and seconded by Jane that Jane and Kate work on Zoning Bylaw language for Tiny Houses. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote. Commission discussed updating Zoning Bylaws to include Short-Term Rentals. A motion was made by Ken and seconded by Lynn that Ken will reach out to the Vermont State Tax Department and/or Becca Balint to gather information on Short-Term Rentals. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
Leland and Gray Student Engagement, Local Government:
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.
Newfane ARPA Funding Survey, Next Steps:
Ken gave update on the Commission’s work regarding the Newfane ARPA funding survey.
Commission discussed next steps for the Newfane ARPA funding survey.
Planning Commission Next Meeting:
Commission discussed next meeting dates and the possibility of a special meeting on December 16, 2021. Commission agrees that the next meeting will be the regularly scheduled meeting on December 23, 2021.
A motion was made by Jane and seconded by Kate to adjourn. The motion carried unanimously by
voice vote and the meeting adjourned at 7:23PM.