PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES of JANUARY 27, 2022

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
None.

MINUTES
Commission reviewed minutes of 12/23/2021 regular meeting. A motion was made by Jane and seconded by Kate to approve the meeting minutes of 12/23/2021 as submitted. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
None.

OLD BUSINESS

Change to Planning Commission meeting schedule, February to May 2022:
Commission discussed changing the Planning Commission meeting schedule starting February 14, 2022. A motion was made by Ken and seconded by Nolan to change the Planning Commission meetings from Thursday to Monday, starting February 14, 2022. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote (Lynn absent).

ARPA survey recommendations, next steps:
No next steps yet, Commission waiting for the Selectboard to review and respond to Commission
report.

Zoning Bylaw revisions and schedule for implementation:
Commission reviewed Jane’s document. Commission discussed bylaw change regarding Tiny Houses. Jane agrees to reach out to David Cotton about the architectural aspect of the bylaw revision. Lynn agrees to reach out the Newfane Development Review Board to plan a meeting about the Tiny House bylaw revision. Kate agrees to reach out to Todd Lawley to get the Fire Departments opinion on the Tiny House village.

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

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.

NEW BUSINESS
None.

CORRESPONDENCE
None.

ADJOURN
A motion was made by Nolan and seconded by Kate to adjourn. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote and the meeting adjourned at 7:18PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
Nolan Edgar