COMMISSION MEMBERS PRESENT: Kate Gehring, Nolan Edgar, Jane Douglas, James Bressor
CALL TO ORDER
Kate called the meeting to order at 6:25 pm. Commissioners welcomed James Bressor as new member.
ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA
Approval of minutes tabled to next meeting.
UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
Development Review Board (DRB) update:
Broadband update, Deerfield Valley Communications District:
Jane gave update on recent work with the Deerfield Valley Communications Union District. Progress is being made in Readsboro.
Report-back from Town Meetings and/or Selectboard meetings:
Jane reported on her attendance at the last Newfane Selectboard meeting.
Bylaw Modernization Grant:
Windham Regional Commission will give a presentation at the September 28, 2023 Planning Commission meeting.
Floodplain & River Corridor Zoning bylaw revision proposal:
The Selectboard will be doing a public review of the Floodplain and River Corridor Zoning Bylaw proposed changes on Monday August 21, 2023 at 6:00PM. Alyssa Sabetto will be present, along with the Planning Commission.
Jane will attend the short-term rental meeting in Wilmington on July 31, 2023 and report back.
Newfane/Townshend/Brookline Joint Planning Commission Brainstorm – update:
Jane will ask Andy Snelling about dates to meet in September. Commissioners considered the possibility of hosting a “meet and greet” type of event.
Agenda setting for next meeting:
Commissioners discussed items to be put on the August 10, 2023 Planning Commission meeting agenda.
Planning Commission vacancy:
Kate announced Planning Commission seat vacancy.
Email received from Dot Maggio (Brookline Planning Commission).
A motion was made by Nolan and seconded by Jane to adjourn the meeting at 7:30pm. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote.