COMMISSION MEMBERS PRESENT: Ken Estey, Jane Douglas, Lynn Forrest, Kate Gehring
OTHERS PRESENT: Walt Dadik (Newfane Development Review Board)
CALL TO ORDER
Ken called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.
ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA
Ken presented the June 13 th meeting minutes for review. Jane motioned to accept the minutes for June 13 th as presented. Kate seconded the motion. Motion to accept the minutes approved by unanimous voice vote.
UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
Zoning Bylaw revision proposal – Floodplain & River Corridor:
Alyssa Sabetto, Senior Planner, Windham Regional Commission, presented introductory information on bylaw revisions pertaining to floodplain and river corridor planning. The Commission agreed that such bylaw revisions are worth pursuing and that the Commission will continue its exploration of this matter. Ken will raise this matter with the Selectboard at their July 6 meeting to determine if they are also interested in this bylaw revision.
Summer Meeting Schedule:
We determined that we will be able to meet quorum and hold meetings as scheduled on June 27, July 11, and July 25.
Leland & Gray Student Engagement, Local Government:
No updates to report.
Broadband update, Deerfield Valley Communications Union District:
Jane reported that DVFiber still seeks a Technical Director. Marlboro voted to use some of their ARPA money for their broadband efforts. Statements of work have been completed and approved. In the upcoming days, cable will be installed starting in Stamford and Whittingham.
Development Review Board (DRB) update:
No updates to report.
Tiny House Bylaw Vote & Implementation Schedule:
We reviewed Jane and Kate’s newest “Official Version” dated June 27. Based on our discussion, Jane and Kate will now make additional edits within 3-4 days. We will circulate this version to various experts for their input and feedback per our agreement on May 9 that we would seek such feedback on our “final” version. Kate will reach out to Rob Francis. Ken will reach out to Nolan to determine if he has anybody in mind with whom we should be in contact.
Selectboard meeting summer coverage:
We discussed our August schedule: August 8 and August 22. We will meet quorum on August 8 but will need to review August 22 at our July 11 Planning Commission meeting.
Lynn made a motion to adjourn. Jane seconded Lynn’s motion. The motion carried unanimously by
voice vote and the meeting adjourned at 7:40 pm.