COMMISSION MEMBERS PRESENT: Ken Estey, Lynn Forrest, Nolan Edgar, Jane Douglas
OTHERS PRESENT: Walt Dadik (Newfane Development Review Board)
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:03pm by Ken Estey.
ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA
Commission reviewed minutes of 2/28/2022 regular meeting. A motion was made by Jane and seconded by Nolan to approve the meeting minutes of 2/28/2022 as submitted. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote. Commission reviewed minutes of 2/14/2022 regular meeting. A motion was made by Jane and seconded by Nolan to approve the meeting minutes of 2/14/2022 as submitted.
The motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
Zoning Bylaw Revisions – Tiny House, Short Term Rentals:
Commission reviewed Jane and Kate’s revision document. Lynn recommended the Commission talk with Vermont Tiny House experts. Lynn agrees to reach out to Tiny House experts. Commissioners discuss possible bylaw revisions related to Short Term Rentals. Lynn agrees to review old short term rental documents, edit them, and send them back out to the Commission to review. Commission will read Short Term Rental Association documents and Burlington regulations.
ARPA Recommendations – Selectboard meeting coverage:
Commission discussed attendance at ARPA Newfane Selectboard meetings.
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.
Planning Commission membership, recommendations to Selectboard:
Commission discussed Commissioners membership terms. Commission agrees that Ken will contact Wannetta Powling (Administrative Assistant to the Newfane Selectboard) to remind her that Lynn just finished 1 st year of a three year term. Ken agrees to contact Wannetta about adding Planning Commission terms to the March 21, 2022 Selectboard meeting agenda.
Planning Commission Organizational Meeting plan, schedule, and agenda:
A motion was made by Jane and seconded by Nolan to have an organizational meeting on
March 28 at 6:00PM. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
Planning Commission goals for 2022:
Ken agrees to put list together of Planning Commission goals for the next meeting.
Southern Vermont Economy Summit, May 12, attendance, registration:
A motion was made by Lynn and seconded by Jane to send all 5 members of the Planning Commission to the May 12, 2022 Southern Vermont Economy Summit at the cost of $75 each. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote. Ken agrees to reach out to Sarah Lang to secure registration for each member of the Commission.
Letter received from VCRD regarding 3 rd Leadership summit.
A motion was made by Lynn and seconded by Nolan to adjourn. The motion carried unanimously by
voice vote and the meeting adjourned at 8:00PM.