COMMISSION MEMBERS PRESENT: Nolan Edgar, Ken Estey, Jane Douglas, Kate Gehring
OTHERS PRESENT: Alyssa Sabetto (Windham Regional Commission), Walt Dadik (Newfane DRB)
CALL TO ORDER
Ken called the meeting to order at 6:03 pm.
ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA
A motion was made by Jane and seconded by Nolan to approve the September 8, 2022 regular meeting minutes as amended. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote. A motion was made by Ken and seconded by Kate to approve the September 22, 2022 regular meeting minutes as amended. The motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
Floodplain & River Corridor Zoning bylaw revision proposal update:
Alyssa Sabetto (Windham Regional Commission) gave an overview of the draft bylaw changes document to the Commission. Commissioners asked Alyssa questions and discussed the draft bylaw changes document. Alyssa suggested possible next steps for the Commission to consider. Commission agrees to have Alyssa finalize the draft bylaw changes document. Commission will consider next steps at their next meeting.
Municipal Planning Grant update:
Ken gave update on the Municipal Planning Grant. The grant is moving forward and the Commission will know if they’re receiving it soon.
Tiny House Zoning bylaw revision:
Jane gave an update on the Tiny House Zoning bylaw revision. Jane suggested modifying the Mobile Home bylaw. Commission agrees to work on a draft modified Mobile Home bylaw and review it together. Commission agrees to discuss the timeline for the Floodplain & River Corridor zoning bylaw revision and the Mobile Home bylaw revision at next meeting.
Report-back from Town Meetings and/or Selectboard meetings:
Jane attended the October 3rd, 2022 Newfane Selectboard meeting. There was no Planning Commission report.
Fall 2022 Planning Commission priorities, sequencing, assignments of projects:
Broadband Update, Deerfield Valley Communications Union District:
Jane gave update on recent/upcoming work with the Deerfield Valley Communications Union District.
Development Review Board (DRB) update:
Walt Dadik gave an update on recent/upcoming DRB work. Newfane DRB has no active inquiries.
Leland & Gray Civic Engagement:
Housing Panel Planning:
Kate asked for possible dates to hold a housing panel. Commission agrees to aim for early December, 2022.
VLCT Town Fair 2022 report:
Jane reported on her attendance at the 2022 VLCT Town Fair. Jane reported that most attendance was from northern Vermont. Jane relayed the need for towns to start working on ARPA funding.
Agenda Building for October 27 meeting:
Ken shared a draft of the October 27, 2022 Planning Commission meeting agenda.
Ken noted received correspondence. Received an email from Windham Regional Commission regarding the VT Agency of Transportation Trans Alternatives Program Grant opportunity.
A motion was made by Ken and seconded by Kate to adjourn the meeting at 8:22pm.
The motion carried unanimously by voice vote.