TOWN OF NEWFANE PLANNING COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING
MINUTES of December 2, 2023
COMMISSION MEMBERS PRESENT: Kate Gehring, Nolan Edgar, Jane Douglas, James Bressor
OTHERS PRESENT: David Cotton (Newfane DRB), David Brown, Patty Johnson, Don Tucker, Angela Litchfield (Newfane Selectboard), Priscilla Cotton, Deana Wilson, Mike McConnell (WRC), Al Weisbrich, Pat Weisbrich, Jessie (last name?)
CALL TO ORDER
Kate called the meeting to order at 10:00 am.
Walking Tour of Newfane Village with Windham Regional Commission:
Commissioners, other town officials, and members of the public participated in a walking tour of the Newfane village with a focus on housing. Items discussed during the tour included parking, setback requirements, lot sizes, and the challenge of aging septic systems.
Housing Discussion with Windham Regional Commission:
Sue Westa led a presentation from the Windham Regional Commission about the Bylaw Modernization project. Sue emphasized that the project includes Newfane Village, Williamsville, and South Newfane. Sue presented several goals for the Town to consider regarding housing. Sue heard comments from meeting attendees. Sue will share her presentation with the Commission, to be posted on the Town website.
Commissioners adjourned the meeting after Sue Westa finished her presentation and discussion.