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PC Meeting Minutes

Town of Leicester

Planning Commission Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, December 16, 2009




** See subsequent minutes for any changes


Members Present:  Donna Swinington, Chair, Gerry Flint, Pete Fjeld, Jeff McDonough


Absent:  Tim Johnson 


Others Present:  Kate Briggs, ZA, Sandra Trombley, Secretary


Call to Order & Roll Call:  Called  the Planning Commission Meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chair and roll call. 


Reviewed Agenda.


Approve Minutes of October 14, 2009:


Reviewed minutes of October 14, 2009. 


Motion by Gerry to approve minutes of October 14, 2009 as written.  Second by Pete.  All in favor.  So approved.


Old Business:




Discussion on survey questionnaire. 


Donna recommended an extra sheet with request for volunteers for the Planning Commission and Zoning Board.


Possible ways to send out survey:


·        Sent out with tax bills

·        Distribute thru school children

·        Available in Town Office

·        Survey Monkey – Linda Brogan will help set up questionnaire on it

·        Newspapers Press Release

·        Post It

·        Web-site

·        On Regional Planning web-site

·        Call all residents who had permit’s last year


Got the questions down to 10 questions.


New Business:


Discussion of By Laws changes.  Kate thought they were recommendations, but not adopted by Selectboard.


Action:  Gerry will call Ron for clarification.


Kate talked about zoning fees.  She realized this wasn’t a ZBA meeting, but she wanted to make them aware that she was going to recommend dropping regular fees and increasing the more complicated permits.  She recommends people pay their basic fee and for additional costs associated with permit.


They will work on zoning fees at ZBA Meeting on January 26, 2010.


Public Comment:




Other Business:


Reviewed meeting schedules:


December 29, 2009 ZBA Meeting canceled and meeting to be held January 7, 2010.  Board will meet at 5:30 p.m.


January 13, 2010 - PC Meeting at 6:00 p.m.


January 26, 2010 - ZBA Meeting at 6:00 p.m.


Motion to adjourn by Pete.  Second by Jeff.  All in favor.  So approved. 


Adjourned at 6:40 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Sandra L. Trombley

Planning Commission Secretary