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Meeting Minutes - PC

Town of Leicester
Planning Commission Meeting
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
** See subsequent minutes for any changes
Members Present: Donna Swinington, Chair, Peter Fjeld, William Shouldice
Members Absent: Jeff McDonough, Sue Stroud-Speyers
Others Present: Kate Briggs, Sandra Trombley, Secretary
Meeting called to order at 6:10 p.m. with roll call.
Approval of Minutes: None
Working Session on Zoning Regulation Revisions:
Kate did some housekeeping. She talked about the grant and selecting a consultant. They would have to do an RFP for legal review. Kate will write this up and it has to come from the Selectboard. VLCT has a good legal team. She may also submit it to Jim Carroll for a small part.
Kate talked about a zoning violation on Route 7.   She talked with the Selectboard last night. She is going to go ahead and site them.
Kate explained the conversation that she had with the Selectboard where she recommended group meetings about commercial use properties that are out of conformity.
We need to start setting up public meetings. Tentative schedules:
  • Commercial Economic Development – June
  • Shoreline – July
  • Slopes – July
  • Performance Standards for Contractors – August
Kate shared that a municipality may adopt by-laws where it is required to show proof of a state permit for waste water before ZBA will issue a permit.
Kate talked about the flood hazard section. There are four different levels we can adopt. Kate will get the four levels and Board can choose which one they would like.
Board continued working on revisions and will give the changes to Kate.
New Business: None
Public Comment: None
Next Meeting: April 29, 2014 will be a PC meeting as there are no zoning applications for ZBA.
Motion by Peter and second by Bill to adjourn at 8:15 p.m. All in favor. So approved.
Respectfully submitted,
Sandra L. Trombley
PC Secretary