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Meeting Minutes - PC

Town of Leicester
Planning Commission Meeting
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
** See subsequent minutes for any changes
Members Present: Donna Swinington, Chair, Peter Fjeld, Jeff McDonough
Members Absent: William Shouldice
Others Present: Kate Briggs, Sandra Trombley, Secretary
Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. with roll call.
Approval of Minutes of May 13, 2014:
Motion by Jeff and second by Peter to approve minutes of May 13, 2014 as written. All in favor. So approved.
Working Session on Zoning Regulation Revisions:
Kate stated that she never received the definitions that Peter sent to her. Kate is the project leader and will continue to work on the project to get it completed.
Kate would strongly recommend that shore land protection not be done at the town level.
The person that is now responsible for the Smith case has not been out to view the property. He has put in more dirt on top of the stone. Kate finally got hold of the enforcement person.
Makovec’s are having a problem selling their house because of what Smith has done; it has caused a problem with their right of way. Kate stated this was not the town’s issue, but they need to seek counsel.
Kate stated that we need a rough draft of the zoning regulations for the schedule for the request for proposal. The consultant needs to evaluate this.
Kate recommended maybe a meeting in June for the commercial activity section for conditional use review. It would be looking at the language of home occupation, home based business and commercial and what conditional use review would mean.
June 24th would be a date that they could have a public hearing meeting and warned in time on June 5th for the Addison Independent on June 9th. We can review it on June 10th for the meeting on June 24th.
It’s already in the existing regulations. The most important part is the definition is of what a conditional use review is and what you are supposed to do. That is the critical part and publicizing what you can and can’t do, screening and going through the process.
Peter asked that Kate send him an email and he will make sure she gets the definitions in a reply.
Kate will also ask the Selectboard that the focus of the meeting will also be; not just to talk about refining the zoning regulations in the commercial area, but also trying to get some community input to get to that point.
New Business: None
Public Comment: None
Next PC Meeting: June 10, 2014.
Motion by Jeff and second by Donna to adjourn at 7:30 p.m. All in favor. So approved.
Respectfully submitted,
Sandra L. Trombley
PC Secretary