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Meeting Minutes - PC - 1/26/16

Planning Commission Meeting Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:15 P.M. *Unapproved* ** See subsequent minutes for any changes Members Present: Donna Swinington, Chair, Peter Fjeld, Bill Shouldice Others Present: Julie Delphia, Sandra Trombley, Secretary Call to Order/Roll Call: Meeting called to order at 6:37 p.m. by Chair and roll call. Review Agenda: Reviewed agenda. Approval of Minutes of November 10, 2015 & December 8, 2015: Motion by Peter and second by Bill to approve minutes of November 10, 2015 and December 8, 2015 as written. All in favor. So approved. New Business: None Old Business: Working Session on Zoning Regulations: Julie shared her thoughts on next steps for working on the zoning regulations. She shared how much time everyone has spent and how much work is left and timeline for finishing the revisions, probably 6-8 meetings and then the public meetings. Julie has looked at and read the Salisbury zoning regulations and felt their regulations are really a good fit with our town. They handle the home occupation concerns, the subdivisions, the site plan approval and are very clear. Julie feels if we use Salisbury’s regulations they could have it ready to go to the lawyer in 1-2 meetings. She asked if they would consider reading it if she provided the copies. It reads easily and done very well, in her opinion. The Board is willing to read and move forward, but shared their frustration that at the beginning of the zoning revision process, the Selectboard did not want to use Salisbury’s as a model. Julie stated that Salisbury’s regulations were just updated last May 2015. It is well written and easy to follow. Salisbury is changing from a Zoning Board to a DRB. Bill wants to move forward and have a document to go before the Selectboard, soon. Julie will approach the subject at next Monday’s Selectboard meeting. Julie asked the Board to let her know by email or phone how they feel after reading the Plan. Public Comment: None Adjourn: Motion by Peter and second by Donna to adjourn PC meeting at 6:58 p.m. All in favor. So approved. Respectfully submitted, Sandra L. Trombley, Secretary