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Selectboard Members present: Bill Ormerod, Judy Cleary, Jeff Blake, and Randy DeVine. Staff Members present: Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard. Public Present: Justin Hayes, Jesse Fleming, Wilson Greg Heyer, Mark Hunziker, Robert Ertl, Peg Stewart, Betty Poulin and Colleen Steen
1.Public Meeting - Version II, Public Draft III of the proposed Zoning By-Laws
A. Bill Ormerod, Chairperson, called the public meeting to discuss Version II, Public Draft 3 of the proposed Zoning By-Laws, to order at 7:03PM.
B. A revised map was distributed for inclusion in the document; Betty Poulin expressed concern regarding the accuracy of the map, as the previous map was not correct.
C. Mark Hunziker asked the board about road classification; Bill informed Mark that the master Agency of Transportation map is filed with the state every February and is hanging up in the conference room in the Town Office.
D. Colleen Steen expressed concern that an accurate copy of the document being reviewed tonight has not been available for the public; Bill informed her that the document, along with the by-laws that are currently in effect, have been available at the Town Office. Betty Poulin asked which boards have had an opportunity to review this document and give input; the Planning Commission, Development Review Board and the Selectboard have all been involved in the process.
E. Colleen also discussed whether the definition of a road is consistent with the state's definition. Assistant Fire Chief Justin Hayes informed Colleen that he and Chief Dean Potter encouraged the current road standard to protect fire personnel and equipment. He also informed her that many towns in the surrounding area have adopted similar standards for the same reason.
2.Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Selectboard
A. The regularly scheduled meeting of the Selectboard was called to order at 7:43PM.
B. Randy motioned to adopt the Zoning By-Laws, Version II, Public Draft 3 with the revised map. Judy seconded. Jeff offered 2 amendments to the definition of a road; he suggested that the definition should be updated to read, "
access for persons and motor vehicles to two or more residential and/or commercial lots or units", and "
that driveway and/or road must be upgraded to road standards as defined in Section 104 below."
All board members voted in favor of amending the definition of a road to read " two or more residential and/or commercial units", and " . driveway and/or road must be upgraded to road standards as defined in Section 104 below."
All board members voted in favor of accepting Version II, Public Draft 3 of the Zoning By-Laws including appendices with amendments.
C. Judy motioned to accept the minutes of the meeting on July 30th as written. Randy seconded. 3 board members voted in favor, and one abstained.
D. Correspondence Worksheet:
a. Sample of an Emergency Management Ordinance
b. Phosphorus Monitoring Report-June
c. Permit Monitoring Report-June
d. Operations Report for Aerated Lagoons-June
e. Sewer Discharge Report-June
E. Public Input: Peg Stewart thanked everyone who participated in the River Clean-Up. Betty Poulin expressed concern regarding the absence of a metal dumpster. Jeff informed her that metal dumpsters will be available twice a year at Household Hazardous Waste Day events. Betty also suggested that the Consumer Confidence Report for all water users could be mailed to each user rather than hand-delivered. Randy stated that the report is hand-delivered to ensure that all residents have received it by the annual July 1st deadline.
F. Executive Session: Judy motioned to enter Executive Session to discuss a pending legal matter at 8:45PM. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor. The board came out of Executive Session at 9:02PM.
G. Adjournment: Judy motioned to adjourn the regularly scheduled Selectboard meeting at 9:02PM. Randy seconded. All board members voted in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 9:02PM.
Erin McSweeney, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard