GENERAL MINUTES

Members Present: J. Heyer, B. Murphy, C. Streets, J. Beers, C. Rainville

Public Present: S. Taylor, ZA;Mary Croft

J. Heyer called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.General minutes from September 17, 2008 were reviewed.C. Streets moved to approve general minutes with one correction.J. Beers second.All in favor.Woodward Boundary Adjustment minutes from September 17, 2008 were reviewed.J. Beers moved to approve with one correction.C. Streets second.All in favor.The board reviewed the map and mylar for the Woodward Boundary Adjustment.C. Streets moved to approve both.J. Beers second.All in favor.The board reviewed the mylar for the Dragonfly Valley project.C. Streets moved to approve.C. Rainville second.All in favor.

7:15 P.M.Steve Rainville Administrative Review Hearing

7:30 P.M.Jason and Elizabeth Minor Conditional Use and Site Plan Review

8:05 P.M.C. Streets moved to enter Deliberative Session with Skip Taylor present.C. Rainville second.All in favor.

8:15 P.M.C. Rainville Moved to exit Deliberative Session.C. Streets second.All in favor.

Skip Taylor noted that Deanne Morinís PUD project has been extended twice, and the second extension will expire November 2, 2008.The Zoning Assistant has sent a reminder to the applicant.The board agreed that the Zoning Assistant should send the applicant a letter noting the expiration of the application on November 3, 2008.The board discussed the Zoning Administratorís position description.

8:25 P.M.J. Beers moved to adjourn.C. Streets second.All in favor.

 

Respectfully Submitted,††††

Clarice Streets, Development Review Board member

 

Approved:________________________________Date:_________________2008

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These minutes are unofficial until approved at the next regularly scheduled meeting.

All motions were unanimously approved unless otherwise indicated.

 


10/01/08Steve Rainville Administrative Review Hearing

DRB Members Present:C. Streets, B. Murphy, J. Heyer, J. Beers

Public Present:Mary Croft; Skip Taylor, Z.A.; Steve Rainville; Claude Rainville

7:15 P.M.J. Heyer called the hearing to order.C. Rainville recused himself.The public notice was read and attendees signed in.Skip Taylor, Z.A., was sworn in and made the presentation.Based upon his review of the application, it qualifies for Administrative Review.†† The project was reviewed against the checklists for Sketch Plan Review and Final Plat Review, as well as the standards set forth in Article 6 and Appendix A of the Fairfax Subdivision Regulations.Steve Rainville joined the hearing at 7:20 P.M.C. Streets moved to accept the Zoning Administratorís recommendation to approve the application.J. Beers seconded.Discussion after the motion included solicitation of public input.There was none.C. Streets amended the motion to close the hearing to public input.J. Heyer second.All in favor.The Findings of Fact and Order prepared by the Zoning Administrator was signed by J. Heyer for the DRB.

Respectfully Submitted,††††

Clarice Streets, Development Review Board member

 

Approved:________________________________Date:_________________2008

††††††††††† ††††††† For the Development Review Board

 

These minutes are unofficial until approved at the next regularly scheduled meeting.

All motions were unanimously approved unless otherwise indicated.

 

 

 

Jason and Elizabeth Minor Conditional Use and Site Plan Hearing (B&B)

DRB Members Present:C. Streets, B. Murphy, J. Heyer, J. Beers, Claude Rainville

Public Present:Mary Croft; Skip Taylor, Z. A.; Jason Minor; Elizabeth Minor; Lincoln Minor

J. Heyer called the hearing to order at 7:30 P.M. and introductions were made.Attendees signed in, interested parties were sworn in, and the public notice was read.Jason Minor made the presentation.Due to the complexity of the larger project the applicants originally presented, they have elected to separate the Bed and Breakfast in hopes of opening the business at the beginning of November.Barbara Murphy questioned the applicantsí intention to provide dinners.At this point, dinner would be only for guests of the B & B (not for the public at large, no commercial kitchen).It was noted during the hearing that the Zoning Administratorís preview notes were in error, in that they indicated 7 bedrooms/8 bathrooms.The permit is for 8 bedrooms/7 bathrooms.Jason Minor indicated that the septic system had been overdesigned (~3x capacity) in anticipation of potential future expansion.J. Heyer inquired about the state Potable Water permit.Jason Minor replied that it requires yearly water testing, and that the water supply is considered public.Skip Taylor inquired about the applicantsí intentions regarding state permitting for more than six boarders.This is a state issue; the town reviews the project/permit based upon the number of bedrooms.The parking design was discussed.Parking for the B & B is to be located to the right of the building, partially due to Act 250 requirements.Jason Minor stated that the stone wall, the hill, and the location of the parking site provide good screening for the parking area.Since the Minors presented the original proposal to the DRB, the state has installed pedestrian road signs.No significant changes have been made from the original presentation.The State Fire Marshall is scheduled for a final walk-through on October 23, 2008.The Electrical Inspector will be present at this time, as well.The Minors discussed additional fire protection measures they elected to install beyond what state regulations require.Such measures include secondary egress (not required due to the sprinkler system), fire department hook-up, inside strobes and bell.They will also have the Fairfax Fire Department walk through the building.Mary Croft inquired about street lights.The applicants do intend to have some lighting associated with their business sign, and some domestic lighting along walkways, as well as possibly having some lights shine toward the building for visibility.All lighting will be unobtrusive, and the setbacks, trees, and slope of the hill will support this.B. Murphy asked if a Certificate of Occupancy had been issued.It has, and the Minors currently reside in a portion of the building.There is no requirement for a C of O for anything other than residential use.C. Streets moved to close the hearing to public input and move to deliberative session.J. Beers second.All in favor.

Respectfully Submitted,††††

Clarice Streets, Development Review Board member

Approved:________________________________Date:_________________2008

††††††††††† ††††††† For the Development Review Board

These minutes are unofficial until approved at the next regularly scheduled meeting.

All motions were unanimously approved unless otherwise indicated.