Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Fairfax Town Office


PC Members present: G. Heyer, D. Brown, M. Hunziker, A. Lemieux

Also Present: Skip Taylor, ZA


7:00 PM - Meeting called to order by G. Heyer.  D. Brown moved to accept the minutes from the November 2, 2010 PC meeting; A. Lemieux 2nd; all in favor.


The Selectboard has scheduled a public hearing on the proposed Fairfax Development Regulations for Monday, January 31, 2011 at 7PM (location to be determined).  S. Taylor explained to the board that within 15 days of the hearing (when the meeting is warned on January 15, 2011) no changes can be made to the document.  


The Board reviewed questions on the proposed Fairfax Development Regulations from the Selectboard and agreed to the following changes:

- on page 3, Sec 2.1a: confused by wording “changing from one type of allowed use to another”, the  PC agreed to change to “Changing from one type of use to a different, allowed use.

- on page 23, in chart under Boundary Adjustment, the footnote noted accompanying ‘Survey Plat’ needs to be at the bottom of that page rather than the bottom of page 26.  PC agreed.


G. Heyer signed a letter to the Northwest Regional Planning Board thanking them for their assistance over the past three years in the preparation of the Town’s Plan and Development Regulations.


The Selectboard has asked the Planning Commission to assist with preparation of the Capital Budget due this year, primarily to help in editing.  A timeline has not yet been announced.



A. Lemieux  presented a letter of resignation from the Planning Commission, effective January 5, 2011. There was discussion of how to attract new members to the Planning Commission.


The next PC meeting will be Feb. 1, 2011.


8:05 PM -  M. Hunziker moved to adjourn the meeting; A. Lemieux 2nd; all in favor.



Respectfully submitted,

Martha Varney, Planning and Zoning Assistant