Planning Commission Minutes                     Wednesday, February 3, 2010



PC MEMBERS PRESENT: G. Heyer, M Hunziker, A. Lemieux, D. Brown

PUBLIC PRESENT: S. Taylor, G. Brunswick, NRPC


7:00 PM   G. Heyer called the meeting to order. The minutes from January 19, 2010 were reviewed. 

A. Lemieux made a motion to accept the minutes from January 19, 2010.  D. Brown second. 

C. Raymond asked the Board if they would agree to a change in her schedule.  They signed a letter to the Selectboard regarding the request. 


The Board continued discussion on Article 7, Planning and Design Standards. G. Brunswick mentioned the current section on Road Standards was pretty comprehensive.  There was much discussion on driveways, culverts and class IV roads.  A recommendation was made for single use driveways to be a minimum of 12 feet wide, and a multi-use driveway to be 16 feet wide with 2 foot shoulders.  The Board will also recommend that a driveway can have up to three lots, units or uses. The Board agreed that road construction standards should be updated and removed from the Bylaws.  A separate Road Standard Ordinance is much more easily modified.   The Board also recommends not requiring frontage for a lot.  The next section that was discussed was Certification of Road Standards.


G. Brunswick handed out the sections to be discussed at the next meeting:  Article 5, “General Regulations and Review Standards”, and Article 6 “Specific Use Standards”.  She also handed out information on Riparian Buffers.  The Board quickly discussed non-conformities. 


8:50 PM  M. Hunziker made a motion to adjourn.  D. Brown second.  All in favor.


The next meeting will be on February 16, 2010.





Respectfully Submitted,

Cathy Raymond, Zoning and Planning Assistant




Approved_____________________________________ Date______________, 2010



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