FAIRFAX PLANNING COMMISSION Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Members Present: G. Heyer, M. Hunziker, D. Brown, R. Wimble
Public Present: S. Taylor, ZA
7PM- G. Heyercalled the meeting to order.
D. Brown moved to accept the minutes from the February 21, 2012 meeting; M. Hunziker 2nd. All in favor.
There was discussion regarding the schedule of the Vision Committee. M. Hunziker attended the March 6, 2012 Vision Committee meeting and updated the Board on its progress.
Update of Town Plan
The Plan will be reviewed chapter by chapter. The Board covered Chapters 1-3. There was discussion regarding whether there should be a Town survey like there was before the 2008 Plan. There was agreement that there needs to be community input and involvement. The 2008 survey emphasized the rate of growth and the kind of facilities that were needed. The Board agreed to do a survey followed by public discussion as they near the end of the Chapter reviews.
There was additional discussion regarding maps, the number of farms in town (declining? And what constitutes a farm?), and solar panels.
The Board will cover Chapters 4 and 5 at the next meeting, scheduled for Wed. April 11, 2012 (rescheduled to avoid conflicting with a Vision Committee meeting scheduled for April 3).
A copy of Chapter 6 from the Town Plan (chapter heading Education) will be sent to Elaine Carpenter of the Fairfax School Board for updating and corrections, to be returned to the Planning Commission by April 17, 2012.
M. Hunziker moved to adjourn; D. Brown 2nd. All in favor.
Martha Varney, Zoning and Planning Assistant
Approved: _____________________________________ Date: ____________, 2012
For the Planning Commission