Planning Commission Minutes                     June 3, 2008     




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

PUBLIC PRESENT:  S. Taylor, Z.A.; G. Brunswick, NRPC


7:30 PM   G. Heyer called the meeting to order. David Brown was welcomed as a new member of the Planning Commission.  The minutes from May 6, 2008 were reviewed.  M. Hunziker made a motion to approve the minutes from May 6, 2008.  A. Lemieux second.  G. Heyer, A. Lemieux, M. Hunziker and R. Wimble in favor. 


M Hunziker had thoroughly reviewed the latest draft of the Town Plan. He complimented G. Brunswick for doing such a great job on the draft.  After the few changes from tonight’s discussion on the draft are made, it will be ready to be submitted to the Selectboard.  Additional copies will be available for the public before the first hearing.  A. Lemieux will pick-up the drafts in St. Albans on Monday June 9, 2008.  The draft needs to be mailed out to officials and neighboring towns by June 12, 2008.  G. Brunswick will post the public notices in the St. Albans Messenger and the Buyer’s Digest at least 30 days before the first Public Hearing which will take place on July 15, 2008. Copies of the Public Notice will also be posted in three places in Fairfax.   G. Brunswick may send postcards to each Postal Patron in Fairfax to announce the Public Hearing. C. Raymond will make arrangements for a room at the school for the first public hearing. 


Other areas that were discussed include energy, the Capital Budget, and steep slopes.  Three possible Land Use Maps were discussed, as well as a map of the Forest Legacy Area.  A condensed version of the Lamoille River Basin Plan will be included in the Town Plan.  G. Brunswick asked the Board to consider the possibility of having a representative join the Lamoille Water Shed Council.


10 PM M. Hunziker made a motion to adjourn.  A. Lemieux second.  All in favor.


The next meeting will be on June 17, 2008.



            1.  Working Draft, June 2008, Fairfax Town Plan

            2.  Map of Proposed Land Use, Draft Number 2

            3.  Map of Proposed Land Use, Draft Number 3

            4.  Map of Forest Legacy Area

            5.  Summary of Lamoille River Basin Plan



Respectfully Submitted,

Cathy Raymond, Zoning and Planning Assistant




Approved_____________________________________ Date______________, 2008




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