Planning Commission Minutes July 21, 2009
FAIRFAX TOWN OFFICE
PC MEMBERS PRESENT: G. Heyer, M. Hunziker, A. Lemieux, R. Wimble, D. Brown
PUBLIC PRESENT: S. Taylor – ZA, G. Brunswick – NRPC
7:00 PM G. Heyer called the meeting to order. The minutes from the regular June 16, 2009 meeting and the Community Forum on June 23, 2009 were reviewed. M. Hunziker made a motion to approve the minutes from June 16, 2009 and June 23, 2009. A. Lemieux second. All in favor.
The discussion focused on the Community Forum. Topics included the Growth Center and Conservation District boundaries, minimum lot sizes, and setbacks. The table below summarizes the consensus conclusions reached at this time:
District Boundary Change Min. Lot Size Setbacks(ft)
Front Side Rear
(to road center)
Growth to Nans ½ acre 40 10 10
Mixed as proposed ½ acre 40 10 10
Residential as proposed 1½ acres 60 25 25
Rural/Ag/For. as proposed 2 acres 60 25 25
Conservation modified along 5 acres 60 25 25
Lots smaller than the minimum lot size may be allowed in PUDs. The PUD section still needs to be addressed. The Board also reached consensus about some special setback situations:
1. A 200 foot setback along the Lamoille River
2. Structures exempt from a permit do not need to meet the side and rear setbacks
3. Additions to non-conforming structures within the setback area, which do not increase
the non-conformity, should be allowed.
Greta will prepare an updated draft of articles 1, 2 and 3 for the next meeting.
It was agreed that the PC would only meet once per month for now.
The next meeting date is to be confirmed with Greta.
8:35 PM M. Hunziker made motion to adjourn. A. Lemieux second. All in favor.
Respectfully submitted by Skip Taylor – Zoning Administrator
Approved________________________________ Date_________, 2009
These minutes are unofficial until approved at the next regularly scheduled meeting.