FAIRFAX PLANNING COMMISSION Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Members Present: G. Heyer, M. Hunziker, R. Wimble
7:00 PM- G. Heyer called the meeting to order.
M. Hunziker moved to accept the minutes from the September 14, 2011 meeting; R. Wimble 2nd. All in favor.
Municipal Planning Grant (MPG)
Greta Brunswick presented a draft of the MPG application to the PC. Additional discussion included the responsibilities of the Vision Committee and the need for improved streetscapes (trees, landscaping sidewalks, calming affects).
Skip explained that the Selectboard needs to approve the grant application and submit it by October 31, 2011. The process includes a grant administrator (PC appointed Martha Varney) and an authorizing officer (AO) appointed by the Selectboard (SB has appointed Bob Horr).
There was further discussion on the composition of the Vision Committee. M. Hunziker suggested that members should be included from both the Mixed-Use and Growth Districts. Additional discussion focused on a timeline, public involvement, the use of consultants, and the estimated volunteer and consultant hours needed to complete the proposal. The grant period is for 18 months.
The Planning Commission will also need to update the Town Plan in addition to the new Vision. This will include updated statistics, town maps, and goal and objectives. This will need to be done regardless of whether the MPG is awarded to Fairfax. An updated Town Plan is due by September 22, 2013.
M. Hunziker moved to propose to the Selectboard that they approve the grant application; R. Wimble 2nd. All in favor.
Greta Brunswick will e-mail the final document to Skip to submit to the Selectboard for their approval at their next meeting, scheduled for October 24, 2011.
The next meeting of the Planning Commission is scheduled for Tuesday, November 1, 2011.
M. Hunziker moved to adjourn; R. Wimble 2nd. All in favor.
Martha Varney, Zoning and Planning Assistant
Approved: ___________________________________ Date: _______________________
These minutes are unofficial until approved at the next regularly scheduled meeting.