Planning Commission                                   December 20, 2005           



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

PC Members absent:  P. Hudson

Public Present:     S. Taylor, ZA, J. Heyer, L. Hayes, J. Field


The meeting was called to order by G. Heyer at 7:30PM.


Three representatives from the Town came to discuss Bylaw Section 5.4 Building Height Limits: J. Heyer, DRB Chair;

L. Hayes, DRB Vice Chair and Incident Safety Officer for the Fairfax Fire Department; and Jim Field, Fairfax Fire Chief. 

Discussion centered on: number of stories of a building; intended use of the building; roof lines; sprinkler systems; levels of hazard; and safety considerations. Changes to the Bylaws were recommended. 


The Bylaw section on signs was discussed.  A. Lemieux brought in suggested wording for the section.  The wording was discussed and S. Taylor will also submit ideas for the section on signs.


The minutes from December 6, 2005 were reviewed.  A. Lemieux made a motion to accept the minutes from Dec. 6, 2005, R. Wimble second.  All in favor.  Future training needs for the Planning Commission were discussed. S. Taylor handed out information from the Vermont Council on Rural Development.  A representative from their organization will be talking to the Selectboard on January 16th, at 8PM. They will be discussing the possibility of a Community Visit which consists of focus groups, public meetings, recommendations and lists of resources.  All Planning Commission members were invited to attend.


A. Lemieux made a motion to adjourn. M. Hunziker second, all in favor.


The next regular meeting will be on January 3, 2006.



Respectfully Submitted,

Cathy Raymond, Planning and Zoning Assistant




Approved_____________________________________ Date______________, 2006