SOUTH HERO PLANNING COMMISSION December 2, 2015
Members Present: G. Delano, S. Gregg, D. Roy, D. Paterson, S. O’Flaherty
Public Present: Tim Maxham, Nate Hayward, Matthew Bartle, Martha Taylor-Varney (ZA)
7:04PM – G. Delano called the meeting to order. No changes/additions to the agenda.
CL002-11-31WWB Conditional Use Permit
Nate Hayward provided copies of his site plan to the Commission as required by the Conditions of the original approval of the project in June 2011. The only change from the original plan was to the traffic pattern reflecting the access off of Rt. 2 rather than Carter Lane. There was discussion regarding tenants, screening, and guardrails. An amended wastewater permit for a 4000-gallon mound system has been issued. He also explained that the curb cut was completed to meet the AOT winter deadline of Dec 1st for construction within the State right-of-way. There may be some septic, road, and foundation work during the winter, but no further construction until the spring of 2016. The applicant will make a written request for an extension for the building permit before May 15, 2016. S. O’Flaherty moved to acknowledge fulfillment of the June 2011 Condition; D. Paterson seconded. All in favor.
Public Input – Proposed Park and Ride
- S. O’Flaherty updated the Board on the proposed Park and Ride lot. She reported that UVM Professor John Lenz visited the site on November 30 and explained the students’ process. The project will start with 11 parking spaces, with potential for more in the future. Four students will begin the study in February. S. O’Flaherty will write up a scope of the proposed work for Planning Commission feedback. There was discussion regarding clarification on whether there are State standards for Park and Ride Facilities. S. Gregg will follow up with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Additional discussion included what the Town’s liability may be, if any.
-Doug Patterson moved to accept the minutes from October 7, 2018; S. Gregg 2nd. All in favor; D. Roy abstained.
-D. Roy moved to accept the minutes from the October 19/20, 2015 Special Meeting; D. Patterson 2nd. All in favor.
-S. Gregg moved to accept the minutes from October 21, 2015; D. Patterson 2nd. All in favor.
-S. Gregg moved to accept the minutes from November 4, 2015; D. Roy 2nd. All in favor.
Discussion regarded the format and clarifications of decisions and conditions. The Board agreed that the Zoning Administrator will contact the applicant(s) after a project has been approved to explain the Conditions and what is required to complete the process. Additional discussion included road and driveway standards, letters from the Fire Department as part of the approval process for converting seasonal homes to year-round, reviewing current application forms with suggestions for updating them, and the upcoming updates to the Development Regulations.
8:37PM – S. Gregg moved to enter deliberative; D. Patterson 2nd. All in favor.
9:18PM – D. Patterson moved to exit deliberative; S. Gregg 2nd.
9:23PM – S. Gregg moved to request $18,000 be budgeted for revisions to the Development Regulations should the Municipal Planning Grant not be approved. Should the MPG be approved, the Planning Commission is requesting $4000; D. Patterson 2nd. All in favor. G. Delano will make a written request to the Selectboard.
9:27PM – D. Roy moved to adjourn; S. Gregg 2nd. All in favor.
Martha Taylor-Varney, Zoning Assistant
Approved: __________________________________________ Date: ____________________
For the Planning Commission
These draft minutes are unofficial until approved at the next regularly-scheduled meeting. All motions were unanimous unless otherwise indicated.