PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
APRIL 1, 2010
The meeting started at 6:55 P.M. Commission members present were Howard Burgess, Tony Flory, Dick Hoenes, Andy McKane, Bill Matteson,Tom Turner and Charles Vajda.
Review of 3/4/2010 and 3/18/2010 Minutes
Mr. Turner motioned to accept the minutes from 3/4/2010. Mr. McKane seconded the motion. All were in approval with the exception of Mr. Hoenes who was not present at that meeting.
Mr. Hoenes motioned to accept the minutes as written from 3/18/2010. Mr. Flory seconded the motion. All were in approval.
Ted Hubbard Jr. Final Subdivision Hearing
Ted Hubbard Jr. and his surveyor, Tim Cimielewski, were present to discuss his subdivision. Mr. Matteson read the notice that was in the Rutland Herald. There were some Town residents present who put their names on the sign-in sheet. No one expressed any issues with the subdivision.
Maps were passed out for perusal by the Planning Commission. Map #1 was a sketch including the location of adjoining properties. Map #2 was a boundary survey showing the three proposed parcels and the remaining acreage. Map #3 was a site plan with elevations and the existing and proposed development on Stratton Road. Map #4 was a detail sheet showing a new man hole and an existing one. It also included construction notes and pump specs for each lot. Map #5 showed a series of profiles. The City of Rutland will issue allocations for water and sewer.
Mr. Burgess said that Byron Hathaway, the Road Commissioner, checked the highway access and had no problems with the driveway locations. Mr. Hubbard will still have to obtain access permits from Mr. Hathaway.
Mr. Matteson said that Map #2 and #3 will have to be filed with the Rutland Town Clerk in the form of mylars within 120 days. Mr. Hoenes motioned to approve the subdivision and Mr. Burgess seconded the motion. All were in approval.
Tracy Taylor Subdivision Sketch Plan Hearing
Tracy Taylor, the owner of the Killington Nordic LLC, was present to discuss his planned subdivision of a 3.8 acre lot into two lots. The one he will retain will be 2.4 acres and the one he will sell to the Waffle Cabin is 1.4 acres. The Waffle Cabin is expected to be a 5,000 square foot manufacturing facility. Mr. Taylor passed out maps for the review of the Planning Commission.
Mr. Taylor has received a minor Act 250 permit for this subdivision. Mr. Turner mentioned the percentage the State charges for this subdivision and said he pointed out to the Select Board that if the Town had zoning and was a ten-acre community, the cost to the applicants would be less.
The Nordic Inn has a well that will remain on Lot B and require an easement from the new owner of Lot B for maintenance and access. The new owner of Lot B will put in a new well for their property. Sewer service will be provided by the Alpine Pipeline and be accessed via the Nordic Inn's line. Access to the new facility will be off of Bellevue Lane somewhere off the northeast end of the property.
Mr. Burgess asked about the proposed driveway. Mr. Matteson said this would be needed for the final hearing and thought the driveway was shown on the Act 250 map but not identified as such. Construction of the Waffle Cabin is expected to begin by the summer.
The final subdivision hearing is scheduled for May 6, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. with a site visit scheduled for 6:30 P. M. prior to the hearing. Mr. Matteson said that the applicant should make a list of any requested waivers. Mr. Matteson added that he thought there would probably not be any waivers needed as the land is wide open and the State permit will have already taken care of this.
Mr. Matteson asked that Bron Spencer, the engineer for the project, prepare a final subdivision plan and make copies for the Planning Commission. Mr. Zingale will advertise the final hearing in the Rutland Herald and notify the abutters.
Mr. Zingale is going to invite the Green Mountain professor who did a geology study and mapping of the Town to the next Planning Commission meeting. The map shows the depth of bedrock throughout the Town.
CVPS has asked the Public Safety Board if CVPS can construct a recharging station near the solar panels on Route 7N.
Mr. Matteson said the Planning Commission will vote on reorganization at the next meeting, if the full Commission is present.
Mr. Zingale reported that someone bought property to subdivide on Route 7N in the City that abuts Rutland Town, but the Town was not informed. This is required for property within 500 feet of another municipality. The permit that the City gave to this owner would not be valid under these circumstances. Mr. Zingale is going to try to get more information and also check to see if there are other similar situations. Mr. Matteson said that he would like to see the impact to the Town before signing off on anything.
Mr. Turner asked about copies of paperwork Mark Blucher passed out at his last presentation. Mr. Zingale will make copies for the Commission
Mr. Turner noted that the Town Report listed the wrong meeting days for the Planning Commission. It listed the second and fourth Thursdays instead of the first and third Thursdays. The Clerk will be informed of the needed change.
Some of the Planning Commission members attended training at the Stafford Technical Center on "Planned Unit Development" on February 4, 2010. Mr. Turner also attended a seminar on 3/10/2010 on "Data Sources for Town Planning".
Mr. Hoenes motioned to end the meeting. Mr. McKane seconded the motion. All were in approval. The meeting ended at 7:55 P.M.
William Matteson, Chairman Date