TOWN OF RUTLAND
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
October 7, 2010
The meeting opened at 7:00 P.M.
Members present: Howard Burgess, Tony Flory, Dick Hoenes, Raymond Leonard, William Matteson and Tom Turner.
Review of the September 19, 2010 Minutes
Mr. Leonard motioned to accept the minutes as written. Mr. Hoenes seconded the motion. All were in approval.
Mr. Burgess asked Mr. Matteson about having an outline to follow for accepted meetings. Mr. Matteson said he would make one. The Planning Commission members can refer to this and make out their time sheets for those that they attended. Mr. Matteson passed out copies of last quarter's attendance for review.
Newman Drainage Problem
Paul and Jody Newman sent the Commission a letter in reference to the water run-off problem they are experiencing from the Wynnmere project. Mr. Matteson advised them to contact all the developers as one had already told them that as developers they had already done what was required. Mr. Turner said that he remembers that drainage was brought up at the Act 250 hearing. Mr. Matteson suggested that Commission members go take a look at the situation. Mr. Burgess said he felt the State would be the best avenue to approach with this problem. Mr. Mattson concurred and said that the developers should have insurance to cover their liabilities. Mr. Hoenes motioned to accept the letter from the Newmans concerning flooding damage from the Wynnmere project. Mr. Flory seconded the motion. All were in approval.
Act 250 Certificates
The Commission received three certificates from Act 250 on subdivisions in the Town: One for Ted and Brigid Hubbard, one for the Thomas/Army Reserve Center and one for the Nordic Motel/Waffle House. Mr. Matteson said that Mr. McKane would have to sign the one for the Thomas subdivision as he chaired the meeting.
Green Mountain Plaza
Mr. Zingale said that the Hampton Inn and Farrell's Distributing need to get together to decide who will pay for the traffic study required by the State in order to request a right hand curb cut off Route 7. This request came from the last meeting with VTANS. The State had originally said that due to high traffic accidents in the area they were not in favor of a curb cut and suggested that the Town build a new access road near Randbury Road. Mr. Zingale showed some overhead pictures of the area. He said traffic flow was an issue that resurfaced when the IHOP wanted to build by Ponderosa. The State currently wants a barrier erected by the Green Mountain Plaza blocking off Cop John Drive. This will prevent Farrell's Distributing from being able to have trucks access their facility. As a side comment, Cop John Drive has been deeded to the Town by the State.
Due to the voters response to the question on zoning on the March 2010 ballot (see attached breakdown), a zoning document will again be on the Planning Commission's agenda. Mr. Matteson is to touch base with the Select Board since they failed to act on the last document. The voters favored some sort of zoning by better than a three to one margin.
Mr. ____________ motioned to end the meeting. Mr. ______________ seconded the motion. The meeting ended at 7:50 P.M.
William Matteson, Chairman Date