TOWN OF RUTLAND
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
APRIL 15, 2010
The meeting opened at 7:00 P.M.
Howard Burgess, Richard Hoenes, Raymond Leonard, William Matteson, Jerry Stearns, Tom Turner and Charles Vajda.
Mr. Matteson turned the meeting over to the Vice Chairman, Tom Turner, for this portion of the meeting. Dick Hoenes nominated Bill Matteson as Chairman. There were no other nominations. All approved Mr. Matteson as the Chairman.
The meeting was then turned back over to Mr. Matteson and he asked for nominations for Vice Chairman. Mr. Leonard nominated Mr. Turner as Vice Chairman but Mr. Turner declined. Mr. Turner nominated Mr. McKane. There were no other nominations. All approved Mr. McKane as the Vice Chairman.
Mr. Matteson asked if there were any suggested changes to the minutes. Mr. Matteson said that the access to the new lot on the Taylor subdivision would be in the northeast end of the property, not the south. Mr. Hoenes motioned to accept the minutes with this change and Mr. Stearns seconded the motion. All were in approval with the exception of Mr. Leonard, who abstained, as he was not present at the last meeting.
The Planning Commission received a notice from the Act 250 office concerning the Taylor subdivision at the Nordic Motel. The Chapleaus, abutters to the motel, are concerned about the days and hours of operation of the proposed Waffle House. The Chapleaus have not requested a hearing.
The Taylor subdivision is on hold waiting for information from the engineer for the project concerning waivers requested.
Second City LLC did a subdivision in Rutland City that is within 500 feet of the Town. They did not include the Town in their notification process. John Ruggiero of Tenney Brook Court LLC would like the subdivision brought before the Rutland Town Planning Commission. Mr. Hoenes suggested having Mr. Ruggiero come in with a copy of the map and explain what is being done. Mr. Turner pointed out a sentence in the letter from Second City that states, “The Town was not in any way altered, changed or modified by a subdivision.”
Professor John Van Hoesen of Green Mountain College was supposed to give a presentation on the depth of bedrock in various parts of Rutland Town. He did a study for the State and the Town concerning ground water. In his absence, Mr. Zingale showed the Commission some maps he downloaded from the Internet. There were several questions so the Commission decided to have Professor Van Hoesen rescheduled for a future meeting.
Someone from Fairpoint Communications will be coming to the next Rutland Town Planning Commission meeting to discuss some equipment they will be installing.
Mr. Hoenes motioned to end the meeting. Mr. Leonard seconded the motion. All were in approval. The meeting ended at 7:37 P.M.
William Matteson, Chairman Date