TOWN OF RUTLAND
Meeting open at 7:00 PM
Raymond Leonard, Jerry Stearns, Howard Burgess, William Matteson, Anthony Flory, Andrew McKane and Dana Peterson
Mr. Matteson opened the floor to nominations for 2014/2015 Chairmanship. Mr. Matteson nominated Mr. Andrew McKane as Chairman. Mr. Burgess made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. McKane nominated Mr. Matteson as Vice Chairman. Mr. Stearns made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Mr. Matteson welcomed Mr. Peterson to the Commission.
Mr. Matteson reviewed the history regarding the Keirstead two lot subdivision application. Mr. Matteson cited the fact that the Keirstead subdivision had been recessed until 4-3-14. Mr. Matteson re-opened the Keirstead hearing.
Attorney William Meub, representing the Keirsteads, said they were starting the process anew. Mr. Meub presented a 1965 map to the Commission for review and discussion.
Mr. Meub cited the fact that the map shows all of the parcels that make up the Keirstead issue. Mr. Meub said the 1965 map is very similar to the tax map the Town has for the property. Mr. Meub explained how and when the various parcels of land were acquired by Mr. Lee Keirstead.
Commissioners looked on as Mr. Meub referred to the map. Mr. Meub said he wonders how the commission views the Keirstead proposal given the lot acquisition history he detailed.
Mr. Matteson said the Keirsteads would end up with three lots after the proposed subdivision. Mr. Meub questioned what the Commission wants show on the final map.
Mr. Burgess presented information he
developed using ArcView mapping software. Mr. Burgess said their
survey is not acceptable due to the level of inaccuracies with the
He said there is a closure error of 1 to 16. He said this means that there is a one foot error every 16 feet. Mr. Matteson said the survey would correct the problem once it is complete. Mr. Burgess said the subdivision must show that the 1.3 acre parcel is being added to the lower parcel. Mr. Meub said the Keirsteads are agreeing to combine five lots plus additional land acquired from an adjoining property owner into a single lot. Mr. Matteson said the applicant is proposing to combine seven lots into three lots.
Mr. Matteson moved to recess the hearing to May 1, 2014. Mr. Flory made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
The Commissioners reviewed the minutes of December 5, 2013. Mr. Matteson moved to approve the December 5, 2013 minutes as presented. Mr. Leonard made a second to the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 5 to 0. Mr. Stearns abstained from the vote.
The Commissioners reviewed the February 6, 2014 minutes. There was confusion regarding the minutes and no action was taken.