TOWN OF RUTLAND

PLANNING COMMISSION

MINUTES

4-7-11

 

Meeting opened at 7:00 PM.

 

Commissioners Present: Andrew McKane, Anthony Flory, Howard Burgess, Charles Vajda, Raymond Leonard and William Matteson

 

Mr. Matteson opened the floor for nominations for Board Chairman for 2011 to 2012. Mr. McKane nominated Mr. Matteson to be Board Chairman. Mr. Flory made a second to the motion. Mr. McKane moved to close nominations. The Commissioners voted unanimously for the motion.

 

Mr. Burgess moved to nominate Mr. McKane as Vice Chairman for 2011 to 2012. Mr. Vajda made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

The Commissioners reviewed the minutes of 3-3-11. Mr. Leonard moved to approve the minutes. Mr. Flory made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Due to the fact the names of the Commissioners present at the 2-3-11 meeting were not included in the 2-3-11 minutes Mr. Zingale will research the matter and report back to Mr. Matteson.

 

Mr. Tom Peters, representing VELCO, met with the Commissioners regarding a planned 11,952 sq. ft. warehouse building to be constructed on the VELCO property located off Pinnacle Ridge Road. Mr. Peters presented plans and answered questions raised by the Commissioners.

 

Mr. Peters requested a letter of support for the VELCO project.

 

Mr. Peters said the warehouse would be built in the southeast corner of the existing pole storage yard. Mr. Peters said the new building is needed because VELCO has out grown some of their existing space. Mr. Peters sighted the fact VELCO also needs more parking at their Pinnacle Ridge Road location.

 

Mr. Burgess questioned Mr. Peters regarding the location of the proposed building. Mr. Peters said the top of the west end of the building would be 30 feet in height and the east end would be 26 feet, due to the existing grade.

 

Mr. Matteson cited an area where there would be a 1 on 1 slope and he questioned Mr. Peters regarding potential erosion. Mr. Peters said the site plan has been engineered and that a drip line would be constructed to prevent erosion, in the area cited by Mr. Matteson.

Mr. Matteson said the project is a win/win for the Town since VELCO will be getting rid of the pole & cable yard in conjunction with their new building.

 

Mr. Leonard moved to support the VELCO project. Mr. Flory made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

The Commissioners reviewed the Blicharz / Bania lot line adjustment. The Commission reviewed a map submitted by the parties, showing the change in ownership.

 

The Commissioners reviewed the map. Mr. Matteson cited the fact the Bania lot would get larger and the Blicharz lot would be reduced in size.

 

Mr. Flory moved to accept the Blicharz / Bania lot line adjustment. Mr. Vajda made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

The Commissioners discussed the Bradder 2 lot subdivision final. Mr. Matteson cited the fact the proposed subdivision would create a land locked parcel. The Commissioners discussed the matter further and Mr. Mc Kane moved to recess the final Bradder final subdivision hearing until April 21 at 7:00 PM.

 

The Commissioners discussed the proposed subdivision of the Vermont Sport Fitness land, located in the City of Rutland. Mr. Matteson said the Commission needs more information to know what is being proposed. Town Administrator Mr. Joseph Zingale Jr. will check into the matter.

 

The Commissioner discussed the upcoming Rutland Regional Planning Commission’s open house scheduled for April 28, 2011 at 5:00 P.M.

 

The Commissioners discussed the status of the proposed Aldi’s Food Store.

 

Mr. Zingale reported to the Commissioners regarding the on-going discussions with several businesses regarding the proposed so-called “Farrell Slip Lane” proposal.

 

Mr. Zingale reported that the Town reluctantly went along with the decision (supported by the majority of the businesses) to design the slip lane, allowing traffic to go north on Cop John Drive, north of Farrell Road.

 

Mr. Zingale said the group would now have Resource Systems Group design the slip lane for submission to the VTrans for approval.

 

Approved this _____ day of April 2011.       __________________________
                                                                                    William Matteson, Chairman