TOWN OF RUTLAND
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
JULY 15, 2010
The meeting opened at 7:00 P.M.
Members present: Howard Burgess, Tony Flory, Dick Hoenes, William Matteson, Andy McKane, Jerry Stearns, Tom Turner and Charles Vajda.
Review of the July 1, 2010 Minutes
Mr. Vajda motioned to accept the minutes as written. Mr. McKane seconded the motion. All were in approval.
Rutland Town Plan
A letter of memorandum was received from Mark Blucher, of the Rutland Regional Planning Commission, approving the Rutland Town Plan. It is good for five years from the date when the Select Board approved the plan.
Mr. Matteson said that there would be a discussion about Amanda Place on Tuesday, July 20th, at the Select Board meeting. He asked that as many members as possible attend to show their support of the Commission's point of view.
Mr. Matteson said that the road did not end up meeting Town specs and was not built as it was laid out for the original permit. Mr. Matteson is to draft a cover letter to go with the 2009 letter originally sent to the Select Board when this issue first came up.
Mr. Burgess asked if the Select Board is aware that each property owner's deed states that the Town will not take over the road until it is brought up to Town specs. Mr. Matteson said that they are aware.
Mr. Flory asked how many lots there were on Amanda Place and was told there are nine, eight on which houses have been built.
Mr. Matteson said that it is possible that a realtor may have mislead some of the property owners when they purchased their lots.
Mr. Burgess asked if there have been other roads that residents had asked for the Town to take over. Mr. Matteson said yes; two examples are Heritage Hill and Cannon Drive.
Mr. Matteson said that he feels that an engineer needs to address the deficiencies such as grade, run-off and sub-surface. The original subdivision permit was issued in 2003.
Mr. Burgess asked if it was necessary to get legal advice from the Town Attorney. Mr. Matteson wondered if a violation could be issued and Mr. Zingale said it was too late.
Mr. Vajda asked where the Road Commissioner, Byron Hathaway, stands on the issue and he was told that Mr. Hathaway is in favor of taking over the road.
Planning Commission Pay
Mr. Matteson said that he would bring up the issue of Planning Commission members getting paid for classes and site visits at the next Select Board meeting.
Mr. Flory motioned to end the meeting. Mr. Hoenes seconded the motion. All were in approval. The meeting ended at 7:25 P.M.
William Matteson, Chairman Date