TOWN OF RUTLAND

PLANNING COMMISSION

MINUTES

7-21-11

 

Meeting open at 7:00 PM

 

Commissioners Present:

 

Andrew McKane, Howard Burgess, Charles Vajda, Raymond Leonard, William Matteson

 

The Commissioners reviewed the minutes of 5-19-11 & 6-2-11. Mr. McKane moved to approve the 5-19-11 minutes as presented. Mr. Vajda made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Mr. McKane moved to approve the 6-2-11 minutes as presented. Mr. Vajda made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Mr. Matteson briefed the Commission regarding a recent progress meeting he and Mr. Joseph Zingale Jr. attended. Mr. Matteson aid changes were made to the project to accommodate the proposed service road. Mr. Matteson said the project is proceeding and may be scheduled in the next few weeks.

 

Mr. Matteson said he is looking forward to the joint review of the Aldiís project with the Rutland City Development Review Board. Mr. Matteson said the Town would probably hold a sketch plan hearing prior to the joint meeting with the City DRB.

 

Town resident Mr. Ken Decandio met with the commissioners regarding a Highway Department driveway access permit request. Mr. Matteson told Mr. Decandio that the Planning Commission is involved in the matter because the Select Board directed Mr. Decandio to the Commission for review of his request and is seeking the Commissionís opinion.

 

Mr. Decandio said he owns about an acre in Rutland Town and 50 acres in Pittsford. Referring to the projected image of his property on the screen, Mr. Decandio showed an area he said is a substantial drop off on his property.

 

He told the Commissioners that he is trying to get power to his barn in Pittsford and that the power company would require him to place poles right next to his driveway to bring power to his barn.

 

He said by placing a second driveway access near his western property line he could get power off a pole on his neighbors land and could also access a 1.5-acre land locked parcel of land in Pittsford that he owns.

 

Mr. Decandio said he has no plans to develop the lot at this time.

Mr. Decandio said the landís topography is a problem. Mr. Decandio said trenching is not an option since the trench would have to be about 500 feet in length and would interfere with his leach field.

 

Mr. Matteson said Mr. Decandio is looking to provide power to his barn and to gain access to his 1.5-acre lot in Pittsford. Mr. Matteson said Mr. Decandio does not need a driveway access permit to bring power to his barn.

 

Mr. Decandio said he would need a driveway access permit for CVPS to place poles along his property line. He said CVPS would only place their poles along a driveway in order to have access to the poles.

 

Mr. Decandio agreed with Mr. Matteson that CVPSís requirement that poles be place along a driveway does not make sense. Mr. McKane and Mr. Matteson discussed CVPSís pole access policy.

 

Mr. Decandio and the Commissioners the access request further and scheduled a site visit for August 4, 2011 at 6:00 P.M.

 

Mr. Leonard made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. McKane made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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William T Matteson, Chairman