TOWN OF RUTLAND

PLANNING COMMISSION

MINUTES

8-4-11

 

Meeting open at 7:00 PM

 

Commissioners Present:

 

Howard Burgess, Charles Vajda, Raymond Leonard, William Matteson, Anthony Flory and Jerry Stearns

 

 

 

Mr. Stearns moved to approve the 7-21-11 minutes with corrections. Mr. Flory made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Mr. Matteson gave an overview of the Commissionís recent site-visit to the Decandio property off the East Pittsford Road. Mr. Matteson said:

 

  1. Mr. Decandio has requested to place a new driveway in-between his existing driveway and his neighborís driveway.

 

  1. Mr. Matteson said the existing driveways are 150 to 200 feet apart.

 

  1. Several commissioners feel the location of his proposed driveway would be safer than his existing driveway.

 

  1. Citing safety concerns Mr. Matteson said the Commission feels there should only be one driveway access on the Decandio property.

 

  1. Mr. Matteson said the Commission would support relocating the existing driveway on the Decandio lot to the location of the proposed driveway access. Mr. Matteson said the relocated driveway would provide access a lot Mr. Decandio owns.

 

  1. Mr. Matteson said Town Road Commissioner Mr. Byron Hathaway was present at the site visit and concurred with the Planning Commissionís proposal.

 

Mr. Matteson cited the fact the Commission has no jurisdiction in whether Mr. Decandio is allowed a second curb cut. He said the Commission is involved because the Select Board requested an opinion from the Commission.

 

Mr. Leonard moved to recommend to the Select Board that the new driveway application be denied and that Mr. Decandio be allowed to relocate his existing driveway to the location of the proposed driveway. Mr. Burgess made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Mr. Burgess cited the fact it was difficult to see when leaving the existing driveway on the Decandio property following the site visit. Mr. Burgess said he had to listen to hear if any vehicles were coming since he could not see.

 

Mr. Vajda questioned Mr. Matteson regarding a scheduled meeting involving the Select Board and Mr. Mark Blucher from the Rutland Regional Planning Commission. Mr. Matteson said he is aware of the meeting and that the purpose is for the Select Board to question Mr. Blucher regarding items in the proposed zoning regulations.

 

Mr. Matteson said he had asked not to attend the meeting.

 

Mr. Leonard moved to close the meeting. Mr. Stearns made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

 

 

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William T. Matteson, Chairman