Planning Commission Minutes 10-24-19

Planning Commission Minutes 10-24-19

TOWN OF RUTLAND PLANNING COMMISSION

MEETING MINUTES

 

DATE: October 24th, 2019

RUTLAND TOWN MUNICIPAL HALL

OPEN MEETING 6:30 P.M.

 

Present: Chairperson Barbara Noyes-Pulling, Dana Peterson, Howard Burgess, Sherman Hunter, Andy McKane, Jerry Stearns, Mary Beth Poli

New Business: Public Meeting on Stormwater Ordinance;

  • Andres Torizzo of Watershed Consulting was in attendance and gave a presentation on the origin of the need for the ordinance
  • Noyes-Pulling gave an overview of the ordinance
  • Torizzo reviewed important topics such as illicit connections and illicit discharges, which would have the most impact on the larger group of property owners.
  • Discussed the creation of a map which would allow property owners to type in an address and see what appendix, and guidelines, their property would need to adhere to.
  • A question was asked about why it was not implemented town wide. Select Board Clerk Mary Ashcroft was present and discussed that since Rutland Town does not have zoning they felt it was best to keep it to the directly affected areas at this time.
  • A question was asked if the town was going to help by removing leaves from the drains and culverts. Ms. Ashcroft stated the Highway crew does maintain town owned culverts in our right of way.

Approval of the Agenda:

  • Stearns moved to approve the agenda with the addition of the discussion of the transparency document and the meeting start time. Mr. McKane seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Old Business: Boundary Line Adjustment proposal from Peter Kunzler, Tamarack Lane;

  • Ian Dwyer of Enman Kesselring was present to represent the Kunzlers.
  • Dwyer reviewed the scope of the boundary line adjustment request
  • They are asking the approval to be contingent on receiving approval from the state for a new wastewater disposal system and are also asking for a waiver on the requirement to survey the boundary of the entire parcel, based on information available on several adjacent parcels with existing surveys.
    • Burgess stated he did not feel a full survey was necessary
    • Stearns stated he remembered a previous request by the same party for a waiver was granted.
  • Noyes-Pulling reviewed the list of required items and found all to be present.
  • Peterson moved to authorize approval of the waiver request of having to have a new survey map of the entire property, including parcels A and B. Mr. Hunter seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
  • Hunter moved to approve the boundary line adjustment contingent on the Kunzlers receiving an approved wastewater permit from the state. Mr. McKane seconded the motion.  The motion passed successfully.

 

New Business: Boundary Line Adjustment proposal from John Gerlach, Tamarack Lane;

 

  • Ray Page was present to represent the Gerlachs
  • Page reviewed the map and gave a summary of the boundary line adjustment request
  • Peterson moved to approve the boundary line adjustment as presented. Mr. McKane seconded the motion.
    • Noyes-Pulling reviewed the list of required items and found all to be present.
    • There was a clerical error on the part of the surveyor with an incorrect adjacent town name. The final plat for filing will have it corrected.
  • The motion passed unanimously.

 

Announcements

  • Noyes-Pulling informed the commission the Town Plan with the enhanced energy plan did get adopted by the Select Board. It did include the 10th criterion as previously discussed, and some paragraphs found to be irrelevant were removed. Its next step is to go through the Regional Planning Commission
  • Peterson reviewed the next steps to be taken in regard to creating the transparency document. A meeting will be set up soon. The sub committee will include Mr. Peterson, Mr. Cohen and Mr. Hunter.
  • Discussed the change in start time of the meetings to 6:30 PM.
    • An informal vote was taken and the majority was for 630PM.
    • McKane moved to change the meeting start time to 630PM permanently. Ms. Poli seconded the motion. The motion passed 6-1 with Mr. Peterson voting against it.

Approval of minutes 10/3/2019:

  • Stearns moved to approve the minutes. Mr. Hunter seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously with Mr. Peterson abstaining.

 

Adjournment:

  • Hunter moved to adjourn. Mr. McKane seconded the motion. The meeting adjourned at 8:07PM.

 

Respectfully submitted, Bill Sweet

 

 

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Barbara Noyes-Pulling

Rutland Town Planning Commission Chair