Planning Commission Minutes 10-3-19

Planning Commission 10-3-19



DATE: October 3rd, 2019




Present: Chair Person Barbara Noyes-Pulling, Howard Burgess, Sherman Hunter, Norman Cohen, Andy McKane, Jerry Stearns, Mary Beth Poli, Jim Hall


Approval of the Agenda:

  • Mr. Stearns moved to approve the agenda. Mr. McKane seconded the motion.

New Business:

  • Boundary Line Adjustment proposal from Peter Kunzler, Tamarack Lane
    • No one representing the property is in attendance
    • Noyes-Pulling read the application for this Boundary Line Adjustment
    • Approval of an amended wastewater permit was not attached.
    • Burgess pointed out the map provided states it shall not be used in lieu of survey or for land transfer. No bearings or distances are shown.
    • Mylars for the property need to already be on file, it is not known if they are.
    • Bill will contact the applicants to review the comments and list of needs and ask them to come to a future meeting.

Old Business:

  • Preparations for October 24 public meeting on Stormwater Ordinance
    • Letters were sent out to the properties included in the ordinance.
    • Many phone calls have been received at Town Hall with questions.
    • Discussed asking representation from the Select Board be present for the meeting
  • Select Board public hearing on enhanced energy plan
    • The Board held their hearing. No one from the public there asked questions
    • A decision on voting was moved to the October 15th agenda
    • The board had questions and comments on criterion 10 as well as other sections
    • Discussed a second letter sent by Planning Commission member Jim Hall to the Select Board stating his objection to the plan being passed.
      • Hall stated his objections to the plan in its current form.
      • Noyes-Pulling discussed the reasons and background for certain aspects being included
      • Discussed the solar project on Cold River Road as being the driving reason behind this plan being formed.

Approval of minutes 9/12/2019:

  • Cohen listed some corrections.
  • Discussed the reason Ms. Noyes-Pulling made motion. Ms. Noyes-Pulling was not acting as the chair for this meeting.
  • Hunter moved to approve as corrected. Mr. McKane seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


  • Mr. Stearns moved to adjourn. Mr. McKane seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously and the meeting adjourned at 7:32PM.


Respectfully submitted, Bill Sweet





Barbara Noyes-Pulling

Rutland Town Planning Commission Chair