Planning Commission Minutes 3-12-2020

3-12-2020

TOWN OF RUTLAND PLANNING COMMISSION

MEETING MINUTES

 DATE: March 12th, 2020

RUTLAND TOWN HALL

OPEN MEETING 6:30 P.M.

 

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

Approval of the Agenda:

Mr. Cohen moved to approve the agenda. Mr. Hunter seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

New Business: Jim Donovan, Broadreach Planning & Design: potential Business Rt. 4 projects discussion

  • Would like to review possible grant opportunities
  • Discussed construction activities and upgrades which have happened in the Business Route 4 corridor
  • Business Route 4 is scheduled to be repaved this year, potentially starting in April.
  • Reviewed highlights from the meeting where all the recommendations were scored.
    • Planting street trees along Business Route 4 was discussed, along with some possible grant opportunities. Mr. Donovan will follow up with the possibilities.
    • Discussed the addition of bike lanes along the shoulders and the best way to implement them using painted lines
    • Discussed the idea of using marble as a unifying theme and a variety of possibilities for it
    • Discussed how to use street trees along the sides of the road and the possibility of creating a median down the center of the road with planed trees.

New Business Act 250 application submitted by the town for a cold storage building at Northwood Park

  • Reviewed the application for the building.

Old Business; Rob Shawn Place mylar ready for signing

  • The state wastewater permit was approved and received.

Announcements

  • A call-in option should be available if needed by the next meeting

 

Approval of minutes 2/20/2020:

  • Peterson moved to approve the minutes. Mr. Hunter seconded the motion. After some discussion, the motion was amended to accept the clerical corrections. The motion passed unanimously.

Adjournment:

  • Stearns moved to adjourn. Mr. Peterson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously, and the meeting adjourned at 7:49 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted, Bill Sweet

 

 

 

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Barbara Noyes-Pulling

Rutland Town Planning Commission Chair