May 15, 2019

August 30, 2019

SOUTH HERO PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES                                       May 15, 2019


Members Present: D. Patterson (Chair); S. Gregg (Vice-Chair); D. Roy; B. Kerr; M. Gammal

Public Present: M. Taylor-Varney (ZA)


7:00PM – D. Patterson called the meeting to order.


Changes to the Agenda

There were none.


Public Input

There was none.


Review 5/1/19 discussion re: Water/Wastewater Feasibility Study

Martha told the Board that Taylor Newton of NRPC had appreciated the great turn-out for the meeting on May 1st.

  1. Kerr felt that drinking water issues needed to take precedence over municipal wastewater in future planning. D. Roy felt that it was easier to study both at the same time and that the Town needs to be presented with the full scope of what any pre-engineering study would represent. This discussion will continue at the 5th Monday meeting with the Selectboard and DRB scheduled for July 29, 2019.


Review updated Figure 5.2 – Increase in the degree of non-conformity

The Board agreed to remove the references to front/side/ROW in the setback lines in the diagram. The term ‘volume’ has been added back to the body of the text. The Board anticipates that this may be controversial.


Discussion Item – Finalize language for PUD Incentives for inclusion in the Development Regulations?

In Proposal #1, the Board asked how to define “Affordability” and how it is determined in reference to housing. Can the Board include that as an incentive for Planned Unit Developments?

Are the definitions included in Proposal #2 (Open Space; Open Space, Private; Open Space, Common; Open Space, Public) included in the proposed definitions in the updated regs? If not, they need to be added.

Martha will talk to NRPC about adding Proposal #1 to the draft Regulations.


Meeting Minutes

  1. Gregg moved to accept the minutes from May 1, 2019, with corrections; M. Gammal second. All in favor.


New/Old Business

  • Gregg explained that the Old White Meeting House Outreach Committee will hold 2 public meetings and asked if the first could be at the beginning of the June 19, 2019 Planning Commission meeting. It will be added to the agenda for that evening.



Administrator’s Report

  • VLCT’s Zoning and Planning Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Martha will be registering later this week and asked if anyone else wanted to attend that she can register them at the same time.
  • Martha discussed with the Board whether a lunch truck that will remain in the same location for the season needed any review by the Town or the DRB. It was decided that both Conditional Use and Site Plan review will be necessary.


8:04PM – D. Roy moved to adjourn; S. Gregg second. All in favor.



Respectfully submitted,

Martha Taylor-Varney, ZA



Signed: __________________________________________ Date: ____________________

For the Planning Commission


These minutes are unofficial until approved at the next regularly scheduled meeting. All motions were unanimous unless otherwise indicated.





Comments are closed.