November 20, 2019 PC Minutes

November 21, 2019

SOUTH HERO PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES                           November 20, 2019

Meeting held at South Hero Town Office.


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

Member Absent: None

Public Present: Tim Maxham


7:02 PM – D. Patterson called the meeting to order.


Changes to the Agenda

There were none.


Public Input

There was none.


Public Meeting.

Discussion on section 303 (Site Plan Review) to include conceptual site plan to the proposed development regulations. Doug has revised Table 3.1 to discuss “concept” plan. There was discussion as to what to call the preliminary review. All agreed on “Sketch Plan Review”. The review would not require any fee, but would be publicly warned to the public. The intent is to provide an informal meeting with the DRB to discuss the scope and scale of the proposed development and what would be deemed important to the DRB in the subsequent Preliminary and/or Final Plan Review meetings. This will provide feedback for the applicant prior to submitting a formal application to the ZA.


The “Sketch” plan is entirely optional for the applicant and pre-empts the formal application submittal.


Martha (ZA) should contact NWRP to get language on for the Development Regulations. An example of a Sketch Plan approach was also shared by D. Roy.


Meeting Minutes

  1. Gregg moved to approve the minutes from November 6, 2019; M. Gammal second.

All in favor.


New/Old Business – Report from those who attended the 10/25 ANR seminar in Montpelier


From here on, the Planning Commission will begin meetings @ 6:00 p.m. through February 2020 and will conclude @ 8:00 p.m.



Administrator’s Report – Presented by D. Patterson

  1. PC has confirmed that setbacks will not be measured from Easements
  2. PC has determined that setbacks will be measured from a R.O.W.
  3. The Town is seeking a representative for the Northwest Regional Planning Commission. PC recommends advertising for the position in Front Porch Forum as well as in the Town news.
  4. The meeting minutes will include reference to location under the title.


8:55 PM – S. Gregg moved to adjourn; B. Kerr second. All in favor.


Respectfully submitted,

David P Roy, PC Secretary



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.


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