Dec. 2, 2020 Planning Commission minutes

December 3, 2020

SOUTH HERO PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES                           December 2, 2020

Meeting held via Zoom

 

Members Present: Doug Patterson (Chair); Sandy Gregg (Vice-Chair); David Roy; Michele Gammal; Jonathan Shaw.

Public Present: Tim Maxham; Martha Taylor-Varney, ZA.

 

6PM – D. Patterson called the meeting to order.

 

Changes to the Agenda

There were none.

 

Public Comment

There were none.

 

Finalize updated copy for Sec. 701 – Accessory Dwellings, to meet new State requirements

There was discussion regarding the size limits of accessory dwellings when the primary dwelling is quite large, but the Commission members decided to approve the 30% limit because that is what the State has approved.  The Commission also added the word “current” to subdivision regulations in 701.B.1.d.  S. Gregg moved to accept the edits, as presented; J. Shaw second.  All in favor.

 

Meeting Minutes

  1. Gregg moved to accept the minutes for November 18, 2020; M. Gammal second. All in favor.

 

Old Business

  1. Gregg asked what the Selectboard’s decision had been on the formation of a South Hero Conservation Commission. J. Shaw reported that Bob Fireovid had presented to the Board but the Selectboard did not move to approve.
  2. The Mobile Vendors Ordinance was approved by the Selectboard on November 23, 2020. The Ordinance notice appeared in the Dec. 2 issue of the Islander and has been posted in five locations throughout town, as required by Statute.  Unless a petition of at least 5% of registered voters in South Hero asking for a public vote is received by January 2, 2021, the ordinance will become effective on January 22, 2021.
  3. Gammal will write a short article to appear in the Islander and Front Porch Forum about the new ordinance’s requirements for site plan review for landowners and licensing for vendors. It is hoped that the reviews can be completed before the next summer season.

 

 

Administrator’s Report

  1. There will be no 3rd-Wednesday Planning Commission meeting on Dec. 16th. The next PC meeting will be January 6, 2021.

 

Adjournment

6:20PM – S. Gregg moved to adjourn; D. Roy 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.

 

 

December 2, 2020 PC Agenda

November 27, 2020

SOUTH HERO PLANNING COMMISSION

Agenda

6PM on December 2, 2020

 

This meeting will be held via Zoom.  Please contact the South Hero Zoning Administrator at zoning@southherovt.org before 4:30pm on 12/2 for a Zoom invitation.

 

AGENDA

 

 

  1. Changes to the Agenda
  2. Public Comment
  3. Finalize updated copy for Sec. 701 — Accessory Dwellings, to meet new State requirements
  4. Meeting Minutes
  5. New/Old Business —
  6. Administrator’s Report
  7. Adjournment

 

 

 

Nov. 18, 2020 PC Agenda

November 19, 2020

SOUTH HERO PLANNING COMMISSION

Agenda

6PM on November 18, 2020

 

This meeting will be held via Zoom.  Please contact the South Hero Zoning Administrator at zoning@southherovt.org before 4:30pm on 11/18 for a Zoom invitation.

 

 

AGENDA

 

 

  1. Changes to the Agenda
  2. Public Comment
  3. Review updated copy for Sec. 701 — Accessory Dwellings, to meet new State requirements
  4. Review and finalize Mobile Vendors Ordinance per Selectboard’s 11/9/20 suggestions
  5. Meeting Minutes
  6. New/Old Business —
  7. Administrator’s Report
  8. Adjournment

 

 

Nov. 18, 2020 PC Minutes

November 19, 2020

SOUTH HERO PLANNING COMMISSION                                           November 18, 2020

(Meeting Held Via Zoom)

 

Members Present: Doug Patterson (Chair); Sandy Gregg (Vice-Chair); David Roy; Michele Gammal; Jonathan Shaw.

Public Present: Martha Taylor-Varney, ZA

 

6:00PM – D. Patterson called the meeting to order.

 

Changes to the Agenda

There were none.

 

Review Update Copy of Sec. 701 – Accessory Dwellings

The Commission members reviewed comments and recommendation from the Selectboard’s 11/9 meeting and made edits to the copy.  D. Roy moved to accept the changes and to recommend approval by the Selectboard; S. Gregg second.  All in favor.

 

Finalize Mobile Vendors’ Ordinance

The Commission made minor edits to the ordinance draft based on the Selectboard’s comments from their 11/9 meeting.  J. Shaw moved to send the revised ordinance to the Selectboard for their approval; D. Roy second.  All in favor.

 

Review of Minutes

  1. Gregg moved to accept the minutes of the October 21, 2020; M. Gammal second. All in favor.

 

New Business

  1. Taylor-Varney asked the Commission if the Town should consider a fireworks ordinance or bylaw, or to require a permit. J. Shaw said that it was his understanding that personal use of fireworks is not permitted by the State and that only organizations with ATF permits can have them. This may need to be researched more to confirm the State’s regulations.  The ZA receives numerous complaints about fireworks each summer.

 

Administrator’s Report

  1. Martha has attempted to contact VTrans to invite a representative to attend a joint Zoom meeting with the Planning Commission, DRB, and Selectboard to discuss parking along RT 2. So far, there has been no response.
  2. The December 16 meeting has been cancelled. The Commission will only meet at their Dec. 2nd meeting next month.  The meeting will be held via Zoom.

 

 

Adjournment

6:35 PM – S. Gregg moved to adjourn; M. Gammal 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.

 

November 4, 2020 PC meeting — CANCELLED

November 2, 2020

SOUTH HERO PLANNING COMMISSION

Agenda

6PM on November 4, 2020

CANCELLED

 

This meeting will be at the Town Office.  Masks are required in the Town Office Building.  Proper social distance protocol will be followed.

 

 

AGENDA

 

 

  1. Changes to the Agenda
  2. Public Comment
  3. Review updated copy for Sec. 701 — Accessory Dwellings, to meet new State requirements
  4. Mobile Vendors Ordinance will be on the Nov. 9 agenda for discussion and possible approval.
  5. Meeting Minutes
  6. New/Old Business —
  7. Administrator’s Report
  8. Adjournment