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.




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.


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