April 21, 2021 PC Miinutes

April 28, 2021

SOUTH HERO PLANNING COMMISSION MINTES                             April 21, 2021


Members Attending: Doug Patterson (Chair); Sandy Gregg (Vice-Chair); David Roy

Member Absent: Michele Gammal

Public Attending: Bridget Kerr; Bob Fireovid; Martha Taylor-Varney (ZA)


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


Changes to the Agenda

Add discussion on 2023 Town Plan under Old Business


Public Comment

There was none.


Public Hearing discussion for amendments to the Development Regulations

  1. Table 2.1 – changes under Commercial Accessory Uses: currently permitted in all zoning districts; recommend change all to conditional use and site plan approval.
  2. The Board discussed whether ‘industry’ needed to be further defined for application within the 2 Village zoning districts. Bridget Kerr wants more definition.  The Board prefers to let the DRB make that judgement, as they already had in 2 previous applications.  The Village Districts portion of Sec, 203 (Zoning District Purposes) allows for “small, low-impact industry” within the South Hero and Keeler Bay Village Zoning Districts.  This discussion will continue at the public hearing.
  3. Accessory Dwellings – the State changed the requirements and definitions of accessory dwellings. Gregg will contact Greta Brunswick at NRPC for the full list of changes.


The Commission set June 2, 2021 for the Planning Commission’s public hearing, to be included as an agenda item on that night’s regular PC meeting agenda.


Small Business Saturday

There was no additional information at this time.


Meeting Minutes

  1. Gregg moved to accept the minutes from April 7, 2021; D. Roy second. All in favor.


New/Old Business

Accessory On-Farm Businesses – The Commission members will defer on amendments to the Regulations related to AOFB’s.

2023 Town Plan – The members all agreed that we should apply for a municipal planning grant for this.  Martha will ask Greta for a budget from NRPC.


Administrator’s Report

-Grand Isle will be hosting a Zoom seminar on Open Meeting Law rules and procedures on May 13, 2021 at 6PM.

-The next PC meeting will be May 5, 2021 at 6PM.  Meetings will continue on Zoom for the foreseeable future.



6:38PM – 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 the next regularly scheduled meeting.  All motions were unanimous unless otherwise indicated.




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