NORWICH PLANNING COMMISSION
Thursday, November 14, 2013, Tracy Hall
Members Present: Tom Gray, Jeff Goodrich, Richard Stucker, Susan Brink, Daniel Johnson,
Members Absent: Nancy LaRowe
Clerk: Phil Dechert Others:
The Chair called the meeting to order at 7:08 PM.
1. Agenda – Approved with Selectboard Strategic Planning Memo added to correspondence
2. Minutes – 11-14-13 –approved without changes
3. Announcements & Reports, Correspondence & Updates:
a. Selectboard Strategic Planning Memo – An October 17, 2013 memo from
Steve Flanders, Chair of the Selectboard, requesting additional information in a
SWOT analysis format for the Selectboard Strategic Plan be submitted by town
committees was discussed. Some members agreed to get together on their own to
prepare ideas for the Selectboard.
b. Planning Commission Article for Town Report – A draft article prepared by
the Chair and Clerk was approved for submission.
4. Zoning Regulation Amendments
a. Table 2.8 – River/Stream Corridor management District
A memo submitted by Goodrich prior to the meeting listed 12 comments
regarding criteria in the latest draft of Table 2.08. The memo is based on
discussions he had with Flynn. Concerns included:
Replacing uniform stream “setbacks” with “zones of concern” based on
the actual conditions or values such as topography and soils at a specific
locations. Development within these zones will be subject to appropriate
Too much regulation
5. Adjournment 9:01PM
Phil Dechert, Clerk APPROVED 12/12/13
Future Meetings: Thursday, December 12, 2013 – 7 PM Regular Meeting
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