NORWICH PLANNING COMMISSION
Thursday, December 22, 2011, Tracy Hall
Members Present: Tom Gray, Jeff Goodrich, Richard Stucker, Brooke Adler, Anne Silberfarb
Members Absent: Daniel Johnson, Ralph Hybels
Clerk: Phil Dechert Others:
Tom Gray, Vice-Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:09 PM.
1. Agenda – Approved
2. Comments from the Public – None
3. Minutes – 11-10-11 – Approved without changes.
4. Announcements & Reports –
a. TRORC Survey – The Clerk was directed to respond for the commission and send
copies to Johnson and Gray. The TRORC survey is an assessment of their
performance, consistency in delivery, and quality of the product.
b. Gray reported on the Public Forum about municipal services communication
proposals including a 180 foot communication tower on the public works land.
Concern had been expressed regarding the visual impact of the tower and the
overall cost of the improvements. Gray added that the committee will be
reviewing some additional alternatives that had been brought to their attention.
5. Winter/Spring Work Schedule -
The Commission reviewed a work schedule for finalizing the subdivision
regulations revision by the end of March and Phase I of the SE Norwich mixed-
use project by early May.
6. Affordable Housing Subcommittee –
a. Past members of the former Affordable Housing Committee have not been
contacted yet for membership on the subcommittee but will be.
b. Some additional changes to the proposed charge were approved.
c. The Clerk will verify that the reinstatement of the Affordable Housing Revolving
Fund has been included on the town meeting warrant.
7. Subdivision Regulation Revisions
Slopes – The commission continued exploring review criteria options for
evaluating development on steeper slopes and thresholds for requiring more
detailed analysis and plans for erosion and sedimentation control. Discussion
centered on the Steep Slope and Ridgeline Protection chapter in a NH model
ordinance. Goodrich will draft proposed criteria for the next meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 8:52 PM.
Phil Dechert, Clerk 1-12-12
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