Norwich Planning Commission Meeting Minutes Thursday, December 22, 2011
NORWICH PLANNING COMMISSION Meeting Minutes Thursday, December 22, 2011, Tracy Hall Regular Meeting 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 Norwich Planning Commission – Minutes December 22, 2011 Page 2 Future Meetings: Thursday, January 12 at 7 PM Thursday, January 26 at 7 PM To receive email notices of Planning Commission meetings and hearings, agendas, minutes and other notices, send an email to planner@norwich.vt.us asking to be placed on the Planning Commission Email List. All Planning Commission agendas and minutes may be found at: http://www.norwich.vt.us/boards_and_committees/planning_commission
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