NORWICH PLANNING COMMISSION
Thursday, October, 28, 2010, Tracy Hall - Meeting Room
Members Present: Tom Gray, Jeff Goodrich, Daniel Johnson, Ralph Hybels
Members Absent: Anne Silberfarb, Brooke Adler, Richard Stucker
Clerk: Phil Dechert Others:
Daniel Johnson - Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:25 PM.
1. Agenda – Approved.
2. Minutes – 10-14-10 – Deferred to next meeting. Only one member present who had
attended the 10-14-10 meeting.
3. Correspondence –
a. Strafford Draft Town Plan received. Public Hearing warned for November 15.
4. Town Plan –
a. Status Review – A summary of the status of each chapter was reviewed. Most
changes have been sent to the consultant for editing. Any changes made at this
meeting will be sent immediately. A complete draft will be available for the
November 11 meeting.
b. Other Documents – A summary of changes from the 4-29-10 Town Plan Draft to
be made available online and at the next hearing was reviewed and accepted. A
revised version of the “What is a Town Plan?” document to accompany the new
draft was also accepted.
c. Natural and Historic Resources, Energy, and Land Use Chapters – Final
revisions to these chapters made at the previous meeting were reviewed.
d. Schedule – A public hearing will be scheduled for December 9 at 7:00 PM.
5. Municipal Planning Grant – Dechert will prepare a grant application for
implementation of a community process to create a plan for higher density energy
efficient development areas proposed in the town plan. The application will be reviewed
at the November 11 meeting.
6. Other business:
a. The Clerk was directed to draft a letter of support for the “Municipal Network”
program organized by the League of Women Voters and Vital Communities and
attended by some of the commission members.
b. The Clerk was asked to invite Lori Hirshfield, Director of Planning and
Development Services for the Town of Hartford, to the January 27, 2011 meeting
to discuss the Town of Hartford Growth Center designation.
7. Meeting adjourned at 9:00 PM.
Phil Dechert, Clerk APPROVED 11/11/10
Future Meetings: Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 7 PM
Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 7 PM (Town Plan Hearing)
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