Planning Commission Draft Minutes Public Hearing, January 6, 2020

CITY OF VERGENNES

DRAFT PLANNNG COMMISSION MINUTES

PUBLIC HEARING – AMENDMENT TO THE MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

JANUARY 6, 2020

Members Present: Shannon Haggett-Chair, Mike Winslow-Vice Chair, Danelle Birong, Carrie Macfarlane, Tim Cook, John Coburn, Cheryl Brinkman

 

Present: Peter Garon – Zoning Administrator, Brent F. Rakowski – Chair of the Development Review Board, Scott Hardy

The meeting was called to order by Chair Shannon Haggett at 7:00 pm. He read the posted warning.

Brent Rakowski noted that changes in the plan seemed helpful in permitting more extensive development in certain areas. He felt there should have been more mention of the City pool.

Scott Hardy also applauded the increase in density as it helped a lot in reducing the cost of development. He spoke about the possibility of multi-family dwellings adding 100 to 140 housing units.

In response to a question from Scott Hardy, Chair Shannon Haggett discussed the approval process and timing. The process next includes two public hearings by the City Council to take place after the Planning Commission submits the plan to them. After adoption of the municipal plan, the Planning Commission will review and propose amendments to the Zoning and Subdivision Regulations. The amendments to the regulations will also go through a public process of at least one public hearing at the Planning Commission level and at least two public hearings at the City Council level. The full amendment and adoption process is expected to be completed near the end of 2020.

No further testimony was submitted.

The public hearing was closed at 7:15 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Peter Garon, Recording Secretary

These are draft minutes and have not been reviewed or approved by the Planning Commission.