PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
June 19, 2002
The meeting was called to order at 7:35 p.m. and the following members were present:
Rob Lambert Laura Aibel
Michael Schnack Sue Barker
Mary Brennan Gary Girard
Lisa Bryer, AICP – Town Planner
Cinthia Reppe – Recording Clerk
Douglas DeSimone – Town Solicitor
Richard Pastore – Town Engineer Consultant
A motion was made by Commissioner Brennan and seconded by Commissioner Girard to accept the minutes as written. So unanimously voted. Commissioner Girard Abstains.
Commissioner Barker stated that they need volunteers to water the new trees at the library. Commissioner Brennan stated that she will have her daughters Erin and Cate Brennan help her with watering the trees.
Commissioner Hubbard arrives at 7:40 p.m.
Commissioner Barker said a tree inventory will be done on July 13, 2002 at 8:00 a.m. She also stated that the Tree Committee was questioning some damage done to the trees on Knowles Court.
Mr. Pastore addressed the Planning Commission regarding stormwater management and ISDS design criteria and asked them for their comment regarding these issues. A discussion ensued with the Planning Commission giving input to Mr. Pastore who will update the changes and forward them to Douglas DeSimone. The Planning Commission will take a look at the final document at the next meeting.
Commissioner Brennan stated that if the Town Council wants to change what the Planning Commission has done on this proposed ordinance amendment than they can change it themselves. The Planning Commission worked long and hard on this document and felt that it was in order and appropriate. Commissioner Girard stated that it is very frustrating to take all this time to do all this work and have it keep coming back. Commissioner Hubbard stated that we might want to look at minor changes. The Planning Commission discussed and made some adjustments to the proposed amendment. Commissioner Girard made a motion to return this Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment related to Open Space/ Public Zones to the Town Council with the changes. Commissioner Barker seconded the motion. So unanimously voted.
Commissioner Schnack made a motion seconded by Commissioner Barker to table this issue until the next meeting. So unanimously voted.
VI. New Business
Commissioner Girard stated that maybe the Planning Commission should have an official ending time to their meetings, like some of the other committees do. Commissioner Lambert made a motion to put on the next agenda a change to the by laws stating that if the meeting is to continue past 10:00 p.m. it will require a majority vote. So unanimously voted.
Commissioner Schnack made a motion that was seconded by Commissioner Barker to nominate the current slate of officers on the Planning Commission for a second year. So unanimously voted.
A motion was made by Commissioner Aibel and seconded by Commissioner Lambert to adjourn the meeting at 10:10 p.m. So unanimously voted.