PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
The meeting was called to order at and the following members were present:
Gary Girard Andrew Kallfelz
Betty Hubbard Victor Calabretta
Jean MacGregor Brown William Kelly
Lisa Bryer, AICP – Town Planner
Cinthia Reppe – Recording Clerk
I. Approval of
A motion was made by Commissioner Kallfelz to approve the minutes as amended; Commissioner Kelly seconded it with the following changes;
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Kallfelz made a motion to have Lisa Bryer and Richard Pastore find an expert to
conduct the study and the applicant help to design
Add prepare a proposal for the scope of work.
Page 4 start a new paragraph with A general comment from Lisa Bryer Town Planner stated that it is not the Planning Commissions job to re design this application.
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to stop development.
This still gives us the best chance to insure safety preserve and protect the resources.
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the page under Commissioner Hubbard comment, strike
down add perpendicular
to contour lines.
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and ISDS and as.
Add So voted:
Gary Girard – Aye Andrew Kallfelz – Aye
Betty Hubbard - Aye Victor Calabretta – Aye
Jean Brown – Nay William Kelly – Aye
Barry Holland – Aye
Motion carries by a vote of 6-1
So unanimously voted.
1. CRMC – Amended May 2004 Calendar - Received
III. Citizen’s Non Agenda Item
Mr. Rebecchi asked if there was a follow up to the
question of the property on Beacon and Spirketing being developed and having
fill brought in. Town Planner Lisa Bryer
stated she spoke to the solicitor regarding this matter and they will close the
loop hole with the proposed changes to the high groundwater ordinance. Commissioner Kallfelz stated we should send a
letter to the Town Council regarding this issue asking them if they want the
Planning Commission to work on it.
Commissioner Calabretta asked, are we sure this is not addressed in the
code of ordinances already? This issue will be put on the agenda for the next
meeting. Charlotte Zarlengo stated this
was a holding area for large amount of water now it flows down
1. Town Planner’s Report
Lisa Bryer Town Planner received in the mail today a notice that our Comprehensive Community Plan has been approved. They will be doing a presentation in June with the Town Council and she will let the Planning Commissioners know when it will be.
2. Town Committees
a. Harbor –
Commissioner Kallfelz stated, that a Kayak rack was being proposed in
b. Buildings and Facilities
Next meeting is Tuesday May 25th.
Commissioner Holland reported that the Tree Warden, Dave Nickerson, is frustrated over an ordinance that was endorsed by the Planning Commission that went to the Town Council last October. At that time the Solicitor felt that the amendments were not consistent with State Law and the Tree Warden reported that the Town Solicitor was not returning his phone calls because he was supposed to get with the Chairman of the Tree Committee to discuss the issue.
3. Sub Committees
V. Old Business
Nothing at this time.
VI. New Business
Commissioner Hubbard stated that as
residents and Planners the
worked with the historical society and Walter Schroeder. They are happy about working on this
study. Town Planner Lisa Bryer handed
out a draft of potential uses of
Continue to develop
Potential strategies for the Park could include:
1. Increasing amenities/uses that will increase Town resident usage of the park. Uses could include:
a. Sailing program
b. Summer camp program
c. Walking paths/trails
d. Picnicking areas
e. Bike racks
f. Smaller pavilion type facility for family functions
g. Indoor active recreation facility
2. Coordinating with Harbor Management Commission and enhance water dependent uses at the park
a. Expansion of
pier to include expanded boater use including access to boats at
b. Dingy storage dock
c. Touch and go dock
d. Kayak/windsurfing storage/dock
3. Increase public access
4. Upgrade pavilion
5. Upgrade facilities – bathrooms, parking
6. Upgrade appearance of park
7. Enhance parking area down by trail or elsewhere
8. Achieve a continued positive financial impact to the Town and look to develop a self-sustaining facility operating as an enterprise fund
9. Develop and interpret the existing historic features
10. Possible amphitheater area for concerts
The Planning Commissions task is planning a vision for the town.
On June 10th a public forum
will be held at the Library, any concern, ideas, and issues, will be discussed
there. Commissioner Calabretta asked if
we are assuming we are going to develop
Town Planner Lisa Bryer handed out a the action plan related to the Planning Commission from the Comprehensive Plan and the Commission reviewed the items that were accomplished in 2003. The parking plan has been completed. The Affordable Housing Plan is in process at this time. An ordinance relating to Aquaculture was drafted. A discussion regarding Bike paths ensued and Commissioner Calabretta reminded the Commission that the last time this was on the table the residents opposed it. The following is a prioritized list of the work plan for 2004 into 2005;
1. Affordable Housing – Accessory Apartments – in process
2. Recreation and Open Space Plan – in process
3. Development Plan Design Manual (including exterior lighting)
4. Greenways – Bike Path
5. Demolition Permit
A motion to adjourn was made by Commissioner Brown and seconded by Commissioner Calabretta at So unanimously voted.
Cinthia Reppe This meeting was recorded on 1-micro-cassette