Town of Bolton
3045 Theodore Roosevelt Highway
Regular meeting called to order at 6:20 p.m. after the tour of West Bolton.
Planning Commission members present: Chris Haggerty, Rodney Pingree
Planning Commission members absent: Linda Baker, Jim Bralich, Steve Barner
MPG Advisory Committee members present: Joss Besse, Jerry Mullen, Margot Pender
MPG Advisory Committee members absent: Pete Siegel, Rob Heimbuch, Jen Andrews, Dick Ward
1. Tour of West Bolton
2. Brian Shupe and Sharon Murray, Burnt Rock, Inc. Article Draft review
3. Minutes May 12, 2003
4. Other communications/mail
5. Any other business
Several members of the MPG Advisory Committee met and toured the West Bolton area with Brian Shupe and Sharon Murray to review the current district boundaries
Brian Shupe distributed two drafts to the committee;
1. Article I. Authority and Purpose
2. Article 7. Administration and Enforcement Outline
Brain noted that drafts would be reviewed, and revised with feedback.
The Committee discussed issues that might be labeled as the most controversial and determined that might include uses and districts. A September public forum on this issue was penciled in, with a review of uses and districts to take place at the next meeting.
The Committee reviewed the draft of Article I. Brian and Sharon noted that some changes were statutory and some served to implement the Town Plan and State Land Use goals. Brian noted the use of “boilerplate language” and the change in the title to “Bolton Land Use and Development Regulations.”
The Committee reviewed the draft of Article 7. Brian and Sharon noted that this draft Article was longer, and that the upper right hand column would indicate where in the existing regulations the item was found, or if it was new, optional or statutory. (See copies of Burnt Rock’s 2 draft Article handouts from this date on file with these minutes at the Bolton Town Clerk’s Office.) The areas of discussion included:
· Section 7.2 – Exemptions. New/optional, and a fairly comprehensive list. The committee noted the need for more discussion on home occupations and the possibility of a tiered system, and the possibility of regulating trails
· Section 7.3 – Zoning Permit. The timeline and process are statutory. Application requirements are broader.
· Section 7.4. – C.O.C. and C.O.O. More structure added to C.O.C. The removal of a temporary C.O.O. Change Administrative Officer to Zoning Administrator. Allow 15, rather than 5 days for the Zoning Administrator’s action.
· Section 7.5 - Appeals. All statutory.
· Section 7.6 – Variances. All statutory. Building in the flood plain, discuss more restrictive standards in certain districts.
· Section 7 .7 – Violations and Enforcement. Dictated by Statute.
· Section 7.8 – Municipal Administrative Requirements. Issues that the Zoning Administrator and Town Boards need to be aware of.
The minutes were not accepted as there was not a quorum of the Planning Commission present. Tabled until the July meeting.
Michele Maresca of CCRPC will be attending the July meeting to give a one-hour presentation on the results of the regional build out analysis in Bolton. Discussion of uses and districts will follow Michelle’s 6 p.m. presentation.
The next scheduled meeting of the MPG Advisory Committee will be Monday, July14, 2003, 6 p.m. at Smilie School.
The August meeting has been tentatively scheduled for Monday, August 11, 2003 at 6 p.m.
The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
Clerk, Planning Commission
These minutes are unofficial until accepted.
__________________________ , 2003.
Linda Baker, Chair