Town of Bolton
3045 Theodore Roosevelt Highway
Meeting called to order at 6:00 p.m.
Planning Commission members present: Linda Baker, Chair, Jim Bralich, Chris Haggerty, Rodney Pingree
Planning Commission members absent: Steve Barner
MPG Advisory Committee members present: Jen Andrews, Joss Besse, Margot Pender
MPG Advisory Committee members absent: Pete Siegel, Rob Heimbuch, Dick Ward
1. Zoning districts and uses
2. Minutes October 7, 2003
3. Other communications/mail
4. Any other business
The committee reviewed the preliminary zoning district map drafted by Burnt Rock, discussed and further refined some of the zoning district boundary lines. Discussion regarding the preliminary map resulted in these additional changes and comments about those districts including:
· Minimum to 50 acre from 25 acre - ?
· Include “Honey Hollow” area, allow camps as conditional use.
· Honey Hollow Road a Class III road, could require the town to maintain year round. Currently the town plows upon request. The Select Board does not appear interested in downgrading the road to a Class IV road.
· Understand there is always the possibility of power going into the Honey Hollow area.
· The State has rights of first refusal on several parcels located in that area.
· Limit to seasonal or camps only - ?
· Western boundary – extend to where the right of way between I89 and Route 2 intersects, Latham Homes would be included within the boundary.
· Northern boundary – a 1500’ setback along Route 2/RI boundary.
· Eastern boundary – pull in to Smilie School.
· Extend the RII district down along Route 2.
The committee reviewed the draft #2 of the Zoning District Tables (That handout is on file at the Town Clerk’s office with these minutes), and discussion included:
· Lower square footage in permitted and conditional use, current maximums are 4,000/20,000.
· Reduce minimum lot size to ˝ acre. The committee reached a consensus to keep the current minimum lot size of 1 acre.
· Add several conditional uses e.g., funeral home, health clinic, Inn with a 24 room maximum.
· Delete permitted Hotel – permitted inVII district.
· Reduce setbacks from 35’ to 15’, and from 25’ to 10’. Frontage remains @ 100’. Drop setbacks for “other uses”, and use only one dimensional standard for VI.
· Add to # 7 and 8 in permitted use that all major subdivisions of four or more lots must go through PRD/PUD review.
· Golf course stays as permitted use.
· Add certain uses only with frontage on Route 2 as conditional use.
· Regulate trails - ? (i.e. VAST, Catamount)
· PRD/PUD not prohibited.
· Make setbacks more proportional.
· No required frontage - ?
Agenda Item #2– Minutes October 7, 2003
The P.C. reviewed VLCT’s calendar for late fall workshops.
The P.C. reviewed CCRPC’s invitation to attend the December Planner’s lunch – topic: Chapter 117 reform.
The P.C. reviewed Richmond’s notice of public hearing for proposed zoning amendments.
Amy will check on the owners, structures, and access to the southwestern quadrant of the “Honey Hollow” area.
Amy will forward Burnt Rock’s zoning district’s draft map to Pam Brangan at CCRPC to draft a new map.
The next scheduled meeting of the MPG Advisory Committee will be Monday, December 8, 2003, 6 – 8 p.m. at Smilie School.
The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.
Clerk, Planning Commission
These minutes are unofficial until accepted.
__________________________ , 2003.
Linda Baker, Chair