Town of Bolton
3045 Theodore Roosevelt Highway
Bolton VT 05676
March 7, 2005
Meeting called to order at 6:35 p.m.
Planning Commission members present: Linda Baker, Rodney Pingree, Jim Bralich, Jim Thornton
Planning Commission members absent: Steve Barner
Clerk: Amy Grover
Meet with CCRPC to implement Town Plan grant project
Minutes February 7, 2005
Any other business
The Commission reviewed the draft contract between the Town and CCRPC for the rewrite of the Town Plan. Amy will contact Greg Brown at CCRPC to note that except for the dates concerning payment to CCRPC, the language of the contract was acceptable to the PC.
The Commission and Ian Macdougall reviewed statutory information regarding the Town Plan, and discussion included:
There are ten elements that the Town Plan must address.
The elements must be consistent with the thirteen goals. Ian noted that previous to the Chapter 117 amendments, there were twelve goals, but that childcare facilities had been added, bringing the total to thirteen.
The current Town Plan has the elements, but that they need to be fleshed out.
Statute numbers may have changed.
Must show valiant effort to involve the Town in the process, and to decide when that involvement will occur.
Ian noted that he would begin the Town Plan rewrite process by looking at the first two or three elements, sending out a draft before the next meeting, if possible.
The group discussed impact fees, and decided that it would be worthwhile for Ian to bring his presentation on impact fees to both the PC and the Select Board at the next meeting. Amy will contact Deb to be put on the agenda at the next Select Board meeting.
The group discussed affordable housing in Bolton and Chittenden County. Amy will acquire the Housing Report compiled by Tim Fluck at CCRPC to send out to the PC before the next meeting.
Agenda Item #2: Minutes February 7, 2005
Jim Thornton made the motion to accept the minutes of February 7, 2005. Rodney Pingree seconded the motion. All were in favor, motion carried.
Agenda Item #3: Other communications/mail
Agenda Item #4 :Any other business
The next three meetings of the Planning Commission are scheduled for Mondays, April 4, May 2, and June 6, 2005, 6 – 8 p.m. @ Smilie School, unless otherwise posted. The April 4 meeting will take place at the Town clerk’s office.
Agenda Item #5 :Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
Clerk, Planning Commission
These minutes are unofficial until accepted.
These minutes were read and accepted by the Planning Commission on
__________________________ , 2005.
Linda Baker, Chair