- Planning Commission
April 4, 2005
Town of Bolton
3045 Theodore Roosevelt Highway
Bolton VT 05676
- This meeting was held in conjunction
with the Select Board meeting to review the topic of impact fees.
Commission members present: Linda Baker, Steve Barner, Jim Bralich, Jim Thornton,
Commission members absent: none
- Clerk: Amy Grover
present: Ian Macdougall, CCRPC, Deb Lariviere and Select Board members Pat
Mallow and John Devine
- Meet with Select Board to review
impact fees 7 p.m..
- Minutes March 7, 2005
- Other communications/mail
- Any other business
Item #1 - Meet with Select Board to review impact fees.
- Ian Macdougall
of CCRPC gave a brief presentation to the group regarding impact fees, and
discussion followed. The presentation and discussion included the following:
- Statutory information regarding
- Town Plan must be confirmed to
charge impact fees. Bolton's Town Plan is approved.
- Affects new development.
- Impact fees are a condition,
not a tax.
- Impact fees must be used within
- Issues of accountability and
a reasonable formula for devising impact fee schedule.
- Specific capital improvements
must be budgeted.
- Components of capital improvements
- Project a capital budget that
is contingent upon development, certain conditions will trigger certain capital
- Most common
impact fees: schools, road improvements, recreation, fire sub stations, planning,
architect studies, surveys.
- No standard formula, each town
- After discussion the consensus
of the group was that the impact fee issue needed much more careful thought
and consideration than the evening provided. Linda Baker noted that the PC
would be unavailable to move forward with further research on impact fees,
as the PC was on a strict timeline for the Town Plan update, with only 1 year
to finish the grant work plan. Deb Lariviere suggested a task force, and/or
contacting Sharon Murray for more information. Jim Thornton volunteered to
pursue further assessment of impact fees, and to contact Sharon Murray.
Item #2 - Minutes March 7, 2005
Pingree made the motion to accept the minutes of March 7, 2005. Jim Thornton
seconded the motion. All were in favor, motion carried.
Agenda Item #3 - Other
Agenda Item #4 - Any
- The next
two meetings of the Planning Commission are scheduled for Monday May 2, and
June 6, 2005, 6 - 8 p.m. @ Smilie School, unless otherwise posted.
Agenda Item #5 - Adjournment
meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
- Amy Grover
Clerk, Planning Commission
These minutes are
unofficial until accepted.
These minutes were read
and accepted by the Planning Commission on
- Linda Baker, Chair