TOWN OF RUTLAND
Meeting open at 7:00 PM
Howard Burgess, Charles Vajda, Raymond
Leonard, Andrew McKane and Anthony Flory, William Matteson
Mr. Leonard moved to approve the 8-4-11
minutes. Mr. McKane made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Flory moved to approve the 9-15-11
minutes. Mr. Vajda made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Matteson informed the Commissioners that
the Select Board has asked the Planning Commission to resume work on the
proposed zoning regulations.
Mr. Matteson said in the zoning rewrite the
Commission should pay particular attention to the section regarding satellite
dishes. He said some people regard regulating satellite dishes as tedious.
Mr. Matteson encouraged all commissioners to
review the proposed zoning regulations and to raise any concerns they may have.
Mr. Burgess inquired as to whether the Select Board had problems with the
proposed Development Review Board (DRB). Mr. Matteson said everything is back
on the table and the Commission will proceed and that whichever way the
commission chooses is the correct way.
Mr. Matteson said the Commission could make
changes to their proposal after receiving comments at the public hearings.
Mr. Matteson said the Commission would be
working on the proposed zoning document with assistance from Mr. Mark Blucher,
Executive Director of the Rutland Regional Planning Commission, and after going
through the public hearing process will present a document to the Select Board.
Mr. Matteson said there needs to be a lot of
participation in the writing of the zoning regulations. Mr. Matteson said he
has spoken with a lot of individuals and they agree the proposed regulations
are not too restrictive.
Mr. Leonard told Commissioners that he had
spoken with former Planning Commission member Ms. Sharron Crowley, and that she
wanted the Commission to know she supports zoning.
Mr. Matteson said approximately 20 years ago
the Town sent out a survey regarding zoning regulations and that 75% of those
responding wanted some form of zoning.
Mr. Leonard said the amount of input from
the Commission was minimal considering the input from; the State, the Regional
Commission, State law and the Town attorney. Mr. Matteson disagreed and said
the Commission put a lot of time into the writing of the zoning regulations.
Town Administrator, Mr. Joseph Zingale Jr,
reported to the Commissioners regarding the proposed mailing to the landowners
in the vicinity of the proposed service road.
Mr. Zingale said he would send letters to
all landowners on Randbury Road, The owners of the Green Mountain Shopping
Plaza, Farrell Distributing Corp., Taco Bell, The Hampton Inn, The Holiday Inn,
the Aspen Dental complex and Mr. John Kalish and the proposed Aldi’s Grocery
Mr. Matteson said the Commission also needs
to consider how the road would be funded and he suggested Mr. Blucher and Mr.
Jamie Stewart from REDC also be invited to the meeting.
Mr. McKane made a motion to have Mr. Zingale
send out the draft letter to the landowners within the aforementioned
boundaries. Mr. Flory made a second to the motion. The motion passed
Mr. Matteson raised questions regarding the
recent flooding. The Commissioners discussed the recent flooding.
Mr. McKane moved to close the meeting. Mr.
Leonard made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
William Matteson, Chairman