TOWN OF RUTLAND
Charles Vajda, Raymond Leonard, Andrew McKane, Tony Flory, Jerry Stearns and Howard Burgess
The Commissioners reviewed the minutes of 4-19-12. Mr. Burgess moved to approve the minutes of 4-19-12. Mr. Vajda made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
The Hubbard Trust, represented by Attorney Jack Facey, met with the Commissioners regarding two final subdivision hearings.
Mr. Facey presented maps and answered questions raised by the Commissioners. Messer’s Ted Hubbard Jr., Tom Hubbard and Tim Hubbard were present and also answered questions raised by the commissioners.
Mr. Facey and the Commissioners reviewed a list of waiver requests requested by the Hubbard Trust.
Mr. Burgess requested the final plat to be recorded be of a size so that it is ledge able. Mr. Burgess showed a map recorded for Tracy Hubbard that is non-ledge able. Mr. Facey said he would record a plat, which is ledgeable. Mr. Facey said he would record a 24X36 map if the Town would accept the size.
Mr. Burgess moved to approve the three plats presented with the condition the recordable plats are ledge able. Mr. Flory made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Ms. Susan Schreibman, Acting Director of the Rutland Regional Planning Commission, met with the Commissioners and review map changes made to the proposed Zoning map. Ms. Schreibman told the Commissioners that she also added a definition for the word dilapidated.
Ms. Schreibman read a proposed definition and said it (defining dilapidated) is subjective and can be difficult. Ms. Schreibman said she checked with the Vermont League of Cities and Towns and wrote a very simply worded item to be included on the November ballot for zoning adoption.
Ms. Schreibman said the next step, after the Commissioners are satisfied with the zoning, is to send the document to the Select Board for their review and public hearings.
Mr. Burgess cited a concern with the re-designation of a portion of the Hathaway property to residential/commercial. Mr. Burgess cited a concern with putting commercial right up next to the homes on Curtis Brook Road.
Mr. Burgess suggested the re-designation follow the brook and not the property line, which would bring the commercial district up next to high-end homes on Curtis Brook road.
Mr. Burgess and Mr. Byron Hathaway discussed establishing a zoning district line using property boundaries verses only designating a portion of a property.
Mr. Burgess reminded the commissioners that Mr. David Lewis had requested that a portion of the Heritage Hill property be changed form commercial to conservation.
The commissioners discussed the requested and instructed Mr. Burgess to contact Heritage Hill officials and inform them of the requested change. Mr. Burgess will report back to the Commission at the next meeting.
Ms. Schreibman said the Heritage Hill parcel and the Hathaway parcel had been changed on the proposed map.
Mr. Burgess also reminded the commissioners that Mr. Richard Bendig, Messrs. Frank Trombley & Jeffrey Lloyd had also requested map designation changes.
Mr. Burgess said the Trombley / Lloyd parcel had already been changed to residential commercial on the proposed map. Ms. Schreibman said she had made all of the changes presented to date.
Ms. Schreibman said the public could attend the Select Board hearing and that further changes could be made prior to adoption. Mr. Flory moved to change the Hathaway property to residential/commercial. Mr. Leonard made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Ms. Schreibman will add the proposed definition for “dilapidated” and will send Mr. Zingale the updated document and map.
Mr. Leonard moved to close the meeting at 7:45 P.M. Mr. Flory made a second to the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Andrew McKane, Vice Chairman