TOWN OF RUTLAND
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
May 20, 2010
The meeting opened at 7:00 P.M.
Howard Burgess, Richard Hoenes, Raymond Leonard, William Matteson, Andy McKane, Tom Turner and Charles Vajda.
Review of the May 6, 2010 Minutes
Mr. Hoenes motioned to accept the minutes as written. Mr. Burgess seconded the motion. All were in approval.
Tracy Taylor Final Subdivision Hearing
The Planning Commission reviewed the map done by Mr. Taylor's engineer. The Waffle House will be purchasing one of the divided lots. Mr. Burgess asked a question about a twelve inch culvert that appeared to go across the parking lot. Mr. Taylor could not answer why it was there, but it was not an issue. The proposed building will be around 4,000 square feet.
All the abutters have been notified and Andrew Chapleau was present as one of the abutters. He stated he was not against the subdivision, but his lawyer and the lawyer for the Waffle House have gotten together to come to an agreement about his concerns, which are stated in the Act 250 permit.
Mr. Matteson said that it appeared everything that was asked for at the previous meeting has been put on the map, i.e., contours, sewer, parking lot and tree lines. Mr. Taylor just has to file a mylar with the Town Clerk. Mr. Hoenes motioned to approve the subdivision and Mr. McKane seconded the motion. All were in approval.
Mr. Zingale reported that the Thomas subdivision is still on schedule and Kevin Candon, Mr. Thomas' lawyer, left a message to that affect. The final subdivision was warned properly and there were twenty-nine abutters. Mr. Burgess got together with the engineer to straighten out the incorrect names of abutters from the last meeting.
Mr. Matteson said he hoped the Town's position will be held, especially in regards to traffic flow onto US RT 7 vs. Post Road. He would like a copy of the SOP as promised by the Army and National Guard. Mr. Burgess said he did not feel that Army and Guard personnel should be stopped from using Post Road to get to week-end events, after all, these are the men and women who fight for our freedom. Mr. Hoenes said that this could not be enforced anyway. Mr. Burgess did say that he agreed that heavy equipment should only travel on US RT 7.
Green Mountain Plaza
Mr. Zingale passed out a map of proposed changes that are intended to help traffic flow at the Green Mountain Plaza. This spawned a brief discussion on other ideas that may help the traffic flow. Mr. Zingale said that the State won't approve changing the area around the light at the entrance to add another lane.
The Commission decided that the special meeting being held on 5/27/2010 for the final Thomas subdivision hearing will take the place of the first scheduled meeting on June 3, 2010. Mr. Matteson and Mr. Hoenes cannot make the 5/27/2010 meeting. Mr. McKane will run the meeting for the first time.
Mr. Leonard motioned to end the meeting. Mr. Hoenes seconded the motion. The meeting ended at 7:30 P.M.
Andrew McKane, Vice-Chairman Date