TOWN OF RUTLAND
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
MAY 21, 2009
The meeting opened at 7:00 P.M.
Commission members present: Howard Burgess, Anthony Flory, Richard Hoenes, Raymond Leonard, William Matteson, Tom Turner and Charles Vajda.
Review of the May 7, 2009 Minutes
Mr. Burgess pointed out one typo. Mr. Leonard motioned to accept the minutes with the correction. Mr. Vajda seconded the motion. All were in approval.
Tracy Taylor Subdivision
Tracy Taylor and Peter Creyf were present to discuss a possible subdivision of Mr. Taylor’s property at the Nordic Inn. Mr. Taylor wants to convey a piece of his property to Mr. Creyf. Mr. Creyf plans to have a manufacturing facility and headquarters for specialty waffles. He currently sells his waffles at kiosks at the ski resorts. He has a site in Rutland City that is too small for his planned expansion. For this site, there would be an Alpine hook-up for water.
There was a discussion as to whether it would be better to apply for a subdivision or to do a lot line adjustment. A lot line adjustment would be a quicker and less expensive route and abutters would not have to be notified. Mr. Zingale brought up the issue that some of the land is commercial and some is residential. Mr. Matteson said that if zoning was adopted, then they could come in for a variance. Mr. Burgess said he felt that a subdivision would be safer so that at a later date the state would not require them to come back for a subdivision.
Mr. Flory asked if the access to the new parcel would be off Bellevue Lane. Mr. Creyf said he had discussed access with Byron Hathaway, the Road Commissioner. Mr. Turner and Mr. Zingale said that if the back parcel wasn’t going to be immediately developed, then no access would be required until it was developed.
Mr. Matteson suggested that Mr. Taylor and Mr. Creyf talk to the Act 250 Office and the Environmental Office for guidance on whether to do a lot line adjustment or a subdivision.
The Planning Commission received a copy of the West Rutland Town Plan update. Mr. Zingale said that he had mailed out Rutland Town’s to neighboring towns on May 21st.
Mr. Zingale had colored Town maps that will sell for eighty dollars. Mr. Turner took a copy to review.
Mr. Matteson read a copy of the letter Mr. Zingale sent to Tim Upton at CVPS concerning the upgrades to the electrical conductors.
Mr. Turner said he would stamp the Hubbard subdivision map after this meeting.
Mr. Turner asked Mr. Zingale where the zoning document stood. Mr. Zingale said that the Select Board Committee had met and made some changes. Now the full Board has to review the document. Mr. Matteson suggested the Town attorney, Kevin Brown, look at the document. Mr. Zingale said he would like to wait until public input is received. Once the Select Board is finished with changes, then the document comes back to the Planning Commission and there has to be another public hearing. Mr. Zingale is going to provide the Board’s changes for the Planning Commission.
It was decided that the first Planning Commission meeting in July would be canceled and replaced by an extra meeting in June. The meeting dates for June are 6/4, 6/18 and 6/25.
Mr. Leonard motioned to end the meeting. Mr. Flory seconded the motion. All were in approval.
The meeting ended at 7:50 P.M.
William Matteson, Chairman Date