AUGUST 6, 2009





The meeting opened at 7:00 P.M.


Commission members present:  Howard Burgess, Anthony Flory, Raymond Leonard, William Matteson, Andrew McKane, Tom Turner, Jerry Stearns and Charles Vajda.


New Member


Andrew McKane was introduced to the Planning Commission as its new member.


Review of the July 16, 2009 Minutes


Mr. Turner suggested changing the reference to “his letter” under the Rutland Town Plan section to read “The Rutland Town Plan”.  He had also rewritten the section on the “Revised Zoning Document” and wanted it to replace what Ms. Godette had written.  Mr. Turner motioned to accept the minutes with these changes and Mr. Leonard seconded the motion.  All were in approval.




Ann Marie Dickinson has requested that her final hearing on her subdivision be on 8/20/2009.  The Commission decided to have a site visit prior to this regular meeting at 6:30 P.M.  Mr. Zingale will notify Ms. Dickinson.




The Select Board was to have a hearing on August 4, 2009 on the proposed Zoning document.  However, it was not properly warned and therefore could not be held.  There is no time to reschedule another hearing before August 7, 2009.  This date marks one year since the Planning Commission gave the document to the Select Board and the law says if no action is taken within one year, the document is considered disapproved.  With respect to the Town Plan, Mr. Turner added that there had to be two public hearings by the Select board if the Town’s population was over 2,500.



It was mentioned that the public can draft a petition within sixty days of the disapproval and get five percent of the registered voters to ask for a vote on the zoning document.


Mr. Matteson suggested that the Select Board talk to Kevin Brown, the Town attorney, to see what the options are.  Mr. Turner motioned to send Mr. Turner’s three page review to Mr. Brown.  Mr. Stearns seconded the motion.  All were in approval.


Mr. Stearns motioned to end the meeting.  Mr. Flory seconded the motion.  All were in approval.  The meeting ended at 7:25 P.M.






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             William Matteson, Chairman                                                         Date