Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Present: Ms. Philippa Proulx, Ms. Emily Hunt, Mr. Mike Harman, Ms. Linda
Russell, Mr. Mike Tapager and Mr. Allen Hale (Board Liaison)
ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Commissioners unanimously elected Ms. Proulx, Chair ;
Ms. Hunt, Vice-Chair; and Ms. Betty Fortune, Secretary
CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT/SHANNON FARM ASSOCIATION: The applicant originally
submitted an application for a permit to build two weekend retreat/guest
cabins on the property located at 274 Shannon Farm Lane in Afton. After
discussion with the Commission, the applicants modified their application to
a permit to build one non-electric 16×16 cabin with alternative plumbing.
Having held the public hearing at their December meeting, Commissioners
voted 6-0 to recommend approval of the permit.
PROPOSED REVISION OF 12-1 THROUGH 12-5; ARTICLE 16; AND ARTICLE 13-1 THROUGH
Articles 12/16 deal with procedures related to Zoning Permits and Special
and Conditional Use Permits. Article 13 deals with site plans and includes
requirements for both major and minor site plans. Commissioners, after
considering legal advice, directed staff to remove references to Conditional
Use Permit and replace that term with Special Use Permit. They then reviewed
the draft ordinance and made minor changes. Commissioners voted 6-0 to
direct staff to advertise the proposed revisions for public hearing at their
COMMUNICATION TOWER ORDINANCE: Commissioners agreed to review the proposed
revisions at their February 24th meeting.