Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Present: Ms. Emily Hunt, Mr. Mike Harman, Ms. Linda Russell, Mr. Mike
Tapager and Mr. Alan Hale (Board Liaison)
Absent: Ms. Philippa Proulx
PROPOSED ZONING AMENDEMENTS: ARTICLES 2, 12, 13, 16: The proposed amendments
to these Articles deal with Zoning Permits and Site Plan requirements. At
Mr. Boger’s suggestion, Commissioners agreed by consensus to table
discussion to allow the committee to review the changes made to the draft.
PROPOSED ZONING AMENDMENT: ARTICLE 10 GENERAL FLOODPLAIN DISTRICT:
Commissioners reviewed the proposed draft with Mr. Boger noting that the
amendments reflect the changes required for the ordinance to conform to
federal and state requirements. Commissioners voted 5-0 to authorize staff
to advertise a joint public hearing with the Board of Supervisors for
Thursday, April 22nd at 7:00pm at the Courthouse.
PROPOSED ZONING AMENDMENT: ARTICLE 20 COMMUNICATION TOWERS: Commissioners
discussed the proposed draft with Ms. Russell noting that the original
ordinance was developed with the desire to see more, shorter towers rather
than fewer, higher towers. She asked whether that desire has changed. Mr.
Boger said that if that is still what the county wants to see with towers,
the original ordinance accomplishes that and applicants know how to use that
ordinance. Ms. Russell asked how the original ordinance would affect
broadband. Mr. Boger said that that is unclear right now but that the
ordinance could be amended at that time if needed. After further
discussion, Commissioners voted 5-0 to have the Chair send a letter to the
Board of Supervisors advising that the Commission has studied the existing
telecommunication ordinance and does not feel that any major changes are
needed at this time.