Draft Copy PB Minutes 8/28/14
Meeting opened at 7:05 pm. Members present were Hershey, Linda, Tom, Todd, and Barry.
Previous minutes were reviewed and approved, motion made by Linda, second by Todd.
Marc Romanowski came to the meeting to represent FLTG and readdress issues concerning the depot zoning. A letter was sent to the board addressing the following code revisions: 1) Allow warehouse, laboratory/R&D facilities and light manufacturing to remain allowed as of rights in the SBPI district; 2) Provide greater predictability in the code’s special use permit criteria, and 3) Remove the site plan requirement to obtain a zoning compliance permit.
The board thought these suggestions were good. Marc will contact Barbara Johnston about these changes to the code.
Todd asked Marc a question about PUD’s as we are working on this aspect of the code. He suggested we stay away from overlay districts and suggested looking into cluster developments because they are mainly geared to residential areas. He is going to direct us to a source that may help us with inquiries. It may be that we can transfer our work on PUD’s and carry it over to this type of development.
We also reviewed an email that Todd received from Barbara J concerning the following: 1) a revised zoning map that reconfigures the AR district boundaries, 2) her agreement with the FLTG proposals, 3) Seneca White Deer comments about adding more Conservation land.
We thought the proposal of a Site Plan Review process would help a lot with the special use permit process. Tom and Linda are forwarding to us a proposal we will consider to send to Barbara so she can work this into our code.
Todd is going to contact Barbara about expanding the Conservation area south of SBPI district to the north end of the railroad line. We also want to extend the residential district on the east side north to Van Riper Rd.
Next meeting is September 25. Meeting adjourned at 9:01, motion made by Hershey, seconded by Tom.
Barry Somerville, secretary