June 20, 2015

PB Minutes 4/23/15

Draft Copy PB Minutes, 4-23-15

Meeting called to order at 7:06 pm. Members present were Linda, Tom, Bill, Dave, Rich, and Barry.

Minutes for previous meeting were read and approved – motion made by Rich, second by Dave.

Linda informed us of an email sent to her by Jeff Hogue concerning issues we need to deal with at a future date. Jeff’s concerns are as follows:
1- Structures - definition.  What are the various ways that someone might build or construct something that should be kept out of setbacks and/or need a permit.  You could still allow room for interpretation for the ZBA, but a definition would help.  If I pile every used tire I can find into a the shape (and height) of the Apollo 13 rocket, have I made a structure?
2- Permanent structure - definition.  At what point in time should a 'moveable' camper or shed placed (let's say) inches from the property line be treated as a permanent structure?  Is theoretically movable enough? 
3- note that #2  affects the travel trailer/RV section of the code.
Barbara J has been informed of our timeline leading up to a public hearing. She plans to attend our special meeting on May 11. We are still on track to finalize our work at the regular PB meeting in May and have a public hearing in June.
Rich volunteered to work on fonts and style for the Varick Subdivision Code we have been addressing.
This evening we finished reviewing and discussing this code. Changes were made in the following sections:
                Art. II, Definitions – changed definition of Town Engineer
                Art. IV, Sect 5 B – Side Lines
                                                Sect 5 F – Monuments and Lot Corners
                                                Sect 6 A, B, C
                                                Sect 7 A, B, C, D, F
                Art V, Sect 2 A – Minor Subdivision Plat, added (4).

A special meeting will be held as mentioned above on May 11. At that time we will review our progress and decide if a Public Hearing in June is feasible. We will review all items at our regular meeting on May 28 and make final preparations for the Public Hearing.

Motion to adjourn made by Dave, second by Tom – 9:25 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Barry Somerville, secretary

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