Planning Commission Minutes

Jan 192017

Braintree Planning Commission Meeting of 12 Jan 2017


Attending:          Bob Moyer, Linda Doane, Malcolm Fitzpatrick, Joan Richmond-Hall


Guest: Chris Sargent, TRORC


Convened at 7:05 pm.


We discussed incorporating energy targets into our revised town plan.


TRORC is doing Braintree, Bethel and Randolph first and hope to meet with all three towns in February.


Chris also brought us a proposal for creating a village designation in West Braintree that would include Mobile Acres and the town offices. He provided us with maps. The area is now considered a hamlet.


Chris suggests that we consider a flood resilience section in the town plan.


Punch list for Town Plan revisions and forum:

  • Joan to work on targets and stats for RE
  • Meet with the ‘village people’ about the Snowsville & hamlet
  • Road rewording
  • Trail to connect areas along 12A/river


NB: We need to look for any major flaws in the ZO that might require changes to the Town Plan

  1. Six months of the one calendar year.
  2. Change of setbacks so that side and rear setbacks are the same. Check previous minutes. (Joan)
  3. Ask Holly J what she and applicants find to be the thorniest issues she runs into regarding the ZO and permits. (Bob)


Crazy potential project with the CC: a walking, biking trail that could connect Mobile Acres to the school and perhaps to the Village of Randolph….


Adjourned at 8:35 pm.


Next meeting is the 9th of February OR when Chris Sargent arranges a meeting with Bethel and Randolph.

Oct 142016

Braintree PC Meeting of 13 October 2016   Attending: Jenn Phipps, Malcolm Fitzpatrick, Linda Doane, Bob Moyer, Joan Richmond-Hall   Called to order at 7:10 pm.   The select board signed the application for the Municipal Planning grant.   Town plan: Flooding issues Village designation for Braintree Energy siting and compliance with Act 174 Reviewing … Read more >>

Jun 232016

Joint meeting of the Braintree Conservation & Planning Commissions 22 June 2016   Attending:  Linda Morse, Megan O’Toole, Sandy Stevens, Jenn Phipps, Linda Doane, Bob Moyer, Malcolm Fitzgerald, Joan Richmond-Hall   Convened at 7:10 pm   Discussed issues of energy siting CC will review TRORC regional plan regarding intersection of energy & conservation. PC will … Read more >>

Nov 232015

  Braintree Planning Commission Minutes November 12, 2015   Attending:  Malcom Fitzgerald, Bob Moyer, Linda Doane, Mark Bannon, Jennifer Phipps, Holly Jarvis,  zoning, Lynda conservation commission Absent:  Joan Richmond-Hall   Zoning Administration:   Holly gave us an update of zoning.   The town is still working out what to do with the Hotel in Snowsville.  The building … Read more >>

Oct 152015

Braintree Planning Commission Minutes October 8, 2015   Attending:  Malcome Fitzgerald, Bob Moyer, Linda Doane, Mark Bannon, Jennifer Phipps Absent:  Joan Richmond-Hall   Connectivity: A flyer regarding VTEL service was provided to the planning commission.  VTEL wireless is offering 4G LTE service in Braintree.   The service is available without a contract. For more information contact … Read more >>

Oct 102014

Braintree PC Meeting of 9 Oct 2014   Attending: Bob Moyer                                         Linda Doane Malcolm Fitzpatrick                       Mark Bannon Jenn Phipps                                       Joan Richmond-Hall   Guest: Chris Sargent of TRORC Chris: Zoning is good forever, though Town Plans must be renewed / revised every five years. Towns are being urged to develop river protection plans … Read more >>

Sep 112014

Braintree Planning Commission Meeting 11 September 2014   Attending:    Bob Moyer, Linda Doane, Jenn Phipps, Malcolm Fitzgerald, Joan Richmond-Hall Convened at 7:05 pm Next month Chris Sargent is coming to talk to him about our next zoning rewrite. We want to be sure we know what issues we want him to focus on: New, larger … Read more >>

Aug 272014

Braintree Joint Conservation / Planning Commission of 27 August 2014 Attending: Linda Morse, Megan O’Toole, Joan Richmond-Hall Meeting convened at 7:15 pm. Minutes of July were approved. TRORC grant for the Thayer Brook site: Linda has it very nearly completed. The proposal and budget have been approved by the selectboard. It will be submitted on … Read more >>

Jul 282014

Braintree Joint Conservation / Planning Commission of 23 July 2014   Attending: Linda Morse, Megan O’Toole, Joan Richmond-Hall Public: Linda Doane Meeting convened at 7:06 pm. Minutes of our joint meeting with the PC were approved unanimously. Linda came to speak with us about the gravel pit situation: we need one! She’s interested in input … Read more >>