Planning Commission Minutes

Sep 152017

Braintree Planning Commission: 14 September 2017


Attending:        Bob Moyer, Malcolm Fitzpatrick, Jenn Phipps, Nathan Cleveland, Joan Richmond-Hall


The meeting convened at 7:08 pm.


Energy siting revisions:

  • We will submit the revised plan with the language proposed by TRORC.
  • We could address additional issues during the period of the MPG.
    • Scale of solar installations in different areas.
    • We could look at strengthening the protections of the viewshed in our rural scenic areas with language.


Water / flood portion of the revised Town Plan:

  • Malcolm wonders whether this section is using the word ‘heavy’ appropriately.
  • We agreed to revisit this once we are working with the Municipal Planning Grant. For now, we agree on the current changes.
    • Identify sections of town identified by Irene and the amount of rainfall per hour during the storm.
      • What FEMA projects were done in Braintree?


  • Old Bass & Spear’s Bridges have been designated as ‘archeologically significant’ after survey by the state. We should note this in the revised town plan.


Motion was made, and passed, to recommend the current revisions to the select board for adoption.


Adjourned at 8:15 pm.


Next PC meeting and public hearing on the Town Plan revisions:             12 October 2017


Select board meeting would probably follow on 7 November 2017.


/s/ Joan Richmond-Hall

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  Braintree Planning Commission Meeting of 10 July 2017   Attending:          Bob Moyer, Jenn Phipps, Nathan Cleveland, Joan Richmond-Hall   Guests:                                Holly Jarvis   Convened: 7:10 pm   Minutes of the last meeting were approved.   MPG Our planned guest from TRORC was not able to attend. We will try to meet with her … Read more >>

Jan 192017

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Oct 142016

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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 >>