Planning Commission Minutes

Feb 192020
 

Braintree Planning Commission meeting of 13 Feb 2020
Attending: Jenn Phipps, Paul Kendall, Jackson Evans, Joan Richmond-Hall
Convened at 7:10 pm
We reviewed the goals of the Town Plan in light of our simplification of the draft plan.
Goals:  Eliminate redundancy;  Fill holes; and
 Write for simple clarity.
Questions for TRORC:  Are water resources a required element. Does drinking water have to be included?
 Do we have to have a mineral resources section? And can we just say gravel rather than
mineral resources?
 Is ‘Use good planning practices within designated Flood Hazard Areas and Fluvial Erosion
Hazard Areas’ a required boilerplate goal for all plans?
 Snowsville now a Hamlet. We’d still like to seek Village Center status. Should that goal
go in the plan’s village or hamlet section?
 What are the likely planning implications for Braintree and other TRORC towns if H.926
(changes to Act 250) passes?
Paul will work on drafting sections of the plan.
Adjourned at 8:40 pm
Next meeting: Thursday 12 March at 7 pm
/s/ Joan Richmond-Hall

Aug 092019
 

Attending:       Jenn Phipps, Paul Kendall, Malcolm Fitzpatrick, Jackson Evans, Joan Richmond-Hall Convened: 7:10 pm The committee reviewed final changes to the land use chapter and is on agreement on most issues. Next steps: (1) Malcolm will draft a paragraph about side-plain flooding that may clarify this section and send it to members. (2) Joan will … Read more >>

Aug 162018
 

Braintree PC Meeting of 9 August 2018   Attending: Joan Richmond-Hall, Jenn Phipps, Nate Cleveland, Malcolm Fitzpatrick   Guest: Chris Damiani   Convened at 7:15 pm.   Chris has received our notes about the plan’s first chapters and will incorporate our suggested changes.   We reviewed the housing chapter with special attention to: Affordable housing … Read more >>

Apr 162018
 

Braintree Planning Commission meeting of 12 April 2018   Attending: Jenn Phipps, Nathan Cleveland, Jackson Evans, Joan Richmond-Hall   Convened at 7:05 pm.   (1) We discussed the plans for students in the 4th to 6th grade of Braintree Elementary School to take photos for the revised version of our Town Plan. Nate has done … Read more >>

Feb 092018
 

Braintree PC meeting of 14 December 2017   Attending:          Bob Moyer, Malcolm Fitzpatrick, Jenn Phipps, Joan Richmond-Hall   The meeting convened at 7:20 pm.   We had a brief planning meeting concerning where revision of the town plan stands.   Select board approved re-adoption of our old (existing) town plan revised to include the … Read more >>

Nov 142017
 

Braintree Planning Commission Meeting of 9 November 2017   Attending: Bob Moyer, Jenn Phipps, Joan Richmond-Hall   Convened at 7:05 pm.     Touched base about the select board meeting to approve the revised town plan on Tuesday, 5th December.   We should be hearing about the municipal planning grant in the next week or … Read more >>

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 … Read more >>

Aug 112017
 

  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 >>