Jun 212021

Braintree Planning Commission
DRAFT Minutes of Regular Meeting
June 10, 2021
“In accordance with the recent amendments to Vermont’s open meeting law, and in light of the
ongoing public health crisis, this meeting will be held via conference call. You can access the
meeting at the scheduled time by signing in on
https://www.uberconference.com/braintreesbmotoole or calling 802-210-4472”
1. The meeting was called to order at 7:03pm by Vice Chair, Jackson Evans. In attendance were
Jackson Evans, Nathan Cleveland, Jennifer Phipps, Paul Kendall and Malcolm Fitzpatrick.
2. Public Comment – No members of the public were in attendance.
3. Approval of Minutes from 05/13/21 Meeting: On a motion from Mr. Fitzpatrick, seconded by
Mr. Cleveland, the minutes from the 5/13/21 meeting were accepted as submitted.
4. Review and discussion of current draft of town plan: A general conversation regarding the
current draft of the town plan took place. Mr. Fitzpatrick noted that some elements relating to
flooding that were suggested by TRORC still need to be added. Mr. Cleveland or Mr. Evans will
request copies of the materials presented by TRORC at their flood planning presentation.
It was noted that the tone of the comprehensive energy plan that was part of an earlier draft of the
town plan, and that needs to be incorporated into the current draft, differs greatly in tone from the
current draft. Mr. Evans will send a copy of the energy section to Tory Littlefield at TRORC.
There was a brief discussion of how edits will be handled going forward. Mr. Kendall instructed
members to send changes/suggestions for edits to him. He will compile those and recirculate the
draft ahead of the next meeting.
5. Old Business: Zoning Administrator – Mr. Cleveland will contact Gary Blatz, Braintree Zoning
Administrator about attending our July meeting. He will also request a copy of the Zoning
Administrator Job Description.
6. New Business: Mr. Fitzpatrick asked if the highway department still uses the “orange book”
which offered best practices for road maintenance. He suggested that reference to this or a
similar publication might be relevant in the highway section of the town plan.
7. On a motion from Ms. Phipps, seconded by Mr. Kendall, the meeting was adjourned at
Respectfully Submitted,
Jackson Evans
NOTE: Next Meeting: July 8, 2021 7:00pm – Tory Littlefield from TRORC to attend