Minutes of May 2, 2012

  Minutes of the Meeting of May 2, 2012

Chairman Steve Hamilton called the meeting to order at 7:06 p.m.  Present, in addition to the chairman, were members Michelle Degree, Dave Jakway, Laura Lewandowski, Mark Smith, and Ann Sweet.  John Little was absent.

A motion (Lewandowski, Degree) to approve the minutes of March 7, 2012, passed without dissent.

A motion (Lewandowski/Jakway) to approve the minutes of April 4, 2012, passed without dissent.

Updating the 2005 edition of the Master Plan
Chairman Hamilton noted that the appeal in the newsletter had not drawn interested citizens to participate in the discussion of revisions. Ms. Degree reported that two people had signed up for email updates.  She hoped more would give their emails on the paper left at the town clerk’s office.

Goals and Objectives of the 2005 plan as tentatively modified
• Housing #1 objective:  remove “especially.”
• Housing #3 objective:  Ms. Degree will rewrite.
• Economic Environment goals:  remove “may.”
• Economic Environment objective # 2:  Remove all words after “services.”
• Land Use goal # 1:  remove “of open fields and vistas.”
• Land Use objective #2.  Keep first part of sentence but Mrs. Sweet will create a new objective out of “land use control and the preservation of open space.”
• Land Use objective #7.  Mrs. Sweet will rewrite.
• Land Use objective #9:  Start sentence with “Continue to.”
• Community Facilities goal #3:  Ms. Degree will write a goal about creating a community gathering place.

Ms. Degree recommended that the board set a deadline for completion of the revision, including printing, of no longer than 1 year.

Chairman Hamilton pointed out that updates were needed to the campground ordinance, the cluster zone, and the sand and gravel ordinance.

Chairman Hamilton asked members for news or comments.  Mrs. Sweet announced that the second part of the Sullivan history will be presented by the town historian on June 9 in the town hall at 2 p.m.

Master Plan goals and objectives will be finalized at the next meeting.  The proposed history chapter for the Master Plan, written by Chris Pratt, will also be reviewed.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ann Sweet, Secretary