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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Development Review Board - 5/25/17 Public Warning

Meeting Type:               Regular Meeting
Date:                            Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time:                            7:00 p.m.
Place:                            Municipal Building Community Room
Address:                       43 Bombardier Road Milton, VT 05468
Contact:                       (802) 893-1186
Website:                       www.miltonvt.org


The Development Review Board will conduct hearings on the following applications at their meeting on 5/25/17 at 7 PM in the Municipal Building Community Room at 43 Bombardier Rd: 

Joseph Blondin, Applicant/Joan Blondin, Owner request Minor Conventional Subdivision Final Plan approval located at 860 East Road.  The proposal would result in 3 lots, to be served by on-site water and wastewater and accessed via a new private road off of Marrs Hollow Road.  The property is described as SPAN 12711, Tax Map 4, Parcel 31; contains approximately 32 acres; and is located within the Agricultural/Rural Residential (R5) Zoning District and East Milton Planning Area.

Chris Blondin/Applicant & Owner requests Final Plan approval for a Major Conventional Subdivision located at 159-169 East Road.  The proposal would result in eight (8) lots, to be served by shared septic and wells.  Also proposed is a new, looped private road within a 60' private right-of-way accessed from two intersections on East Road.  The property is described as SPAN numbers 12211 & 12210, Tax Map 11, Parcel 93.   The subject property contains a total of 61.41 acres and is located within the “Old Towne Residential” (R1) Zoning District and Town Core Planning Area.

Cobble Hill Camp LLC & Camp Holdings LLC, Owners/Applicants, request Boundary Line Adjustment and Site Plan Amendment approval located at 79 Precast Road.  The proposed Boundary Line Adjustment would transfer a total of 1.98 acres from Lot 2 to Lot 1 (79 Precast Road).  Also proposed is amendment of the Site Plan for a bus depot at 79 Precast Road. The proposal includes the expansion and reconfiguration of the parking area, new stormwater infrastructure, new outdoor lighting, and installation of a fuel pump.  The properties are described as SPANs 14309 & 14310, Tax Map 3, Parcels 26-1 & 26-2; contain approximately 19.45 acres and are located in the Zoning District and the Catamount Planning Area. 

Interested members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearing.  Participation in the local proceeding is a prerequisite to the right to take any subsequent appeal.  To determine if you may qualify as an interested person, please contact the number below.  Plans of the proposed project and staff notes are available from the Department of Planning & Economic Development, 43 Bombardier Road, Milton, Vermont during regular business hours and posted online at least two days prior to the meeting at http://miltonvt.org/government/boards/drb/agendas-minutes.html.  Please note that these materials will NOT be handed out to the public at the meeting.   Please contact 893-1186 if you have any questions or comments.

Jeffrey Castle, Town Planner / Publication Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Filed in the Town Clerk’s Office. Posted in the Municipal Building Lobby, Planning & Economic Development Department, Town’s DRB webpage, Middle Road Market & Milton Beverage. 

Economic Development Commission - 4/26/17 Draft Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type:               Special Meeting
Date:                            Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time:                            4:00 p.m.
Location:                      Town Manager’s Office Conference Room
Address:                       43 Bombardier Road | Milton, VT 05468
Contact:                       (802) 893-1186 or jhemmerick@town.milton.vt.us
Website:                       www.miltonvt.org


1. Call to Order & Welcome                      
As the Chair’s designee, Sarah Macy called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.

2. Attendance
Members Present:  Sarah Macy, Acting Chair; Tony Micklus, Clerk; Lou Mossey; Bob Lombard, and Michael Neary. 
Members Absent:  Don Turner Jr., Ann Bradshaw, Rich DeSouza, Michael Joseph.
Staff Present:  Jacob Hemmerick, Planning Director; Kym Duchesneau, Recreation Coordinator.
Public Present:  None.

3. Public Forum
The public may attend and speak in accordance with Vermont's Open Meeting Law (1VSA312).

4. Agenda Review
Hemmerick asked that staff’s proposal to meet quarterly (business item B) be amended to monthly.  Changed by UNANIMOUS CONSENT.

5. Staff Update
Hemmerick gave a brief update on the Planning Commission’s final stages of the Unified Development Regulations proposal, as well as major DRB site plan progress in Catamount.  Macy provided an overview of capital projects and related TIF projects and authorizations.  Everyone noted that demonstrating progress and success is the only way to overcome public frustration about lack of progress on M4D and other long-discussed public improvements and development.  “Let’s turn some dirt.”

6. Business
(A). Annual Election of Officers
MOTION by Mossey, SECOND by Micklus to maintain Ann Bradshaw as Vice-Chair and Tony Micklus as Clerk.  Unanimously APPROVED.

(B). Annual Review of the Commission’s Bylaws & Meeting Schedule
MOTION by Lombard, SECOND by Micklus to establish the Commission’s regular meetings at 4:00 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month. Unanimously APPROVED.  Everyone agreed that it is important to be accommodating to busy schedules, and that this decision should be re-opened for discussion if it results in a consistent quorum – something the EDC has struggled to achieve. Hemmerick provided a spreadsheet showing meeting dates for the remainder of 2018.

(C). Nomination to Infrastructure Standards Committee (IFC)
Hemmerick provided an overview of the IFC’s charge.  MOTION by Lombard, SECOND by Micklus to nominate Lou Mossey to the ad hoc Infrastructure Standards Committee.  Unanimously APPROVED.  Hemmerick explained that he would forward the nominations to the Board on May 1 after which a meeting date and time could be set.

(D). Member Composition, Recruitment and Ambassador Roles
The Commission acknowledged Lombard’s successful recruitment efforts bringing Neary, Joseph and DeSouza on board.  Lombard also requested that staff send Joseph and DeSouza paper packets to help bring them up to speed; Hemmerick will execute.  Lombard spoke to the success of past ambassador activities for potential investors in Town, noting that it can be a critical success factor.  The Commission expressed an interest in having staff revive and update past marketing materials as well as investigate a promotional video.  Micklus is willing to volunteer to update documents, if it is clear what should be done.  Hemmerick noted that there is $450 in the EDC’s budget for printing and binding, but that this would probably be lean to hire a contractor to undertake the work necessary.  ACTION:  Staff will discuss options, obtains some quotes, and return with some possible solutions for the next meeting. 

(E). Business Appreciation Event
The Commission supported staff’s proposal to host a business appreciation event on June 7, 2017 and agreed to make personal contact with at least 5 local business people to make an invitation.  Lombard requested that a list of local business be put together and circulated to the Commission as a follow-up to a written invitation.  Kym said she had a list that includes many, but probably not all of the local businesses.  Hemmerick noted that a public invitation is important to avoid any appearance of exclusionary practice, noting that the event would have a capacity of 50 and RSVPs would be required.  Duchesneau shared a quote from the School District’s cafeteria for simple catering, for which the EDC has funding in its professional development budget.  Lombard noted the importance of sharing updates on Town projects and the TIF.  UNANIMOUS CONSENT to proceed.  ACTION:  Staff will prepare invitations and mailing lists, and the Commission will review the format at next meeting.

7. Minutes
MOTION by Mossey, SECOND by Lombard to approve the minutes below.  Unanimously APPROVED. 
(A). June 8, 2016
(B). July 27, 2016

8. Adjournment
MOTION by Micklus, SECOND by Mossey to adjourn at 5:00 p.m..  Unanimously APPROVED. 

Minutes approved by the Commission this ___________ day of _____________, 2017.

Don Turner Jr., Chair                                                                                                                   /jmh

Draft filed with the Town Clerk this ____27th_______ day of ___April__________, 2017.

Filed with the Town Clerk this ___________ day of _____________, 2017.

Planning Commission 5/2/17 Agenda

Meeting Type:               Regular Meeting
Date:                            Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Time:                            6:30 p.m.
Place:                            Municipal Building Community Room
Address:                       43 Bombardier Road Milton, VT 05468
Contact:                       (802) 893-1186 or jhemmerick@town.milton.vt.us
Website:                       www.miltonvt.org


1. Call to Order & Welcome
2. Attendance
3. Agenda Review
4. Public Forum                                                   
The public may attend and participate in accordance with Vermont's Open Meeting Law (1VSA312).
5. Staff Updates
6. Official Notices
7. Business
A.    Unified Development Regulations, Continue Final Review of Sections II and III
8. Minutes 
A.    April 18, 2017
B.     April 22, 2017
9. Adjournment  

Spring Planning & Zoning Forum

Spring Planning & Zoning Forum

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Lake Morey Resort
Fairlee, VT

This workshop is for all local officials involved in the planning and development review process. Zoning administrators, planning commissioners, DRB/ZBA members, town administrators and managers, municipal planners, and regional planning commission staff are encouraged to attend. The sessions will provide a dynamic mix of legal information, practical solutions, and policy discussions with opportunities to discuss pressing issues in municipal planning and zoning with knowledgeable officials from across the state.
 Click Here to view the full Agenda

Cost to Attend
Early Bird Rates
$60.00 PACIF Member; $90.00 VLCT Member;

Infrastructure Standards Committee Project Webpage Up and Running


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Evolving Regulations and Emerging Contaminants” Conference

The Vermont Environmental Consortium, VT Dept. of Environmental Conservation, and the Vermont Technical College, Present: “Evolving Regulations and Emerging Contaminants” Conference"
The Vermont Environmental Consortium and Vermont Technical College (VTC) are excited to announce registration is open for the “Evolving Regulations and Emerging Contaminants” conference being held on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at Judd Hall on the campus of the Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT.

The conference will cover new and proposed regulations related to groundwater, contaminated and Brownfield properties, hazardous waste, as well as an update on Vermont’s testing and regulation of emerging contaminants such as PFOA. It will be led by a combination of VT DEC regulators and industry professionals, and geared toward environmental consultants, attorneys, developers, real estate professionals, and the regulatory community.

The event runs from 8:00AM – 4:15PM and is offering 5 CEUs for attending. Pre-registration includes all sessions and lunch. The presentations will be focused on VT DEC Rule Updates, which could include I Rule and Hazardous Waste Management Regulations Updates; Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS); Groundwater Protection Rule and Strategy; and Emerging Topics like Urban Soils, Stormwater Infiltration at Hazardous Sites, PCBs in Building Materials, and others.
Speakers, moderators, and panelists include; Patricia Moulton, Interim President, Vermont Tech; Julie Moore, Secretary, VT Agency of Natural Resources, Patricia Coppolino, VT DEC Waste Management and Prevention Division (DWMPD); Matt Moran, DEC Commissioner’s Office, VT DEC; Richard Spiese, VT DEC DWMPD, Steve Simoes,  VT DEC DWMPD; Jonathan Kim, Ph.D, Geologist/Environmental Scientist, VT Geological Survey; David Bond, Cultural Anthropologist, Bennington College; Steve LaRosa, Senior Project Manager, Weston & Sampson Engineers; Michael Smith, VT DEC; Scott Stewart, VT DEC, Kasey Kathan, VT DEC DWMPD; Carl Keller, Principal Scientist, Flute; Eric Sweich, PG, Vermont Hydrogeo, LLC; Kurt Muller, P.E., Senior Engineer, The Johnson Company; Peter Smiar, P.E., VHB;  & Tom Broido, Principal Scientist, ATC Group Services.

There are opportunities to attend, exhibit, and sponsor this event. Current sponsors include ATC Group Services, Stone Environmental, Weston & Sampson, ESMI Companies, and Waite-Heindel Env. Management. Current exhibitors include sponsor companies and Absolute Resource Associates, Eurofins Spectrum Analytical, Inc., DuBois & King, Progressive Asset Management, Eastern Analytical, Inc., The Verterre Group, Geotech Environmental Equipment, & Bio Clean (A Forterra Company). Learn more about the event, see a full agenda, and register online by visiting the event webpage found at www.vectogether.org. Please pre-register May 17th. Registrations will be accepted after the 17th, but will not guarantee a lunch in the dining hall so please bring a bagged lunch that day. On-site registrations will be taken at door for an additional $10 so we recommend advance registration. Questions regarding this event can be directed to 802-747-7900 or info@vectogether.org.

Caption: 2016 Conference attendees listen to presenter David Mears from the Vermont Law School.