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Friday, July 31, 2015

Planning Commission Meeting 8/4/15


TOWN OF PEACHAM

PLANNING COMMISSION

MEETING AGENDA

 

Tuesday August 4, 2015  7:00pm

 

 

  1. Call to order

 

  1. Additions to the Agenda

 

  1. Review and approve minutes of 7/7/15

 

  1. Form-based code

 

  1. Complete review of bylaws revision

 

  1. Public Input

 

  1. Review Post Received

 

  1. Adjourn

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Selectboard Meeting 7/15/15 Unapproved Minutes

Please note that this set of unapproved minutes represents the bare minimum of what is legally required. I will edit and post more comprehensive minutes shortly.


TOWN OF PEACHAM
SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES
Town Hall Meeting Room
Wednesday July 15, 2015 6:30PM

Present:
Selectboard: Annette Lorraine, Nate Giroux, and David Jacobs
Clerk to the Selectboard: Melissa Laurita Kohl
Public: Road Foreman Jeremy Withers, Mike Bruton, Bill Cody, Dick Hovey, Rick Scholes, Marty Cavanaugh, Jock Gill, Cheryl Stevenson, Dale Roy

The meeting was called to order by Chair of the Board Nate Giroux at 6:37PM.

  1. Additions
    1. Bill Cody
    2. Roller Barn/ Dick Hovey
    3. PAMFest/ Frank Miller Letter

  1. Review and Approve Minutes of 7/1/15
    1. Nate moves to approve the minutes of 7/1/15 as ammended. David seconds. So moved.

  1. Roller Barn/ Dick Hovey

  1. Solar Days at the Transfer Station
    1. David moves to all solar days at the transfer stations. Annette seconds. So moved.

  1. Bill Cody
    1. Nate moves to sign the petition from GMP for Bill Cody’s power to his property. David seconds. Annette abstains. So moved.

  1. Policy Review for Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting
    1. Annette moved to approve the Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting Policy as amended. Nate seconds. So moved.

  1. Personnel Policies
    1. Annette moves to change our insurance plan for our employees to offer both individual and spousal coverage for our employees. David seconds. So moved.

  1. Town Clerk Update

  1. Highway Department Update

  1. PAMFest/ Letter from Frank Miller
    1. Nate moves to approve the use of town facilities as per Frank Miller’s letter for PAMfest. David seconds. So moved.

  1. Review and approve bills
    1. The Selectboard reviewed and approved bills.

  1. Review correspondence
    1. The Selectboard reviewed and approved correspondence.

Transfer Station Attendant is Paul MunKittrick

Annette moves to adjourn at 9:08pm. Nate seconds. So moved.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Selectboard Meeting 7/1/15 Approved Minutes

Minutes available at the Town Clerk's Office or at Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/SelectboardMeeting7115ApprovedMinutes

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING DOCUMENTS FROM ARCHIVE.ORG:
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There is a "View the Book" box on the left hand side of the page. Within that box, there is a "PDF" or "DOC" link. Click on the link to download the file.
 

If you have any questions, please email Melissa at: peachamkohl@gmail.com

Development Review Board Lamphere Decision

Minutes available at the Town Clerk's Office or at Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/LamphereDecision1

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If you have any questions, please email Melissa at: peachamkohl@gmail.com

Development Review Board Feldman Decision

Minutes available at the Town Clerk's Office or at Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/FeldmanDecision

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If you have any questions, please email Melissa at: peachamkohl@gmail.com

Development Review Board Foley Decision

Minutes available at the Town Clerk's Office or at Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/FoleyDecision

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If you have any questions, please email Melissa at: peachamkohl@gmail.com

Auditors Meeting 3/9/15 Approved Minutes

Minutes available at the Town Clerk's Office or at Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/MinutesPeachamAuditorsMeeting3915Approved

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If you have any questions, please email Melissa at: peachamkohl@gmail.com

Auditors Meeting 5/20/15 Unapproved Minutes

Minutes available at the Town Clerk's Office or at Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/MinutesPeachamAuditorsMeeting52015Unapproved

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There is a "View the Book" box on the left hand side of the page. Within that box, there is a "PDF" or "DOC" link. Click on the link to download the file.
 

If you have any questions, please email Melissa at: peachamkohl@gmail.com

Auditors Meeting 5/20/15 Approved Minutes

Minutes available at the Town Clerk's Office or at Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/MinutesPeachamAuditorsMeeting52015Approved

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING DOCUMENTS FROM ARCHIVE.ORG:
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There is a "View the Book" box on the left hand side of the page. Within that box, there is a "PDF" or "DOC" link. Click on the link to download the file.
 

If you have any questions, please email Melissa at: peachamkohl@gmail.com

Auditors Meeting 7/7/15 Unapproved Minutes

Minutes available at the Town Clerk's Office or at Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/MinutesPeachamAuditorsMeeting7715Unapproved

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If you have any questions, please email Melissa at: peachamkohl@gmail.com

Auditors Meeting 6/22/15 Unapproved Minutes

Minutes available at the Town Clerk's Office or at Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/MinutesPeachamAuditorsMeeting62215Unapproved2

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There is a "View the Book" box on the left hand side of the page. Within that box, there is a "PDF" or "DOC" link. Click on the link to download the file.
 

If you have any questions, please email Melissa at: peachamkohl@gmail.com

Monday, July 13, 2015

Selectboard Emergency Meeting 6/27/15 Unapproved Minutes

Minutes available at the Town Clerk's Office or at Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/DOC071315001

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING DOCUMENTS FROM ARCHIVE.ORG:
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There is a "View the Book" box on the left hand side of the page. Within that box, there is a "PDF" or "DOC" link. Click on the link to download the file.
 

If you have any questions, please email Melissa at: peachamkohl@gmail.com

Selectboard Meeting 7/15/15 Agenda


TOWN OF PEACHAM
SELECTBOARD
MEETING AGENDA

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 6:30pm

  1. Call to order
  2. Additions to the Agenda
  3. Review and approve minutes of 7/1/15
  4. Solar Days at the Transfer Station
  5. Policy Review for Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting
  6. Personnel Policies
  7. Town Clerk Update
  8. Highway Dept Update
  9. Review and approve bills
  10. Review correspondence
  11. Adjourn

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Planning Commission Meeting 7/7/15 Unapproved Minutes

TOWN OF PEACHAM
PLANNING COMMISSION
MEETING MINUTES
July 7, 2015
UNAPPROVED


Present:
Planning Commission: Geoff Sewake, Nick Comerci, Marilyn Magnus
Clerk to the Board: Melissa Laurita Kohl
Public: Mike Bruton, Ed Vilandrie, Marty Cavanaugh


The meeting was called to order by Chair of the Board Geoff Sewake at 7:10PM.


  1. Additions to Agenda
    1. Introductions
      1. The Planning Commission, Clerk, and Public introduced themselves.
  2. Review & Approve Minutes of 6/2/15
    1. Marilyn moves to approve the minutes of 6/2/15 as written. Nick seconds. So moved.
  3. Sign Ordinance/ Supreme Court on Signs
    1. Geoff talked about a supreme court case that pertained to signs. Essentially a church that didn’t have their own property to hold their regular meetings/events had to place temporary signs around town in order for people to know when the next event was/where held. Apparently the bylaws had different rules for how long political versus religious signs could stay up. The Supreme Court said that content based bylaws violate the freedom of speech/ constitution. If the sign ordinance currently has any issues, Geoff recommends that the Selectboard seek legal counsel. Geoff said that other towns in the area have language on temporary signs, but he doesn’t think the Planning Commission should go down that route in light of the Supreme Court finding.
    2. Geoff moves that the Planning Commission will not create content-based temporary, or otherwise, signs in the town bylaws. Marilyn seconds. So moved.
  4. Form Based Code
    1. Geoff talked to Paul, who does this professionally. He is happy to come and talk to us about how it would apply to Peacham itself. From Geoff’s experience, it is a more progressive approach. Historic districts are a good example. You can define what a village should look like, but not what happens in the buildings. If the goal is to keep the essence of the way a community looks, it has something to offer. Geoff encourages the Planning Commission members to go over the materials he provided, included definitions, interviews, and Newport’s form-based code. One of the biggest hurdles is that it does cost money to do and it does take time. That is the most critical piece of it. Geoff knows that the bylaws have been taking a long time, but he wants this to be done right and to have the bylaws be relevant into the future and to carry our values into the future.
    2. Geoff said that we can reach out to other towns, like Johnson, to see what they have thought about the process of adopting form-based code.
    3. Geoff said that one option is to create our bylaws as we are doing and then to add amendments later to the villages.
    4. Paul said that there may be grant opportunities.
    5. Geoff moves to have the Planning Commission review the form-based code materials presented and to determine whether Paul will come in to talk about the form-based codes at the next meeting. Marilyn seconds. So moved. Melissa will email Planning Commission members to see if she should add Paul to the agenda for the next meeting.
  5. ATV Use of legal trails
    1. Unless the Selectboard explicitly says that ATV use is allowable on legal trails and roads and posts that, it is not allowed.
    2. Geoff makes a motion to have the ATV use of legal trails and roads added to the Selectboard’s agenda.
    3. Marty and Ed said they moved to their property because they loved the privacy and are fine with walkers, bikers, and horses but would hate to see motorized vehicles of any kind, use it.
    4. Nick moves to let the Selectboard know about this issue. Geoff seconds. So moved.
  6. Public Input
    1. In regard to legal trails.


Monday, July 6, 2015

Selectboard Meeting 7/1/15 Unapproved Minutes

Minutes available at the Town Clerk's Office or at Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/SelectboardMeeting7115UnapprovedMinutes

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING DOCUMENTS FROM ARCHIVE.ORG:
Follow the provided link.

There is a "View the Book" box on the left hand side of the page. Within that box, there is a "PDF" or "DOC" link. Click on the link to download the file.
 

If you have any questions, please email Melissa at: peachamkohl@gmail.com

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Planning Commission Meeting 7/7/15 Agenda


TOWN OF PEACHAM

PLANNING COMMISSION

MEETING AGENDA

 

Tuessday, July 7, 2015  7:00pm

 

 

  1. Call to order

 

  1. Additions to the Agenda

 

  1. Review and approve minutes of 6/2/15

 

  1. Sign Ordinance/ Supreme Court on Signs

 

  1. Form-based Code

 

  1. ATV Legal Use in Town

 

  1. Public Input

 

  1. Adjourn

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Selectboard Meeting 7/1/15 Agenda

TOWN OF PEACHAM
SELECTBOARD
MEETING AGENDA

Wednesday, July 1, 2015  6:30pm


1. Call to order

2. Additions to the Agenda

3. Review and approve minutes of 6/3/15

4. Organization of Policies and Ordinances

5. Ed Vilandre

6. Washington County Electric

7. July 4th Letter of Sponsorship

8. Liquor Permit

9. Liquor Permit for Caledonia Spirits/PAMFest

10. Appointment of New Auditor

11. Michael Kyle re: Sidewalk

12. Town Clerk Update: Half-year year-to-date budget update

13. Review and approve bills

14. Review correspondence

15. Adjourn