Town of Peacham / PO Box 244 / Peacham, VT 05862
NOTICE OF HEARINGS and SITE VISITS
May 19, 2016
To all Persons owning land or interested in lands along:
Taylor Road (TH#18),
Legal Trail #1 (runs between Taylor Rd. & Old County Rd.)
Mill Terrace (TH#82)
and the Peacham Planning Commission, and the Public:
At a regular meeting on 5/4/16 the Peacham Selectboard initiated the 19 V.S.A. §708 process to:
- Discontinue Taylor Road (TH#18)
- Discontinue Legal Trail #1 (running from Taylor Rd to Old County Rd.)
- Reclassify a portion of Mill Terrace (TH#82) to a Legal Trail; the proposed portion for reclassification runs from the Peacham-Barnet Road northerly to a point 25 feet past the northerly bridge abutment.
The Selectboard appointed the date of Wednesday, July 6, 2016 for site visits and hearings pursuant to 19 V.S.A. §709, beginning at 5:00 pm and continuing in the following order at the following approximate times (each directly following the previous site visit):
5:00 PM to examine Mill Terrace (TH#82) at or near the bridge at the intersection with the Peacham-Barnet Road, and begin the hearing to receive testimony. The hearing will then be temporarily adjourned and reconvene later the same evening at the Peacham Town Hall.
5:30 PM to examine Taylor Road (TH#18) a short road that runs between the Peacham-Danville Road and the start of Legal Trail #1, and begin the hearing to receive testimony. The hearing will then be temporarily adjourned and reconvene later the same evening at the Peacham Town Hall.
5:45 PM to examine Legal Trail #1 beginning at the southeastern end of Taylor Road (the legal trail runs to and from Taylor Road and the Old County Road), and begin the hearing to receive testimony. The hearing will then be temporarily adjourned and reconvene directly afterward at the historic Ewell Mills site, then possibly the intersection with Old County Road upon request, and then the Peacham Town Hall.
6:30 PM to examine the historic Ewell Mills 3-acre site located along the Peacham Hollow Brook on the southeast side of the Peacham-Danville Road (located between Taylor Road and the East Peacham Road, across from Ewell Mill Road) and continue to receive testimony. It is proposed the Town acquire this site by gift, after it is landscaped for historic preservation and recreational use including parking, picnicking, walking, swimming, fishing including an ADA-compliant ramp access to the brook. The hearing will then be temporarily adjourned and reconvene later the same evening at the Peacham Town Hall.
7:30 PM (or directly following all the site visits) to reconvene the aforesaid hearings at the Peacham Town Hall meeting room or gym for the final portion of the hearings.
Written testimony may also be submitted to the Selectboard, Peacham Town Clerk’s Office, PO Box 244, Peacham, VT, 05862 (or delivered by hand to the Town Office at 79 Church Street) which must be received no later than 8:30 pm July 6, 2016 to be considered.
19 V.S.A. §711 requires the Selectboard to issue a decision no later than 60 days after the inspection and hearing.