January 8, 2014 Planning Board Work Session Meeting Minutes

Status: 
Final
TOWN OF WILTON
PLANNING BOARD MEETING
MINUTES
Approved 1/15/14
 
DATE:           January 8, 2014
TIME:            7:30 P.M.
PLACE:         Wilton Town Hall Courtroom
PRESENT:    Wilton Planning Board Members: Chairman Alec MacMartin, Vice Chairman Jeff Kandt, Sue Egan, Neil Faiman, NRPC Representative Jennifer Dinovo, and Clerk Heather Loewy Nichols.
 
The agenda was amended as follows:
1.)                 Public Hearing: Excavation Renewal Procedures Update
2.)                 Zoning Amendment Public Hearing
-          Section 7.0 - Downtown Commercial District
-          Section E- Code for Building and Sanitation
-          Section 6.0.1 and 6.2.4 – Typographical errors
-          Section 7.2.1 and 7.2.2
-          Section 16.0 - Signs
3.)                Other Business
-          DOT Driveway permit application
-          Zoning Ordinance Changes – Section 5.3.6
-          Impact Fees
-          Future Master Plan Chapter proposal
-          Sign Permit Application
-          Revised Sign Application
-          Pre-application and Application procedure
-          Land Use Master Plan Chapter
-          Adjournment
 
Chairman MacMartin opened the meeting at 7:40 p.m.
 
  1. Public Hearing: Excavation Renewal Procedures updates
Mr. MacMartin stated that he needs to speak further with Town Counsel after sharing new documents with him recently. He will do so before the next work session.
 
A MOTION was made by Mr. Kandt and SECONDED by Mr. Faiman to continue the public hearing to January 29, 2014.
Voting: 4 ayes; motion carried unanimously.
 
  1. Zoning Amendment Public Hearing
 
-          Revisions to Section 7.0 Commercial District
After review, a MOTION was made by Mr. Kandt and SECONDED by Mr. Faiman to send the proposed amendment to Town Counsel for review, post this item on the January 15, 2014 agenda to review Town Counsel’s comments, and hold a public hearing on January 29, 2014.
Voting: 4 ayes; motion carried unanimously.
 
-          Code for Building and Sanitation – Ordinance Section E
After review, a MOTION was made by Mr. Kandt and SECONDED by Mr. Faiman to send the proposed amendment to Town Counsel for review, post this item on the January 15, 2014 agenda to review Town Counsel’s comments, and hold a public hearing on January 29, 2014.
Voting: 4 ayes; motion carried unanimously.
 
-          Sections 6.0.1 and 6.2.4
After review the Board noted that the proposed amendments were to correct typographical errors. Mr. MacMartin stated that he will ask Town Counsel if the changes need to be presented at Town Meeting.
 
-          Sections 7.2.1  and 7.2.2
After review, a MOTION was made by Mr. Kandt and SECONDED by Ms. Egan to send the proposed amendment to Town Counsel for review, post this item on the January 15, 2014 agenda to review Town Counsel’s comments, and hold a public hearing on January 29, 2014.
Voting: 4 ayes; motion carried unanimously.
 
-          Section 16.0 Signs
After review, a MOTION was made by Mr. Kandt and SECONDED by Mr. Faiman to send the proposed amendment to Town Counsel for review, post this item on the January 15, 2014 agenda to review Town Counsel’s comments, and hold a public hearing on January 29, 2014.
Voting: 4 ayes; motion carried unanimously.
 
  1. Other Business
-          DOT Driveway Permit Application
The Board reviewed a letter from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation requesting comment on a driveway permit application.
 
After discussion, a MOTION was made by Mr. Faiman and SECONDED by Mr. Kandt to respond stating that the Planning Board has “no objection to the point of access provided all municipal permits and approvals have been received for use thereof.”
Voting: 4 ayes; motion carried unanimously.
 
-          Zoning Ordinance Changes
The Board reviewed and revised a proposed amendment to Section 5.3.6(e) Daycare Facilities of the Wilton Zoning Ordinance.
 
A MOTION was made by Mr. Kandt and SECONDED by Mr. Faiman to send the proposed revised amendment to Town Counsel for review, post this item on the January 15, 2014 agenda to review Town Counsel’s comments, and hold a public hearing on January 29, 2014.
Voting: 4 ayes; motion carried unanimously.
 
-          Impact Fees
Mr. MacMartin stated that he will speak to Ms. Tuomala about getting a redline version of the latest revision of the proposed Impact Fee Schedule.
 
-          Revised letter from NRPC: Future Master Plan Chapter updates in 2014
Mr. MacMartin noted that he went to the Budget Committee and they were fine with a level funded budget which includes $12,000 in funds for further Master Plan updates. Ms. Dinovo submitted a revised Master Plan update schedule and budget. Mr. MacMartin asked that Ms. Dinovo speak to Ms. Tuomala to make sure NRPC doesn’t duplicate her GIS mapping efforts.
 
-          Revised Sign Application
A MOTION was made by Mr. Kandt and SECONDED by Mr. Faiman to have the Board review the  proposed application as compared to the current ordinance and be prepared to discuss at the January 29th meeting.
Vote: 4 ayes; motion carried.
 
-          Pre-Application and Application Procedure
A MOTION was made by Mr. Kandt and SECONDED by Ms. Egan to review the proposed procedure, submitted by Ms. Dinovo, at the January 29, 2014 meeting.
Voting: 4 ayes; motion carried.
 
The Board was asked to review the submitted prior to the meeting.
 
-          First Draft: Land Use Chapter
Ms. Dinovo submitted a first draft revision to the Land Use Master Plan chapter. The Board was asked to review it and be prepared for discussion at the January 29th meeting.
 
-          Adjournment
A MOTION was made by Mr. Kandt and SECONDED by Ms. Egan to adjourn the meeting.
Voting: 4 ayes; motion carried unanimously.
 
Chairman MacMartin declared the meeting adjourned.
 
Respectfully Submitted,
Heather Loewy Nichols
Clerk
 
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