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4 October 2006 | Approved: 5 November 2006

Chairman John McClelland called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. In attendance were Commissioners Darrell Anderson, Peggy Ebner and alternate Joe Clark. Also in attendance were town residents Charlie Challstrom, Charlie Negin and Georgette Cole.

Approval of Minutes

The minutes for September were approved.
Welcome to New Alternate – Chairman McClelland introduced and welcomed the new Planning Commission (PC) alternate Joe Clark.

Building Permits

The following building permits were reviewed by the PC:

  • 419 4th Avenue – PC approved accessory building per Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) decision. Charlie Challstrom pointed out that the appeal would not have been approved under the Ordinance’s former definition of accessory building (see Attachment A). Chairman McClelland expressed his concern with the Town Council’s (TC) apparent disregard of the PC’s proposed definition – especially the removal of a roof requirement.
  • 121 Chestnut Avenue – Replacement of the existing five foot fence located on the lot line approved unanimously per Section 3.328.
  • 213 Ridge Road – Five foot fence located on lot line approved unanimously per Section 3.328.
  • 342 Ridge Road – Addition reviewed by HPC. Approved unanimously per Section 9.

Master Plan Revision

Charlie Challstrom updated the Commissioners on the Master Plan status and reminded them that the PC is required to host a work session with the Focus Groups. Then the PC will prepare a recommendation for the TC. Chairman McClelland pointed out that the meetings will need to allow enough time for a thorough discussion of each Section. The Commissioners agreed to study the Preliminary Draft and plan dates for two work sessions at their next meeting.

Report from Town Council

Darrell Anderson reported that the job description for the Code Enforcement Officer has been completed and the TC hopes to have someone hired by the end of the year. The Commissioners discussed the guidelines that would be necessary to determine which permits would be investigated by the Officer. They felt that consistency of enforcement should be a major consideration.

Missy Yachup – Secretary

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

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