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6 June 2012 | Approved: 11 July 2012

Chairman Challstrom called the meeting to order at 7:29 p.m. In attendance were commissioners Brenda Gumula, Steve Werts and David Young. Also in attendance were Mayor Georgette Cole and HPC Chairman Bob Booher. Peter Nagrod arrived after the approval of the agenda.

Approval of Agenda

Steve Werts moved to approve the agenda. Brenda Gumula seconded the motion. Chairman Challstrom added rescheduling of the July meeting to the agenda. Approved: 4-0.

Approval of the Minutes

Steve Werts moved to approve the minutes from May 2, 2012. Brenda Gumula seconded the motion. Approved: 5-0.

Public Appearances

There were no public appearances.

Building Permit Applications

Solar Panels – The Commission discussed how to fit the HPC review into the new process for signing off on building permits for solar panels. Bob Booher indicated that the HPC would like to review these permits. It was decided that the HPC would be given the opportunity to comment in a non-time sensitive way. The review will not delay the sign-off by the Planning Commission.

Towne Crest Redevelopment Update

Charlie Challstrom explained that the revised plans had not yet been delivered. The revised evaluation was completed after he attended a meeting where the second set of plans was discussed. The Commission discussed the revised evaluation.
Peter Nagrod moved to approve the amended document and present it to the Town Council. Brenda Gumula seconded the motion. Vote: 5-0.

CSX Update

Charlie Challstrom reported that Town representatives met with Phil Andrews today to review and discuss the results of yesterday’s meeting with CSX. Town reps are cautiously optimistic. The next step will be for the Bridge Advisory Committee to do a presentation at a Special Town Meeting so that Town residents can be brought up-to-speed on this issue. Steve Werts suggested that someone from the Town contact other municipalities who have worked with CSX on this project and find out what their experiences have been.

Annual Report

Peter Nagrod moved, Steve Werts seconded that the Planning Commission Annual Report be approved. Vote: 5-0.

Report from the Town Council

Charlie Challstrom explained to new Council liaison David Young how this will work in the future.

Other Business

  • Peter Nagrod asked about the temporary fencing between Ridge Road and Shady Grove Crossing. There was a brief discussion.
  • Charlie Challstrom reported that Mary Willett (Washington Grove Lane) has no interest in annexation at this time.

The Commission rescheduled the July meeting to July 11, 2012.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.

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