Dec 012021
 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA – December 7th, 2021

Location: Virtual ZOOM Meeting (link below) and in-person at the town office at 40 Ralph Road

MEETING: Tuesday, December 7th 2021 TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

*** NOVEMBER’S MEETING WAS CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF QUORUM ***

TOPICS:

  1. Public to be heard
  2. Approve minutes of 10/12/2021 meeting.
  3. Chair Zakov update on Municipal Planning Grant Application for Town Plan renewal.
  4. Appoint replacement planning commissioner(s) to forward to selectboard for approval. During October meeting commissioners met Keven Ring and Jack Zebora who both expressed interest in joining.
  5. Review progress on zoning bylaw update. Continue discussing definition section. Commissioners will find definition examples from two other towns for reference during the definition review.
  • In September we covered: definitions “accessory dwelling units” and “agriculture”
  • In October we covered: definitions “alteration” through “camp”
  1. Any other new/old business
  2. Set date of next meeting – tentatively Tuesday January 11th, 2022.
  3. Adjourn

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Nov 042021
 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA – November 9, 2021
Location: Virtual ZOOM Meeting (link below) and in-person at the town office at 40 Ralph Road
MEETING: Tuesday, November 9th 2021 TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
TOPICS:

Public to be heard
Approve minutes of 10/12/2021 meeting.
Chair Zakov update on Municipal Planning Grant Application for Town Plan renewal.
Appoint replacement planning commissioner(s) to forward to selectboard for approval. During October meeting commissioners met Keven Ring and Jack Zebora who both expressed interest in joining.
Review progress on zoning bylaw update. Continue discussing definition section. Commissioners will find definition examples from two other towns for reference during the definition review.

In September we covered: definitions “accessory dwelling units” and “agriculture”
In October we covered: definitions “alteration” through “camp”

Any other new/old business
Set date of next meeting – tentatively Tuesday December 14th, 2021.
Adjourn

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Oct 132021
 

Minutes DRAFT
Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Present: Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Christina Harlow, Jon Jickling, Martha Judy, Will White
Public Present: Kevin Ring, Jack Zebora
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.
White/Harlow moved to approve minutes from the September meeting. The minutes passed
unanimously.
Chair Zakov introduced two individuals interested in joining the planning commission for the
current one opening. Jack Zebora spoke first about his interest in joining the planning
commission. Kevin Ring (Brian) also shared information about his interest in the planning
commission. The planning commission will consider appointments at the next meeting.
The planning commission considered updates to the Development Bylaws Definitions. The
Planning Commission will continue to work on the definitions at the next meeting.
Chair Zakov will talk with TROC about funding to help with plan maps, revisions and
distribution. Chair Zakov will provide an update at the next meeting.
The next meeting will be November 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:48 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Martha Judy

Oct 062021
 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA – October 12, 2021
Location: Virtual ZOOM Meeting (link below) and in-person at the town office at 40 Ralph Road
MEETING: Tuesday, October 12th 2021 TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
TOPICS:

Public to be heard
Approve minutes of 9/21/2021 meeting
Meet with interested candidates for vacant seat on the Planning Commission. Any interested individual is welcome to attend.
Review progress on zoning bylaw update. Continue discussing definition section. Commissioners will find definition examples from two other towns for reference during the definition review.

In July we covered: definitions including accessory dwelling units and certificates of occupancy/use. We discussed the merits of moving from a Zoning Board of Adjustment to a Development Review Board.
In September we covered: definitions “accessory dwelling units” and “agriculture”

Any other new/old business
Set date of next meeting – tentatively Tuesday November 9th, 2021.
Adjourn

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Sep 222021
 

Minutes DRAFT
Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Present:
Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Tim Gershon, Christina Harlow, Jon Jickling, Will White, Martha Judy
Public Present:  Jon Binhammer
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.
Jickling/White moved to approve minutes from the 7/13/21 meeting.  With amendments, the minutes were approved unanimously.
Commissioners heard a presentation from Jon Jickling and Jon Binhammer about the ongoing work of the Brookfield Conservation Commission.
Commissioners reviewed and revised definitions of Accessory Dwelling Unit and Agriculture.
No new/old business was discussed.
Next meeting will be October 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:20 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Tim Gershon
 
 

Sep 152021
 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA – SEPTEMBER, 2021
Location: Virtual ZOOM Meeting (link below) and in-person at the town office at 40 Ralph Road
MEETING: Tuesday, September 21st 2021 TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
TOPICS:

Public to be heard
Approve minutes of 7/13/2021 meeting
Conservation Commission input into the Brookfield Development bylaws
Review progress on zoning bylaw update. Continue discussing accessory dwelling units and move through definition section as time allows. Commissioners will find definition examples from two other towns for reference during the definition discussion.

In June we covered: sections 4.17 (enforcement), 4.18 (cost of technical review) and began review of definitions.
In July we covered definitions including accessory dwelling units and certificates of occupancy/use. We discussed the merits of moving from a Zoning Board of Adjustment to a Development Review Board.

Any other new/old business
Set date of next meeting
Adjourn

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Jul 202021
 

Minutes DRAFT
Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: Tuesday July 13, 2021
Present:
Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Tim Gershon, Christina Harlow, Martha Judy, Will White, Jon Jickling
Public Present:  None
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
Harlow moved to approve minutes from the 6/08/21 meeting seconded by White.  The minutes were approved unanimously.
The planning commission discussed the inquiry by the select board to respond to the possibility of Brookfield changing from a Zoning Board of Adjustment model to a Development Review Board model.   Following discussion Chair Zakov, put forward a motion that the PC position is that the ZBA planning model is working at this time and moving to a DRB model is not warranted.    Second by Harlow.  Passed unanimously.
Nancy Jacques resigned from PC.  Zakov will notify Selectboard and post on front porch forum for new candidate.  Jickling and White also notified that they may withdraw from the PC in coming months.
Discussed bylaws and developed new section 3.3, Certificate of compliance.
Any other new/old business discussed.
Next meeting will be September 21, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (no August meeting planned)
Next meeting will cover:  Definitions including Accessory Dwelling Unit.  Conservation commission will also provide input/comments on the bylaws.
Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:24 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Jon Jickling
 
 

Jul 082021
 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA – JULY, 2021
Location: Virtual ZOOM Meeting (link below) and in-person at the town office at 40 Ralph Road
MEETING: Tuesday, July 13th 2021 TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
TOPICS:

Public to be heard
Approve minutes of 6/8/2021 meeting
Discuss merits of moving from a Zoning Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission model to a Development Review Board and Planning Commission model. Selectboard may budget in the 2022-2023 budget to use TROCC to assist in moving the town in that direction – if needed. Vermont law related to this topic can be found here: https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/24/117/04460
Review progress on zoning bylaw update. In June we covered sections 4.17 (enforcement) and 18 (cost of technical review) and began review of the definitions section and continue review of the definition section. We will review accessory dwelling units and certificates of occupancy/use. Commissioners will find definition examples from two other towns for reference during the definition discussion. Members will review these sections before the next meeting. Vermont law related to certificate of occupancies/use can be found here: https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/24/117/04449
Any other new/old business
Set date of next meeting
Adjourn

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Jun 092021
 

Minutes DRAFT
Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: Tuesday June 8, 2021
Present:
Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Tim Gershon, Christina Harlow, Martha Judy, Will White
Absent:
Nancy Jacques, John Jickling
Public Present:  None
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
White/Gershon moved to approve minutes from the 5/11/21 meeting as submitted by Will White.  The minutes were approved unanimously.
The planning commission discussed the town of Brookfield’s local emergency plan which is currently being updated. Current bylaws will be congruous with the town’s FEMA emergency plan. Meetings for this will be the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6 pm.
Martha Judy will ask Aaron Adler to come to discuss Telecommunications at a future meeting.
Discussed 4.17 Enforcement and 4.18 Costs of Technical Review
Judy/Zakov suggests adding Certificate of Use 3.17.to agenda next meeting.
Discussed Definitions, we will go back to definition of Accessory Dwelling Unit to allow more time to review.
Any other new/old business discussed.
Next meeting will be July 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:28 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Christina Harlow
 

Jun 032021
 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA
Location: Virtual ZOOM Meeting and in-person at the Town (see below)
MEETING: Tuesday, June 8th 2021 TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
TOPICS:

Public to be heard
Approve minutes of 5/11/2021 meeting
Update on Brookfield’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan from Chair Zakov. Brookfield must update the plan and Chair Zakov will represent the Planning Commission as edits for 2021 are made. Chair Zakov will be looking for a volunteer PC member to assist with the edits. The previous PC reps were former Chair/member Aaron Adler and current member Will White.
Review progress on zoning bylaw update and continue review of bylaws of sections 4.17, 4.18 and start on the definition section. Commissioners will find definition examples from two other towns for reference during the definition discussion. As before members will review these sections before the next meeting.
Any other new/old business
Set date of next meeting
Adjourn

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