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:

  1. Public to be heard
  2. Approve minutes of 7/13/2021 meeting
  3. Conservation Commission input into the Brookfield Development bylaws
  4. 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.
  1. Any other new/old business
  2. Set date of next meeting
  3. 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
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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
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Adjourn

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May 122021
 

Minutes DRAFT
Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Present:
Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Tim Gershon, Christina Harlow, Jon Jickling, Will White
Absent:
Nancy Jacques, Martha Judy
Public Present:  None
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m.
White/Jickling moved to approve minutes from the 4/13/21 meeting as submitted by Martha Judy.  The minutes were approved unanimously.
The planning commission discussed short-term camping (“Hipcamps”), gun ranges, and considered updates to the Development Bylaws section 4.15.
Any other new/old business; discussed obtaining feedback on bylaw update from conservation commission and/or TRORC.
For the next meeting the commission will review Section 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.
Next meeting will be June 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:40 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Will White

May 062021
 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA
Location: Virtual ZOOM Meeting (see below)
MEETING: Tuesday, May 11th 2021 TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
TOPICS:

Public to be heard
Approve minutes of 4/13/2020 meeting
Review progress on zoning bylaw update and continue review of bylaws of sections 4.15, potential regulation of guns ranges and “Hipcamps” and short-term camping arrangements. Will go as far as time permits.
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Apr 142021
 

Minutes DRAFT
Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Present:
Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Tim Gershon, Christina Harlow, Nancy Jacques, Jon Jickling, Martha Judy, Will White
Public Present:  None
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:06 p.m.
White/Jacques moved to approve minutes from the 3/9/21 meeting as amended by Martha Judy.  The minutes were approved unanimously.
The planning commission considered updates to the Development Bylaws sections 4.13 and 4.14.
For the next meeting the commission will review Sections 4.15 and Gun Ranges.  As before members will review these sections before the next meeting in May.
Next meeting will be May 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:36 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted,
Martha Judy

Apr 082021
 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA
Location: Virtual ZOOM Meeting (see below)
MEETING: Tuesday, April 13th 2021 TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
TOPICS:

Public to be heard
Approve minutes of 3/9/2020 meeting
Review progress on zoning bylaw update and continue review of bylaws of sections 4.13, 4.14, 4.15. If time permits, discussion of regulation of guns ranges will also be discussed. Will go as far as time permits.
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Mar 102021
 

 
Brookfield Planning Commission (draft minutes)
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Present: Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Christina Harlow, Martha Judy, Will White, Tim Gershon, Nancy Jacques, Jon Jickling
Public Present:  Gary Lord, Kevin Dunwoody, Andreyevs, Aaron Adler, Jon Binhammer
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.
Judy/White moved to approve minutes from February 9, 2021. The minutes were approved unanimously.
Chair Zakov invited members of the public to be heard. None was heard.
Chair Zakov welcomed Christina Harlow to the Commission.
Jon Binhammer expressed his wish for the Planning Commission to update the Brookfield Town Plan to include greater clarity around local energy development.
Kevin Dunwoody, while not recommending any specific policy language, referred to Randolph as an example of a municipality that has taken on this issue.
Gary Lord saw value in having the PC identify specific places in town that could be designated “scenic” or part of “viewsheds”.
Chair Zakov pointed out that, according to state statute, The Brookfield Town Plan will have to include provisions around energy if the town is to maintain its eligibility for grant funding. She cautioned, however, that the Planning Commission has other priorities as well.
Jon Jickling asked whether there was precedent for amending a Town Plan prior to their standard revision schedule.
Chair Zakov said she is aware of such a precedent in other places.
Martha Judy expressed her opinion that the Planning Commission has already done much work in the area of development that bears on the issue of local energy development.
Jon Binhammer and Rachel Andreyev, in turn, expressed their support for the work of the PC.
Andreyev offered help in an unofficial capacity assisting the PC in its work developing a plan around energy.
The PC then resumed its work reviewing bylaws, nearly completing section 4.13.
Next meeting will be held on March 9th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. At this meeting — following a brief update from Gershon/Jickling on their takeaways from the TROC meeting they attended in February — the PC will complete its review of bylaws sections 4.13, and begin their review of 4.14, 4.15. Time permitting, the Commission would begin to consider the issue of gun ranges. As before members will review relevant sections in advance.
The meeting was called to close by Chair Zakov at 8:51 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Tim Gershon