Nov 162022
 

Minutes DRAFT Brookfield Planning Commission

Date: November 8, 2022

Present: Gwynn Zakov (Chair), Martha Judy, Keven Ring, Will White, Timothy Gershon

No public was present.

Will White and Martha Judy moved to approve minutes from the September meeting. The minutes passed unanimously.

The Commission continued to review Article 2 of the Bylaws. Discussion of how to encourage clustered development and affordable housing occupied much of the meeting. The next meeting will consider Section 2.1 on Conservation Districts.

New and old business discussion focused on a possible new planning commission members.  Chair Zakov submitted a grant proposal to encourage affordable housing.

The next meeting is scheduled for December 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:19 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Martha Judy

 

Sep 202022
 

Minutes DRAFT Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: September 13, 2022
Present: Gwynn Zakov (Chair), Martha Judy, Keven Ring, Wil White, Christina Harlow, Timothy Gershon
Public present: Connor Rigney
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.
Judy and Gershon moved to approve minutes as amended.  The minutes passed unanimously.
Commissioners heard from Connor Rigney of Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Planning Commission (TRORC) on how TRORC can help Brookfield apply for a grant supporting bylaws revisions. Deadline for grant application is November 1.
Commissioners completed their review of Article of 1: General Provisions, and began review of Article 2: Development Districts. Commissioners will resume their discussion of “Permitted Uses” in the Village Districts at their next meeting.
No other new/old business
Date of next meeting set for Tuesday October 11th, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:33 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Timothy Gershon
 
 
 
 

Aug 302022
 

Minutes DRAFT Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: August 23, 2022
Present: Gwynn Zakov (Chair), Martha Judy, Keven Ring, Will White, Christina Harlow, Timothy Gershon
Public present: Richard Bizzozero, David Christensen, Eric Christensen
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.
Will White & Christina Harlow moved to approve minutes from the July 12th meeting. The minutes passed unanimously.
David Christensen and Eric Christensen present in order to obtain finality for turbine wind turbine today on Old Post Rd.
Motion to approve preferred site designation for 15 kW wind turbine on a 100′ tower on Old Post Rd. made by Keven Ring, seconded by Christina Harlow. Will White votes yes, Tim Gershon yes, Keven Ring yes, Martha Judy no, Christina Harlow yes, Gwynn Zakov yes, motion carries and is approved.
Gwynn has been in contact with the state to apply for housing grant, would like to approach the town select board to submit grant. TROC is able to assist us.
No other new/old business
Date of next meeting set for Tuesday Sept 13th, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at  7:54 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Christina Harlow
 

Jul 132022
 

Minutes DRAFT Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: July 12th, 2022
Present: Gwynn Zakov (Chair), Martha Judy, Keven Ring, Will White
Public present: Amy Ingressia, Jack Zebora, David Christensen, Stu Edson (Select Board)
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.
Will White & Martha Judy moved to approve minutes from the May 24th meeting. The minutes passed unanimously.
Stu Edson came to talk about current and potential cannabis regulations for Brookfield and how it applies to the current and future bylaws. Amy Ingressia and Jack Zebora had questions on a potential wholesale/retail operation.
David Christensen presented more information to the commission about his planned wind turbine installation on Old Post Rd. David Christensen will provide the Planning Commission with more information on his request for a preferred site designation at next meeting.
Commission then reviewed Development Districts and Current Use in town bylaws. Gwynn (Chair) will contact TRORC on campgrounds and retail definitions in surrounding towns
No other new/old business
Date of next meeting set for Tuesday Sept 13th, 2022
Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:33 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Keven Ring
 

May 252022
 

Minutes DRAFT Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: May 24, 2022
Present: Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Martha Judy, Keven Ring, Christina Harlow, Will White, Tim Gershon
Public present: Michael Fiorillo Administrative Officer, David Christensen
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.
Judy/Ring moved to approve minutes from the May 10th meeting. The minutes passed unanimously.
The commission met with Michael Fiorillo, Brookfield Zoning Administrative Officer, to discuss current development bylaws, suggestions for future development bylaw revisions, any current or pending applications or development review issues and any other topic related to the work of the Planning Commission and Zoning Administrative Officer.
David Christensen presented information to the commission about his planned wind turbine installation on Old Post Rd. The commission discussed the rules and regulations that apply to an installation of this type. David Christensen will submit a request for preferred site designation which will be discussed in the next warned commission meeting.
No other new/old business
Date of next meeting set for Tuesday July 12th, 2022
Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:25 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Will White

May 122022
 

Minutes DRAFT
Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: May 10, 2022
Present: Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Martha Judy, Keven Ring, Christina Harlow
No public present.
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m.
Harlow/Ring moved to approve minutes from the April meeting.  The minutes passed unanimously.
The planning commission considered updates to the Development Bylaw section dealing with General Provisions.
The Commission discussed a possible development issue and an enforcement issue.
Commissioner Ring updated us on his work with the Conservation Commission.
Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:00 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Martha Judy

Apr 142022
 

Minutes DRAFT
Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Present: Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Timothy Gershon, Martha Judy, Will White
No public present.
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.
Zakov/Gershon moved to approve minutes from the March meeting. With minor spelling
changes, the minutes passed unanimously.
The planning commission considered updates to the Development Bylaw Definitions. Started at definition “subdivision” up to “variance.”
Discussed potential meetings with ZBA and zoning administrator to get input on bylaw changes.
The planning commission will skip to review of Article 1 of the Development Bylaws at our next meeting. Commissioners should prepare for the potential review of Article 2 as well.
The next meeting will be May 10th at 7:00 p.m.
Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:17 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Gwynn Zakov
 
 

Mar 102022
 

Minutes DRAFT
Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Present: Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Timothy Gershon, Martha Judy, Kevin Ring, Will White
No public present.
Chair Zakov Called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.
White/Ring moved to approve minutes from the February meeting.  With minor punctuation changes, the minutes passed unanimously.
The planning commission considered updates to the Development Bylaw Definitions.  The Planning Commission will continue to work on the definitions at the next meeting.
Commissioner Ring updated us on his work with the Conservation Commission for the March 23rd public meeting.
The next meeting will be April 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:33 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Martha Judy

Feb 162022
 

Minutes DRAFT
Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Present: Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Christina Harlow, Martha Judy, Will White, Tim Gershon, Keven Ring
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.
Public Present: None
Martha Judy/Christina Harlow moved to approve minutes from the January meeting. The minutes passed unanimously.
The planning commission continued its review of the Development Bylaws Definitions from “Lot” to “Parking Space”. Commissioners will continue their review at the next meeting, beginning with “Planned Residential Development”.
The next meeting will be Tuesday March 8th at 7:00 p.m.
Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:22 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Tim Gershon

Jan 132022
 

Minutes DRAFT
Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Present: Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Christina Harlow, Martha Judy, Will White, Tim Gershon, Keven Ring
Public Present: None other than BCC
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.
Will White/Keven Ring moved to approve minutes from the December meeting. The minutes passed unanimously.
Brookfield Conservation Commission representatives Jon Binhammer, Kathy Kinter, Jon Jickling are present. Members of the Conversation Commission addressed the Planning Commission about partnering to gather information relating to Act 171.
Motion by Zakov to add planning commission to the forum on March 23rd seconded by Harlow. Unanimous vote by planning commission to approve this motion. Keven Ring volunteers to be liaison and Will White to attend select board 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.
Annual update – tried for municipal planning grant and we did not receive the grant.
The next meeting will be February 15th at 7:00 p.m.
Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:21 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Christina Harlow