Jan 132021
 

Minutes DRAFT

Brookfield Planning Commission

Date: Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Present:Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Martha Judy, Will White, Tim Gershon, Nancy Jacques

Public Present:  Gary Lord, Kevin & Marie Dunwoody, Jim Merriam, Katie Bancroft, Matt Dezan, Ze Andreyevs, Zoe Newmarco, Christina Harlow, Sarah & Nathan Shaw, Aaron Adler, Jon Binhammer

Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.

Public to be heard after each topic.

White/Gershon moved to approve minutes from the 12/8/2020 meeting.  The minutes were approved unanimously.

The planning commission opened the floor for the two potential nominees for the vacant Planning Commission seat to introduce themselves.  Both Christina Harlow and Katie Bancroft provided summary backgrounds and their interest to serve their community.  No decision on nomination was made at this meeting.

The planning commission and attendees were walked through a presentation by Jim Merriam of Norwich Solar regarding the preferred site application for 150 kw solar array on Ridge Road property owned by Keith and Chelsea Sprague. This was a Public Utilities Commission application for an issuance of a Certificate of Good for preferred site designation of the solar siting location.  Jim Merriam graciously allowed questions throughout the presentation as well as at the conclusion.  The Shaw’s provided feedback on their support for the project.  Several area residents noted they were not in favor of the project.

White made a motion to accept Norwich Solar’s request to grant preferred siting designation to their proposed 150 kW solar array on Ridge Rd. Also, to encourage the select board to grant preferred siting. We grant this approval with the intention of thoroughly reviewing the projects compliance with town bylaws once the act 248 application and supporting documentation has been submitted to the Public Utilities Commission.  With no second the motion failed.

For the next meeting the commission will review Sections 4.13, 4.14, 4.15, and 4.16.  As before members will review these sections before the meeting.

No other new/old business was covered.

Next meeting will be February 9th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Due to the late hour the meeting was called to close by Chair Zakov at 9:04 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Jacques

Nov 122020
 

Minutes DRAFT
Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Present:
Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Tim Gershon, Jon Jickling, Martha Judy, Will White
Public Present:  None
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:06 p.m.
White/Gershon moved to approve minutes from the 10/12/2020 meeting.  The minutes were approved unanimously.
The planning commission discussed town standards of roads and bridges in the context of  Development Bylaws sections 4.2.   Discussion continued
For the next meeting the commission will review Sections 4.10, 4.11 and 4.12.  As before members will review these sections before the next meeting in Dec.
Next meeting will be December 8th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Commissioners White/Gershon moved for adjournment and the motion passed unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Jon Jickling
 

Oct 212020
 

Minutes DRAFT
Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Present:
Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Tim Gershon, Nancy Jacques, Martha Judy, Will White
Public Present:  None
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
White/Jacques moved to approve minutes from the 9/8/2020 meeting.  The minutes were approved unanimously.
The planning commission considered updates to the Development Bylaws sections 4.2 thru 4.4.
For the next meeting the commission will review Sections 4.7, 4.8 and 4.9.  As before members will review these sections before the next meeting in November.
Next meeting will be November 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Commissioners White/Gershon moved for adjournment and the motion passed unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Martha Judy

Sep 092020
 

 
Brookfield Planning Commission Minutes
Tuesday September 8, 2020 DRAFT
Members Present: Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Jeff Girard, Timothy Gershon, Jon Jickling, Martha Judy, William White, Nancy Jacques
Public Present: Shawn Krisch
Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:06 p.m.
Zakov inquired about any input from the public to be heard.  Mr. Kirsch introduced himself as a potential buyer of land in Brookfield, interested in learning about town zoning regulations.
Jickling/Judy moved to approve minutes from 7/22/2020. Unanimously approved.
After a brief review of previous work, work continued in the review of development bylaws. Sections 4.1, 3.16  and 4.2 were covered.
It was agreed that members would review sections 4.2 – 4.4 prior to next meeting.
Next meeting scheduled for Tuesday October 13th, 2020 at 7:00.
Zakov/Judy moved to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted,
Timothy Gershon
 

Jul 232020
 

Minutes DRAFT
Brookfield Planning Commission Date: Wednesday July 22, 2020 DRAFT
Present: Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Timothy Gershon, Jon Jickling, Martha Judy, William White, Nancy Jacques
Public: Susan Shea – Conservation Commission, Laurel Mcewen
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.
Inquired about public to be heard.  No public attended.
White/Judy moved to approve minutes from 2/11/2020. Unanimously approved.
Commission discussed potential action on a permit to develop a single-family home on Twin Ponds Road and associated concerns brought forward by the Brookfield Conservation Commission to the Brookfield Planning Commission. No motions were made and no actions were taken.
Next meeting schedule for Tuesday September 8th, 2020 at 7:00 via
White/Jickling moved to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
William White

Feb 182020
 

Minutes DRAFT
Brookfield Planning Commission Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 DRAFT
Present: Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Timothy Gershon, Jon Jickling, Martha Judy, William White
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:12 p.m.
Inquired about public to be heard.  No public attended.
Approved letter of support for the Charles and Theresa Taplin conservation project to be submitted to the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board.
The Planning Commission continued to work on revisions to the Development bylaws.
White/Jickling moved to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Martha Judy

Jan 232020
 

Minutes
Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Present:
Nancy Jacques, Gwynn Zakov, Jon Jickling, Tim Gershon, William White
Public:
Jon Binhammer
Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m.
Public to be heard:
Jon Binhammer, representing the Nature Conservancy, which is purchasing a conservation easement on a piece of property in Brookfield off of West St which is part of the Taplin/Brown farm. The easement will be around 60 acres. The easement would include public access from West St. Zakov motioned that the chair will draft a letter of support that will be warned for a vote at the February 11th Planning Commission meeting. Second by Jickling, approved unanimously. The town plan supports this on pages 48 through 54.
Jon Binhammer, as chair of the Conservation Commission, informed the Planning Commission that they are active and ready to work with the Planning Commission. He gave an update on what they’ve been working on, specifically identifying and mapping forest blocks and connectors.
Jickling/Gershon moved to approve the minutes of the Nov 13, 2019 meeting. Unanimously approved.
The Planning Commission reviewed the progress on Bylaw update.
The Planning Commission continued to work on revisions to the town Bylaws.
The date of the next meeting was set for 7:00 PM Tuesday February 11th.
White/Jacques moved to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
William White

Jan 212020
 

Minutes
Brookfield Planning Commission
Date:  Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Present:
Geoff Girard, Martha Judy, Nancy Jacques, Gwynn Zakov, Jon Jickling
Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
Girard/Jickling moved to approve the minutes of the Oct 16, 2019 meeting. Unanimously approved.
Jickling,  member of the Brookfield Conservation Commission (CC), expressed the CC’s interest in supporting the Planning commission work revising the town bylaws.  Ideas for coordination between Commissions to follow.
The Planning Commission continued to work on revisions to the town Bylaws.
The date of the next meeting was set for Wednesday December 11th.
Judy/Girard moved to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Jon Jickling

Dec 042019
 

Minutes

Brookfield Planning Commission

Date:  Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Present:

Geoff Girard,
Martha Judy, Nancy Jacques, Gwynn Zakov, Jon Jickling

Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

Girard/Jickling moved to approve the minutes of
the Oct 16, 2019 meeting. Unanimously approved.

Jickling, 
member of the Brookfield Conservation Commission (CC), expressed the CC’s
interest in supporting the Planning commission work revising the town bylaws.  Ideas for coordination between Commissions to
follow.

The Planning Commission continued to work on
revisions to the town Bylaws.

The date of the next meeting was set for
Wednesday December 11th.

Judy/Girard moved to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jon Jickling

Sep 182019
 

DRAFT
Brookfield Planning commission meeting minutes

September 10, 2019

Present:

Gwynn Zakov,
Chair; William White; Martha Judy; Jon Jickling; Jeff Girard; Nancy Jacques

Public
Present:

Tim Gershon

7:03- the
meeting was called to order

Discussed
the filling of open positions on the commission.  Nancy Jacques was recently appointed by the
Selectboard.  Gwynn Zakov will follow up
with the Selectboard regarding the appointing of Tim Gershon.

August
meeting minutes were unanimously approved.

The Planning
Commission continued with revisions to the Town Bylaws. 

White /Judy
motioned to adjourn.  The meeting
adjourned at 8:09.

Respectfully
submitted,

Jeff Girard