May 252022
 

Minutes DRAFT Brookfield Planning Commission

Date: May 24, 2022

Present: Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Martha Judy, Keven Ring, Christina Harlow, Will White

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

Dec 082021
 

Minutes DRAFT
Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Present: Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Christina Harlow, Martha Judy, Will White, Tim Gershon
Public Present: None
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m.
White/Harlow moved to approve minutes from the December meeting. The minutes passed unanimously.
No update on Municipal Planning Grant Application for Town Plan renewal. If grant isn’t submitted in 2022 most of the work will be done to be ready to submit in 2023.
Zakov/Harlow moved to put forth Keven Ring to the selectboard for one of the open commission positions. Vote was approved unanimously.
The commission continues to consider the options for the additional open position.
The planning commission considered updates to the Development Bylaws Definitions. The Planning Commission will continue to work on the definitions at the next meeting.
The next meeting will be January 11, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.
Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Will White

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

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
 
 

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