Meeting Minutes :

TOWN OF PITTSFORD

PLANNING COMMISSION

October 4, 2012

 

Planning Commission Members Present – Don Nickless, Trish Lewis, Chris Beitzel, Mike Gecha and Thor Konwin.   Absent:  Kathryn Brown – Alternate.  Others Present – Ron Davis, Louise Davis, Barbara Champine, Donald Parker, Kathryn Parker, Brook Aldrich, Carol Aldrich, Emerson Frost, Jocelyn Frost, Mary Boyer, John Lingley, Alex Betts, Sam Markowski, Mati DeTurok, John Hale, Nancy Scarcello, Ann Rademacher, Jim Radamacher, Irene Fortin, Hilary Poremski-Beitzel, Vanessa Mills-Holmquist, Ernie Clerihew, Ken Niemczyk – Zoning Administrator, Kelly Giard – Recording Secretary.

 

D. Nickless, Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

 

ADMINITSRATIVE MATTERS:

None presented at this time.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

D. Nickless indicated that copies of the proposed Town Plan have been distributed to surrounding towns and all state requirements within the required 30-day time frame.

 

D. Nickless explained the changes that were included in this draft.

 

J. Radamacher wished to thank the Planning Commission members for their work and addressing the concerns of the townspeople.

 

A. Betts expressed his view in favor of the proposed wind project and indicated that he has attended meetings in other towns pertaining to this type of project.  Mr. Betts indicated that there has been no energy movement included in the proposed Town Plan and asked for a re-write to make Pittsford a sustainable town.  There was discussion on this topic.

 

D. Nickless explained that the Town Plan is not against renewable energy, but, reflects the view of a majority of the citizens.

 

A number of residents spoke concerning the Town Plan and expressed their concerns of this project, as well as other related projects from around the state.

 

Motion by D. Nickless and seconded by T. Konwin to propose modifying the Town Plan as recommended by the Rutland Regional Planning Commission prior to submitting to the Select Board, who will be required to warn and hold 2 Public Hearings.  Motion passed unanimously 5 – 0.

 

Motion by D. Nickless and seconded by T. Lewis to close the hearing.  Motion passed unanimously 5 – 0.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

None presented at this time.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

 

The work continues on the Zoning Regulations.  The members of the Planning Commission members were asked to complete the work on their sections and e-mail them to D. Nickless, who will meet with the Recording Secretary to complete the document as this is on a very limited timeline.

 

DELIBERATIVE SESSION:

None necessary at this time.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Motion by T. Konwin and seconded by C. Beitzel to adjourn at 8:15 PM. Motion passed unanimously 5 – 0.

 

The next meeting will be held on October 25, 2012 at 7:00 PM.

 

Respectfully Submitted

 

 

Kelly Giard, Recording Secretary

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                                                                        Don Nickless, Chair

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                                                                        Thor Konwin, Vice Chair

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Trish Lewis

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Mike Gecha

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Chris Beitzel

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Kathryn Brown, Alternate