Meeting Minutes :



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.



None presented at this time.



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.



None presented at this time.




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.



None necessary at this time.



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


                                                                        Don Nickless, Chair


                                                                        Thor Konwin, Vice Chair


Trish Lewis


Mike Gecha


Chris Beitzel


Kathryn Brown, Alternate