Middletown Springs Planning Commission

Unapproved minutes

September 11, 2017


Members present: Tom Hurcomb, Hilary Solomon and John Arsenault.

Public present: None


The meeting was called to order at 4:00 PM by Chairman J. Arsenault.


Agenda Approval: Approved as presented.


1)         Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting of August 7, 2017:

Motion to approve as presented was made and seconded and passed unanimously.


2)         Correspondence:

a.          A Notice of Hearing from the Vermont Public Utility Commission dated August 11, 2017 to be held on August 28, 2017 and, if needed, on August 29, 2017 regarding the petition of Orchard Road Solar I, LLC.

b.         A copy of a letter dated August 14, 2017 from Dunkiel, Saunders, Elliott, Raubvogel & Hand to the Vermont Public Utility Commission regarding the matter of the application of Orchard Road Solar I, LLC and containing its Opposition to the Neighbors’Motion to Strike Portions of the Prefiled Testimony of Rod Viens.  No action is necessary at this time.


3)         Old Business:

a.          Orchard Road Solar: Tom commented on the order of the Public Utility Commission dated August 25, 2017 and how it addressed the contents of our Town Plan.

b.         Draft Energy Plan: We are still awaiting action on the state approval of the regional energy plan.

c.          Regional Marketing Initiative: No comments.


4)         RRPC:

a.          The commission is on summer break.


5)         Building Committee:  Tom reported that the engineers have a deadline of September 15 to submit their preliminary reports.  Town office visits are continuing.


6)         New Business: None


7)         Next meeting date: Monday, October 2, 2017, 4:00 p.m.


8)         Adjournment: 4:20 PM.


Respectfully submitted,

John E. Arsenault, Secretary