Middletown Springs Planning Commission

Approved minutes

February 5, 2018

 

Members present: Hilary Solomon and John Arsenault.

Public present: None

 

The meeting was called to order at 4:03 PM by Chairman J. Arsenault.

 

Agenda Approval: Approved as presented.

 

1)         Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting of January 8, 2018:

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

 

2)         Correspondence:

a.          Copy of a letter dated January 31, 2018 from Dunkiel, Saunders, Elliott, Raubvogel & Hand regarding the matter of the application of Orchard Road Solar I, LLC and containing their request for a status update.  No action is necessary at this time.

b.         A copy of a memo dated February 1, 2018 from the Vermont Public Utility Commission to Geoffrey Hand, Esq. and Victoria Westgate, Esq. containing the Commision’s response to their request for a status update.

 

3)         Old Business:

a.          Orchard Road Solar: No further discussion.

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

c.          Regional Marketing Initiative: John and Hilary both expressed their pleasure at the hiring of an intern by the Creative Economy Group.

 

4)         RRPC: Hilary reported that she has been asked to join the RRPC board as a non-voting member and natural resources representative.  She has accepted.

 

5)         Building Committee:  No report.

 

6)         New Business: None

 

7)         Next meeting date: Monday, March 5, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

 

8)         Adjournment: 5:15 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

John E. Arsenault, Secretary

Middletown Springs Planning Commission

Approved minutes

January 8, 2018

 

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

Public present: None

 

The meeting was called to order at 4:12 PM by Chairman J. Arsenault.

 

Agenda Approval: Approved as presented.

 

1)         Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting of December 4, 2017:

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

         2)         Correspondence: None

         3)         Old Business:

a.          Orchard Road Solar: No discussion.

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

c.          Regional Marketing Initiative: Tom reported on his discussion with Lyle Jepson and Mary Cohen regarding the inclusion on the ballot of the funding item and the need for more focus and involvement from the small towns in the County.

 

4)         RRPC: No report.

 

5)         Building Committee:  The Committee has received final engineering reports, has forwarded them to the estimator and expects to hear back in late January or early February.

 

6)         Creative Economy Group meeting: The meeting was turned over to Kathy Letendre who updated the group on progress made since the last meeting on the Group’s various initiatives including the Regional Marketing Initiative.

 

7)         New Business: The item for the Town Report is due January 12.  John is working on a draft.

 

8)         Next meeting date: Monday, February 5, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

 

9)         Adjournment: 5:55 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

John E. Arsenault, Secretary