TOWN OF MOUNT HOLLY
December 19, 2016
Mount Holly Town Office
MEMBERS PRESENT: Peter Berger, Jennifer Jones (Clerk), Bill McGrath, James Seward
MEMBERS ABSENT: Clinton Woolley, Mike Valente
VISITORS: Ed McEneaney (LPCtv), Don Richardson
The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. by Bill McGrath.
The Energy section of the Town Plan was added to the Town Plan discussion, and Education was moved to the next meeting for discussion.
1. APPROVE MINUTES
Jim Seward made a motion to approve the minutes from the November 21, 2016 meeting as written. Peter Berger seconded the motion.
2. NEW BUSINESS
Building Construction Registration Forms
James McGough submitted a Building Construction Registration Form to the Planning Commission for construction of a 10’x16’ replacement shed at 1668 Hortonville Road. Bill McGrath signed the form.
Larry and Julie Pitts submitted a Building Construction Registration Form to the Planning Commission for construction of a 20’x24’ camp at 2083 Hortonville Road. Bill McGrath signed the form.
Annette Lynch submitted a letter to the Planning Commission requesting more detailed minutes.
Timothy Snyder replied that he was waiting for approval from the state on his septic design before he submitted a Building Construction Registration Form to the Town of Mount Holly. He states he will submit the form at the appropriate time.
Department of Environmental Conservation – State of VT
Timothy Snyder applied for a Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply permit for the construction of two new homes on Loop Road.
John Wasilewski submitted an application to the Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division for the construction a new home on Maple Road.
Mount Holly Town Highway Access Permit Form
Silivo and Kathleen Valente submitted a Town Highway Access Permit Form for access from Old Turnpike Road to an existing landing at 3400 Old Turnpike Road.
3. OLD BUSINESS
The Energy section of the Town Plan was discussed. Bill McGrath read notes from the Public Hearing sessions on this topic.
Peter Berger recently attended a seminar on this subject held by the Rutland Regional Planning Commission. There was discussion about due consideration versus substantial deference and the overall effect each would have on the Town of Mount Holly with the Public Service Board.
Don Richardson also attended the seminar and tried to join the discussion, however his input was not related to an item developed by the RRPC and Bill McGrath did not allow him to speak on this matter.
The “Goal” statement of the Town Plan was amended to include the discouragement of any large-scale commercial development in the town. All instances of “shall” were changed to “should.” Language regarding clustering of buildings was removed; language encouraging the Select Board to facilitate various energy efficient processes was added.
4. BUSINESS FOR NEXT AGENDA
The Education section of the Town Plan will be discussed at the next meeting.
Jim Seward made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Peter Berger. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
Clerk of the Planning Commission
The LPCtv recording of this meeting is hereby made a part of the permanent minute record of this meeting.