Agenda Shelburne planning commission

Thursday, May 25, 7pm Town Center Meeting Room 1 1. CALL TO ORDER (7pm) •(GROUP PHOTOGRAPH IMMEDIATELY PRIOR) 2.APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:01pm) 3.APPROVAL OF MINUTES (7:02pm) •May 11, 2017. 4. DISCLOSURES RELATING TO ANY POTENTIAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST (7:05pm) 5.OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (7:10pm) Limited individual comment on subjects not included on agenda. 6.HEARING ON… Read More »

Selectboard hears updates on library, Planning Commission, and potential of economic development committee

Selectboard Meeting May 9 Members gathered Tuesday night for the first Selectboard meeting of May. The meeting kicked off at 6pm for a special presentation on the Bay Road Mobility study and wrapped up approximately four hours later. During public comments, Dorothea Penar spoke of the Shelburne Historical Society’s upcoming annual membership meeting on Monday… Read More »

Planning Commission forwards zoning bylaw changes to Selectboard

Planning Commission Meeting Feb. 9, 2017 At its meeting on Feb. 9, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on five proposals to amend the zoning bylaws. The proposed changes were requested by the Development Review Board because the current bylaws in these areas were ambiguous, left issues unaddressed, or needed improvement. The Planning Commission… Read More »

Planning Commission proposes regulations for adult entertainment businesses

The Planning Commission held a public hearing Dec. 15 to gather community input on proposed Zoning Bylaws to mitigate the adverse secondary impacts associated with adult entertainment facilities. As Chair Jaime Heins explained, such businesses are constitutionally protected under freedom of speech and cannot be banned outright, but cities and towns do have the same… Read More »

Planning Commission considers impact of parcelization in the rural district

Planning Commission considers impact of parcelization in the rural district

At its meeting on Dec. 8, the Planning Commission heard a presentation by Jens Hilke, a conservation planning biologist with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, about the impact of development in rural areas of Vermont on forests and wildlife habitat. Forest fragmentation creates habitat blocks, which leads to a decline in biodiversity, unless… Read More »

Planning Commission addresses adult business, other issues

Acting on an inquiry regarding the possible establishment of an adult business in Shelburne, the Planning Commission considered a draft Zoning Bylaw for such businesses at its Nov. 17 meeting.  No specific proposal or application has been filed, but because the Zoning Bylaws do not contain any provisions concerning adult businesses, the Commission wanted to… Read More »

Business on the agenda at the Shelburne Planning Commission

The Shelburne Planning Commission hopes to fill Meeting Room One on July 14 as they unveil the results of a survey of the business community. Michael Moser, a consultant from Cambridge who also works for the University of Vermont Center for Rural Studies will provide a Powerpoint presentation on what the commission learned from the… Read More »

Planning Commission reviews Village Overlay District Design Guidelines

At its meeting on May 12, the Planning Commission listened to a presentation by consultant Brandy Saxton, whose services were underwritten by a grant obtained by the Historic Preservation and Design Review Commission to update the guidelines first formulated in the early 1990s. The new guidelines provide clear standards, with many illustrations, to define both… Read More »

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