Planning commision reorganizes, chooses new chairwoman
by Jack Deming
Apr 18, 2013 | 855 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WILMINGTON- The planning commission elected a chairwoman Tuesday night, as commission members John Lebron and Lynne Matthews nominated Wendy Manners for the post left empty since Town Meeting, when former chair Karen Grinold decided against reappointment. A vote was also unanimous to appoint John Lebron as clerk.

The commission also voted to change their regular meeting schedule from the second and fourth Tuesday of each month to the second and fourth Monday of the month at 5 pm. The reorganized commission will hold their first meeting on Monday, April 22. However, the commission still contains a vacant seat, and its members said they would seek potential candidates to fill the void. Selectboard liaison to the planning commission Susan Haughwout was on hand to present a tax map to the board, detailing boundaries of the Haystack PUD agreement from 1970, as well as the town’s districts. The commission will be working on map revisions at Monday’s meeting. While the maps will require some revisions, the commission finalized language tweaks in the general definitions and articles of the commission. The commission unanimously decided that when the district maps are adjusted and the revised copies of the articles and definitions are in place, a public hearing will be held for public comment, as well as a public hearing on the proposed zoning ordinance.

While public hearings have already been held, as required, another public hearing will reset the 12-month period by which the selectboard has to hold a public hearing of their own, and approve the language and district maps. WRC is statutorily required to meet with member towns two times every eight years to review available services in support of the town planning process. This will be scheduled once the zoning ordinance is completed and submitted to the selectboard.
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