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September 13, 2022

Present: Mark Lockwood, Jonathan Boardman, Christine Chinni, Eric Lukingbeal, Eric Myers, Brennan Sheahan, and Matthew Peters. Alternate Paula Johnson (not seated). Also present, Director of Community Development Abigail Kenyon and Land Use Coordinator Renee Deltenre.

Elect Vice-Chair

The commission voted (7-0-0) to elect Eric Myers as Vice Chairman.

Public Hearing

Application seeking a Special Permit under Zoning Regulations Section 8.28 for a residential landscape business and Section for a garage in excess of 1,000 square feet for property located at 86 Granville Road, R2A Zone. File Z-14-22

Opened public hearing and immediately continued it to Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. No discussion occurred.

Receive applications and schedule public hearings

Application seeking a Special Permit under Zoning Regulations Section for a garage over 1,000 square feet for property located at 2 Appletree Lane, R2A Zone. File Z-15-22. Scheduled for a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.

Joint meeting with Board of Selectmen

Lockwood said the Board of Selectmen would like to have a joint meeting in order to discuss the Affordable Housing Plan and Strategic Plan goals specific to the town center. The meeting would be held for discussion purposes to determine what steps, if any, the commission wants to take. The meeting will occur on Sept. 19. It was emphasized that the meeting will not be a public hearing.

Staff report and correspondence

Kenyon provided an update regarding a recent Development Commission meeting in which potential changes to the T1 Zone were discussed. The substantial changes include the removal of a road from Floydville Road to Canton Road, modifications to buffer and landscaping requirements, and revisions to architectural standards. No major changes were discussed regarding uses. The Development Commission hopes to finalize a report before the end of October for consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Kenyon spoke of upcoming zoning regulation amendments that are minor in nature and include the correction of inaccurate references, clarification regarding setback requirements for sheds, and updates to bonding requirements to comply with state statutes. Myers also noted discrepancies found between the zoning regulations and the zoning map which will be addressed.

Kenyon also provided an update regarding the Station 280 development which submitted its bonds and began site work. Harness Way is progressing with the second house under construction.

Respectfully submitted,

Renee Deltenre, Land Use Coordinator