PLYMOUTH SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES
Plymouth Selectboard Special Hearing
Proposed Zoning Ordinance
Monday, May 6, 2013
Members: Ralph Michael, Chair; Andy Crossman; and Russ Tonkin
Others: Robert and Pat Lambert; Peggy K. Janney; Todd Menees; Anne Brown; Tom Derlinga; Midge Tucker; Cedric Johnson; Beverly Johnson; Phyllis Martin; Donald K. Martin; Steven J. Radonis; Mary Jo and Hank Schimpfhauser; Jennifer Runnette; Chase Morsey; Carol Ackley;
James Nielsen; Ray Forrest; Bill O’Brien; Anne and Bill Cherico; and Sandie Small.
Ralph opened the Public Hearing at 6:04 pm. He read the Public Notice and the Table of Contents of the proposed zoning ordinance, and indicated that copies of said ordinance are available at the Town Hall. He then opened the floor to questions.
· Eric Johnson asked what the SB thought of the new regulations; Ralph indicated that the SB did partially participate in the drafting of the new ordinance and felt that it was a good plan. Russ indicated that changes could be made; but that it was a good piece of work; Andy felt that there were too many rules, but the ordinance was good to go. If there were many major comments, the matter would have to be re-warned. The ordinance can be rejected or adopted after the final public hearing and would be effective 21 days after adoption.
· Midge Tucker had a question about a non-conforming lot per the Town. She would like to permit a septic so the lot can be sold. Evidently the State has permitted this; Midge wanted to know if precedent plays a part in permitting. It was suggested she file an application with the zoning board for a variance.
· Steve Radonis also spoke about a non-compliant lot. Can it be grandfathered as the zoning changed it from two acres to five acres. The SB indicated there is a pre-existing small lot provision.
· Carol Ackley inquired about a Town ordinance on debris on someone’s property, i.e., multiple old cars. It was indicated that zoning has to conform to the Town plan; Betsy Tonkin indicated that this type of situation was not taken lightly, but that it can be difficult to enforce. The party can be cited and fined; but it can be difficult to collect and to clean up the area. Steve Radonis cited health issues with dumpsters. Midge Tucker discussed camping trailers and was advised that they need to be registered and able to be driven off the property. If the trailer is kept on the property longer than six months, it needs to be permitted.
There were no further questions, and the hearing was adjourned at 6:25 pm.
DRAFT Written by Sandie Small
Ralph Michael, Chair
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