ANTRIM PLANNING BOARD
June 19, 2014
Members & Staff Present: Diane Chauncey (Secretary) Chris Condon (Chair)
Michael Frosch (Member) Steve MacDonald (Member) Jeanne Cahoon (Alternate)
Janet McEwen (Member) Gordon Webber (Ex-officio) Bob Holmes (Alternate)
Carol Ogilvie (Consultant Planner) Sarah VanderWende (Member)
Members & Staff Absent: Elsa Voelcker (Alternate) Jesse Lazar (Vice-Chair)
Public Attendees: Chris Wellington (Department of Resources & Economic Development)
7:00PM Public Meeting
Chair Condon opened the meeting at 7:05 pm and appointed Bob Holmes for the absent Jesse Lazar.
Economic Revitalization Zone – Mr. Chris Wellington of DRED
Chair Condon stated that the Board had wished to further discuss potential ERZ parcels and had invited Mr. Wellington to attend tonight’s meeting.
After some discussion, with input from Mr. Wellington and Ms. Ogilvie, the Board decided that the former Place in the Woods parcel (designation process already in progress) and all of the Village Business District should be designated as ERZ zones. MS. VanderWende stated that she thought it would be more effective to designate individual parcels than the entire district.
Mr. Frosch moved to create an ERZ in all of the Village Business District. Mr. Webber seconded the motion.
There was a short discussion.
Roll Call Vote: Webber, yes; Frosch, yes; MacDonald, yes; Holmes, yes; Condon, yes; VanderWende, no; McEwen, yes.
The Board discussed a possible meeting to include the business community. The meeting would include businesses, Mr. Wellington, and the Planning Board. Mr. Wellington stated that he would like to speak with the business community of other available incentives. The Board asked Mr. Wellington if he had a sample letter that could be sent to the business community that would give a short explanation and an invitation to the meeting. Mr. Wellington thought that he had a suitable letter.
After a short discussion of possible dates to hold the meeting, Mr. MacDonald proposed October 2; Mr. Webber seconded.
Discussion was requested.
On a voice vote, all were in favor.
Further planning will occur at the July 17 meeting.
Mr. Holmes stated that the Route 9/31 area was a potential ERZ. The Board quickly realized that a map was needed to review the potential parcels. The discussion was tabled until the July 17 meeting.
Master Plan Review
The Implementation Chapter was discussed.
Approve June 5, 2104 meeting minutes
Ms. VanderWende moved to approve the minutes; seconded by Mr. Frosch. After a short discussion, the Board voted to approve the minutes as presented.
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Mr. Webber moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 pm; Mr. Frosch seconded. All agreed to adjourn the meeting.
Diane Chauncey, Secretary for the Land Use Boards.