TOWN OF SOUTH HERO
DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD
JANUARY 25, 2017 MEETING
7:00 p.m. Board Business:
A) Board members in attendance
a. P. Delano, S. Corbin, R. Brown, T. Maxham, D. Patterson, N. Hayward, G. Hunt
b. R. Krebs – Absent
B) All other active participants in the meeting
a. M. Taylor-Varney – Zoning Administrator
a. The meeting was called to order by Tim Maxham at 7:02 p.m.
b. Motion was made by Ross Brown to elect Tim Maxham Chair of the DRB, seconded by Sherry Corbin. All so voted to approve.
c. Motion was made by Tim Maxham to elect Doug Patterson Vice Chair of the DRB, seconded by Ross Brown. All so voted to approve.
d. Motion was made by Doug Patterson to elect Paula Delano Clerk of the DRB, seconded by Tim Maxham. All so voted to approve.
e. Motion was made by Paula Delano to adopt the DRB Rules of Procedure and Conflict of Interest Policy as discussed and updated, seconded by Nate Hayward. All so voted to approve.
f. Motion was made by Paula Delano to adjourn the meeting at 9:04 p.m., seconded by Ross Brown. All so voted to approve.
a. Tim Maxham opened the meeting at 7:02 pm. He asked for a moment of silence in memory of Horace Corbin who passed away earlier in the week. Horace had been very active over the years in South Hero as a member of several organizations and boards.
b. The Board members introduced themselves.
c. Martha Taylor-Varney chaired the meeting during the election of officers. Once all of the officers were elected, Martha turned the meeting over to the new Chair, Tim Maxham.
d. There were no changes to the agenda.
e. As this was the initial meeting of the DRB, there were no minutes to be approved.
f. Sherry Corbin was called out at about 7:30 after the election of officers and did not return.
g. The DRB Rules of Procedure and Conflict of Interest Policy document was discussed. This document was based on the Zoning Board’s document of the same name. It was updated to replace ZBA with DRB, change some wording for clarification, added or changed things to reflect the responsibilities of the DRB, etc. The updated document was approved. It now needs to be approved by the Select Board.
h. Public Input – None.
i. Administrative Officer’s Report:
i. One of the new alternates to the DRB has resigned. An ad will be placed in the Islander that will be published on Tuesday, 1/31 asking people interested in being an alternate to submit a letter of interest.
ii. It was decided that the Administrative Officer would write the initial draft of any decisions. This means that the Submittals, Findings of Fact and the Conclusions would be in the initial draft and the DRB members would add the Condition and make any other changes they deem needed. This should help to have draft decisions available for discussion on a timely basis.
iii. The Administrative Officer will be invited to deliberative sessions.
iv. There are no hearings scheduled at this time. There are several in the wings however, given time limits for warnings, the first available date would be 2/22. So there is no hearing on 2/8.
Tim Maxham, Chair Paula Delano, Clerk