SOUTH HERO DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD MINUTES May 11, 2022
Special Meeting – 6:30PM
Regular Meeting – 7:00PM
Members Present some via Zoom: Tim Maxham (Chair), Doug Patterson (Vice Chair), Mike Welch, Liza Kilcoyne, Nate Hayward, Gareth Hunt and James Brightwell.
Others Present: Martha Taylor-Varney (Zoning Admin), Susan Arguin (Clerk), Michael & Michelle Gammal, Bill Deming, Sue Haigh, Ron Phelps, Mitchel Richardson, Tonya Poutry, Jackie Snider, Howard Snider.
6:30PM – Special Meeting called to order by Tim Maxham.
Changes to Agenda – There were none.
Public Input – There was none.
This was a special meeting to continue the review from April 27, 2022 – Conditional Use/Site Plan amendment for a Mobile Vendor – Keeler Bay Associates 464 US Rte 2: Introductions were made. Martha Taylor-Varney read the warning and the Chair swore in any additional attendees who may want to speak. After much discussion the board felt it necessary for the applicant to go back and revise their site plan to include – 1) delineation for parking in Zone 3 and, 2) water/trash/porta-let locations in Zone 3. The original application did not include the waterfront area of Lot 1 (Marina). No abutting landowners had been notified. There was confusion as to the total number of vendors vs. the number of vendor zones. How many vendors? When would they be there? Is there ample parking? Barriers between vendor areas and parking? How late would they be there on any given day? The Applicants stated that porta-lets will be provided by each vendor. How many, where, and verification that Vendors are responsible? Noise? Music? The board asked that the Applicant provide an updated site plan to the Zoning Administrator. Chair Tim Maxham closed the hearing at 7:15PM.
Adjournment of Special Meeting: Nate Hayward made the motion to adjourn at 7:18 PM. and Mike Welch seconded. All in favor.
Members present via Zoom: Tim Maxham (Chair), Doug Patterson, Gareth Hunt, Nate Hayward, Liza Kilcoyne, Jim Brightwell (via Zoom), Mike Welch.
Others Present: Tonya Poutry, Mitchell Richardson, Bill Deming, Sue Haigh, Ron Phelps, Jackie Snider, Howard Snider, Martha Taylor-Varney (Zoning Admin), Susan Arguin (Clerk),
7:20 PM meeting called to order by Tim Maxham.
Changes to Agenda: There were none.
Public Input: There was none.
Amend Mobile Vendor approval for 7 Ferry Road, Tonya Poutry: Introductions were made, the warning was read, and the Chair administered the oath for those who may want to speak. The application was to amend DRB decision 21-53-FR007, which allowed a food truck to operate at what was then known as the Green Frog on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Ms. Poutry has since purchased the property and received approval from the DRB in 2021 for an added use (professional space – Islander newspaper office) on addition to the existing gift shop. She is asking that the approval be expanded to 7 days/week, and to expand the days of operation to year-round. Discussion included that the initial vendor was going to provide food mostly pre-ordered food, with limited additional food available that would not be prepared on-site. This time the Applicant is asking for more of a traditional food vendor, preparing food as it is ordered, as well as including picnic tables for customers. The board had concerns about the amount of parking available (10 spaces exist for use by the Islander newspaper office and the gift shop) and had questions regarding what the hours would be. Would there be porta-johns available? Yes, this will be located out of sight, behind the building. There will already be a dumpster on site that can be used for trash. The board requested that the Applicant provide an updated site plan showing porta-john and trash container locations, power and water connections, and picnic tables to the ZA. Chair Tim Maxham closed the hearing at 7:46PM.
Continue Setback Waiver request at 30 Lands End Way (from 4/13)-Deming:
8:49PM – Tim Maxham opened the hearing. Mike Welch recused himself from this hearing. Mr. Deming presented a new proposal to the Board for the replacement of his camp on his pre-existing, non-conforming lakefront lot. Modifications included the size, reduced from 423sf to 352sf (measuring 16’x22’). The proposed structure is 3.78-feet further from the lake, approx. one foot further from the west boundary, and 4.4-feet further from the east boundary. The setback ditances include the eaves of the replacement camp structure. Abutting neighbors Jackie and Howard Snider were concerned about where the waste water would be going. The camp meets the definition of a ‘primitive camp.’ Mr. Deming proposes a composting toilet. There will be no shower facilities. Gray water from the sink will go directly into the ground. Chair Tim Maxham closed the hearing at 8:13PM.
Continue Final Site Plan Review-LPD Holdings redevelopment of Sand Bar Motel Property (from 4/27) : The Chair re-opened the hearing at 8:15. He explained that the Applicant had not been able to schedule a review with the Fire Department, as requested by the Board on April 27, prior to the Department’s next scheduled business meeting on May 25th, ad asked for a delay to the Board’s June 8 meeting. Gareth Hunt moved to recess the hearing to June 8, 2021 at 7PM; Liza Kilcoyne second. All in favor.
Review of Minutes: Mike Welch moved to accept minutes from April 27, 2022, as written; Gareth Hunt second. All in Favor.
Administrator’s Report: The upcoming schedule include –
May 25th: Nate Hayward’s Setback waiver at 310 US RT 2; Ken Kowalewitz setback waiver at 23 Kibbe Farm Rd.;
June 8th: Dean Henry Subdivision Amendment at 129 Ferry Rd., and con’t LPD Holdings Final Site Plan review at 59 US RT 2.
June 22nd: 2-lot subdivision proposed final plat review at 61 Station Rd.
Martha reported that the Selectboard had appointed Ellie Reid to finish Mike Welch’s term as an Alternate member of the DRB until Dec. 31, 2022, after which she can request to be appointed for a full term of year. Mike Welch was previously appointed to finish the 3-year term of Bill Rowe, who resigned from the Board in March.
Adjournment: . 8:35PM — Liza Kilcoyne moved to adjourn the meeting; Mike Welch second. All in favor.
Susan Arguin/DRB Clerk
For the DRB
These minutes are unofficial until approved at the next regularly scheduled meeting. All motions were unanimous unless otherwise indicated.