Zoning Review Committee Minutes – 02-12-2016

Zoning Review Committee


February 12, 2016


Present:  Carl Chipman, Mike Baden, Beatrice Haugen-Depuy, Brenda Striano, Becky Paddock Stange, Steve Fornal, Sherry Chachkin


Absent:  Jerry Davis


The Committee approved the January 29, 2016 ZRC minutes.


The group discussed a proposed new definition for “Road Right-of-Way Line” and a revision of Section 140-12 (A) “Yard (Setback) Regulations.”  Further action on the proposal was tabled pending attorney review.


The Committee reviewed a model small-scale solar siting law prepared by the Center for Climate  Law at Columbia Law School and discussed what portions of the model law would be useful for the Town’s zoning code and which need not be included.  The group agreed to review several examples of laws which regulate large-scale (commercial) solar systems as a starting point for drafting a subsection of the Town zoning code to regulate such a land use.


ZRC member Steven Fornal provided a proposed draft revision of Article 6 of the Town zoning code, “Nonconforming Uses and Structures.”  The group will take up that topic at a future meeting.


The next ZRC meeting is scheduled for February19, 2016 at town Hall at 1 pm.