MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VIENNA
PLANNING BOARD HELD DECEMBER 11, 2019
Regular members Creston Gaither and Ed Lawless met briefly and informally with Sue Burns, at the Town House at 7:00 PM. Tonight’s meeting having been advertised as a public hearing on the proposed Setback Ordinance. Lacking a quorum for a Planning Board meeting, the public hearing began at 7:10 PM. Sue said the draft Ordinance may not have sufficient “boilerplate language,” i.e. indicating legislative authority,etc., to hold up legally, and suggested that the Ordinance should clarify that if a right-of-way line can be determined, the required setback should be 15 feet from that line. She agreed to provide suggested revisions for the Board’s consideration.
Alan Williams arrived at 7:15 PM and was elected Acting Chair in Waine Whittier’s absence.The Board’s meeting began at that point, a quorum now being in place. Minutes of the October 23 meeting were read and accepted. The public hearing, and discussion of the proposed Setback Ordinance resumed at 7:20 PM.
It was suggested that the word “on” in paragraph 3 in the draft should probably be “or.”
Creston suggested that the Ordinance needs language regarding enforcement, and suggested that it replicate the Notification of Construction Ordinance language in that regard.
It was agreed that final edits on the Ordinance could wait until the Board’s next meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM.
Creston Gaither, secretary