Minutes* of growth planning committee public meeting-7PM, November 25, 2003, KPT Library
Present: Collins, Reid, Senese
Absent: Belisle, Lanigan
Since a quorum was not present, no voting was executed at this meeting. However, the following items were discussed and an action plan for reviewing the CP and interfacing with the public and various committees was developed:
The selectmen should fill vacancies on the GPC as soon as possible. With only 5 members, it is difficult to plan meetings with assurance that a quorum of members will be available. In addition, the Holidays increase the problem.
The GPC should meet with representatives of the Planning Board and Board of Selectmen to get their views on the plan and related issues. Evening meetings are desirable since several GPC members are not available in the morning. (By way of background, some months ago a semi-final draft of the CP was distributed to these boards. The Planning Board submitted 6or 7 comments- all of which were reviewed by the GPC and incorporated into the final draft. No comments were received from the Board of Selectman.)
The members discussed the effectiveness of various public information transfer vehicles including surveys, local area meetings, and other types of workshops and publicity.
The following members volunteered to take “ homework” assignments to develop and in some cases re-draft various sections from the list which had been previously submitted to the selectmen .Their work will serve to focus the remaining membership on the issues and provide more effective full committee meetings:
Collins- Growth area selection rationale and alternates considered, 2003 state requirements for identifying transitional areas, sprawl, etc.
Collins- Provide information with respect to the 25 % land in conservation issue
Reid- Review of all areas in the list with emphasis on affordable housing background information, e.g. state laws which require mobile homes, state guidelines for 10% affordable, etc.
Senese-Preparation of information essential in responding to the very probable SPO challenge to the KPT growth cap ordinance (as they have done in other towns). This will include showing the basis of the KPT ordinance, thoughts about combining efforts with other towns with similar issues, possible negotiation points, etc. (this item was not on the original list but is considered to be of importance)
Although these members were not present to volunteer, they will be asked to take the following assignments:
Belisle- Architectural Board, Historical Committee, etc.
Lanigan- Define specific issues, review, and suggest changes in the Economy Section which represent business issues.
J. G. Senese
* Minutes are in the form of summarized key points of discussion. There has been no attempt to provide a literal transcription of the meeting.