Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Live reporting - Legislation


1. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 12-695:Changes to § 185-31. Site Plan and Design Review- Remove from table - 1st Reading
2. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 12-696:Changes to § 185-20. H. Signs. Sign Approvals Remove from table - 1st Reading
3. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 12-697:Changes to § 185-45. N. Administration and Enforcement. Design Review Commission Remove from table - 1 st Reading

motion to remove these three bylaws, passed 9-0

Motion to amend bylaw,

Pfeffer speaks to a better understanding of the language and difference between that used by the Planning Dept and the common folk. The bylaw as amended is better now; not perfect but far better. Meeting held as requested during last Council session with Town Administrator, Planning, etc.

motion to amend to add 'exterior' in three places
passed 9-0

Q - why the selection of 600 sq ft?
Jeff takes first pass on this. What is the amount of area that makes sense to do diminimis, but not to allow to double the size of it without going through the whole process. So what is the nature of a small change? No secret to allowing an addition of 400 ft also requires another parking spot, hence also 200 ft for the total of 600

Q - scenario C, looking for clarification on
A - they have an existing site plan, not creating additional parking, not resulting in an increase in impervious surface, not resulting in a change of use, not resulting in a zoning board of appeals exception, hence a limited site plans

Roy thanks for the clarifcation, this is better

Bissanti - think the workshop was great, I am support of this

motion to move Zoning Bylaw Amendment 12-695 to second reading as amended

motion to move Zoning Bylaw Amendment 12-696 to second reading, passed 9-0
motion to move Zoning Bylaw Amendment 12-697 to second reading, passed 9-0

4. Bylaw Amendment 13-699:Amendment of Service Fee Rates: Administration- 1st Reading
Nutting - hotel would like to apply for an inholders license, we currently don't have a rate for it
there is not a down side for a license for an established business here in Franklin

What happens when everybody else comes in?
What is the downside? They still have to meet the standard, hotel taxes are huge for us.

The in-room license that currently exists came in from somewhere, sometime, no one has it

motion to move to second reading, passed 9-0

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