NORWICH PLANNING COMMISSION
Thursday, February 14, 2013, Tracy Hall
Members Present: Ralph Hybels, Tom Gray, Jeff Goodrich, Richard Stucker, Anne Silberfarb,
and Susan Brink
Members Absent: Daniel Johnson
Clerk: Phil Dechert Others:
Tom Gray, Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:08 PM.
1. Agenda – Approved.
2. Minutes – 1-24-13 –approved without changes
a. Meeting Notes – 1-24-13 Affordable Housing Round Table - Accepted
3. Announcements & Reports & Correspondence -
a. Tom Gray reported on the Capital Facilities Committee meeting with the
Selectboard. The status of activities and schedule delays were discussed.
b. Members requested information on the Town involvement in the Wilder Dam
relicensing process. Dechert will research and forward information.
4. Tower – Concern was expressed regarding the availability of accurate information
regarding the financial and quality of service impacts of delaying the decision on the
communication tower. Although this information is available within some reports in the
selectboard meeting packets, it is not easily accessible on the town web site. Dechert will
work with the town manager to correct this immediately. It was also suggested to keep
selectboard packets posted on the web for a few months to allow those reading minutes of
past meetings to see the meeting documents.
5. Affordable Housing – The potential for affordable housing for several sites in the Route
5 South and River Road area was discussed. More detailed mapping and soils information
will be prepared for a future meeting.
6. Membership – Members will continue to reach out to potential candidates for the two
openings available on May 1
7. Meeting Adjourned at 9:07 PM.
Phil Dechert, Clerk APPROVED 2/28/13
Future Meetings: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7 PM – Regular Meeting
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