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JULY 27, 2010

1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Chair Perry called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. Chair Perry and Commissioners Russell, Power, Woodruff and Maré answered the roll. Commission Smolen was excused. A quorum was present.
3. COMMISSION COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Commissioner Woodruff noted that there were contractors working at the old Oyster building, and expressed concern regarding the septic. Mr. Lewis indicated he would check on this.
4. MINUTES: The Commission considered the minutes from the May 25, 2010 meeting. Commissioner Woodruff moved to approve the minutes as presented. Commissioner Russell seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 A. Planning Report: Mr. Lewis reviewed his written report. A brief discussion ensued regarding whether C&K Market needed additional exits, and whether the proposed mural would require a building permit (no). Mr. Lewis explained the need for the Golf Course building permit to install poles for the golf practice facility, and the relocation of highway access for Meadowlark Lane.
 B. Draft Tower Regulations: The Commission reviewed the revised language. Commissioner Maré asked about the radio station and whether they were still pursuing a tower vs an antenna. Mr. Lewis indicated that he had not heard anything additional from the owner. Following a brief discussion, Commissioner Maré moved to proceed with adoption of the proposed tower regulations. Commissioner Woodruff seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
 C. Potential Development Code Amendments: The Commission reviewed other amendments. Mr. Lewis noted that the State is currently undergoing an erosion study, and natural hazards could be discussed once those results have been submitted. Commissioner Maré suggested that Mr. Lewis find out if there are common standards for geologic hazards. With regard to economy and environment, Commissioner Power expressed concern regarding increased traffic in the Maple Street area, and wondered if something could be done about it. It was noted that landscaping in the commercial and industrial areas might include some additional standards. Discussion ensued regarding code enforcement. Commissioner Russell moved to forward a recommendation to the City Council to encourage a proactive stance on enforcement of current regulations. Commissioner Woodruff seconded, and the motion carried unanimously. Commissioner Russell left the meeting at 3:40, due to a prior obligation. A brief discussion ensued regarding charging stations for electric cars, townhouse regulations and alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power. Consensus of the Commission was to review the list of amendments and bring their choices for prioritization to the next meeting.
 D. Other Issues: None.
8. ADJOURNMENT: At 4:10 p.m., there being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully submitted,
Reda A. Quinlan, City Recorder
APPROVED by the Planning Commission this 26th day of August, 2010.
SIGNED by the Chair this 26th day of August, 2010.
Dave Perry, Commission Chair