MARCH 20, 2019
Chairman Jeffery Grotsky called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. In attendance were Commission members David Bowering, Darrell Craig, Morgan Ellis, Jane Richman and Paul Showalter, Kees de Mooy, Zoning Administrator, Jennifer Mulligan, Town Clerk and guests.
NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN FOR 2019
Ms. Mulligan asked if there were nominations for Chairman, Vice-Chair and Secretary for 2019.
Mr. Showalter nominated Jeff Grotsky as Chairman, was seconded by Mr. Craig and carried unanimously.
Mr. Bowering nominated Paul Showalter as Vice Chair and Morgan Ellis as Secretary, was seconded Mr. Craig and carried unanimously.
MINUTES OF PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
Mr. Grotsky asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the meeting of December 19, 2018. Mr. Showalter moved to approve the minutes as presented, was seconded by Mr. Bowering and carried unanimously.
LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT – JORGENSON, 209 WASHINGTON AVENUE
Mr. David Bowering recused himself from the application as he and his wife, Barbara Jorgenson were the applicants for the lot line adjustment. Ms. Jorgenson was also present for the application.
Ms. Jorgenson stated she and her husband bought the property at 209 Washington Avenue in 2007. At the time of the purchase, there was a fence with a dog-leg running down the north side of the property which was owned by the Kent County Board of Education. Ms. Jorgenson stated that in discussions with the School Board it was agreed that there would be an easement to the property in order to straighten the dog-leg.
Ms. Jorgenson stated that the Kent County Board of Education eventually sold the property to Washington College and the easement remained in place. Ms. Jorgenson stated that the College gave them the sliver of land that was the easement when they were preparing to build their new academic building on the property. She said that this lot line adjustment request was in order to add the small portion of land given to them from the College to their deed at 209 Washington Avenue.
Mr. Showalter moved to approve the lot line adjustment as proposed, was seconded by Ms. Ellis and carried unanimously.
BEST BUILDING AWARD NOMINATIONS
Mr. de Mooy suggested moving the awards to the following year since the first quarter of 2019 was almost over. The Commission agreed.
There being no further business, Mr. Craig moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:39 p.m., was seconded by Mr. Bowering and carried unanimously.
Submitted by: Approved by:
Jennifer Mulligan Jeffrey Grotsky