Planning Board - Minutes: March 26, 2014

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VIENNA
PLANNING BOARD HELD MARCH 26, 2014


The meeting convened at 7:00 PM at the Town House; regular members present were Waine Whittier, Alan Williams, Ed Lawless, Austin Harrell, and Creston Gaither.

Minutes of the February 19 meeting were read  and accepted.

Alan reported that he has not received the item Blaine Hopkins was to send him for delivery to Charlene Stevens (see Feb. 19 minutes) so he has not been to see her.

Waine and Creston were re-elected,  as  Chairman and Secretary, respectively.

Waine has discussed some of the Board's procedures with attorney Richard Flewelling at M.M.A.

Mr. Flewelling said that in lieu of formal rules of  procedure the Board's historical practices should suffice as a protocol. Questions had been raised in the  recent past as to the Chair's power in controlling meetings. Mr. Flewelling said the Board should perhaps adopt some formal rules. He said Robert's Rules are probably too unwieldy for a small town Board. He said M.M.A. has some sample rules on its website. He said that the word "may" in the "cell tower Ordinance" likely indicates that we would have to base a refusal to waive the setback requirement on safety questions and not on visual impact.

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM.

 Creston Gaither, secretary

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