December 7, 2016

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Classifieds 12/1/16

 

Legal

 

TOWN OF WILLISTON

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD AGENDA

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at 7:00 P.M.

  1. Public Forum
  2. Public Hearing

 

DP 17-09: Kathleen McDonald, Williston, VT requests a pre-application review to re-establish Residential Growth Management Allocation for the construction of one single-family home at Lot #1, Shagbark Lane in the Agricultural/Rural Residential Zoning District (ARZD).

 

DP 09-09 Amendment #1: Terry Shepard, Williston, VT requests a pre-application review to re-establish Residential Growth Management Allocation for the construction of one single-family home at 4355 Oak Hill Road in the Agricultural/Rural Residential Zoning District (ARZD).

 

DP 09-21 Amendment #5: Essex Alliance Church requests pre-application review to re-establish Residential Growth Management Allocation for the construction of eight multi-family units at Beaudry Lane in the Taft Corners Zoning District (TCZD).

 

DP 17-10: Casella Waste Management requests a Discretionary Permit for a Master Sign Plan at 1496 Redmond Road in the Agricultural/Rural Residential Zoning District (ARZD).

 

DP 09-01: DP 09-01 Amendment #10; Finney Crossing requests a change to approved final plans to build three apartment buildings containing 177 multi-family dwelling units along Seymour Street and Stillwater Lane in the Taft Corners Zoning District (TCZD)

 

  • Minutes from November 22, 2016 DRB meeting
  1. Communication, Final Plans and Other Business
  2. Adjournment

 

For further information, please call the Planning & Zoning offices at 878-6704 or visit the offices in the Annex at 7878 Williston Road.    

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TOWN OF WILLISTON

Notice of Adoption

Sewer Use Ordinance Amendments

On November 15, 2016, following a public hearing on the proposed changes, the Williston Selectboard adopted amendments to the Sewer Use Ordinance.

 

Below is a listing of the chapters included in the existing ordinance:

 

Article I Authority, rules and regulations
Article II Definitions
Article III Mandatory use of public sewers
Article IV Building sewers and connections
Article V Use of public sewer
Article VI Protection from damage
Article VII Powers and authority
Article VIII Penalties
Article IX Use charge system
Article X Other charges and fees
Article XI Private wastewater disposal system
Article XII Construction standards
Article XIII Responsibilities and liabilities
Article XIV Validity
Article XV Ordinance in force

 

Some of the major changes include but are not limited to adding a definition for Affordable Housing and procedures for calculating connection charges.

 

The amendments to this ordinance will take effect on January 14, 2017 unless a petition signed by at least five percent of the voters of Williston is filed with the Town Clerk by December 29, 2016, asking for a vote to disapprove the adoption.  If a petition is received, the Selectboard will warn a special meeting and the voters may vote on that question pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 1973.

 

Copies of the text of the complete ordinance are available at the Town Managers Office in the Williston Town Hall, 7900 Williston Road, Williston, VT. Copies are also available on the Town’s website at http://town.williston.vt.us.

 

Any questions about the amendments should be directed to the Manager’s office (802-878-0919).

Dated at Williston, Vermont this 16th day of November 2016

12/1*

TOWN OF WILLISTON

Notice of Adoption

Water Use Ordinance Amendments

On November 15, 2016, following a public hearing on the proposed changes, the Williston Selectboard adopted amendments to the Water Use Ordinance.

 

Below is a listing of the chapters included in the existing ordinance:

 

Article I Authority
Article II Definitions
Article III Use of Williston Public Water Supply
Article IV Construction Standards
Article V Water Utility Acceptance Requirements
Article VI Water Rates and Charges
Article VII Powers and Authority of Inspectors
Article VIII Protection from Physical Damage
Article IX Conflict
Article X Penalties
Article XI Ordinance in Effect

 

Some of the major changes include but are not limited to adding a definition for Affordable Housing, definition for Backflow Preventer devices, a new section requiring maintenance of privately-owned fire hydrants and procedures for calculating connection charges.

 

The amendments to this ordinance will take effect on January 14, 2017 unless a petition signed by at least five percent of the voters of Williston is filed with the Town Clerk by December 29, 2016, asking for a vote to disapprove the adoption.  If a petition is received, the Selectboard will warn a special meeting and the voters may vote on that question pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 1973.

 

Copies of the text of the complete ordinance are available at the Town Managers Office in the Williston Town Hall, 7900 Williston Road, Williston, VT. Copies are also available on the Town’s website at http://town.williston.vt.us.

 

Any questions about the amendments should be directed to the Manager’s office (802-878-0919).

Dated at the Town of Williston, Vermont this 16th day of November 2016

12/1*

 

TOWN OF WILLISTON

Notice of Adoption

Motor Vehicle and Traffic Ordinance Amendments

 

On November 15, 2016, following a public hearing on the proposed changes, the Williston Selectboard adopted amendments to the Motor Vehicle and Traffic Ordinance.

 

The adopted changes involved Appendix D of the Town’s Motor Vehicle and Traffic Ordinance, adding no parking zones on the south side of Mud Pond Road and sections of the north side.

 

The amendments to this ordinance will take effect on January 14, 2017 unless a petition signed by at least five percent of the voters of Williston is filed with the Town Clerk by December 29, 2016, asking for a vote to disapprove the adoption.  If a petition is received, the Selectboard will warn a special meeting and the voters may vote on that question pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 1973.

 

Copies of the text of the complete ordinance are available at the Town Managers Office in the Williston Town Hall, 7900 Williston Road, Williston, VT. Copies are also available on the Town’s website at http://town.williston.vt.us.

 

Any questions about the amendments should be directed to the Manager’s office (802-878-0919).

Dated at Williston, Vermont this 16th day of November 2016

12/1*

 

Notice of Public Hearing

Town of Williston, Vermont – Planning Commission

Proposed Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan

Public Hearing Scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, 2016

 

The Planning Commission of the Town of Williston has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday,

December 6, 2016 for the purpose of considering a proposed amendment and re-adoption of the

town’s Comprehensive Plan in accordance with 24 V.S.A.§4384(c). The public hearing will be

held in the Town Hall Annex conference room, located on the first floor of the Williston Town

Hall Annex, at 7878 Williston Road in Williston Vermont 05495. The public hearing is

scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM.

The Williston Planning Commission is proposing to re-adopt and re-affirm most of the critical

elements and the direction of the 2011-2016 Comprehensive Plan. The goals of the 2016-2024

Comprehensive Plan are summarized below.

Williston will strive to balance responsible, livable suburban growth with rural character and

conservation. To do this, the town will …

  • sustain rural landscapes by requiring an open space pattern for subdivisions, conserving

land through acquisitions or easements; and finding ways to help the owners of working

lands continue their stewardship;

  • use design review and public investment to maintain the character of its historic village

center;

  • permit the flexibility and intensity of use necessary to foster creation of a designconscious,

mixed use, pedestrian-friendly commercial center around Taft Corners;

  • protect residential neighborhoods from incompatible uses and offer incentives for the

provision of a diverse housing stock, including homes that are affordable to working

people and their families;

  • attend to the details of site planning and architectural design, including outdoor lighting,

signage, access, and landscaping that give development both market appeal and longterm

community value;

  • invest in new facilities, including utilities, roads, schools, parks, and trails, as necessary,

while managing the location and pace of development to ensure that growth does not

outstrip the capacity of public facilities and services, including fire protection and law

enforcement;

  • conserve energy in its own operations and by encouraging builders to meet “green”

building standards;

  • use regulatory and non-regulatory tools, including funding for the acquisition of

development rights or land, to protect water quality, wildlife habitat, scenic views, and

other natural and cultural resources

Many portions of the plan were updated as necessary with minor revisions. Portions of the

Comprehensive Plan with major updates and revisions include the following:

Demographics of the Town

The plan has expanded some of the information obtained from the 2010 U.S. Census and other

recent estimates of the population. Williston’s population is getting older; with fewer school

aged children and more people in or near retirement age, and this will affect the town’s future

development.

Transportation

The proposed plan calls for a comprehensive transportation plan continued emphasis on the

development and utilization of public transportation, and non-motorized modes of transportation

such as walking and bicycling conjunction with the town’s land use goals for the realization of a

vibrant, mixed use downtown center in the town’s Growth Center in the Taft Corners area.

Land Use

The plan continues its emphasis on realizing a design-conscious, pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use

development and redevelopment pattern in the Taft Corners area. The town will continue to support this

objective by encouraging the construction of planned infrastructure in the Growth Center, concentrating

new development in the Growth Center, and examining and monitoring the effectiveness of its bylaws.

Only minor changes are proposed.

Economic Development

A chapter describing the town plans for supporting economic development and activity,

including commercial, industrial, and service uses, has been added as now required by state law.

The town envisions remaining an important part of the region’s economy with a strong

employment base across a diverse range of economic sectors.

Should you wish to comment on any aspect of the proposed Williston 2016-2024 Comprehensive

Plan please contact the Ken Belliveau, Director of Planning and Zoning,

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9/1*

 

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11/3*

 

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10/6*

 

 

For Sale

 

Quilting table – with stretcher, 8 ft. by 32 in. Standing adjustable quilting hoop. $50 for both. Call 338-2672.

11/23

 

Snow Tires – 4 Winter Forces snow tires, Firestone M&S 205/55R16 915, tubeless radial. $100. Call 879-2447.

11/17

 

 

Williston Cemetery Plot – One plot available in Deer View Cemetery in Williston. $500 for Williston residents, $1,000 for non-Williston residents. Call 598-5568. 8/27*

 

 

Volunteers

 

Drivers Needed – Meals on Wheels needs drivers to deliver hot meals to seniors in Williston. For information, call 800-642-5119.

 

 

 

Classes

 

Zumba – Come try the fun, high-energy Latin dance workout. No experience necessary. For adults. $5 per class. Richmond Elementary School, Mondays at 6:30 p.m. zumbawithalexa@gmail.com.

 

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