Franklin Planning Commission

February 18, 2020

Town Clerk’s Office


Members Present: Clark Hubbard, Dan Larivee, Dave Bennion, Rolland Rainville, Sam Gervais


Members Absent: Bob Irish, Peter Kittell


Meeting called to order at: 7:40 pm


Approval of Minutes:  Rolland made a motion to approve the December 2019 minutes, Dan seconded the motion. 


Old Business: Last meeting the PC discussed the fact that individuals were living in campers.  They meet the timeline regarding living in camper for less than half a year.  


New Business: There are questions regarding individuals living in a camper within village limits.  The discussion centered around the responsibility of town officials in this matter.  Rolland wondered if the PC should draft a letter to the individuals living in the camper.  Clark made a motion that the ZA and Health Officer should clarify whether the camper is being used as a residence.  There are questions and concerns regarding septic issues with the brook right next to the camper in question.    The motion was seconded by Rolland.  Dave will talk with Wendy (ZA) and the Health Officer about this issue. 

On another topic, Clark cannot be at Town Meeting, therefore, Dan and Rolland will be there to represent Clark and answer any questions the public may have for the PC. 


Concerns of PC members:  Dave is concerned that he cannot find any notice of Watershed Association meetings.   He plans on bring up his concern to the Watershed Committee. 

Dave informed the PC that there is an informational meeting on March 2 regarding a project on State Park Road, that involves culvert work.  There is an article for Town Meeting regarding this project.  The Town would need to get a loan for the project, which the State of Vermont has assured in writing will be forgiven. 


Public Comments: no public comments


Mail: Clark read a letter regarding new deed regulations. 


Clark moved to adjourn the meeting, Rolland seconded the motion.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 pm. 


The next regular meeting of the PC will be held at 7:30 pm on March 17, 2020 in the Franklin Town Clerk’s Office. 


Respectfully Submitted,

Maureen Sodaro, Secretary

February 19, 2020


Minutes are not final until approved at the next regular meeting.