Meeting of the Santa Clara Planning Board held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

PRESENT: Scottie Adams, John LaHart, Mike Ritchie, Beth Hall, Bill Young and Code Enforcement Officer (CEO), Ed Lagree.

The meeting was called to order at 10:00 AM.

The first order of business was to approve the minutes of the previous meeting which all received by email. Beth Hall move to approve the minutes. Mike Ritchie seconded the motion. All were in favor. The minutes from the Planning Board meeting on 10-29-19 are approved.

Chair, Scottie Adams reviewed the Land Use map updates and the spreadsheet that were received from Michael Martin on November 2nd . All agreed that the most recent updates were correct. The map and spreadsheet are intended to make Land Use designations of properties easily visible on the map or searchable on the spreadsheet. .

Bill Young moved that the Planning Board approve the final map adjustments and the spreadsheet. John LaHart seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion passed.

It was again agreed that short-term rentals should be the next issue addressed. Scottie has an email that Ed received from Michael Hill, the special land use counsel, concerning this issue. She will forward to all Planning Board members for their consideration before the next meeting.

The Chair will prepare the minutes of the meeting for approval by Board members before they are posted on the Town of Santa Clara Web site. She will notify Michael Martin that the final map has been approved and he can send the final PDF files for wall map and the pdf file for the web site. The Chair will prepare a presentation for the Town Board to explain the Land Use Map updates and the creation of a searchable spreadsheet of all properties in the Town of Santa Clara, for their approval.


Mike Ritchie moved that the meeting be adjourned. Beth Hall seconded the motion. All were in favor. Meeting was adjourned 10:33 AM.


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