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					                                TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                             COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                           DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                     MINUTES
                                  December 13, 2006

PRESENT:      Peter Q. Smith, John Barker, Jack Hynes, John McCormack, Tracy Post, Paul
              Tardif

STAFF:        Karen M. Greene

LOCATION: Room B, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Vice Chairman Post at 5:34 pm

Committee Business:

Approval of Minutes: On a motion by Paul Tardif, second by Jack Hynes, the Committee voted
unanimously to approve the minutes of August 23, 2006.

On a motion by John Barker, second by Jack McCormack, with Paul Tardif abstaining, the
Committee voted to approve the minutes of September 27, 2006.

On a motion by Jack McCormack, second by John Barker, with Jack Hynes abstaining, the
Committee voted unanimously to approve the minutes of October 11, 2006.

Reports from Ad Hoc Committees and Committee/Board Representative:

Motel Predevelopment Ad Hoc Committee: Chairman Smith reported that $150,000 has been
allocated by Town Meeting for this fund and that the committee is working on selection/award
criteria and timing of distribution of funds.

South Yarmouth Village Center Ad Hoc Committee: Paul Tardif reported that the first meeting of
this committee was good. The residential “top-of-the-shop” density was reduced to 8 units an acre,
and the bonus height in the core center of 45’ was reduced to 35-38’. The committee will meet
again to discuss the center’s boundaries.

Fees In Lieu Ad Hoc Committee: Jack Hynes reported that the warrant language for this item was
split into two articles, that the cash payment formula now has a minimum payment of three times
90% of the Area Median Income for a family of four, and that a reference to the Special Permit
Granting Authority (SPGA) was added. The Committee discussed the possibility of waiting to
present this article at Town Meeting until a village center bylaw was also presented.

Use Table Ad Hoc Committee: Tracy Post reported that the next meeting of the committee was
January 12, 2007 and that the ad hoc committee is half way through its work.

Sign Code Ad Hoc Committee: Karen M. Greene reported that this committee met on the previous
evening.

Design Review Committee (DRC): Jack McCormack reported that the DRC has reviewed the
plans for the redevelopment of the Windrift Motel.
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CEDC
DECMBER 13, 2006

New Business:

Huntington Avenue Business Ares: Bruce Murphy, a businessman with property on Huntington
Avenue, addressed the Committee regarding the blighted condition of the area and requested that
the Town make an effort to enforce zoning and health codes in order to improve area concurrent
with the Town’s drainage improvement project. Tracy Post expressed concern that CEDC should
avoid taking on an enforcement role. Paul Tardif disclosed having worked with property owners
and lenders for other properties in the area. Paul Tardif suggested the possibility of a
neighborhood associated, including Comm Ave, and invite Health Director Bruce Murphy and
Building Commissioner Jim Brandolini to explain zoning and codes affecting the area. Mr. Tardif
felt that some uses in the area were permitted, some grandfathered and but that there were
problems with some. Mr. Tardif agreed that enforcement was an issue, and that perhaps the town
could form a Special Task Force to do the enforcement, and finally he noted that there was high
turnover in the area. Chairman Smith also disclosed lending to the float storage business in the
area. Jack McCormack saw there was inconsistent enforcement.

Condominium Redevelopment: Chairman Smith discussed the redevelopment possibilities for
Cape Cod Vacation Condominiums. Issues affecting the redevelopment of condominiums include
the issue of combining units to meet minimum unit size requirements and how to select affordable
unit(s). Director of Community Development was asked to identify the number of similar
properties and to gauge demand for relief.

Old Business:

The Committee canceled the December 27, 2006 meeting of the CEDC. The next meeting agenda
will include the following items: residential resort district, tourism preservation fund, and financial
incentives.

Adjourn: On a motion by Paul Tardif, seconded by Jack McCormack, the Committee vote
unanimously to adjourn at 6:58 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Karen M. Greene
                                 TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                              COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                            DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                      MINUTES
                                   November 15, 2006

PRESENT:        Peter Q. Smith, John Barker, Jack Hynes, Tracy Post, Jack McCormack

STAFF:          Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Room C, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 8:45 am

Old Business:

The Committee reviewed a draft letter to the 21st Century Task Force on the Cape Cod
Commission encouraging the Task Force to address concerns of the business community regarding
the Cape Cod Commission and to further solicit comments on the working of the Cape Cod
Commission. In particular, the Committee wanted to stress the lack of outreach by the Taskforce,
that the review process was incomplete, and that the process should continue until additional and
adequate outreach to the public and Towns has been accomplished.

Director of Community Development, Karen M. Greene, reported that Town Administrator,
Robert C. Lawton. Jr., confirmed that a letter to the 21st Century Task Force can be sent from the
CEDC.

On a motion by Paul Tardif seconded by Jack McCormack, the Committee unanimously voted to
approve the letter to the 21st Century Task Force as amended, and to authorize Chairman Smith to
have final approval of the letter.

Adjourn: On a motion by Paul Tardif, seconded by John McCormack, the Committee voted
unanimously to adjourn at 9:15 am.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                                 TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                              COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                            DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                      MINUTES
                                   November 8, 2006


PRESENT:       John Barker, Bob DuBois, John McCormack, Tracy Post, Paul Tardif

STAFF:         Karen M. Green and Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Room B, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Vice Chairman Post at 5:33 p.m.

Committee Business:

Reports from Ad Hoc Committees and Committee/Board Representative:

Director of Community Development, Karen M. Greene, reported on a recent training on Open
Meeting Law and that all ad hoc committees must post agendas and minutes with the Town
Clerk, and hold meetings in public places. Ms. Greene distributed related instructions and forms
by use of CEDC’s ad hoc committees.

Motel Predevelopment Ad Hoc Committee: Director of Community Development, Karen M.
Greene, reported that this committee has held two meetings and is in the process of drafting the
program’s application. The committee will review applications and make recommendations to
the Affordable Housing Committee, which will vote to approve or deny the award.

South Yarmouth Village Center Ad Hoc Committee: Staff expects this committee to meet the
first week in December.

Fee In Lieu Ad Hoc Committee: Ms. Greene reported that this committee has met three times
and is drafting the warrant article.

Use Table Ad Hoc Committee: Tracy Post reported that this committee is working to set up a
spreadsheet to covert the use table in the zoning bylaw from SIC to NAICS. CEDC requested
to review the new use table once the conversion is complete.

Sign Code Ad Hoc Committee: Bob DuBois continues to recruit members for the committee.
Mr. DuBois reported that the sign code should be more business friendly and shorter.

Design Review Committee (DRC): Design Review Committee Representative Jack McCormack
presented a draft list of Applicant Responsibilities to assist project proponents prepare for design
review.
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CEDC
NOVEMBER 8, 2006


Residential Resort District Ad Hoc Committee: This committee was tabled until one of the other
Ad hoc committees completed its business.

New Business:

Parkers River Marina: Karen Greene reported that the Parkers River Marina proponent will
make a presentation to the Cape Cod Commission on November 27, 2007. The Committee
discussed how to build town-wide support for the project and how the project will be
administered. The Committee also discussed writing whether to write a memo regarding the
financial feasibility of the project to the Marina Committee or to Assistant Town Administrator
Peter Johnson-Staub.

New Business Program: The Committee discussed the development of a new Business/Business
Appreciation Program, and the previously withdrawn Home Base Business Bylaw. Staff was
requested to pull together the bylaw and town meeting verbatim.

Old Business:

21st Century Task Force on the Cape Cod Commission: The Committee received the minority
and majority reports from the Task Force to review. The Committee will meet on November 11,
2006 at 8:45 p.m. to formulate a letter to the Task Force on the reports as the Committee was
concerned that there was not enough public outreach in the process.

Adjourn: On a motion by Jack McCormack, seconded by John Barker, the Committee voted
unanimously to adjourn at 8:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Waygan
                                TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                             COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                           DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                     MINUTES
                                   October 11, 2006

PRESENT:        John Barker, Tracy Post, Jack McCormack, Paul Tardif

STAFF:          Karen M. Greene

LOCATION: Room B, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Vice Chair Tracy Post at 5:33 pm

Committee Business:

The committee cancelled the October 25, 2006 meeting of the CEDC due to lack of quorum.

Correspondences: The Committee discussed a memo from the Affordable Housing Committee
dated October 10, 2006 soliciting comments on affordable housing action plan. It was noted that
the state’s Local Initiative Program (LIP) rules apply to motel bylaw and may slow motel
redevelopment. Health Director Bruce Murphy should be made aware of this. The Committee
members agreed that rental housing should be encouraged.

Reports: Paul Tardif will join the Use Table Ad Hoc Committee. The Committee formed a South
Yarmouth Village Center Ad Hoc Committee.

New Business:

none

Old Business:

Director of Community Development Karen M. Greene detailed plan for the Rt 28 Traffic Study.


Adjourn: On a motion by Paul Tardif, seconded by John Barker, the Committee vote
unanimously to adjourn at 6:53 pm in order to Workshop with the Planning Board.

Respectfully submitted,
Karen M. Greene
                                 TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                              COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                            DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                       MINUTES
                                   September 27, 2006

PRESENT:       Peter Q. Smith, John Barker, Jack Hynes, Tracy Post, Jack McCormack

STAFF:         Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

OTHER:         Curt Sears

LOCATION: Room C, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:35 pm

Committee Business:

Approval of Minutes: On a motion by John Barker, seconded by Jack McCormack, the committee
vote unanimously to approve the minutes of August 9, 2006.

Correspondences: The Committee discussed a memo from Town Administrator Robert C. Lawton
dated September 12, 2006 regarding new businesses. The Committee was hesitant to take on an
enforcement role and wanted to speak tot the Building Commissioner on how to approach this
issue. Staff was asked to research how many new businesses come to Yarmouth annually.
Committee members commented that it may be better to allow some types of businesses to remain
at their home locations as they are not likely to rent commercial space (ie. home base consultants).
The Committee would also like to reread text from the Town Meeting where the home base
business bylaw article was withdrawn. The Committee asked staff to write a memo in response
stating that the CEDC would look to see commercial vacancies on Rt. 28 filled, will work with the
Town on properties the Building Commissioner has identified, will work on developing a welcome
package for new businesses, and to start a business appreciation program, but that the CEDC does
not want to take on an enforcement role.

The Committee discussed a memo dated September 14, 2006 from Planning Board Chairman
Colleen Kramer regarding the South Yarmouth Village Center Bylaw. The Committee asked staff
to finalize a meeting date with the Planning Board. On a related note, Director of Community
Development Karen M. Greene reported that the Rt 28 Traffic Study contract is under review, but
has not been executed with consultant.

Report from Design Review Representative Jack McCormack: Mr. McCormack reported that
Marie Caron is meeting with the Design Review Committee regarding her property at 803 Rt. 28
and intends to apply for a building permit using Bylaw § 404 Motel.

The Ardans will also bring plans to Design Review. The Ardans propose to convert the Windrift
motel into housing.

The Committee also discussed writing a letter to all local engineers and architect about major
updates to the Bylaw, specifically the Motel Bylaw, and the new Design Standards.
CEDC
SEPTEMBER 27, 2006 MINUTES
PAGE TWO

Fees In Lieu Ad Hoc Committee: The Fees In Lieu Ad Hoc Committee has met and has decided
that the Fees in lieu option would apply to homeownership unit only and apply to where ever
Bylaw §412 Affordable Housing is applicable. The fee would be the difference between the
market rate purchase price and the affordable price, or three times the AMI of Yarmouth, which
ever is greater, plus administrative costs. The Ad Hoc Committee will work on draft warrant
language.

Planning Board Report: Cape Cod Hospital made a presentation to the Planning Board regarding
the new building on Attucks Road. The hospital also presented information on proposed traffic
mitigation measure for including a jug handle and rotary on Bayview. The Planning Board noted
that these projects will have an impact on the Hyannis Park section of Yarmouth and that they
wanted to see a master plan from the hospital. Bob DuBois suggested that the Planning Board
should write a thank you letter to the hospital, ask that the planning Board be kept informed and
that the hospital is welcome to come back to the Planning Board to discuss a medical overlay
district.

New Business:

Director of Community Development Karen M. Greene reviewed the state’s Ch 43D Expedited
Permitting Program with the Committee. Ch 43D §9 states that the 180 day period stops when a
project goes to the Cape Cod Commission. The Town could identify Priority Development Sites
of 50,000 sq ft, this may not exclude Yarmouth as contiguous buildings could be “added” together.

Mote Predevelopment Fund: Town Meeting passed the CPC Application to fund a Motel
Predevelopment Fund. The Committee formed an ad hoc committee to start the program. Peter
Smith will be a member.

Wind Energy Bylaw: Tracy Post asked the Committee to comment. The Planning Board met with
the Energy Committee, Jim Brandolini and George Allaire. The Board of Selectmen has asked for
a comprehensive wind energy bylaw for April Town Meeting.


Old Business:

Ms. Green presented a draft action plan for the proposed ad hoc committees (South Yarmouth
Village Center, Motel Outreach and Education, Fees In Lieu, Sign Code, Use table Conversion,
Resort/Residential Bylaw)

Adjourn: On a motion by Jack McCormack, seconded by John Barker, the Committee vote
unanimously to adjourn.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                                 TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                              COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                            DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                      MINUTES
                                    August 23, 2006

PRESENT:      Peter Q. Smith, John Barker, Tracy Post, Jack McCormack, Paul Tardif, Jack Hynes

STAFF:        Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Room B, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:32 pm

Committee Business:

Approval of Minute: This item was postponed.

Report from the Design Review Representative: Jack McCormack reported that there was light
attendance at the August Public Meeting on the Architectural and Site Design Standards. The
Planning Board adopted the standards as policy. The standards have three sections, the first covers
the purpose, applicability, objectives, process and definitions. The second is the Cape Cod
Commission’s Designing the Future to Honor the Pas, and the third part is an Appendix of
architectural styles and types. The process allows for proponents to meet for a conceptual design
review with the Design Review Committee, in an effort to keep design cost for the proponent
down. If a proponent does not agree to incorporate Design Review’s comments make at Site Plan
Review, the proponent can apply to the Planning Board for a special permit for the project. Tracy
Post suggested that the standards be summarized into a chart for ease of use.

Correspondences: The agenda for the August 24, 2006 meeting of the Cape Cod Commission was
announced. The Cape Cod Commission will make a decision if they have jurisdiction over a
Supply New England project on 28 and 40 Aarons Way. The Commission may treat the two sites
as one.

New Business:

Director of Community Development, Karen M. Greene, reported that the CVS on Station Avenue
will be a mandatory referral to the Cape Cod Commission as the project is over 10,000 sq ft. CVS
has proposed to the Commission this project as a change of use limited DRI, and is hoping a full
DRI is not required. Three issues to be resolved are traffic, hazardous materials and storm water.
CEDC MINUTES
AUGUST 23, 2006
PAGE TWO


Old Business:

Task Force on the Cape Cod Commission: Peter Smith and Bob DuBois attended the Task Force
meeting on August 10, 2006. Chairman Smith testified that redevelopment leading to less intense
use should not be referred to the Cape Cod Commission for DRI review.

Barnstable Municipal Airport: The Cape Cod Commission met with the project proponents. The
Yarmouth Board of Selectmen remains concerned regarding the effects of the project on water
resources and traffic. The Commission has asked for a master plan for the site. Staff was asked to
start outreach to the businesses adversely affected by the project, in hopes they will relocate to
Yarmouth. With approval by the Town Administrator, a letter could be sent to these businesses
describing the resources and opportunities Yarmouth offers (list of town staff, tax rate, which is
not split, commercial space available on Rt 28, TIF program, two exits off of Rt 6 and Willow
Street improvements). Committee members asked Ms. Greene about build-out analyses and
suggested that a build out with current zoning be prepared. This could be compared to the build-
out analysis recently done by Horsley Whitten considering the proposed village center bylaw.

South Yarmouth Village Center Bylaw: The Committee approved the memo from Chairman
Smith to the Planning Board requesting a workshop on the village center bylaw as amended (the
memo was amended to suggest a meeting date of September 20, 2006).

Other Business:

The Director of Community Development, Karen M. Greene, reported that as the Dept. of Public
Works is coordinating the traffic study of Rt 28 they will work with MassHighway and consider
current and potential zoning changes (ie. village centers). It is expected that MassHighway will
start work on Rt 28 within the next five years.

Adjourn: On a motion by Paul Tardif, seconded by Jack McCormack, the Committee vote
unanimously to adjourn at 7:00.


Respectfully submitted,

Mary Waygan
                                 TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                              COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                            DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                       MINUTES
                                   September 27, 2006

PRESENT:       Peter Q. Smith, John Barker, Jack Hynes, Tracy Post, Jack McCormack

STAFF:         Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

OTHER:         Curt Sears

LOCATION: Room C, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:35 pm

Committee Business:

Approval of Minutes: On a motion by John Barker, seconded by Jack McCormack, the committee
vote unanimously to approve the minutes of August 9, 2006.

Correspondences: The Committee discussed a memo from Town Administrator Robert C. Lawton
dated September 12, 2006 regarding new businesses. The Committee was hesitant to take on an
enforcement role and wanted to speak tot the Building Commissioner on how to approach this
issue. Staff was asked to research how many new businesses come to Yarmouth annually.
Committee members commented that it may be better to allow some types of businesses to remain
at their home locations as they are not likely to rent commercial space (ie. home base consultants).
The Committee would also like to reread text from the Town Meeting where the home base
business bylaw article was withdrawn. The Committee asked staff to write a memo in response
stating that the CEDC would look to see commercial vacancies on Rt. 28 filled, will work with the
Town on properties the Building Commissioner has identified, will work on developing a welcome
package for new businesses, and to start a business appreciation program, but that the CEDC does
not want to take on an enforcement role.

The Committee discussed a memo dated September 14, 2006 from Planning Board Chairman
Colleen Kramer regarding the South Yarmouth Village Center Bylaw. The Committee asked staff
to finalize a meeting date with the Planning Board. On a related note, Director of Community
Development Karen M. Greene reported that the Rt 28 Traffic Study contract is under review, but
has not been executed with consultant.

Report from Design Review Representative Jack McCormack: Mr. McCormack reported that
Marie Caron is meeting with the Design Review Committee regarding her property at 803 Rt. 28
and intends to apply for a building permit using Bylaw § 404 Motel.

The Ardans will also bring plans to Design Review. The Ardans propose to convert the Windrift
motel into housing.

The Committee also discussed writing a letter to all local engineers and architect about major
updates to the Bylaw, specifically the Motel Bylaw, and the new Design Standards.
CEDC
SEPTEMBER 27, 2006 MINUTES
PAGE TWO

Fees In Lieu Ad Hoc Committee: The Fees In Lieu Ad Hoc Committee has met and has decided
that the Fees in lieu option would apply to homeownership unit only and apply to where ever
Bylaw §412 Affordable Housing is applicable. The fee would be the difference between the
market rate purchase price and the affordable price, or three times the AMI of Yarmouth, which
ever is greater, plus administrative costs. The Ad Hoc Committee will work on draft warrant
language.

Planning Board Report: Cape Cod Hospital made a presentation to the Planning Board regarding
the new building on Attucks Road. The hospital also presented information on proposed traffic
mitigation measure for including a jug handle and rotary on Bayview. The Planning Board noted
that these projects will have an impact on the Hyannis Park section of Yarmouth and that they
wanted to see a master plan from the hospital. Bob DuBois suggested that the Planning Board
should write a thank you letter to the hospital, ask that the planning Board be kept informed and
that the hospital is welcome to come back to the Planning Board to discuss a medical overlay
district.

New Business:

Director of Community Development Karen M. Greene reviewed the state’s Ch 43D Expedited
Permitting Program with the Committee. Ch 43D §9 states that the 180 day period stops when a
project goes to the Cape Cod Commission. The Town could identify Priority Development Sites
of 50,000 sq ft, this may not exclude Yarmouth as contiguous buildings could be “added” together.

Mote Predevelopment Fund: Town Meeting passed the CPC Application to fund a Motel
Predevelopment Fund. The Committee formed an ad hoc committee to start the program. Peter
Smith will be a member.

Wind Energy Bylaw: Tracy Post asked the Committee to comment. The Planning Board met with
the Energy Committee, Jim Brandolini and George Allaire. The Board of Selectmen has asked for
a comprehensive wind energy bylaw for April Town Meeting.


Old Business:

Ms. Green presented a draft action plan for the proposed ad hoc committees (South Yarmouth
Village Center, Motel Outreach and Education, Fees In Lieu, Sign Code, Use table Conversion,
Resort/Residential Bylaw)

Adjourn: On a motion by Jack McCormack, seconded by John Barker, the Committee vote
unanimously to adjourn.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                                 TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                              COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                            DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                      MINUTES
                                    August 23, 2006

PRESENT:      Peter Q. Smith, John Barker, Tracy Post, Jack McCormack, Paul Tardif, Jack Hynes

STAFF:        Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Room B, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:32 pm

Committee Business:

Approval of Minute: This item was postponed.

Report from the Design Review Representative: Jack McCormack reported that there was light
attendance at the August Public Meeting on the Architectural and Site Design Standards. The
Planning Board adopted the standards as policy. The standards have three sections, the first covers
the purpose, applicability, objectives, process and definitions. The second is the Cape Cod
Commission’s Designing the Future to Honor the Past, and the third part is an Appendix of
architectural styles and types. The process allows for proponents to meet for a conceptual design
review with the Design Review Committee, in an effort to keep design cost for the proponent
down. If a proponent does not agree to incorporate Design Review’s comments make at Site Plan
Review, the proponent can apply to the Planning Board for a special permit for the project. Tracy
Post suggested that the standards be summarized into a chart for ease of use.

Correspondences: The agenda for the August 24, 2006 meeting of the Cape Cod Commission was
announced. The Cape Cod Commission will make a decision if they have jurisdiction over a
Supply New England project on 28 and 40 Aarons Way. The Commission may treat the two sites
as one.

New Business:

Director of Community Development, Karen M. Greene, reported that the CVS on Station Avenue
will be a mandatory referral to the Cape Cod Commission as the project is over 10,000 sq ft. CVS
has proposed to the Commission this project as a change of use limited DRI, and is hoping a full
DRI is not required. Three issues to be resolved are traffic, hazardous materials and storm water.
CEDC MINUTES
AUGUST 23, 2006
PAGE TWO


Old Business:

Task Force on the Cape Cod Commission: Peter Smith and Bob DuBois attended the Task Force
meeting on August 10, 2006. Chairman Smith testified that redevelopment leading to less intense
use should not be referred to the Cape Cod Commission for DRI review.

Barnstable Municipal Airport: The Cape Cod Commission met with the project proponents. The
Yarmouth Board of Selectmen remains concerned regarding the effects of the project on water
resources and traffic. The Commission has asked for a master plan for the site. Staff was asked to
start outreach to the businesses adversely affected by the project, in hopes they will relocate to
Yarmouth. With approval by the Town Administrator, a letter could be sent to these businesses
describing the resources and opportunities Yarmouth offers (list of town staff, tax rate, which is
not split, commercial space available on Rt 28, TIF program, two exits off of Rt 6 and Willow
Street improvements). Committee members asked Ms. Greene about build-out analyses and
suggested that a build out with current zoning be prepared. This could be compared to the build-
out analysis recently done by Horsley Whitten considering the proposed village center bylaw.

South Yarmouth Village Center Bylaw: The Committee approved the memo from Chairman
Smith to the Planning Board requesting a workshop on the village center bylaw as amended (the
memo was amended to suggest a meeting date of September 20, 2006).

Other Business:

The Director of Community Development, Karen M. Greene, reported that as the Dept. of Public
Works is coordinating the traffic study of Rt 28 they will work with MassHighway and consider
current and potential zoning changes (ie. village centers). It is expected that MassHighway will
start work on Rt 28 within the next five years.

Adjourn: On a motion by Paul Tardif, seconded by Jack McCormack, the Committee vote
unanimously to adjourn at 7:00.


Respectfully submitted,

Mary Waygan
                                TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                             COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                           DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                    MINUTES
                                   August 9, 2006

PRESENT:      Peter Q. Smith, John Barker, Tracy Post, Jack McCormack, Paul Tardif, Jack Hynes

STAFF:        Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Room B, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:35 pm

Committee Business:

Approval of Minutes:

On a motion by Tracy Post, seconded by Jack McCormack, with Paul Tardif abstaining, the
Committee voted to approve the minutes of July 12, 2006 as amended.

On a motion by Paul Tardif, seconded by Jack McCormack, with Bob DuBois abstaining, the
Committee voted to approve the minutes of July 18, 2006

Membership:

Tracy Post has been reappointed by the Planning Board as their representative to the CEDC.

On a motion by Paul Tardif, seconded by Tracy Post, with John Barker abstaining, the Committee
voted to recommend to the Board of Selectmen the reappointment of John Barker to the
Committee. Staff was asked to prepare a memo to the Board of Selectmen regarding this vote.

On a motion by Paul Tardif, seconded by Tracy Post, with Jack McCormack abstaining, the
Committee voted to recommend to the Board of Selectmen the reappointment of Jack McCormack
to the Committee. Staff was asked to prepare a memo to the Board of Selectmen regarding this
vote.

Report from the Design Review Representative: Jack McCormack reported that the standards are
almost finalized. After reviewing many documents, the committee decided to use the Cape Cod
Commission’s Designing the Future to Respect the Past as the town’s standards. There will also
be additional sections address the Town’s design review process. The Planning Board is holding a
Public Meeting to discuss the standards on August 16, 2006 at 5:30 in the Hearing Room at Town
Hall.

Jack McCormack reported that the Design Review Committee met informally with local lawyer
Andrew Singer and other CVS representatives regarding the proposed CVS on Station Avenue.
Greg Smith of the Cape Cod Commission also attended.

Jack McCormack also reported that Charles Adams has been appointed the Design review
Committee.
CEDC MINUTES
AUGUST 9, 2006
PAGE TWO

Report from the Planning Board Representative: Tracy Post reported that the Planning Board will
hold a Public Hearing on September 6, 2006 on the zoning articles to be voted on at Special Town
Meeting in September.

At the Committee’s request, Ms. Post also discussed the Planning Board’s plans for the Village
Center Bylaw. Ms. Post reiterated the need for meetings with the neighbors and the need to
address their concerns. Committee members noted that the Ad Hoc Committee on Fees in Lieu of
Affordable Housing is one effort to address their concerns. Committee members felt meetings
with the neighbors were critical. Staff was instructed to draft a memo to the Planning Board
offering to facilitate these meetings and to request a workshop with the Planning Board to discuss
strategies to get the Village Center Bylaw to Annual Town Meeting in April 2006.

Correspondences:

The Committee reviewed the letter from the Attorney General dated July 25, 2006 approving the
bylaw changes voted in at April 2006 Annual Town Meeting. Committee members received a
copy of all the zoning articles that passed review.

The Committee reviewed a memo from Town Administrator, Robert C. Lawton, Jr. dated July 26,
2006. This led the Committee to discuss Committee goals and work plan for the upcoming year.
The Committee felt the issue of home-based businesses is an enforcement issue, and not in the
prevue of the Committee. Committee members noted that a complete review of the town’s bylaws
would require professional consultant. Possible goals for FY2007 are:

   •   Draft a Resort/Residential District Bylaw
   •   Assist with the South Yarmouth Village Center Bylaw
           o Facilitate between the South Yarmouth neighbors and the Planning Board
           o Help the Planning Board bring the bylaw to ATM in April 2006
   •   Form an Ad Hoc to revise the Sign Code
   •   Form an Ad Hoc to convert the Use Table to NAICS
   •   Continue with the Ad Hoc on Fees in Lieu of Affordable Housing
   •   Initiate efforts on the Marina District Village Center

The Committee will prioritize and set action steps at the next meeting.

New Business:

Task Force on the Cape Cod Commission: Peter Smith and Bob DuBois will attend the Task
Force meeting on August 10, 2006. Bob DuBois will encourage additional outreach, especially to
local businesses.

Special Town Meeting: Committee members were given a copy of the draft warrant. Committee
members felt Article 16, which redefined “transient”, would deter long term workers and tourists
from staying for the whole summer.
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AUGUST 9, 2006
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Outreach and Education on the Motel Bylaw: Bob DuBois offered that the Chamber sponsor this
training, and will invite Town Planner, Terry Sylvia, and a representative from the CEDC and
Planning Board to speak.

Upcoming meeting were discussed. Staff was asked to post all meeting were committee members
might happen to attend in quorum.

Director of Community Development, Karen M. Greene reported that the Town is in final
negotiation with a consultant to perform a traffic study of Route 28, including village centers.

Adjourn: On a motion by Bob DuBois, seconded by Jack McCormack, the Committee vote
unanimously to adjourn at 7:30.


Respectfully submitted,

Mary Waygan
                                TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                             COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                           DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                     MINUTES
                                    July 12, 2006

PRESENT:      Peter Q. Smith, John Barker, Bob DuBois, Jack Hynes, Tracy Post, Jack
              McCormack

STAFF:        Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Room C, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:30 pm

Committee Business:

Approval of minutes: On a motion by Jack McCormack, seconded by Bob DuBois, with Tracy
Post and Jack Hynes abstaining, the Committee voted to approve the minutes of June 7, 2006.

On a motion by Tracy Post, seconded by Jack McCormack, with John Barker abstaining, the
Committee voted to approve the minutes of June 28, 2006 as amended to show that John Barker
did not attend that meeting.

Correspondences: The committee reviewed draft memos to Mr. Thomas George and the Board of
Selectmen and asked staff to make a number of revisions. The Committee will finalize the memos
at their next meeting.

The Committee received a memo from the Town Administrator, Robert Lawton, dated July 5,
2006 regarding the Committee’s annual meeting with the Selectmen. The memo was discussed
under new business.

New Business: As requested by the memo from the Town Administrator referenced above, the
Committee reviewed a draft outline to be presented to the Board of Selectmen at the annual
meeting on July 18, 2006. Staff was instructed to make several amendments, resulting in the
following:

FY06 Accomplishments
The most significant accomplishment of the Committee during this past year was the Annual Town
Meeting’s vote to approve the “motel” bylaw. This bylaw provides an opportunity for the
redevelopment of some of Yarmouth’s more blighted motel stock. As the bylaw provides owners
with new alternatives for the use of their property, zoning and other enforcement issues should be
more feasible.

The bylaw was developed by a subcommittee comprised of Community and Economic
Development Committee (CEDC) members and members of the Planning Board. The Committee
found that utilizing a subcommittee was an effective method of accomplishing a specific task and
hopes to further utilize this model in the future.
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As part of the bylaw development process, the Committee held and attended a number of public
meetings and did extensive outreach to the business community as well as other Town Boards,
Committees, and Staff as well as neighborhood organizations.

The motel bylaw addressed a number of the Board of Selectmen’s 2005-2006 goals and action
items including the following:

o Goal #1 - To enhance, sustain and broaden the economic base of the community
     o Encourage zoning enforcement
     o Work with businesses to remain in or relocate to Yarmouth
     o Continued implementation of the Bluestone recommendations for Route 28
     o Work with the Planning Board to prioritize and promulgate zoning articles for next
         town meeting.

o Goal #3 - To provide affordable housing for the residents and seasonal employees of the town
     o Investigate ways to encourage developers to increase affordable housing stock
     o Identify and support zoning to provide affordable housing
     o Encourage enforcement of and compliance with existing zoning regulations
o Goal #4 – Provide for the health and safety needs of the citizens of Yarmouth
o Goal #7 - Promote an informed, involved electorate

Other CEDC efforts during FY06, include the following:
o CEDC supported the Planning Board’s efforts in developing a village center bylaw. The
   Committee participated in public hearing and provided input during the bylaw’s development.
   This activity addressed a number of selectmen goals including the enhancement of the
   economic base of the community (Goal #1), the provision of affordable housing (Goal #3), and
   preservation of historic elements (Goal #6).
o CEDC met with various business owners to better understand their needs. This activity
   addressed Goal #1 - To enhance, sustain and broaden the economic base of the community.
o Further addressing Goal #1 CECD members supported IFAW at the Cape Cod Commission
   hearing on their Yarmouth development.
o CECD worked with the Planning Board and the Affordable housing Committee to revise the
   R.O.A.D. bylaw to serve as Administrative Guidelines as recommended by the Bluestone
   Planning Group, and to clarify the intent of the R.O.A.D. bylaw as it related to providing the
   flexibility necessary to accomplish mix use projects, the conversion of commercial properties
   to residential use, and/or upgrades to our motel stock. When it became apparent that the
   Administrative Guidelines would not accomplish this purpose nor provide the certainty needed
   by developers or owners, a subcommittee was formed to address what was perceived as the
   most immediate need, a bylaw to address the Town’s health, safety and economic concerns
   relative to its deteriorating motel stock.
o Addressing Goal # 3, the CEDC recently formed an ad hoc committee on Fees in Lieu of
   Affordable Housing to allow alternatives to on-site affordable housing developments. Also, in
   an effort to prioritize CPA Act spending for affordable housing, a member of the CEDC
   participated in the presentation of the Motel Pre-development Fund proposal to the Community
   Preservation Committee.
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JULY 12, 2006 MINUTES
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FY07 Goals
Over the next year, the CEDC hopes to address a number of items. These items are arranged
according to what “primary” Board of Selectmen goals they best relate to, and are listed as
follows:

o Goal #1 - To enhance, sustain and broaden the economic base of the community
     o Encourage zoning enforcement/review sign code and bylaws/Work with the Planning
         Board to prioritize and promulgate zoning articles for next town meeting.
         The CEDC agrees that the Town would benefit through an improved zoning bylaw and
         would support the work of the Planning Board through participation in ad hoc
         committees that recommend revisions to the sign code, the use table, and the
         Revitalization Overlay Architectural District (ROAD) bylaw. The Committee believes
         that it may be prudent to adopt a policy whereby an ad hoc committee is formed to
         evaluate the existing bylaw and to recommend possible changes, including a potential
         re-write of the bylaw.

           The CEDC would also work to support other Planning Board efforts including the
           implementation of the Motel Bylaw, expansion of the Motel Bylaw to motels located in
           residential zones and/or the establishment of a resort district, as well as the
           development/implementation of Village Center or other similar bylaws.

       o Work with businesses to remain in or relocate to Yarmouth
         In order to maintain and expand our economic base, the Committee recommends that
         the Town develop a plan to retain, grow and attract Yarmouth businesses. Such a plan
         could include the following: recognition at significant anniversary dates, recognizing a
         “business of the year” at Annual Town Meeting, scheduling specific outreach meetings
         to businesses that are looking to expand and/or locate in Yarmouth.

       o Support technology initiatives/personnel to improve town services
         The CEDC would like to work with Town staff to explore the possibility of utilizing
         technology to help improve permitting and inspectional procedures. The CEDC
         recommends developing an ad hoc committee to determine whether permitting issues
         that are articulated by the business community are the result of state or local
         mandates/procedures and to evaluate the potential benefits of various computer-driven
         permitting applications.

       o Work with the Chamber of Commerce to support and implement the Branding Process
         The CEDC will work to evaluate and seek alternative funding options to supplement
         those funds raised by the home rule petition. Funding would provide the means to
         improve the community’s “curb appeal”, particularly at its gateways to the Town along
         Route 28, Route 6A and at Exits 7 and 8 as well as at gateways to Town recreational
         facilities such as the beaches, historic resources and conservation areas. In the
         immediate future, the CEDC recommends that the Town reach out to its local
         legislature to ensure passage of the home rule petition, which was unanimously
         approved at Annual Town Meeting.
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JULY 12, 2006 MINUTES
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     o Continued implementation of the Bluestone recommendations for Route 28
       Based on the success of planning efforts associated with the Town’s affiliation with the
       Bluestone Planning Group, the CEDC recommends that the Town utilize consultant
       services where possible and prudent. In particular, the CEDC feels that analyses of
       some of Bluestone’s suggestions take place, and that the information would be useful in
       the future should the Town consider utilizing the Cape Cod Commission’s Growth
       Incentive Zone program. Staff is in process of developing an RFP that would secure
       services including but not limited to market analyses, visualization, traffic studies, build
       out analyses Initially, funding from the County’s Economic Development Council
       ($50,000) will be used, but we will certainly need additional funding. CEDC will work
       with the Planning Board to prioritize the use of these funds.

  o Goal #2 – Protect the environment
       o Continue to monitor DEP and water quality studies. Identify water resources issues
           that need immediate relief and examine possible solutions.
       o As water resource management and facilities may have a significant economic
           impact on the community and local economy, the CEDC can help in the areas of
           education and outreach. Town staff and the Chamber of Commerce’s
           representative to the Committee are both members of the Integrated Water
           Resources Planning Committee and will keep the CEDC informed relative to the
           current status of the Town’s water resources program.

  o Goal #3 – Affordable Housing
       o Investigate Ways to encourage developers to increase affordable housing stock
           The Committee will continue to work with the Planning Board and the Affordable
           Housing Committee to provide comment/feedback relative to the economic
           feasibility of affordable housing initiatives. The Committee is currently sponsoring
           an Ad Hoc Committee (that includes members from the CEDC, the Affordable
           Housing Committee, and the Planning Board) to look at the possibility of adopting
           a “Fees in Lieu of Affordable Housing” bylaw. This bylaw may improve the
           feasibility of the adoption of a Village Center bylaw.
       o Identify and support zoning to provide affordable housing
           The CEDC will continue to evaluate solutions to the workforce housing shortage
           .
  o Goal #6 – Preserve historic/distinctive recreation elements of the Town
       o Support planning and funding for Parker’s River Marina development project.
           The CEDC supports the plans for the Marine Park development as it is certain to
           stimulate investment around the marina. The CEDC would like to include the area
           around the proposed marina as part of its market analysis to evaluate the feasibility
           of various types of businesses locating or expanding in this area. The CEDC would
           be happy to work with the Marina Committee in whatever capacity the Board of
           Selectmen deems appropriate.
       o Plan for the future of the Yarmouth Libraries with library director, staff and
           citizens. Continue to support and monitor the South Yarmouth Library repairs.
           Support implementation of the plans for the Bass River area, Packet Landing and
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JULY 12, 2006 MINUTES
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          o Cultural Center of Cape Cod. Support the planning for the Community Visions
              recreation center and sports dome. Continue support for Town’s historic properties.
              The CEDC continues to support improvements to the Bass River area including the
              plans for Village Center zoning. In general, the CEDC will continue to support
              efforts to preserve historic/recreational facilities of the Town as they provide a
              quality of life for residents as well as places of interest to visitors.
   o Goal #7 – Promote and informed, involved electorate
          o Increase the use of all types of media for education and communication with the
              public.
              The committee will continue to post their meeting minutes and agendas on the
              Town’s website and to conduct public outreach meetings to discuss ideas and
              proposals whenever appropriate and will utilize all available media outlets to
              promote and advertise said meetings.
The committee would like to prioritize its work efforts on the following:
   o Implementation of the motel bylaw as well as the expansion of this bylaw to motels outside
      of the B2 zone.
   o Working with the Planning Board to develop and promote the Village Center concept for
      the Bass River, Marina and Hospital areas.
   o Working to secure funding to continue the work recommended by the Bluestone Planning
      Group such as analyses/consultant services (i.e. market, visualization and buildout
      analyses), developing curb appeal/improving Yarmouth’s “gateways” and perhaps pursuing
      technological incentives that could be used to improve permitting services.


The Committee voted unanimously to support the Home Rule Petition creating a Tourism
Preservation Fund and list this as a Committee Goal.

Old Business:

Motel Bylaw Review by Attorney General: The Attorney General is still reviewing the bylaw.

Other Business:

The Committee asked staff to secure a spot on the warrant for the Special Town Meeting in
September for diminimus changes to the Mote Bylaw, if requested by the Attorney General.

The Committee discussed developing a Business Retention Program to attract and welcome new
businesses, and retain existing businesses. The Committee reviewed a certificate of appreciation
that could be used and suggested that the branding seal and signature lines for the Selectmen be
added.

Adjourn: On a motion by Jack Hynes, seconded by John Barker, the committee voted to adjourn
the meeting at 8:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                                 TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                              COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                            DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                      MINUTES
                                     July 18, 2006

PRESENT:        Peter Q. Smith, John Barker, Tracy Post, Jack McCormack, Paul Tardif

STAFF:          Karen M. Greene

LOCATION: Room B, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 6:35 pm

Committee Business:

Correspondences: The Committee asked staff to make minor revisions to the memos to Mr. Tom
George and the Board of Selectmen (re: recent meeting with residential motel owners) and prepare
them for signature by Chairman Smith.

Old Business:

Annual Meeting with Board of Selectmen: The Committee discusses the outline as prepared by
staff and meets with the Selectmen at 7 PM.

Adjourn: The meeting was adjourned at 7:00.


Respectfully submitted,

Karen M. Greene
                                 TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                              COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                            DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                      MINUTES
                                     May 24, 2006

PRESENT:      Peter Smith, John Barker, Jack Hynes, Tracy Post, Paul Tardif

STAFF:        Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Room C, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:30 pm

Committee Business:

Correspondence: Chairman Smith received a thank you letter from Attorney Patrick Butler, who
represented IFAW before the Cape Cod Commission regarding the DRI. IFAW plans to locate its
international headquarters in Yarmouth.

Approval of Minutes: On a motion by Paul Tardif, seconded by John Barker, the committee voted
unanimously to accept the minutes of May 10, 2006.

Open Meeting Rules: Chairman Smith requested that staff post all meetings to which the CEDC
members are invited, in case enough members attend to form quorum. Staff was also asked to
arrange for training for CEDC on Open Meeting Rules.

New Business:

CEDC Goals for 2007: The Town Administrator has asked that Committees look at last year’s
Board of Selectmen’s Goals and report what goals has been accomplished, what goals on which
the Committee continues to work, and recommend any new goals. Staff was asked to forward the
Committee’s goals and to place the item on the next agenda. Chairman Smith recommended
working on a plan fo r the Tourism Preservation Funds, expected in 2008.

Barnstable Municipal Airport Terminal DRI: Committee reviewed the proposed plan and the Cape
Cod Commissions staff comments. Committee members were concerned that the plan calls for
eminent domain takings of land where viable businesses are located. The Committee asked staff to
prepare a memo to the Cape Cod Commission with a copy to Bob Howard asking what is the
economic impetus for the terminal expansion, are more flights expected as a result of the new
terminal, are flights of larger planes expected and if so, will this result in fewer flights to the
airport? Also, the committee wanted to inquire if the net increase of jobs account for the loss of
jobs resulting in the taking by eminent domain, and if so, what is the average salary of the jobs
lost.

Fees in Lieu of Affordable Housing: Both Peter Smith and Jack Hynes volunteered for this ad hoc
committee.
COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
MAY 24, 2006 MINUTES
PAGE TWO

Old Business:

Design Review Guidelines: Committee will make comments on the Guidelines by next
Wednesday.

Motel Bylaw Review by Attorney General: Paul Tardif forwarded 75 pages of case law examples
regarding spot zoning to Town Counsel John Creney to assist in the response to David Reid’s letter
to the Attorney General regarding the Motel Bylaw. Staff was asked to approach Town
Administrator Robert C. Lawton, Jr. without delay regarding the time frame for sending a response
to the Attorney General and if CEDC should prepare a letter to the Attorney General.

Residential/Resort District: Bob DuBois is preparing a list of motels located within the residential
zones in South Yarmouth so they can be invited to the CEDC meeting o June 14, 2006. Staff was
asked to invite any restaurant in the area as well. Chairmen Smith asked that staff prepare at least
five questions to prompt discussion about economic incentives, zoning constraints and the local
tourism industry,

AED Use Table: Committee discussed the possibility of changing the AED’s Use Table to allow
retail, however verbatim from Town Meeting shows that the Town has said no to this in the past.
Realizing that a reduction in size of the AED could increase the Town’s liability, and that spot
zoning is prohibited, the Committee considered drafting a memo to Mr. George inviting him back
to the meet with the Committee to ask for more information or advice on his plan.

Village Center Bylaw: The Planning Board will hold a workshop on this on June 14, 2006

Keyspan DRI: Committee members were disappointed that the Town was not able to comment or
influence the route of the new power cable prior to the determination by the state (DET).

Planning Services RPF: Director of Community Development Karen Greene will have a draft RFP
to the committee in two weeks.

Other Business:

Regional Policy Plan: The Cape Cod Commission is updating its Regional Policy Plan and is
looking for Town’s recommendations on growth center candidates. Director of Community
Development Karen Greene recommends that the CEDC and the Planning Board meet to discuss
this matter further.

Adjourn:

On a motion by Jack Hynes, seconded by John Barker, the committee voted to adjourn the meeting
at 7:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                                TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                             COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                           DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                     MINUTES
                                    June 28, 2006

PRESENT:      Peter Q. Smith, Bob DuBois, Jack Hynes, Tracy Post, Jack McCormack

STAFF:        Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

OTHERS:       Curt Sears

LOCATION: Room C, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:30 pm

Committee Business:

Approval of minutes: On a motion by Tracy Post, seconded by Jack Hynes, the Committee voted
unanimously to approve the minutes of May 24, 2006.

Correspondences: There were no correspondences

New Business: The Committee will meet with the Board of Selectmen on July 18, 2006. Any
submissions for the Selectmen’s packets are due to the Town Administrator’s office on July 13,
2006. The most significant accomplishment of the Committee was the Motel Bylaw.

The Committee reviewed the Selectmen’s ’05-’06 Goals and made the following comments:

   •   Goals #1. To enhance, sustain and broaden the economic base of the community.
          o Encourage Zoning enforcement/review sign code and bylaws:
                     The Committee felt the Motel Bylaw contributed toward this goal as it
                     clarifies terms for easier enforcement and provides alternatives to promote
                     economic redevelopment on Route 28.
          o Work with businesses to remain or relocate to Yarmouth:
                     Committee and staff have met with local businesses. The Committee
                     recommends to prioritize the retention and growth of existing businesses.
                     Staff and Committee members could design a plan, which would include
                     meeting with existing businesses, attracting new business, and a recognition
                     program.
          o Work with Planning Board
                     Continue to support Planning Board to prioritize and promulgate zoning
                     articles, such as the village center and other initiatives
                     Form an ad hoc on the sign code
                     Form an ad hoc on updating the Use Table in bylaw
                     Work with residentially located motels
                     Whole sale review of bylaw, including ROAD bylaw, to identify/eliminate
                     inconsistencies.
          o Support Technology
                     Form an Ad Hoc to stream line permits and inspections
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JUNE 28, 2006 MINUTES
PAGE TWO

          o Branding
                      Seek funding required for gateway signs etc.
                      Support the Home Rule Petition Tourism Preservation Fund
          o Redevelopment of Route 28 (Bluestone Study)
                      Committee participated in extensive public outreach and education
                      Necessary to continue working with consultants, particularly with marketing
                      analyses
   •   Goal #2: Protect the environment
          o As waste water management and facilities may be a significant economic impact on
              the community and local economy, the Committee has a role in education and
              outreach
   •   Goal #3: Affordable Housing:
          o The Committee drafted new Motel Bylaw with affordable housing section.
          o As workforce housing continue to impact the local economy, the Committee will
              continue to work on the issue. Currently, the Committee is sponsoring an Ad Hoc
              Committee on Fees in Lieu of Affordable Housing which will hopefully broaden
              the appeal of the village center bylaw.
   •   Goal #4: Provide for the health and safety needs of the citizens of Yarmouth:
          o The Committee drafted new Motel Bylaw, which allows for the redevelopment
              aging housing into units that comply with the Town bylaws and state health and
              safety codes.
   •   Goal #6: Preserve historic/distinctive elements of Yarmouth:
          o Committee continues to support improvement to the Bass River Area, including the
              village center plan
          o Committee supports historic tourism
   •   Goal # 7: Promote an informed, involved electorate
          o The Committee sponsored and/or participated in several public meetings regarding
              the Village Center and Motel Bylaw, where there was excellent media coverage and
              public participation.
          o Committee posts minutes and agenda on Town website


Special Town Meeting: The Committee will not submit any article unless the Attorney General
does not approve the Motel Bylaw.


Old Business:

Change of Use in the AED: The Committee remains concerned about allowing retail in the AED
or reducing the size of the AED. Tracy Post reported that an abutter to Mr. George’s property has
approached the Planning Board asking to use the ROAD Bylaw to allow retail in the AED. The
Committee agreed to refer Mr. George to the Planning Board. Staff was asked to draft memo to
that effect.
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JUNE 28, 2006 MINUTES
PAGE THREE

Motel Bylaw Review by Attorney General: Town has not received any correspondence from the
Attorney General.

Residential Resort District: Karen M. Greene distributed a draft memo to the Board of Selectmen
reporting on the Committee’s meeting with local motel owners on June 15, 2006. Committee
members were asked to review the memo and send comments to Ms. Greene.

Adjourn: On a motion by jack McCormack, seconded by Tracy Post, the committee voted to
adjourn the meeting at 8:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                                  TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                               COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                             DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                       MINUTES
                                      June 7, 2006

PRESENT:        Peter Smith, John Barker, Bob DuBois, Jack McCormack, Paul Tardif
                (Tracy Post was unable to attend due to schedule conflict with Planning Board)

STAFF:          Karen Greene, Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Room C, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:30 pm

Committee Business: No correspondence was received.

Old Business:

Motel Bylaw Review by Attorney General: The Committee reviewed draft correspondence to the
Attorney General prepared by Town Counsel John Creney regarding the bylaw. Staff will continue
to work with Town Counsel on this matter. The Committee also reviewed draft correspondence to
the Attorney General prepared by Paul Tardif regarding the bylaw. On a Motion by John Barker,
seconded by Jack McCormack, the Committee voted unanimously to send the draft letter by Mr.
Tardif to the Attorney General on CEDC letter head, with copies to the Board of Selectmen and
the Planning Board.

Other Business:

Community Preservation Funds: On June 12, 2006 at 7 PM the Community Preservation
Committee will hold a public meeting and solicit ideas for future projects. The Committee
discussed using CPA funds to acquire open space along Route 28 and the possibility of using CPA
funds for signage to open space or recreational facilities.

Special Town Meeting: Staff announced that the Town will hold a special Town Meeting on
September 13, 2006. The Village Center Bylaw may be presented. Items to clarify in preparation
are: confirmation of center boundaries, allowed heights, side setbacks abutting residential lots, fees
in lieu of affordable housing. There is also a need for education on affordable housing.

Annual Meeting with Board of Selectmen: The Committee will meet with the Board of Selectmen
on Tuesday July 18, 2006. In preparation staff will provide all members with the Selectmen ’05-
’06 Goals, the Charge of the CEDC, and any Committee minutes regarding the CEDC Goals.

On June 14, 2006 CEDC will meet with the owners of motels located in a residential area, plus the
owner of the Skipper Restaurant.

Adjourn: On a motion by Paul Tardif, seconded by Jack McCormack, the committee voted to
adjourn the meeting at 6:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                                TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                             COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                           DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                MINUTES May 10, 2006

PRESENT:      Peter Smith, John Barker, Bob DuBois, Jack Hynes, Jack McCormack, Tracy Post,
              Paul Tardif

STAFF:        Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Room B, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:30 pm

Committee Business: Correspondence

Chairman Smith received a thank you letter from IFAW President Fred O’Regan for supporting
IFAW’s plans to locate their international headquarters in Yarmouth Port.

Approval of Minutes

On a motion by Jack Hynes seconded by John Barker, with Jack McCormack abstaining, the
committee voted to accept the minutes of March 22, 2006 and April 5, 2006 as amended to reflect
that Tracy Post was not in attendance on April 5, 2006. Ms. Post attended the Planning Board
meeting that evening.

New Business:

Planning Services RFP: Karen Greene proposed to design the RFP for Planning Services so that a
lead consultant would coordinate and subcontract work to specialists on an as needed basis.

IFAW DRI: Chairman Smith reported that the Cape Cod Commission decided that the project to
located IFAW’s international headquarters in Yarmouth Port did not require any further review.

Keyspan DRI: The matter was tabled.

Building Related Fees: The Committee agreed by consensus to send a request to the Board of
Selectmen requesting that CEDC be given the opportunity to comment on any future Building
Department fee schedule changes prior to any public comment period. Committee members
discussed that while fees should reflect services provided, fees should not negatively impact
redevelopment efforts.

Workforce Housing: Mary Waygan reported that she and Bob DuBois attended the Work Force
Housing Summit in early April, and discussed the possibility of having Housing Assistance Corp.
hold a presentation for businesses in Yarmouth.
COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
MAY 10, 2006 MINUTES
PAGE TWO

Old Business:

Motel Bylaw: The Committee reviewed correspondence from Mr. David Reid to the Attorney
General regarding the recently passed Motel Bylaw. By consensus the Committee agreed that
there should be a response from the Town through Town Counsel, and Committee members
expressed a willingness to assist in this task. Staff was asked to forward a copy of the draft Design
Review Guidelines to Committee members for review and comment.

Residential Resort District: The Committee asked staff to invite the owners of motels located in
residential areas to meet and discuss the need and potential for revitalization in these areas. K

Village Center Bylaw: The Committee discussed the need to meet with local South Yarmouth
residents about the bylaw to prepare for the next Town Meeting. Karen Greene reported that she
will soon meet with Town Planner, Terry Sylvia, to schedule meeting dates. The Committee
discussed the impact of the affordable housing provision on the bylaw and the possibility of
introducing Fees in Lieu of Affordable Units language. .

Tourism Preservation: This matter was tabled.

Change of Use Table for AED: The Committee continued the discussion on this matter, but no
consensus was reached.

Other Business:

        Botsini ROAD Proposal (Walgreens): Both Tracy Post and Paul Tardif recused themselves
from this portion of the meeting and left the room. The Committee reviewed the Road application
submitted by Botsini Corp. proposing a Walgreen’s drug store at 1041 Route 28, South Yarmouth.
The Committee agreed to recommend the approval of the subject application as it benefits the
Town in several ways: it creates new jobs, increases tax revenues, more attractive than the existing
Sunoco gas station, and increases competition to other local drug stores. Committee members
recommended that the project comply with all sign codes and required buffer plantings, and that
the drive-thru design be reduced to one lane only. The Committee will send a memo to the
planning Board regarding this recommendation.


Adjourn:

On a motion by Jack Hynes, seconded by John Barker, the committee voted to adjourn the meeting
at 7:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                                  TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                               COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                             DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                  MINUTES April 5, 2006

PRESENT:       Peter Smith, John Barker, Bob DuBois, Jack Hynes, Paul Tardif
               (Tracy Post was unable to attend due to scheduling conflict with Planning Board)

STAFF:         Karen M. Greene

LOCATION: Room C, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:30 pm

Committee Business: Correspondence

There was no correspondence.

Old Business: Motel Bylaw

The Committee discussed the April 1st meeting of the Bass River Civic and South Yarmouth
Associations. Mr. Smith reported that the main issues of the two neighborhood groups were
density and affordable housing. The utilization of design review guidelines was also perceived to
be a possible issue.

Paul Tardif reported that he had met with Bruce Murphy, Health Director to discuss whether the
Board of Health would support the motel article at Town Meeting. Mr. Tardif was hopeful that
this would be the case.

John Barker reported that the Hyannis Park Civic Association had not taken a formal vote to
support the motel bylaw. Mr. Barker was hopeful that they would speak in favor of the proposed
bylaw at Town Meeting.

Old Business: Town Meeting Presentation

The Committee discussed the presentation to be made, agreeing that a simple presentation would
be best. Specific points that the committee wished to be included in the presentation or prepared
as answers to anticipated questions include:

Property Tax example
Buildout example
Discussion of options for displaced motel residents
Discussion of incentives for motels to remain as motels
Discuss decline in tourism
Pictorial description of 45 foot building with a 6 pitch roof

Staff was requested to develop questions/answers and outline for presentation. Staff will meet
with Mr. Tardif and Bob DuBois to go over presentation.

Staff was requested to research Town Meeting procedures relative to recalling an article.
Community and Economic Development Committee
Minutes April 5, 2006
Page 2



Next Meeting:

The next meeting of the committee is April 11, 2006 at 6:30 pm at the Mattacheese Middle School.
Topic of discussion will be the Annual Town Meeting presentation.

Adjourn:

The committee voted unanimously, on a motion by John Barker, seconded by Paul Tardif, to
adjourn the meeting at 7:10 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Karen Greene
                                 TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                              COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                            DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                MINUTES March 22, 2006

PRESENT:       Peter Smith, John Barker, Bob DuBois, Jack Hynes, Tracy Post, Paul Tardif

STAFF:         Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Room C, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:30 pm

Committee Business: Correspondence

The Committee discussed the March 22, 2006 letter from Mr. David S. Reid regarding 2006 ATM
Articles 28 & 29 (The South Yarmouth Village Center Bylaw and the Motel Bylaw). Committee
felt that the Attorney General will approve the Design Review portion of the bylaw as it is not part
of a special permit; that the motel bylaw was not spot zoning as the Town has identified a specific
need that the bylaw meets; that the density creates the necessary financial feasibility to redevelop
Route 28; and that not all motels will convert as economically feasible motels will stay in
operation.

Old Business: Motel Bylaw

Mr. Phil Magnuson has spoken to Committee Members and proposed a different the definition of
transient, limiting stays to 30 days. The Committee decided by consensus to keep the definition
in the bylaw as is. A clear definition is important for enforcement. Committee members reported
that the Fire Department is in favor of the Motel Bylaw as it will create a safer situation.
Restaurant owners are not supportive of the cook-top provision, but the market is very competitive
as is considering the prepared foods available at supermarkets.

The Committee agreed by consensus that that the schools would not be burdened if the bylaw
created housing as school enrollment is down and families are leaving the Cape due to high
housing costs.

Approval of Minutes

On a motion by Paul Tardiff, seconded by Bob Dubois, the committee voted to accept the minutes
of January 25, 2006, February 8, 2006, February 15, 2006, February 22, 2006 and March 15, 2006
as amended to reflect that Tracy Post was not in attendance on February 15, 2006 and March 15,
2006 as she attended Planning Board meetings those evenings.

Adjourn:

The committee voted unanimously, on a motion by Bob DuBois, seconded by John Barker, to
adjourn the meeting at 7:10 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                                  TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                               COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                             DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                 MINUTES March 15, 2006

PRESENT:       Peter Smith, John Barker, Bob DuBois, Jack Hynes, Paul Tardif
               (Tracy Post was not able to attend due to a scheduling conflict with the Planning Board)

STAFF:         Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Room A, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:30 pm

Committee Business: Correspondences

The Committee reviewed an e-mail from Mary Ardan regarding the affordability requirements in
the Motel Bylaw. Mr. Hynes spoke about the possibility of payment-in-lieu of the on-site
affordable units and staff was asked to research the concept. As it may be too late for this Town
Meeting, staff was asked to place this on a future agenda.

The Committee reviewed an e-mail from Jim Hoben regarding the definition of tenancy of the
motel bylaw. The committee asked staff to draft a memo explaining that the 90 days period
matches the room tax rules, works better for summer vacationers and seasonal migrant workers,
and that in general the Motel Bylaw was written to provide clearer rules for easier enforcement.

Committee Business: Bylaw Subcommittee Report

The subcommittee met with the Hyannis Park Civic Association on March 12, 2006. The
subcommittee reported it was a very good meeting and the bylaw was well received. The
Association state that they wanted to see Route 28 “cleaned up”.

Old Business: Annual Town Meeting Presentation

The Committee proposed that the following should be approached to speak in support of the Motel
Bylaw at Town Meeting: Brian Bragington-Smith; Christine Greeley (Hyannis park Civic
Association), Bruce Murphy or a Board of Health member, Patrol Officer Phil Magnuson, Board
of Selectmen, Finance Committee, Fire Chief Sherman or Assistant Fire Chief Peter Raiskio,
Police Chief Carnes, Building Commissioner, and a member of the Impact Team.

The Committee would like to proactively address how the Motel Bylaw would impact:
      Rooms tax (use Windrift as tax scenario)
      Demand on town services and schools
      Motel units being used as housing
      Density (show that it is actually a decrease in density)
      Number of families living on Route 28
Community and Economic Development Committee
Minutes March 15, 2006
Page 2


Bob DuBois and Karen Greene passed out questions that could be asked at the Planning Board
Public Meeting on March 22 or at Town Meeting. Committee members were asked to draft
responses. The Committee decided not to present the Vision of Route 28 at Town Meeting, but to
be prepared to answer any questions. Selectman Horgan may be more appropriate to present
Vision.

Staff was asked to find out the logistics of Town Meeting, in particular could CEDC present the
Motel Bylaw article and answer questions? The Committee will need permission from the Town
Moderator to have written materials available at Town Meeting (either a copy placed on each seat
or multiple copies placed at a side table). The Committee would like to see another drawing from
Erik Tolley with a 6 pitch roof on the 45’ building. Material can also be put on the Town website.
Ms. Greene reported that Norm Weare will write a short piece on the Motel Bylaw in the King’s
Way newsletter.

Old Business: George/Henderson Proposal:

Staff was asked to write a memo to Mr. Tom George that the committee continues to consider his
request and will complete the work after Town Meeting. The memo should also ask for more
clarification of the proposal, ie., is the proposal to rezone the lots or just make a change in the use
table to allow retail in the AED.

Other Business: Design Review Committee

John Barker reported that the Design Review Committee is reviewing the draft Yarmouth
Architectural and Site Design Standards. A copy was given to CEDC members for review. The
Committee also reviewed Site Plan Review Applications of 803 Route 28 (Marie Caron) and 1372
Bridge Street (O’Sullivan).

Next Meeting:

The next meeting of the committee is March 22, 2006 at 5:30 pm in Room C. The agenda for the
next meeting will be approval of minutes and the Motel Bylaw Questions & Answers.

Adjourn:

The committee voted unanimously, on a motion by John Barker, seconded by Jack Hynes, to
adjourn the meeting at 7:15 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                                TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                             COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                           DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                     MINUTES
                                  February 22, 2006

PRESENT:      Peter Smith, John Barker, Bob DuBois, Jack Hynes, Tracy Post, Paul Tardif

STAFF:        Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

OTHER:        Christine Greeley, Paul Greeley, Helen Shaw and Kulin Shaw

LOCATION: Room B, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:30 pm

Meeting with Hyannis Park Civic Association: Chairman Smith introduced the Hyannis Park
Civic Association members Christine Greeley, Paul Greeley, Helen Shaw and Kulin Shaw. Ms.
Greeley presented the petitioned article to change the definitions of ONE-FAMILY DWELLING
and TWO-FAMILY DWELLING in the bylaw. Ms. Greeley explained the purpose of the article
is to prevent house rentals by motels in residential zones. The Board of Appeals has decided in
favor of the neighborhood on this matter, but the motel owner has appealed the decision to
Superior Court. The Committee expressed concern on the unintended effects the article, on
seasonal and year-round rentals, town-wide. The Association agreed to work with the Committee,
Planning Board, Town Planner and their own attorney to reword the article and revise it from the
floor at Town Meeting. The Committee offered to review the new wording once available.

The Association invited the CEDC to their next meeting on Sunday March 12, 2006 to discuss the
proposed Motel Bylaw. Chairman Smith also asked Ms. Shaw if the CEDC could meet with the
Board of Health regarding the motel bylaw.

Committee Business: Bylaw Subcommittee Report

Paul Tardif presented the B2/Motel Bylaw draft #11 to the Committee. The Committee discussed
the wording regarding buffers, and the allowance of dormers wider than 4’. Staff was asked to
search the current bylaw for the word “motel” and to forward the most recent copy of the Village
Center Bylaw to Mr. Tardif. The Motel Bylaw will be presented in two forms on the Town
Warrant (Section A and Section B). One section will be withdrawn depending on the success of
the Village Center Bylaw at Town Meeting as both bylaw share language about affordable housing
and design review.
Community and Economic Development Committee
Minutes February 22, 2006
Page 2

Old Business: Annual Town Meeting and the Vision for Route 28:

Staff reported that Town Administrator, Bob Lawton, expects Town Meeting to last three nights.
Mr. Larry Bluestone of the Bluestone Planning Group is not available on April 12th. The
Committee plans to ask the Board of Selectmen on March 7th regarding the presentation on the
bylaw and Route 28. Karen Greene agreed to write a script for Town Meeting, Tracy Post agreed
to present, and Paul Tardif will answer questions. Chairman Smith asked staff to write a memo
requesting to meet with the Finance Committee, Board of Health and the Police Department on the
motel bylaw.

Next Meeting:

The CEDC and the Planning Board will co-host a Public Information Meeting regarding the Motel
Bylaw on Monday February 27, 2006. The CEDC will attend a meeting on March 7 between the
Planning Board and the Board of Selectmen. The next meeting of the committee is March 8, 2006
at 5:30 pm in Room B.

Adjourn:

On a motion by Paul Tardif, seconded by Tracy Post, the committee voted unanimously to adjourn
the meeting at 8:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                                  TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                               COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                             DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                       MINUTES
                                    February 15, 2006

PRESENT:       Peter Smith, John Barker, Bob DuBois, Jack Hynes, Paul Tardif
               (Tracy Post was not able to attend due to a scheduling conflict with the Planning Board)

STAFF:         Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Room C, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:40 pm

Committee Business: Correspondences

Peter Smith received a memo from Board of Appeals Chairman, David Reid, dated February 10,
2006 regarding the B2 Motel Bylaw draft #6. Staff was asked to draft a memo, thanks Mr. Reid
for his comments, stating that many of his comments have already been incorporated in the bylaw,
and to provide draft #9 for his review.

The Committee received a Hearing Notice form the Cape Cod Commission on the Downtown
Hyannis Growth Incentive Zone on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at 7 pm in the Barnstable Superior
Courthouse, Rooms 11 and 12.

Committee Business: Bylaw Subcommittee Report

Paul Tardif of the subcommittee presented Draft #9 of the B2 Motel Bylaw. The motel room bank
was taken out. Mr. Tardiff noted that the Medical Village Center is not excluded from the bylaw,
as the Planning Board has not carved it out yet. The subcommittee has not included a detail on
height calculations, as that should apply to all areas of the Town. The Committee and staff made
the following comment on the bylaw:

Bob Dubois figured the number of active, licensed motel rooms on Route 28 to be 3,555. This
number, once confirmed , would be the cap for the bylaw. Mr. DuBois offered to type up his
calculations for the Committee’s review, and to have readily available at Town Meeting. Mr.
DuBois also identified 16 lots on Route 28 that are greater than 2.5 acres, and one just under 2.5
acres. He also asked that in Section 404.1 Yarmouth be described as a traditional resort
destination.

Chairman Smith asked that the definition of HOUSING be revised to read “for rent of sale by any
person or entity”.

Karen Greene commented on the possible liability of acknowledging motel tenancies in 404.1.
Ms. Greene also recommended that “seasonal vacation dwelling unit” be defined in the bylaw.

John Barker recommended that applicable properties be allowed to have dormer greater that 4’
wide.
John Hynes asked that Section 301.4.9 apply to common driveways as well. He also asked that in
section 404.9.4 that “total square footage” be replaced by “lot area”.

Community and Economic Development Committee
Minutes February 15, 2006
Page 2

Karen Greene reported that Larry Bluestone has agreed to make a presentation at Town Meeting,
but is only available April 11th and April 13th. Staff is considering filming his presentation in case
the articles are presented on April 12th.

Lastly, the Committee noted that re-zoning the South Street motels may be of economic benefit to
the Town as approx. 75% of the area is commercial.

Old Business: Annual Town Meeting Presentation

Staff was asked to contact Larry Bluestone to see if he was available for Annual Town Meeting.
The Committee needs to prepare an outline of the presentation for the Town Moderator, Tom
George.

Next Meeting:

The next meeting of the committee is February 22, 2006 at 5:30 pm in Room C.

Adjourn:

The committee voted unanimously to join the Planning Board for a workshop meeting at 6:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                                 TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                              COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                            DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                      MINUTES
                                    February 8, 2006

PRESENT:       Peter Smith, John Barker, Bob DuBois, Jack Hynes, Tracy Post, Paul Tardif

STAFF:         Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Room B, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:30 pm

Committee Business: Correspondences

The Committee reviewed a memo to Chairman Smith from Karen Greene dated February 8, 2006
regarding the Motel Bylaw. The bylaw is ready for review and the Committee asked staff to
schedule a workshop with the planning Board on February 15, 2006 to review the bylaw in detail.

Committee Business: Bylaw Subcommittee Report

Paul Tardif presented the B2/Motel Bylaw draft #7 to the Committee. Bob DuBois is researching
the current number of motel rooms in Town to determine the motel cap for the bylaw. The bylaw
will cite separate sections on affordable housing and design review. Karen Green will continue to
research if these separate sections need to be in the bylaw. The subcommittee is considering a 45’
height allowance for peaked roofs. Erik Tolley has volunteered to prepare graphic for Town
Meeting. The bylaw must be “print ready” on February 17, 2006. The Planning Board is meeting
with the Board of Selectmen on March 7th, and will have a public meeting on all bylaw on March
23rd. Committee members want to start public research on the bylaw, possibly at the Senior
Center.

In preparation of the presentation, staff was asked identify building with height of 45’. Staff was
also asked to map out motels on Route 28 sitting on lots greater than 100,000 sq ft. Committee
members will start discussing the bylaw with local stakeholders. Bob DuBois suggested that
members start meeting with local groups, such as the Rotary, Chamber. He noted the Hyannis
Park Civic Association meets Sunday, March 2 at 10 am.

Committee Business: Jack McCormack Leave of Absence

Jack McCormack is on leave of absence until April 14, 2006. One a motion by Tracy Post,
seconded by Bob DuBois, the committee voted that during Mr. McCormack’s leave of absence,
John Barker will serve as the Committee representative to the Design Review Committee.

Old Business: Annual Town Meeting Presentation

Staff was asked to contact Larry Bluestone to see if he was available for Annual Town Meeting.
The Committee needs to prepare an outline of the presentation for the Town Moderator, Tom
George.
Community and Economic Development Committee
Minutes February 8, 2006
Page 2


Old Business: Hyannis Park Petitioned Articles

The Hyannis Park Civic Association has petitioned to change the definitions of ONE-FAMILY
DWELLING and TWO-FAMILY DWELLING in the bylaws. The committee continues to be
concerned that the proposed definitions are too broad and will negatively impact the
redevelopment of Route 28 and other areas of Yarmouth. John Barker will invite Christine
Greeley, the Association President, to the CEDC meeting scheduled for February 22, 2006.

Old Business: FY07 Budget Request

Karen Greene is presenting the Department’s override request to the Board of Selectmen later in
the evening.

Other Business: Cape Cod Commission

The Committee, approved by consensus, a memo from Peter Smith to Robert Lawton regarding the
Cape Cod Commission, as amended.

Old Business: Cape Cod Commission GIZ

Jack Hynes, and Karen Green met with staff from the Cape Cod Commission regarding Growth
Incentive Zones. The Commission would consider a reduction in the number of motel room, or
land put aside as conservation land (Land Bank) as a reduction of density.


Approval of Minutes

The committee, on a motion by Paul Tardif, seconded by John Barker, with Tracy Post abstaining,
voted unanimously to accept the minutes from January 11, 2006, as amended.

Next Meeting:

The next meeting of the committee is February 15, 2006 at 5:30 pm in Room C.

Adjourn:

The committee voted unanimously, on a motion by John Barker, seconded by Jack Hynes, to
adjourn the meeting at 7:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                                 TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                              COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                            DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                       MINUTES
                                    January 25, 2006

PRESENT:      Peter Smith, John Barker, Bob DuBois, Jack Hynes, Jack McCormack, Tracy Post,
              Paul Tardif

STAFF:        Karen M. Green, Mary Waygan

GUESTS:       Tom George, Donald Henderson, Larry Bluestone

LOCATION: Room B, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:30 pm

Meeting with Mr. Tom George and Mr. Donald Henderson:

Mr. Tom George and Mr. Donald Henderson presented a proposal to change the zoning of Map 73
Lots 6, 9.2.1, 9.2.2, 9.2.3, 9.2.4, 9.2.5, 9.2.6, 9.2.7 to allow for retail use. The proposal would
allow retail service to people who work locally and foster less density and safer uses within the
close proximity of Town well fields. Jack McCormack cautioned on the effect of reducing the
AED zone as the State wants to see a minimum. The Committee agreed to research the AED
issues and discuss the proposal further.

Introduction of Larry Bluestone.

Karen Greene introduced Larry Bluestone, who was in Yarmouth to make a presentation at the
Public Informational Meeting hosted by the Planning Board later that evening.

Committee Business: Correspondences

The Committee, in response to a request by Town Administrator, Bob Lawton, agreed by
consensus to recommends the following to make the Cape Cod Commission more Town and
business friendly:


   •   The Commission should develop a conditional approval or conceptual review of DRI
       projects, giving a developer an informal review of a project without the expense of a formal
       DRI review. The expense of the DRI review deters some businesses from considering a
       good project, which may benefit the Town, but remain undone.
   •   Minimum Performance Standards for DRIs may be different for each Cape town.
   •   DRI review should not be required for projects under 20,000 square feet. The current
       10,000 square foot trigger will hinder the development of Village Centers on Route 28 and
       the redevelopment of aging motels in Yarmouth. To illustrate, a rehab project that would
       enclose exterior corridors of a 100 unit motel would have triggered a DRI review as the
       project was just over 10,000 sq. ft.
Community and Economic Development Committee
Minutes January 25, 2006
Page 2

   •   Establishment of Growth Incentive Zones should be made easier in order for Yarmouth and
       the Cape to compete with nearby, off-Cape towns, such as Plymouth, Wareham and
       Middleboro. This would also help the redevelopment of Route 28.
   •   The Commission should provide technical assistance to Towns and serve as a
       clearinghouse for various zoning documents and other planning tools.
   •   The Commission should not seek to increase its jurisdiction. The Commission should
       accept discretionary referrals from Towns that seek their assistance.

The Committee members noted that the Commission’s regulatory practices are cost and time
prohibitive and that only large businesses or national corporations are able to afford to go through
the Commission processes. The Commission is such that they are trying to stop development
rather than encourage good development.

Committee Business: Bylaw Subcommittee Report

The Subcommittee met with Town Planner, Terry Sylvia and decided to treat the redevelopment of
Route 28 in two phases. Phase I will address B2 motels not located in a Village Center. Phase II
will the remaining portions of Route 28. The B2 Motel Bylaw will set rules to convert motels by
raze and replace, or by reusing the existing structures.

Jack McCormack reported that the Design Review Committee is working with Town Planner,
Terry Sylvia and Erik Tolley of the Planning Board on Design Guidelines. The Design Review
Committee has recommended to the Board of Selectmen to increase the size of the Committee to
five members.

Old Business: Shaw’s Redevelopment

Committee members discussed the TIF for the redevelopment, recalling that Mr. Dewitt Davenport
has offered to pay for a Special Town Meeting if necessary. There was a request that the Board of
Selectmen contact NSTAR to prioritize the Engineering for undergrounding the utilities at the site.

Next Meeting:

The next meeting of the committee is February 8, 2006 at 5:30 pm in Room B.

Adjourn:

All other items on the agenda were tabled. The committee voted unanimously, on a motion by
John Barker, seconded by Paul Tardiff, to adjourn the meeting at 7:15 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                                 COMMUNITY AND
                       ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
                                     AGENDA
                                   May 10, 2006
                                     5:30 p.m.
                              YARMOUTH TOWN HALL
                               CONFERENCE ROOM C
                         1146 ROUTE 28, SOUTH YARMOUTH


       1. COMMITTEE BUSINESS
            a. Approval of Minutes
                    i. March 22, 2006
                   ii. April 5, 2006
            b. Correspondences
       2. NEW BUSINESS
            a. Planning Services RFP
            b. IFAW DRI
            c. Keyspan DRI
            d. Building Related Fees
            e. Workforce Housing
       3. OLD BUSINESS
            a. Motel Bylaw Approval by Attorney General
            b. Residential/Resort District Community Outreach
            c. Village Center Bylaw
            d. Tourism Preservation
                    i. Gateways
                   ii. Brick Sidewalks
            e. Change of Use Table for AED
       4. OTHER BUSINESS
       5. MEETING DATES
            a. May 24, 2006 at 5:30 in Room C
            b. June 14, 2006 at 5:30 in Room B
            c. June 28, 2006 at 5:30 in Room C
       6. ADJOURN


Please note, the CEDC will meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month in Room B and C
respectively. Other meetings are scheduled as necessary.
                                TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                             COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                           DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                      MINUTES
                                   January 11, 2006

PRESENT:      Peter Smith, John Barker, Bob DuBois, Jack Hynes, Jack McCormack, Tracy Post,
              Paul Tardif

STAFF:        Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Room B, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:30 pm

Committee Business: Correspondences

The committee reviewed an e-mail from Brad Goodwin dated 1/11/06 regarding Update & Notes
on the bylaw subcommittee.

Committee Business: Bylaw Subcommittee Report

Paul Tardif reported that the subcommittee, consisting of John Barker, Jack Hynes, Brad Goodwin,
Erik Tolley and himself, is going very well. Mr. Tardif submitted minutes from the Jan 3, 2006
and January 10, 2006 subcommittee meetings and summarized the draft bylaw:
       Hotels/motels would be allowed by right.
       A cap would be set on the number of hotel/motel rooms in Yarmouth. Cap would be base
       in some manner on the number of rooms currently licensed.
       Room owner will have two years to sell the rooms, otherwise they are forfeited back to the
       Town Board of Health for distribution on a first come first server basis
       Bylaw will affect all B2 properties on Route 28. Subcommittee will consider looking at
       hotel/motels created by special permit (ie. any other property that holds a motel license).
       The subcommittee is still considering height allowances:
           o 42’ would be allowed in village centers
           o motels over 10,000 sq ft could be 42’
           o 42’ is allowed only if 50’ away from residential property line
           o Properties converted from motels are not allowed to be 42’, but are allowed to have
               a livable 3rd floor
           o Shed dormers greater than 4’ wide would be allowed.
           o Bylaw will address pitch and eves
       There would be no affordable component for developments that operate only 10 months or
       less out of the year.
       Unit sizes will be mixed
       The density would be the same for mix use or residential only, 16 units per acre.
       There would be a mandatory design review. The resulting conditions would have to be
       satisfied prior to issuance of the Occupancy Permit by the Building Commissioner.

The subcommittee’s next meeting is on Tuesday January 17, 2005.
Community and Economic Development Committee
Minutes January 11, 2006
Page 2


Jack McCormack reported that the Design Review Committee is working on guidelines describing
encouraged, allowed and disallowed architecture, using the 1994 Cape Cod Commission
publication “Designing for the Future to Honor the Past” as a guide.
Bob DuBois volunteered compile a list of hotel/motel by address, map, lot, and use.

Chairman Smith recommended the introduction of incentives to keep businesses on Route 28, and
that there be enough flexibility to allow the construction of new motels.

Committee members requested that the subcommittee redress the issue of density as 16 units per
acres may be too high. The committee also discussed a sunset clause or cap on the number of units
created per year. The committee asked staff to ensure that a slot was held for this bylaw at Annual
Town Meeting, realizing the final bylaw would have to be print ready by mid-February.

New Business: Petitioned Articles

The Hyannis Park Civic Association has petitioned to change the definitions of ONE-FAMILY
DWELLING and TWO-FAMILY DWELLING in the bylaws. The committee was concerned that
the proposed definitions are too broad and will negatively impact the redevelopment of Route 28
and other areas of Yarmouth. John Barker volunteered to contact the Association to discuss the
matter further. Staff was asked to confirm when the Board of Selectmen will discuss petitioned
articles, so that the CEDC can take a position.

New Business: Jack McCormack Leave of Absence

Jack McCormack announced that he will be away from January 29, 2006 to April 14, 2006 and
reported that Appointments Chair Jim Saben recommended that Mr. McCormack take a leave of
absence. By consensus, the committee concurred with Selectman Saben and recommended that
Mr. McCormack take a leave of absence.

Old Business: Board of Health Meeting

Jack McCormack and Chairman Smith reported on the Board of Health Workshop regarding
motels. The Board of Health is concerned that there is a liability to issuing motel licenses to non-
compliant facilities. Several people spoke at the workshop, and most views were in line with the
CEDC.


Old Business: FY07 Budget Request

As Karen Greene was meeting with the Finance Committee this evening, this item was tabled until
the next meeting.
Community and Economic Development Committee
Minutes January 11, 2006
Page 3

Approval of Minutes

The committee, on a motion by Tracy Post, seconded by John Barker, voted unanimously to accept
the minutes from January 5, 2006, as amended.

Next Meeting:

The next meeting of the committee is January 25, 2006 at 5:30 pm in Room C.

Adjourn:

The committee voted unanimously, on a motion by Paul Tardif, seconded by Jack Hynes, to
adjourn the meeting at 7:15 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                                 TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                              COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                            DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                      MINUTES
                                    January 5, 2006

PRESENT:       Peter Smith, John Barker, Bob DuBois, Jack Hynes, Jack McCormack, Tracy Post,
               Paul Tardif

STAFF:         Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Room C, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:30 pm

Committee Business: Correspondences

The Director of Health, Bruce Murphy, invited Chairman Smith to a Board of Health Workshop on
Monday, January 9, 2006 at 3 PM. Chairman Smith will attend and encouraged other committee
members to attend.

The Bylaw Subcommittee received an e-mail from Brad Goodwin regarding Planning Feedback on
January 5, 2006. The subcommittee is working with Planning Board Members to develop new
zoning for Route 28.

New Business: FY07 Budget Request

Karen Greene reported that she is meeting next week with Peter Slovak of the Finance Committee.
At the meeting, Ms Green will present the department’s FY2007 budget and bring the Finance
Committee up to speed on the Branding and Route 28 Village Center Projects. Ms. Greene
distributed a budget overview, a break down of the $100,000 override request, analysis of beach
utilization and golf rounds, and a room tax analysis for 2005. There is no new staff request in the
budget override. Committee members encourages Ms. Greene to show the $100,000 is an
investment, to spell out how recent and proposed redevelopments (Shaw’s, Seafood Sams,
Windrift, Caron) generate more taxes for the town, how override request mirrors Selectmen’s
goals, how projects are more successful when consultants are involved, and how room taxes are
more volatile.

Old Business: Revisions to Bylaws

The Bylaw Subcommittee is working with Planning Board Members Brad Goodwin, Erik Tolley
and Tracy Post to develop new zoning for Route 28, excluding village centers. The committee
asked Karen Greene to see if the Cape Cod Commission would accept all of Route 28 as a Growth
Incentive Zone. The subcommittee may limit height relief to lots over a minimum square footage.
Intent to submit articles are due to the Board of Selectmen by the Tuesday before January 31st.
Community and Economic Development Committee
Minutes January 5, 2006
Page 2

Tracy Post reported that the Planning Board is committed to bringing bylaws for Old South
Yarmouth Village to Annual Town Meeting. The Planning Board decided that the center will have
a core area in which 42’ is allowed. Draft Articles for 2006 Annual Town Meeting and Draft
Village Center Bylaw Article were distributed. The Planning Board’s first public information
meeting on the new zoning for Route 28 and Village Centers will be on Wednesday January 18,
2005. Chairman Smith asked staff to list “Presentation for Annual Town Meeting” on the
committee’s agenda starting in February.

Outreach materials for January 18th should include draft bylaws for South Yarmouth Village,
conceptual visuals and a description on the feel of the proposed center. Committee members want
the meeting to be announced in the Register, by public service announcements on local radio, and
by a direct mailing to property owners, abutters, interested parties, and former Century Walk
participants and OSYVC members.

Staff was asked to locate materials on the Century Walk project located in South Yarmouth
Village. The Century Walk Vision Statement was distributed.

Mr. Hynes and the committee discussed impact fees, but the committee agreed that this should be
addressed only if major infrastructure is required. The Cape Cod Commission may impose an
impact fee as is.

Old Business: Responses from Planning Board Members

Comments from the Planning Board on bullets from 12/21/05 meeting were distributed. The
Bylaw Subcommittee will review these comments.

Old Business: Town Annual Report

The committee reviewed the draft annual report. Staff was asked to include that the CEDC was
the result of a year long restructuring effort; reference the NorthStar’s Branding report; review
CEDC’s efforts to address issues involving aging motel stock; and create an income stream to
fund implementation of the Selectmen’s goals.

Other Business:

Tom George Would like to discuss rezoning exit 7 areas to include retail. Staff was asked to
arrange for him to attend CEDC’s January 25th meeting.

Bob DuBois distributed a copy of petitioned articles submitted by members of the business
community. The petition articles are titled Commercial Real Estate Signs, Adopt a Landscape, and
Establishing a Tourism Promotion Fund.
Community and Economic Development Committee
Minutes January 5, 2006
Page 3

Approval of Minutes

The committee, on a motion by John Barker, seconded by Jack McCormack, voted unanimously to
accept the minutes from December 20, 2005.

Next Meeting:

The next meeting of the committee is January 11, 2005 at 5:30 pm in Room B.

Adjourn:

The committee voted unanimously, on a motion by Tracy Post, seconded by Jack McCormack, to
adjourn the meeting at 8:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                                TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                             COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                           DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                     MINUTES
                                  December 20, 2005

PRESENT:      Peter Smith, John Barker, Bob DuBois, Tracy Post, Paul Tardif

STAFF:        Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Room C, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:30 pm

Committee Business: Correspondences

The committee discussed the memo from Colleen Kramer, Planning Board Chairman, dated
December 20, 2005 to Chairman Smith regarding Draft Suggested Alternate to a ROAD Bylaw
Revision. The committee drew up these following points for discussion with the Planning Board
at the December 21, 2005 workshop with the Planning Board:

       Would the new bylaws allow for commercial-only developments along Route 28? CEDC
       recommends that they do.
       How will the motel ban be removed? Would the “no” on the use table be changed to “yes”,
       or would a new bylaw be created to regulate motels? Would any of these changes apply to
       motels that are not on Route 28 (i.e. outside of the B2)?
       Related, how will the rezoning of the B2 affect the existing businesses? Would existing
       businesses become non-conforming?
       How do the new bylaws retain a commercial character? The CEDC would recommend that
       the greater density be allowed for mixed use projects as opposed to those projects that are
       solely residential in nature. This will encourage the location of residential housing that
       would support proximate businesses.
       How many commercial units per acre would be allowed in the new zone?
       Will there be a minimum required size for business units? Again, would this make some
       existing commercial units non-conforming? If a minimum size was specified, the CEDC
       would recommend approximately 700 square feet.
       Would this plan discourage development in other areas and how will the bylaws
       incorporate Smart Growth? We ask as we would not want to inhibit the Town’s ability to
       qualify for state funding and growth incentives. Also, we do not want the bylaw, or
       projects allowed by the new bylaw, to draw negative comments from the Business Round
       Table or the Cape Cod Commission.
       Would 42’ be allowed along all of Route 28?
       Could a single family home be 42’ high?
       Could we incorporate some type of architectural review?
       In your point number 2, will the Medical and Marina districts eventually be zoned as
       village centers (i.e. Areas that encourage compact, mixed uses that are walk able).
       What would Route 28 look like with these zoning changes? Will it be more economically
       viable? And how will we convey this at Annual Town Meeting?


Community and Economic Development Committee
Minutes December 20, 2005
Page 2


         Any housing developed should be diversified with regards to income levels (perhaps by
         requiring a minimum and maximum number of affordable units), size (# of bedrooms), and
         appearance.


Old Business: Meeting with Selectman Jim Saben

Chairman Smith reported that he met with Colleen Kramer, Planning Board Chairman, and
Selectmen Jim Saben. Selectmen Saben wants to see progress on improving the ROAD bylaw and
the conditions of Yarmouth’s motels stock. Selectmen Saben suggested that the Planning Board
and the CEDC work together through joint subcommittees. The CEDC is to make
recommendations to the Planning Board, discuss issues, push issues, but refrain from planning.

Next Meeting:

The next meeting of the committee is Thursday, January 5 at 5:30 pm in Room A.

Adjourn:

The committee voted unanimously, on a motion by Bob DuBois, seconded by Tracy Post, to
adjourn the meeting. Meeting was unanimously adjourned at 8:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                                 TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                              COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                            DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                      MINUTES
                                   November 29, 2005

PRESENT:      John Barker, Bob DuBois, Jack Hynes, Jack McCormack, Tracy Post, Paul Tardif

STAFF:        Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

GUEST:        Ben Volpe

LOCATION: Room C, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Vice Chairman Post at 5:30 pm

Committee Business: Correspondences

Staff distributed copies of two memos:
    1. Memo to Planning Board Chair Colleen Kramer from Chairman Smith dated November 21,
        2005 regarding South Yarmouth Village Center.
    2. Memo from Affordable Housing Chair Jim Hoben to Planning Board Chair Colleen
        Kramer dated November 21, 2005 regarding Route 28 Village Center Affordable Housing
        Schedule copied to Chairman Smith.

The committee requested to review drafts all memos prior to issuance.

New Business: 803 Route 28 (Marie Caron) R.O.A.D. Application

Paul Tardif, Committee Clerk, chaired this portion of the meeting as Tracy Post recused herself.

The committee reviewed the R.O.A.D. application made by Marie Caron to the Planning Board
dated November 16, 2005 for the property at 803 Route 28, South Yarmouth. The project would
be mixed use, involving five rental residential units and one commercial office. The committee
agreed to recommend approval of the project to the Planning Board as the project:

       Creates safer, healthier and more appropriate living conditions
       Reduces density (number of living units) on the property, which currently consists of 15
       living units
Community and Economic Development Committee
Minutes November 29, 2005
Page 2


       Creates a mixed use
       Brings site more into compliance
           o Reduces building coverage from 29.1% to 18.3%
           o Reduces building and pavement coverage 71.6% to 60.1%
           o Increases rear setbacks from 8.2’ to 10.9’
           o Increases side setbacks from 2.4’ to 6.2’
       Introduces a buffer
       Replaces a tired property
       Upgrades the septic system

The committee voted, on a motion by John Barker, seconded by Jack McCormack, with Tracy Post
abstaining, to recommend the approval of the R.O.A.D. application to the Planning Board. There
were no objections to the motion. Staff was asked to write a memo to the Planning Board, with a
copy the Board of Appeals, urging support for the application.

At the conclusion of this matter, Vice Chairman Post resumed the duties as Chair.

New Business: Proposed Revisions to the R.O.A.D. Bylaw

The committee reviewed an e-mail from the Board of Appeals Chairman Reid to Terry Sylvia
regarding ROAD dated November 16, 2005. This led the committee to discuss the strategy for
bylaws article affecting Route 28 for Annual Town Meeting.

With the likelihood that only one village center (Old South Yarmouth Village) will be addressed at
Annual Town Meeting, several committee members felt it was vital to introduce a motel
relief/conversion bylaw. (The Board of Health may suspend or not renew motel licenses of several
properties which they feel are not functioning as a motel.) Committee member expressed concern
on how a motel bylaw would impact the Route 28 Village Center Project, as relief would be along
the entire Route 28 corridor. Jack Hynes presented an economic analysis showing that profitable
motel would not have an economic incentive to redevelop into mixed use. Recalling that the
decline of Route 28 motels was one of the main reasons for the Route 28 Village Center, by
consensus the committee agreed to concentrate on a motel relief bylaw.

A motel subcommittee was formed with the following members: John Barker, Bob DuBois (as
alternate), Jack Hynes, and Paul Tardif. The subcommittee was encouraged to invite Norm Weare
to join. The subcommittee will consider which is best:
     o a stand-alone motel relief bylaw (by right) or;
     o the introduction of motel relief provisions into the ROAD Administrative Guidelines in
         conjunction with revising the ROAD bylaw itself to allow for the relief (by special
         permit).
The subcommittee would also consider what motel would qualify for relief, and how to limit the
number of units converted per year (if necessary).
Community and Economic Development Committee
Minutes November 29, 2005
Page 3

New Business: Workshop Meeting with Planning Board on November 30, 2005

The committee will to discuss the following at the workshop with the Planning Board:
   o Thank the Planning Board for the opportunity to participate in the workshop
   o Current economic conditions on Route 28
   o Smart Growth on Route 28
   o Development comparison of mixed use versus residential only
   o Development scenarios for areas 4 & 6, including interior Road in Area 4
   o Plan for Annual Town Meeting
         o Assist Planning Board with Old South Yarmouth Village
         o Motel Relief Bylaw
   o Meet with Planning Board again in three weeks

Old Business: Funding

At the first meeting with the Board of Selectmen, the committee asked for financial support to
implement the Route 28 Village Center and Branding projects. Karen Greene reported that the
Department of Community Development has requested $100,000 in the Fiscal Year 2007 Budget
for this purpose. The committee suggested establishing a subcommittee to assist staff in justifying
this budget request.

Also, the Town may receive a grant from the Economic Development Council. The Town
requested $75,000 from the EDC for planning and implementation of the Route 28 Village Center
Project.

Approval of Minutes

The committee voted, on a motion by Jack McCormack, seconded by Jack Hynes, with Paul Tardif
abstaining, to accept the minutes from November 9, 2005.

The committee voted unanimously, on a motion by Jack McCormack, seconded by Paul Tardif, to
accept the minutes from November 17, 2005.

Next Meeting:

The committee is attending a Planning Board workshop on Wednesday, November 30, 2005.
The next meeting of the committee is Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at 5:30 pm in Room B.

Adjourn:

The committee voted unanimously, on a motion by Jack McCormack, seconded by Jack Hynes, to
adjourn the meeting. Meeting was unanimously adjourned at 8:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                                 TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                              COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                            DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                      MINUTES
                                   November 17, 2005

PRESENT:       Peter Q. Smith, John Barker, Bob DuBois, Jack Hynes, Jack McCormack, Tracy
               Post, Paul Tardif

STAFF:         Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Room A, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:35 pm

Committee Business: Correspondences

       David Reid e-mailed the committee proposed revisions to the R.O.A.D bylaw. The
       committee will discuss the e-mail at the next meeting.

       A flyer on the Cape Cod Commission’s DRI Training Seminar, scheduled for December 2,
       2005, was distributed to committee members. This may be useful as the Commission’s
       regulations have recently changed and now apply to residential development over 10,000
       sq. ft. This led to a brief discussion on GIZ.

Old Business: Meeting with Planning Board regarding the Village Center Project

On Wednesday, November 16, 2005 the committee met with the Planning Board and discussed the
Route 28 Village Center Project. In particular, the committee discussed if centers 2A, 4, and 6
should be rezoned exclusively residential or as mixed use. To continue this discussion further, the
committee will provide the Planning Board with the following:

   1. Economic reasons that mixed use work, and residential only does not
          a. Redevelopment of motels
          b. Economic scenarios that work
          c. Impact of non-conforming condition on existing properties
          d. Impact on tax benefit
                   i. Split tax rate lost
                  ii. Room tax vs. real estate value
   2. Retail properties on Route 28
          a. Percentage of vacant properties
          b. Reasons for vacancy
          c. Average rent for commercial space
   3. List of desired businesses in these centers
   4. Need for new housing stock
Community and Economic Development Committee
Minutes November 17, 2005
Page 2

The committee continued the discussion on the Village center. For mixed use centers there may be
a need to combine smaller lots on Route 28, otherwise some lots are too small to be economically
feasible. Smaller lots (ie. lots up to a certain square footage) could be exempt from being mixed
use and allowed to be residential only. While larger lots, would be required to be mixed use.

The committee also discussed the possibility of creating interior road in these areas, in particular
area 4, to keep traffic off of Route 28.

Old Business: Bylaws for Old South Yarmouth Village

Karen Greene and Terry Sylvia conferenced with Larry Bluestone, who has begun working on
village center 8 in more detail with the Planning Board. The committee will offer to work with the
Planning Board on this center. The committee wants the bylaw for center 8 to explicitly indicate
that “all commercial” use is acceptable in village center 8. The committee also discussed that
“back” areas be mixed use, and not residential only.

Old Business: Items for Annual Town Meeting

December 7, 2005 has been tentatively set for a public meeting on the Route 28 Village Center
Project, co-hosted by the Planning Board and the CEDC. Property owners and the Historic
Commission will be invited.

Updates on the project can be sent to the Board of Selectmen, whose meetings are televised. This
can be used as a way to educate voters. Karen Greene reported that a filmed presentation, of 5 -10
minutes, would be allowed at Annual Town Meeting as part of the presentation of the bylaw
article(s).

Other Business: Caron ROAD Application

The ROAD application submitted by Marie Caron for the property at 803 Route 28, South
Yarmouth was distributed to committee members. The committee will discuss this at the next
meeting.

Next Meeting:

The next meeting is Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 5:30 pm. Staff will schedule a meeting room.

Adjourn:

The committee voted unanimously, on a motion by Tracy Post, seconded by John Barker, to
adjourn the meeting. Meeting was unanimously adjourned at 8:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                                TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                             COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                           DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                    MINUTES
                                  November 9, 2005

PRESENT:      Peter Q. Smith, John Barker, Bob DuBois, Jack Hynes, Jack McCormack, Tracy
              Post

STAFF:        Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Room A, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:30 pm

Committee Business: Correspondences

There were no correspondences received.

New Business: Memo to Board of Selectmen regarding Annual Town Meeting and
Promotion of Route 28 Village Center/Bluestone Planning Group and Branding:

By consensus, the committee approved the attached memo. The committee would like to have
Bluestone Planning Group prepare a 15 minute, general presentation for Annual Town Meeting on
the Route 28 Village Center Project. The presentation could be shown repeatedly (on Channel 18,
at public informational meetings, and in the auditorium directly before Town Meeting). The
presentation should address that the bylaw changes to be voted on at Town Meeting are the first
phase to implementing this vision.

New Business: Workshop Meeting with Board of Appeal

Committee reviewed agenda in preparation for the meeting with the Board of Appeals at 7:00 pm
that evening.
Community and Economic Development Committee
Minutes November 9, 2005
Page 2

Old Business: Workshop Meeting with Planning Board

Estimated cost breakdown of affordable Housing: Jack Hynes presented cost estimates for motel
conversion to housing, with 25% of the units being affordable:

                                                     Amount per unit
                     Sale Price of Market Rate Unit           $300,000
                     Marketing Costs                           -15,000
                     Construction                             -187,500
                     Land Cost (estimated)                     -60,000
                     Interest                                  -16,875
                     Architectural/Engineering                   -5,000
                     Legal Costs                                 -3,000
                     Closing Costs                               -2,000
                                              Profit           $10,625


Old Business: Items for Annual Town Meeting

Bylaws for Multi-Family/Mixed Use Village Centers #2, #4, #6, #8:

The committee reviewed the boundaries of Village Center #8 as adopted by the Planning Board, October
19, 2005, and by consensus agreed that the center should be expanded to include the original South
Yarmouth Center including the church (Quaker Meeting House), semi-commercial properties (Yankee
Crafters), and residential homes, as shown on the Village Center Activity Map prepared by Bluestone
Planning Group revised 7.22.05. Staff was asked to forward these comments to the Planning Board.

The committee reviewed the boundaries of Village Center #6 as adopted by the Planning Board, November
7, 2005, and by consensus agreed that the center should be expanded to include parcel shown on Map 41
Lot 21.1 as this lot is already mix use. Staff was asked to forward these comments to the Planning Board.

The committee reviewed the boundaries of Village Center #4 and agreed that the boundary should go east
to West Yarmouth Road. Tracy Post will forward these comments to the Planning Board at a meeting later
that evening.

The Committee, by consensus, agreed that the titles to the maps of Areas 2,4, and 6 be changed to “Multi-
Family/Mixed Used Activity Center” as the centers will be zoned to have commercial and hospitality uses
as well as residential.

The committee briefly reviewed the proposed Top-of-the-Shop and Multi-Family, and Motel Conversion
zoning. The committee will continue the discussion at the next meeting.
Community and Economic Development Committee
Minutes November 9, 2005
Page 3


Meeting with the Board of Appeals

The Board of Appeals Chairman David Reid, along with Board members John Richards, Forrest
White and Joe Sarnosky, met with the committee to discuss the Village Center Project and other
matters of interests:

       Yarmouth Motels: With only 3,000 of the 4,050 motel units in Yarmouth fully occupied
       there was a brief discussion on removing the motel ban. This would allow for the
       rehabilitation of existing motels. To augment rehab costs, committee members suggested
       motels be allowed to sell or build on open portion of their property. Committee members
       noted that smaller motels are no longer economically feasible as customers are demanding
       larger rooms, more amenities and indoor corridors. Committee member Bob DuBois noted
       that if Route 28 continues to deteriorate, it would soon impact the top dollar, ocean view
       motels. Board Chairman Reid expressed concern that if all solutions for the revitalization
       of Route 28 involved increased density it could lead to a significant congestion problem.

       Route 28 Village Centers: The Town is working to rezone village centers 2A,4,6 & 8 as
       multi-family/mixed use areas. Concurrently, the Town has approached several motels
       regarding their license, leading some motel owners to consider applying for a
       comprehensive permit under 40B. Board Chairman Reid spoke on the preference for
       compatible uses, such as onsite employee housing versus residential use only. The Board
       sees more complaints from private homes abutting commercial property than from top-of-
       the-shop, apartment or condominium units, which are more compatible to mixed use areas.
       Any special conditions for condominium units should be placed in the unit deeds, not just
       in the condominium master deed. As the Board of Appeals is reactive and not proactive,
       Board Chairman Reid recommended that new bylaws should:

               clearly list the intention and objective of the bylaws as the first paragraph of the
               bylaw;
               list what is allowed by right and what requires a permit;
               identify the permitting authority;
               list desirable businesses for each center and set with concrete parameters; and
               be carefully scrutinized for unintended consequences.

       Board Chairman Reid suggested using R.O.A.D., in a revised form, for off-center areas.
       Give limit latitude for off-center areas as to avoid diluting centers.

       In discussing allowable density and affordable units on Route 28, Board Chairman Reid
       noted that 40B projects with 8 units per acres have been rejected by the Board of Appeals.
       However, this is different than mix-used or top-of-the-shop developments. He suggested
       that if the primary focus is commercial, then the percentage of affordable units could be
       lower than if the primary focus is residential.
Community and Economic Development Committee
Minutes November 9, 2005
Page 4

Approval of Minutes:

The committee voted unanimously, on a motion by Jack McCormack, seconded by Jack Hynes,
with John Barker abstaining, to accept the minutes of October 11, 2005 as amended.

The committee voted unanimously, on a motion by John Barker, seconded by Jack McCormack, to
accept the minutes of October 26, 2005.

Next Meeting:

The next meeting is Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 5:30 pm. Staff will schedule a meeting
room.

Adjourn:

The committee voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting. Meeting was unanimously adjourned at
8:45 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
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                                     MEMORANDUM

TO:           Board of Selectmen

FROM:         Peter Q. Smith, Chairman
              Community and Economic Development Committee

SUBJECT:      2006 Annual Town Meeting

DATE:       November 9, 2005
______________________________________________________________________________

The CEDC requests that for the 2006 Annual Town Meeting, that the Board of Selectmen or their
designee, provide the voters of Yarmouth with an overview of the recent work by the Bluestone
Planning Group and the branding initiative, as a short (15-20 minute) informational piece.

In conjunction with zoning articles being prepared by the Planning Board, as well as this
committee, an informational piece will provide Annual Town Meeting voters with valuable
background prior to voting on important issues.

The response to these two projects has been overwhelmingly positive. This committee feels
Annual Town Meeting presents the perfect opportunity to further educate and build consensus
about these important tools aiding us in the community and economic development of Yarmouth.
                                TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                             COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                           DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                     MINUTES
                                   October 26, 2005

PRESENT:      Peter Q. Smith, John Barker, Bob DuBois, Jack Hynes, Jack McCormack, Paul
              Tardif

STAFF:        Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Room A, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 6:00 pm

New Business: Meeting with Dewitt Davenport and Paul McBride on Current Economic
Conditions and the Redevelopment of the Route 28 Shaw’s Plaza.

Dewitt Davenport and Paul McBride spoke on the current economic trends affecting Yarmouth, in
particular the increasingly competitive tourism market place and the demands on our customer’s
“dollar”. They distributed the recently published Economic Conditions in Massachusetts prepared
by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The gentlemen also proposed a funding strategy for
implementation of the Route 28 Village Center Project and the Branding Study involving surplus
funds generated from the room tax.

The Town’s TIF Negotiating Team, Gay Wells from the Mass Office of Business Development,
Mr. Davenport and representative from Shaw’s will meet on Tuesday November 1, 2005. Mr.
Davenport updated the committee on the redevelopment of the Shaw’s Plaza, which includes
undergrouding the utilities on both sides of Route 28, complete renovation of the supermarket, new
facades for other shops in the plaza, landscaping, and lighting. On a motion by Paul Tardif,
seconded by Jack McCormack, the committee unanimously voted to recommend the Town’s TIF
Negotiating Team enter into TIF negotiations regarding this project. Since no written information
was presented by Mr. Davenport , the Committee may make further recommendations to the TIF
Negotiating Team in the future as more materials are made available.


Committee Business: Correspondences

Staff was asked to process the Special Municipal Employees form.

Jack McCormack’s memo on the R.O.A.D. Bylaw and the Route 28 initiative was discussed. The
committee agreed that modifying the R.O.A.D. bylaw would be easier than introducing new
zoning bylaws at Annual Town Meeting, and that the Planning Board should be the permitting
authority for R.O.A.D. The Planning Board could be assisted if the applicant provided pre-written
decisions. The committee is willing to work up these revisions for Annual Town Meeting.
Community and Economic Development Committee
Minutes October 26, 2005
Page 2

Old Business: Workshop Meeting with Board of Selectmen

The committee felt the meeting went well and that the Selectmen were supportive. Funding issues
need to be looked at. Committee should tie funding requests to Selectmen goals.

Old Business: Items for Annual Town Meeting

The Committee recommends the following zoning bylaw revisions for the upcoming April 2006 Annual
Town Meeting:

       Keep and amend the R.O.A.D. bylaw
           o Change the permit granting authority to the Planning Board
           o Clarify the intent and scope to include the conversion from business to residential, as it
               represents a business and economic opportunity to the Town.
       Continue progress on the Route 28 Village Center Project and the work done by the Bluestone
       Planning Group and Horsely&Witten, with emphasis on the South Yarmouth Village Center. In
       particular we recommend you incorporate these recommendations in the village centers:
           o Incorporate the Bluestone recommendations into the zoning bylaw to encourage
               top-of-the-shop housing
           o Height limit of 42'
           o Reduce minimum set backs
           o Density and affordability - consider a sliding scale that would allow greater density in
               exchange for an increase in the percentage of affordable units in the village centers
           o Any zoning changes must take into consideration the economic feasibility of proposed
               scenarios
       Allow multifamily use in B1 and B2 zones
       Allow motel conversion into multi-family use with minimum required room size of 600 sq. ft. for
       one bedroom with an additional 150 square feet required for each additional bedroom.

After review of a summary of Zoning Bylaw Amendment Request prepared by the Town Planner, the
Committee agreed to offer assistance with the recommendations made by the Building Commissioner (all
except defining the term “raze”), Board of Health, and Affordable Housing Committee (inclusionary zoning
should be addressed under multi-family use).

Adjourn:

The committee voted unanimously, on a motion by Jack Hynes, seconded by Paul Tardif, to
adjourn the meeting. Meeting was unanimously adjourned at 8:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                                 TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                              COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                            DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                      MINUTES
                                    October 11, 2005

PRESENT:       Peter Q. Smith, Bob DuBois, Jack Hynes, Jack McCormack, Tracy Post, Paul
               Tardif

STAFF:         Karen M. Greene, Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Hearing Room, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by Chairman Smith at 5:30 pm

Committee Business: Membership

Staff will distribute updated list of member addresses and e-mails.

Committee Business: Workshop with Board of Selectmen

In preparation of the October 18, 2005 workshop with the Board of Selectmen the committee
prepared the following outline:

   1. Committee effectiveness
          a. Institute the common goals of the Selectmen and our committee and receive the
              continuing support of the Selectmen when staying the course to institute these
              policies, whether popular or not.
          b. Articulate a clear vision on Yarmouth’s future based on the Comprehensive Plan,
              the branding study and the Bluestone Planning Groups recommendations.
   2. Interaction with other committees and boards
          c. Circulate committee charge to other Town committees and boards.
          d. Work to form coalitions to educate and realize how decisions impact community
              development and economic growth
   3. Permitting Process
          e. Work on streamlining permitting process for projects that match the Town’s vision
   4. Revitalization of the Route 28 Corridor
          f. Work with Planning Board and Board of Appeals
          g. Examine permitting mechanisms and authority
          h. Explore conversion of business areas to residential use
          i. Demonstrate vision for Route 28 including the esthetics of Route 28: building
              architecture, scenic views, the gateways to the Town and beaches, water to garden
              club improvements
          j. Maintain and stimulate investor interest in Route 28, which has waned in light of
              recent board decisions
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Minutes October 11, 2005
Page 2

   5. Resources for Committee
         k. The committee requires a fair and realistic budget in order to meet the Town’s goals
         l. Explore and identify financial and other resources available to the committee to
             institute community and economic development including room tax, grants,
             Enterprise Fund, Town budget.
         m. Use funds for consultants to move us forward, implementation of branding study
             and Bluestone recommendations.
   6. Selectmen and Committee Goals
         n. The committee has met twice, reviewed charge, the comprehensive plan on
             economic development, the Board of Selectmen’s goals and find that our goals are
             “within reach”.
         o. The committee goals are focused on the Selectmen’s goals in these areas:
                   i.       Zoning
                   ii.      Community housing needs
                   iii.     Revitalization/redevelopment of Route 28
                   iv.      Outreach to business community
                   v.       Improvement to community
             As well as the Board of Selectmen’s first goal to enhance, sustain and broaden the
             economic base of the community.
         p. Facilitate investments that will benefit the community to broaden the tax base,
             advance community pride and strengthen positive image.
         q. The committee is meeting with the Planning Board on October 26, 2005 and
             scheduling a meeting with the Board of Appeals. Committee would like to meet
             with the Board of Selectmen again in December.

Meeting Dates

Staff has arranged a Room A to meet with Planning Board on October 26, 2005. A memo was
prepared and will be sent to the planning Board on October 12, 2005. Staff was asked to arrange a
meeting with the Board of Appeals on November 9, 2005, with copy carbon to Board of
Selectmen, to discuss Route 28, and potential revisions to bylaws to support community and
economic development.

Other meeting dates were discussed and staff is to arrange for meeting rooms:

           October 26, 2005 at 6:00 in Room A: Regular Meeting
           October 26, 2005 at 7:00 in Room A: Meeting with Planning Board
           November 9, 2005 at 5:30 : Regular Meeting
           November 9, 2005 at 7:00: Meeting with Board of Appeals
           November 22, 2005 at 5:30
           December 14, 2005 at 5:30
           December 20, 2005 at 5:30
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Minutes October 11, 2005
Page 3


Other Business: Bluestone Update on the Route 28 Village Center Project

Peter Smith, Bob DuBois, Jack McCormack, Karen Greene and others met with the Bluestone
Planning Group earlier in the day. Karen Greene reported that in preparation for the April Annual
Town Meeting, the Planning Board is prioritizing the bylaw revisions for the South Yarmouth
Village Center. The boundaries of the area will be redrawn to include the Quaker church.

Bluestone recommends addressing affordable housing on Route 28 with a town-wide inclusionary
zoning bylaw, that could have bonus densities for an increased percentage of affordable units. The
CEDC, Planning Board, Affordable Housing Committee and Bluestone to meet to further discuss
and build a coalition on this matter.

CEDC may be the best facilitator for the following items:

   1.   special permits mechanism & permitting authority
   2.   allowable height and density in centers and along Route 28 corridors
   3.   inclusionary zoning
   4.   motel renovation and revitalization
   5.   demonstration of vision for Route 28

Chairman Smith felt it was important to have some level of action on this matter at Annual Town
Meeting, or positive momentum for project may be lost.

Committee members felt it was important to reach out to the community on the matter, in
particular the business community and the Windrift neighbors. The Chamber and Bluestone power
point presentations could be combined used as an outreach/educational tool.

The committee also agreed that amending bylaws to implement the Bluestone recommendations.

Approval of Minutes

The committee voted unanimously, on a motion by Paul Tardif, seconded by Tracy Post, to accept
the minutes from October 6, 2005. The minutes will be posted on the Town’s website.

Adjourn:

The committee voted unanimously, on a motion by Paul Tardif, seconded by Jack McCormack, to
adjourn the meeting. Meeting was unanimously adjourned at 8:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan
                               TOWN OF YARMOUTH
                            COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC
                          DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CEDC)
                                   MINUTES
                                  October 6, 2005

PRESENT:      Peter Q. Smith, John Barker, Bob DuBois, Jack Hynes, Jack McCormack, Tracy
              Post, Paul Tardif

STAFF:        Karen M. Greene, Terry Sylvia, Mary Waygan

LOCATION: Room A, Town Offices, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
          Meeting was opened by staff at 7:00 pm.

Selectman Jim Saben, Appointments Co-Chair, welcomed committee members and reviewed
committee reorganization, vision and charge.

Committee Business: Membership

Committee Structure

On a motion by Bob DuBois, seconded by Tracy Post, the Committee unanimously voted Peter
Smith Chairman.

On a motion by Jack McCormack, seconded by Peter Smith, the Committee unanimously voted
Tracy Post Vice Chairman.

On a motion by Peter Smith, seconded by Tracy Post, the Committee unanimously voted Paul
Tardif Clerk.

Design Review Representative

Jack McCormack accepted the position of representative to the Design Review Advisory Board.

Sub-Committees

Possible subcommittees include Sign Code, Old South Yarmouth Village Committee, Bylaw
Codes, Route 28 Village Centers Project, Branding, and Comprehensive Plan. Discussion tabled
until committee’s vision and charge are finalized.

Special Municipal Employees

The following members of the Community and Economic Development Committee would like to
attain status of Special Municipal Employee: John Barker, Bob DuBois, Jack Hynes, Peter Q.
Smith, and Paul Tardif.
Community and Economic Development Committee
Minutes October 6, 2005
Page 2


Committee Business: Charge

Yarmouth Selectmen Goals ’05 -’06 were distributed. Committee also reviewed a memo from
Robert C. Lawton, Town Administrator to the planning Board and Board of Appeals regarding the
CEDC’s workshop with the Board of Selectmen on October 18, 2005.

Role and vision of committee discussed; committee members look forward to receiving input from
the Board of Selectmen at the October 18th workshop.

The committee reviewed the charge and decided to provide recommendations to the Town’s Tax
Incremental Financing negotiation team rather than sitting on the team itself.

ROAD Memo

The Route 28 Village Center Project was discussed and the draft ROAD Administrative Guidelines
was distributed. Planning Board member Tracy Post and Town Planner Terry Sylvia discussed
revisions to bylaws to implement the project, instead of the ROAD Administrative Guidelines.
The Planning Board is making efforts to introduce pertinent bylaw revisions at the April Annual
Town Meeting. They also discussed the possibility of TDRs, and how these can address the areas
in between the village centers.

Other committee members noted the importance of meeting with area business owners, other
Town Boards and Committees, and community leaders on the vision of Route 28, which should
include the revitalization, not just the conversion, of motels. The Committee also discussed TIFs
and DIFs.

Karen Greene discussed the grant application recently submitted to the Cape Cod Economic
Development Council. The application requested $75,000 over three years to continue the work
on the Route 28 Village Center Project and would fund market analyses, build out analyses and
visualizations of the project.

John Barker, Jack McCormack and Peter Smith will attend the October 11, 2005 meeting with
Larry Bluestone regarding the Route 28 Village Center Project.

Chairman felt it was important to meet with the Planning Board soon. Terry Sylvia suggested
October 26, 2005 when the Planning Board has a scheduled Workshop.

October 18, 2005 Workshop with Board of Selectmen

The Committee will meet again to prepare for this workshop to discuss the committee charge, and
the Route 28 Village Center Project and possible bylaw revisions. Members were encouraged to
review the Committee Charge and Selectmen Goals in preparation.
Community and Economic Development Committee
Minutes October 6, 2005
Page 3


Committee Business: Meeting Time/Place Frequency

Until further notice, the committee will meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. The next
meeting, however, will be Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at 5:30 in Room A. The committee will
meet with the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at approximately 7:40 pm in the
Hearing Room. The Committee will meet with the Planning Board on Wednesday, October 26,
2005 at 7 pm.

Adjourn:

The committee voted unanimously, on a motion by Paul Tardif, seconded by John Barker, to
adjourn the meeting. Meeting was unanimously adjourned at 8:45 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Waygan

				
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