Harrisville Planning Board
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Meeting Minutes

The Harrisville Planning Board held an internal workshop session, for board members only, on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at Town Hall.

Members present: Lisa Anderson, Co-Chair; Ryan Stone, Co-Chair; Ned Hulbert; Courtney Cox; Jon Miner; Pete Thayer; Kate Neary; Don Scott; Select Board Representative Andrea Hodson; Kathy Scott, Select Board Alternate

The meeting opened at 7:30 pm.

Board members discussed ideas and viewpoints for making PB meetings more effective and productive. They focused on the need for increased dedication to meeting preparation and process, and to a more ready grasp of relevant regulations. They also discussed how to use legal counsel most effectively.

Members pointed to the importance of more even participation among members, whether alternates or full voting members, in order for each matter to be deliberated with a more comprehensive representation of viewpoints.

The Co-Chairs committed to more advanced distribution of agendas and meeting preparation material, and tighter meeting facilitation. Board members also agreed to review application forms and checklists for needed updates, based on new ordinances and updated state planning and zoning regulations.

The meeting adjourned at 10:00 pm. The board’s next regular meeting is Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm at town offices.