The Planning Commission is starting from scratch

LYNDON — The Planning Commission is starting from scratch. Following pushback from the business community last month, the commission withdrew a proposed sign ordinance update for re-tooling. That process began on Wednesday, when commissioners reviewed the failed eight-month process. During the discussion, entrepreneur Matt Young questioned the need for an update, period. Young, who plans to open a hard seltzer brewery off of Route 5, also expressed concerns that updated guidelines would put non-compliant businesses at risk of fines and punitive actions.