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Minutes of Historic Review Committee, 05/23/2016

AGENDA: Historic Review Committee

RECEIVED 05/25/2016 2:32pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Town of Redding
Historic Review Committee
Redding Center, Connecticut  06875-1028

Monday, May 23, 2016
7:30 PM, Old Town House

Present: Ray D’Angelo, Anda Cumings, alt. Jean Taylor, alt. Sherry Karraker seated for Matt Lecher, First Selectman Julia Pemberton.

Chairman Ray D’Angelo calls the meeting to order at 7:38PM.  Sherry Karraker is seated for Matt Lecher

I.  Approval of Minutes, Meeting of November 18, 2015
Anda Cumings reads the Minutes of the last Special Meeting.  Anda Cumings motions to accept the Minutes as submitted.  Sherry Karraker seconds, the motion is accepted unanimously.

II.  Demolition Application, barn at 325 Redding Road. Chairman Ray D’Angelo tables the discussion, as the application has been withdrawn by the applicant.

III.  Discussion of Committee Business and Concerns
Julia Pemberton updates the Committee regarding a meeting held December 1, 2015 with Town legal counsel Peter Olsen on possible legal issues with the current wording of the Demolition Delay Ordinance.  Mr. Olsen is not as critical of the current wording as circuit rider Greg Farmer.  Julia will remind Peter to finish his review of the Ordinance and advise Ray D’Angelo of specific changes recommended from a legal point of view.  Increasing the size of the Committee is one priority.  Julia is uncertain how much change, if any, can be done to the Ordinance without having a town meeting.  All the changes proposed should be presented to the Selectmen at once, if possible.

General discussion ensues regarding processing future applications and other matters.

Ray D’Angelo motions that the meeting adjourn.   Anda Cumings seconds. The meeting is adjourned at approximately 8:35 PM.

Submitted by: Anda E. Cumings, Secretary