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Minutes of Planning Commission, 07/24/2018

AGENDA: Planning Commission

RECEIVED 07/30/2018 4:32pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Redding Planning Commission
P.O. Box 1028
Redding Center, Connecticut 06875-1028

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
7:30 p.m. – Old Town House

Present: Toby Welles, Chairman; James Bacon, Alt., seated for S. Gagnon until 7:40 p.m.; Claire Matzke, Alt., seated for C. Cilo; Anda Cumings; Nancy King; Steve Gagnon, seated at 7:40 p.m.; Regina O’Brien, Alt.

Absent: Chuck Cilo

Also present: Aimee Pardee, Land Use Director
John Hayes, Town Planning Consultant

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:31 p.m.

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES -Meeting of 7/10/18 and 7/17/18

On the motion of J. Bacon and the second of N. King, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 7/10/18 Meeting Minutes.

On the motion of N. King and the second of J. Bacon, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 7/17/18 Special Meeting Minutes.

On the motion of N. King and the second of C. Matzke, the Commission voted unanimously to add Sub. App. 527, Cartoun, as Administrative Agenda Item 4B.


1. New Pond Farm Foundation, 297 Umpawaug Road. In accordance with the Scenic Road Ordinance, request to remove a portion of stone wall along the road right-of-way to create a “barway” to enter field. To Discuss/Vote.

Mike Murray and John Campbell were present. The proposal, a drawing and photos were reviewed.

On the motion of T. Welles and the second of N. King, the Commission voted to approve the creation of a barway and installation of a gate with the condition that the applicant submits a drawing or photo of a wooden gate not more than three-feet high for Commission approval. C. Matzke abstained.

2. Reference Subdivision App. #271, Daniel Makara, 201 and 203 Poverty Hollow Road. Request to alter lot line. New map received with revised lot area calculation. To Discuss/Vote.

Toby Welles noted receipt of a new survey with replotted lines from a surveyor.

On the motion of T. Welles and the second of S. Gagnon, the Commission voted unanimously to approve moving the lot lines as shown on the new survey.

3. Reference Subdivision App. #506, Ryder Farms, Sylvia Warren (owners), Maxwell Associates (agent). Discussion of Archaeological Easement on property and Phase II Archaeological Survey as it pertains to satisfying the requirements of the Easement. Review of proposal from Heritage Consultants. To receive, discuss, make referrals.

Toby Welles reviewed the current easement and language regarding termination of easement following a Phase II Archaeological Survey. Heritage Consulting Group is performing the new survey. Stuart Reeve and Atty. Peter Olsen will be requested to review the request.

4. Reference Subdivision App. #513, Pay Dirt LLC. Request for Site Development Revision to revert to the original approval except for drainage at the street.

Bill Deickler was present. The request to revert to the prior approved location except the fire tank and drainage at the foot of the driveway was reviewed. J. Hayes confirmed that the original plan had an analysis in which feasibility was confirmed.

On the motion of T. Welles and the second of A. Cumings, the Commission voted unanimously to accept the original Subdivision map with the infiltrator change in place of the tie-in with the storm sewer.

4B. Request for Extension, Sub. App. #527, Cartoun.

On the motion of T. Welles and the second of N. King, the Commission voted unanimously to grant a 90-day extension.

5. Scenic Road Monitoring. Reports by Commission monitors. Old Hattertown Road, encroachment; Sanfordtown Road, mowing; Umpawaug Road, mulching. 230 Poverty Hollow Road and 20 Old Hattertown Road. Awaiting response from Mr. and Mrs. Lipton.

Toby Welles noted the ongoing problem with a gravel accessway on Poverty Hollow Road. A. Pardee reported on the larger scope of the project which may delay removal of gravel.

6. Town Plan of Conservation & Development 2018. Recommendations to be submitted to the office by email for John Hayes. Review Chapters 8, 9 and 10.

John Hayes submitted and reviewed questions and concepts for the Georgetown section. Commissioners will review the Georgetown Master Plan at a special meeting scheduled for 8/7/18, 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. T. Welles will ask Rob Dean to attend or provide input.

T. Welles will be in touch with Mr. Hayes periodically to determine if completion dates will be attained. Nancy King suggested contacting Becky Parkin for possible assistance to John Hayes.

7. Discussion recognition of Jo-an’s years of service.


No items.

On the motion of J. Bacon, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.

Submitted by: Kristi C. Reilly