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Minutes of Planning Commission, 08/24/2021

AGENDA: Planning Commission

RECEIVED 09/14/2021 9:16am
Kathleen R. Miserendino - Redding Deputy Town Clerk

Redding Planning Commission
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

7:30 p.m. – VIA ZOOM

Present: Toby Welles, Chairman; Dan Barrett; Anda Cumings; Regina O’Brien; Steve Gagnon.
Absent: Chuck Cilo; Phyllis Rhodes, Alt.
Also present:   Aimee Pardee, Land Use Director

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

I.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Meeting of August 10, 2021

Mr. Welles motioned and Mr. Barrett seconded the motion to approve the 8/10/21 Meeting Minutes. The motion passed unanimously.


Subdivision Application #529, 36 Whortleberry Road. Yishaya Marks (owner), McChord Engineering Associates, Inc. (agents). Proposed subdivision of 12.763 acres into 3 lots.

The application was received and the presentation is scheduled for 9/14/21.


1.      Discussion of General Guidelines for Town Ordinances per Chairman.
Chairman Welles reviewed general guidelines suggested for proposed town ordinances as a method to ensure transparency and fairness.  Commissioners will review in detail and present proposed edits at the 9/14/21 meeting as a basis of consideration for a blight ordinance. Mr. Welles will forward the suggested guidelines to Mr. Van Ausdal for him to review with members of ARF. First Selectwoman Pemberton will be invited for the discussion.

The blight ordinance forum is scheduled for discussion at the 9/28/21 meeting. Land Use Director A. Pardee will investigate funding options for a mailer detailing the guidelines.

Mr. Welles motioned and Ms. O’Brien seconded the motion to add Cross Highway Guardrails to the Agenda. The motion passed unanimously.

2.      Cross Highway Guardrails

Findings from individual site walks were noted.

Mr. Welles motioned and Mr. Gagnon seconded the motion to recommend Merritt Parkway style guardrails on the southern side of Cross Highway leading eastward down toward the Little River Valley. The motion passed unanimously.


Mr. Welles motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:56 p.m.  The motion passed unanimously.

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly