Redding Planning Commission
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
7:30 p.m. – VIA ZOOM
Present: Toby Welles, Chairman; Dan Barrett; Anda Cumings; Regina O’Brien; Chuck Cilo, Alt.; Phyllis Rhodes, Alt.; James Bacon, Alt.
Absent: Steve Gagnon
Also present: Aimee Pardee, Land Use Director
The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Meeting of August 24, 2021
Mr. Welles motioned and Ms. Cumings seconded the motion to approve the 8/24/21 Meeting Minutes as amended: Page 1, first item under “Administrative”, second paragraph, last line, change “ARF” to “ERF”. The motion passed unanimously.
II. PRESENTATION. SCHEDULE SITE WALK AND PUBLIC HEARING.
Subdivision Application #529, 36 Whortleberry Road. Yishaya Marks (owner), McChord Engineering Associates, Inc. (agents). Proposed subdivision of 12.763 acres into 3 lots. Received 8/24/2021.
Attorney Ken Slater was present for the applicant in addition to Harry Rocheville of McChord Engineering Associates. After a brief introduction by Atty. Slater, Mr. Rocheville screen shared drawings and reviewed the proposal.
Toby Welles noted his concern re: possible blasting and concern for effects on neighboring properties. Mr. Rocheville stated that the current intent is to avoid blasting, however if deemed necessary, a plan will be submitted. Sight lines for the driveway were discussed and will need to be altered to be in compliance. R. O’Brien confirmed that stormwater drainage for Lot 2 is in Lot 3 and Mr. Rocheville verified a proposed drainage easement.
Land Use Director A. Pardee confirmed that the application is being referred to the Planning Consultant for review. The Public Hearing will be scheduled following receipt of the consultant’s report. A Site Walk is scheduled for Sun., 9/19/2021 at 9:00 a.m. The applicant was requested to stake the corners of the proposed house locations in addition to the driveway entrance and split of the driveway. Mr. Welles requested updated plans if the sight line correction is made to meet the 250-foot requirement on the east side.
Discussion General Guidelines for Town Ordinances per Chairman. Discussion 8/24/2021. Commissioners will present in detail proposed edits as a basis of consideration for a blight ordinance. Blight ordinance forum is scheduled for discussion at the 9/28/2021 meeting.
Mr. Welles stated that he is unable to attend the forum scheduled for 9/28/2021 due to a family emergency. The forum will be rescheduled to 10/12/2021. Aimee Pardee reported that the estimates for a mailing are cost prohibitive and confirmed that the Town Facebook page, Town email system and an article in The News Times will all be utilized to notify residents of the upcoming discussion/forum.
Commissioners reviewed suggested edits and changes to the document.
IV. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT/DISCUSSION
Ms. O’Brien motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:41 p.m. The motion passed unanimously.
Kristi C. Reilly