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Minutes of Planning Commission, 12/14/2021

AGENDA: Planning Commission

RECEIVED 12/20/2021 11:10am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk


Tuesday, December 14, 2021
7:30 p.m. – VIA ZOOM

Present: Dan Barrett, Chairman; Steve Gagnon; Anda Cumings; Roger Van Ausdal; Regina O’Brien; James Bacon, Alt.

Absent: Chuck Cilo, Alt; Toby Welles, 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 November 23, 2021

Mr. Van Ausdal motioned and Mr. Gagnon seconded the motion to approve the 11/23/2021 Minutes. The motion passed unanimously.

1. 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. Presentation 9/14/2021. Site Walk 9/19/2021. Discussion 9/28/2021. Public Hearing opened 11/23/2021. Awaiting consultant’s report.

Harry Rocheville of McChord Engineering and Atty. Ken Slater were present via ZOOM. The Chairman reported that the Conservation Commission has reviewed and approved the proposed open space donation.

A letter from Dr. Richard Stein was screenshared and read into the record. Dr. Stein noted his ongoing concerns including impact of paving, access to the property and the impact on a scenic road.

Atty. Slater submitted a request for an extension and the Public Hearing will continue at the 1/11/22 meeting.

1. Subdivision Application #504, 38 Mountain Road. Estate of Rose Natale (owner), Chris Curnan (contract purchaser). Request to modify approved buildable area. Discussion 11/09/2021. Site Walk 11/13/2021.

Discussion is tabled until January 2022 pending receipt of a survey.


The Chairman noted distribution of the 2022 meeting schedule.

Mr. Gagnon motioned and Mr. Van Ausdal seconded the motion to approve the 2022 Meeting schedule. The motion passed unanimously.

The Commission is considering resuming in-person meetings in January. Land Use Dir. A. Pardee noted that weather conditions and advice from the Health Dept. will determine when the meetings will be in person. Hybrid meetings require specific technology and agenda changes require 24-hour notice. Mr. Bacon noted his preference for hybrid meetings in winter due to driving conditions.

Mr. Barrett suggested requiring receipt of application materials at least 7 days prior to the meeting date. Earlier receipt of meeting agendas and materials was also suggested.

Mr. Van Ausdal and Mr. Barrett attended the FOIA meeting led by Tom Hennick.

Mr. Van Ausdal motioned and Ms. O’Brien seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m. The motion passed unanimously.

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly