Present: Diane Taylor, Chairman; Nancy King; Jerry Sarnelli, Toby Welles, seated until 8:25 p.m.; James Bacon, Alt., seated for T. Welles at 8:25 p.m.; Anda Cummings, Alt.; Regina O’Brien, Alt., seated for T. Flagg.
Absent: Thomas Flagg
Also present: Jo-an Brooks, Land Use Coordinator
John Hayes, Town Planning Consultant
The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES -Meeting of 2/11/14
On the motion of T. Welles and the second of N. King, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 2/11/14 Meeting Minutes.
II. PRESENTATION. SCHEDULE SITE WALK
Subdivision Application #524, 27 Turney Road, Henry Sanford. Proposed subdivision of 16.75 acres into two lots. Received 2/11/14.
Henry Sanford was present. He displayed the subdivision map and reviewed the proposal.
A Site Walk is scheduled for Sun., 3/2/14 at 9:30 a.m.
D. Taylor noted receipt of a report from the Inland/Wetlands Commission confirming that no referral is needed; letter from Conservation noting that the open space set-aside is satisfactory; letter from the Fire District stating that no tank is required; report from Charlie Couch re: no historical significance noted.
Reports from Milone & MacBroom, John Hayes and Aquarion Water Company are pending.
Request for stop sign, on a Designated Scenic Road, 56 Marchant Road. Richard and Maria Heyman.
Mr. and Mrs. Heyman were present. They reviewed the history of both documented accidents as reported by the Police Department as well as their efforts to obtain assistance in slowing traffic.
A meeting will be requested with Doug Fuchs, Jeff Hanson, Toby Welles and Julia Pemberton to review options including regrading, speed bump, stop sign or a high-tech solution.
Referral from Easton: To amend Section 7.12 of their Regulations. Public Hearing set for 3/24/14.
J. Hayes read his report.
On the motion of J. Bacon and the second of J. Sarnelli, the Commission voted unanimously to forward a letter stating that the proposal is not in conflict with the Town Plan of Conservation & Development.
Referral from Zoning: Proposed Amendment of Section 6.2.
On the motion of J. Sarnelli and the second of J. Bacon, the Commission voted unanimously to forward a positive response to the Zoning Commission.
Cell Tower, 186 Black Rock Turnpike. Opportunity to comment on “any possible adverse effect on Historic properties”. Deadline 3/13/14 by All-Points Technology Corporation for Message Center Management, owners.
Information meeting is scheduled for 3/4/14 at the Town Hall.
Subdivision Regulations in need of revision. Sections VI, VII, VIII. Final approval for Public Hearing (with Section V).
J. Brooks stated that the Public Hearing will be held on 3/11/14. Revisions were reviewed in detail.
On the motion of N. King and the second of J. Sarnelli, the Commission voted unanimously to approve revisions to Section VI of the Subdivision Regulations.
On the motion of J. Bacon and the second of N. King, the Commission voted unanimously to approve revisions to Section VII of the Subdivision Regulations.
On the motion of N. King and the second of J. Sarnelli, the Commission voted unanimously to approve revisions to Section VIII of the Subdivision Regulations subject to the approval of Commission Counsel.
Reference App. #505, Lot 3, Petra Koegel, owner, 16 Costa Lane. ZBA approved location of dog kennel and shed outside the Zoning setbacks. Location approved by Planning. To submit a map showing the adjusted Building Construction Restriction Line. Reminder letter from Land Use Coordinator 7/17/13.
Town Plan of Conservation & Development. Discuss recommendations for action.
Scenic Road Monitoring. Draft of revised volunteer Scenic Road list for approval. Volunteers’ Reports.
V. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
J. Hayes reported that the IHZ report was submitted to the Office of Policy Management. Mr. Hayes and T. Welles will make a presentation to the Ridgefield Planning & Zoning Commission on 4/1/14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ridgefield Town Hall. N. King will attend.
The Greenway Committee in Wilton will hold a meeting at the Wilton Town Hall on 3/6/14 or 3/7/14 re: IHZ.
D. Taylor reported on the status of Riverbend.
On the motion of J. Sarnelli, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 p.m.
Kristi C. Reilly