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Minutes of Planning Commission, 03/10/2015

AGENDA: Planning Commission

RECEIVED 03/12/2015 12:43pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Minutes

Present: Diane Taylor, Chairman; Anda Cumings; Nancy King; Toby Welles; Michael Nostin, Alt.; Regina O’Brien, Alt., seated for J. Bacon.

Absent: James Bacon

Also present: Jo-an Brooks, Land Use Coordinator

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m.

On the motion of D. Taylor and the second of T. Welles, the Commission voted unanimously to add Item 1A. under Administrative.

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES -Meeting of 2/24/15

On the motion of T. Welles and the second of N. King, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 2/24/15 Minutes as amended: Page 2, first paragraph under Item 2., change to “Final edits were reviewed and the section will be forwarded to Peter Olson, John Hayes and Milone & MacBroom for final acceptance.”

II. PUBLIC HEARING – TO OPEN
Application: Petition to designate Chestnut Woods Road as a Scenic Road authorized by Section 7-149a of the Connecticut General Statutes.

D. Taylor confirmed receipt of certified mail letters to residents of Chestnut Woods Road in addition to the complete application and accompanying photographs. A letter from the CT Audubon Society was read into the record.

C. Couch spoke in support of Scenic Road designation due to the historic value of the road as one of the earliest settlement areas by a Sanford. J. D’Alessandro reiterated the words of Mr. Couch and noted an existing Eliot Noyes home.

T. Welles requested a digital record of the photographs. Photographs will be re-taken of the road widths when the snow melts.

On the motion of T. Welles and the second of A. Cumings, the Commission voted unanimously to accept Chestnut Woods Road for designation as a Scenic Road to preserve historic integrity and appearance and having received the proper application and required signed petition.

III. APPLICATION FOR RECEIPT
Subdivision Application #526, Willard and Catherine Rowley (owners) –“Old Stone Estates, LLC”, P.W. Scott Engineering & Architecture, PC (agent), 12 Marchant Road. Proposed subdivision of 65.60 acres into 12 lots. Presentation scheduled for 3/24/15. Application #525 withdrawn at Meeting of 2/24/15.

D. Taylor read a letter from Atty. Peter Scalzo noting submittal of a letter from SHPO and draft deeds/easements and documents for Commission Counsel.

The presentation is scheduled for 3/24/15.

IV. ADMINISTRATIVE
1A. Referral from Wilton.

After review of the referral, the Commissioners concurred that if the abutting neighbors in Redding have received notice and have no objection, a favorable letter will be sent.

1B. Scenic Road Monitoring since last review.

Re: Pine Tree Road, T. Welles has contacted five companies providing GPS data to request removal of Pine Tree Road as a through road. The list of Scenic Roads was reviewed for additional roads that should also be removed.

Specific road problems will be identified when the weather allows for inspection.

2. Controls for Land Clearing.

T. Welles wrote a letter to G. Casiello and A. Pardee concerning controls for land clearing. It was approved to be sent.

V. PENDING ITEMS- NOT CURRENTLY FOR ACTION
1. Reference App. #505, Lot 3, 16 Costa Lane. Petra Koegel, owner. 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. 6/5/14 Petra to contact engineer.
2. Town Plan of Conservation & Development. Discuss recommendations for action.
3. Sight Line Regulations. Discussion with Zoning, Police Chief, Highway Superintendent.
4. Jose Goncalves, App. #506, Lot 2, 220 Umpawaug Road. Request to enlarge Building Construction & Restriction Line a short distance. Need map showing new line.
5. 163 Umpawaug Road, Ed Kilian. Request to reconstruct stonewall on a Scenic Road.
6. Section 4.5. Final to consultants for review.

VI. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

John Murren will be on the agenda for the next meeting re: zone change/parking in Georgetown.

Legislative Finance Committee met today, 3/10/15. R. O’Brien and J. Bacon will review current issues that could affect Redding for further discussion.

On the motion of T. Welles, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 p.m.

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly

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