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Minutes of Planning Commission, 01/13/2015

AGENDA: Planning Commission

RECEIVED 01/15/2015 3:15pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Minutes

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

Also present: Jo-an Brooks, Land Use Coordinator
John Hayes, Town Planning Consultant
Julia Pemberton, First Selectman

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES -Meeting of 12/9/14
On the motion of J. Bacon and the second of A. Cumings, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 12/9/14 Meeting Minutes.

III. ADMINISTRATIVE
1. 163 Umpawaug Road, Ed Kilian. Request to reconstruct stone wall on a Scenic Road.

Ed Kilian was present. The proposal and map were reviewed. Stone wall guidelines will be forwarded to Mr. Kilian on 1/14/15. A sample section of the wall will be built and Commissioners will inspect after notification of completion.

II. PRESENTATION. SCHEDULED SITE WALK AND PUBLIC HEARING.
Subdivision Application #525, 12 Marchant Road and 55 Chestnut Woods Road, Old Stone Estates, LLC (owner), P.W. Scott Engineering & Architecture, PC (agent). Proposed subdivision of 65.60 acres into 14 lots. Received 12/9/14.

P. Scott was present in addition to Melanie Ancin from P.W. Scott Engineering & Architecture and Parker Coates. The project was reviewed in detail accompanied by maps and plans.

Additional archaeological tests are pending.

The Public Hearing is scheduled to open on 2/10/15.

III. ADMINISTRATIVE
2. Section 4.5 rewritten by Milone & MacBroom. To review for vote.

Tabled until the next meeting.

3. Amendments to Standard Conditions.

On the motion of T. Welles and the second of N. King, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the beginning of Section 4 as amended pending approval of Counsel.

On the motion of T. Welles and the second of N. King, the Commission voted unanimously to adopt modifications to Section 4.h) and 4.i) pending approval of Counsel.

On the motion of T. Welles and the second of N. King, the Commission voted unanimously to remove the last sentence of Item 10 on the Standard Conditions pending approval of Counsel.

4. Referral from Zoning. 16 John Applegate Road. Accessory Apartment and Special Permit. Public Hearing 1/14/15. TO VOTE.

J. Hayes read his report.

On the motion of T. Welles and the second of N. King, the Commission voted unanimously to recommend a positive response noting that the proposal is in accordance with the Town Plan of Conservation & Development.

IV. 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. Discussion of Scenic Roads that need attention. Update.

V. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Discussion of possible controls for land clearing will be a regular Agenda item for the next meeting.

J. Pemberton provided an update re: IHZ.

On the motion of N. King, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:50 p.m.
Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly

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