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Minutes of Planning Commission, 01/12/2016

AGENDA: Planning Commission

RECEIVED 01/13/2016 10:05am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

MINUTES
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
7:30 p.m. – Old Town House

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

Absent: James Bacon; Laura Hoeing, Alt.; Michael Nostin, Alt.

Also present:    Jo-An Brooks, Land Use Coordinator; John Hayes, Town Planning Consultant; Julia Pemberton, First Selectman; Doug Fuchs, Police Chief

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:38 p.m.

I.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES   -Meeting of 12/8/15; Site Walk 12/13/15-286 Umpawaug Road

On the motion of T. Welles and the second of R. O’Brien, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 12/8/15 Meeting Minutes.

On the motion of R. O’Brien and the second of T. Welles, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 12/13/15 Site Walk Minutes.

II.   ADMINISTRATIVE
1.      Referral from Health Dept. To review Sections 2 & 3 of proposed Draft of Sanitary Code.

Doug Hartline from the Health Department was present.  He reviewed the proposed ordinance.   J. Hayes gave a favorable response to the proposal.

On the motion of T. Welles and the second of N. King, the Commission voted unanimously to forward a letter for support inclusive of additions discussed re: flow rates, well radii and specifications concerning septic fields.

2.      Alteration to 286 Umpawaug Road, a Scenic Road, 284 Umpawaug Road, owners. Request from Michael Mazzucco, P.E., agent, to create a new driveway entrance and altering the stone wall.

Site walk findings were reviewed by T. Welles.

On the motion of T. Welles and the second of A. Cumings, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the alteration to 286 Umpawaug Road.

3.      Sherman Turnpike, complaint re possible Zoning issues.

T. Welles reviewed his discussion with Mr. Zipparo.  A. Pardee has been consulted and determined that the Zoning Regulations do not apply to this issue.  A letter will be written to Mr. Zipparo.

4.      Discussion of appropriate vs. inappropriate street lighting to comply with goals of the Town Plan of Conservation & Development i.e. Portland Avenue.

D. Fuchs reviewed his contact with the Portland Ave. resident re: speed hump and lighting issue. As this is a safety issue, J. Pemberton will resume contact regarding Portland Avenue.

Lighting standards will remain on the Agenda relating to the Town Plan of Conservation & Development.

5.      Police Tower, Redding Center. Proof that Ridge Tower will be built according to plan is needed to satisfy original Redding Planning Commission vote. Discussion.

T. Welles read a letter addressed to Bennett Pardee re: construction of Ridge Tower.  Eric Fine of Northeast Communications provided an update re: timing and expenses in addition to site conditions and subsequent re-design.

This item will remain on the Agenda pending receipt of documentation and status with the Siting Council.

6.      Referral from Zoning, 29 Giles Hill Road, Candace Benyei. Application for 22’x30; shed and 14’x21’ addition to barn. Zoning Public Hearing 1/27/16. TO VOTE.

Dr. Benyei was present.  J. Hayes gave a verbal report.

On the motion of T. Welles and the second of R. O’Brien, the Commission voted unanimously to send a letter to Zoning noting that the application is in conformance with the Town Plan of Conservation & Development.

III.   PENDING
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. 6/5/15-Petra to contact engineer. No Response. Warning issues, attached.

2.      Subdivision App. #467, Lot #K8, 63 Fire Hill Road. Heather Sung and Kirt Frederickson, owners. Request to extend patio outside the Buildable Area. BCRL map due.

3.      Sight Line Regulations. Discussion with Zoning, Police Chief, Highway Superintendent.

4.      Cul de Sac Design and Maintenance to coordinate Highway Department needs and Planning Regulations.

IV.   CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
No items.

On the motion of N. King, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 p.m.

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly