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Minutes of Planning Commission, 08/26/2014

AGENDA: Planning Commission

RECEIVED 08/29/2014 5:49pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Minutes

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

Also present: Jo-an Brooks, Land Use Coordinator

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m.

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Meeting of 8/12/14

On the motion of J. Bacon and the second of N. King, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 8/12/14 Minutes as corrected: Page 2, third paragraph under Item 3., second sentence, change to “Mr. Ogonek will submit a written request to reduce the road width of Overlook Lane to 18-20 feet when the road is reclaimed by the Highway Department.”

II. ADMINISTRATIVE
1. Kathleen Tracey, 163 Sunset Hill Road, alteration to driveway. John Hayes report.

Ms. Tracey was present. T. Welles read a report from John Hayes dated 8/14/14. Site Walk Minutes from the original Site Walk were read by D. Taylor.

D. Taylor reiterated that sight line requirements must be met without disturbing the stonewall on Town-owned property.

Contact information for ZEO A. Pardee was provided for Ms. Tracey to contact and the need for a professional assessment and plan was discussed.

2. Status of Limekiln Road Clean Up. Continued Ted Ogonek.

T. Ogonek was present. A list of uncompleted items was provided: stone wall repair at the corner of Lonetown Road near fill; grass seed on topsoil on opposite corner; Scenic Road sign at Lonetown Road needs to be replaced; speed sign needs to be replaced; sign spike driven into tree needs to be removed and corner sign bolted to tree at power lines needs to be removed.

T. Welles will follow up with J. Hanson.

3. Overlook Lane. Request to repave at 18’ wide. Continued. Ted Ogonek.

D. Taylor read J. Hayes’ report.

On the motion of T. Welles and the second of N. King, the Commission voted unanimously to send a letter to the Board of Selectmen recommending paving Overlook Lane at 18th feet when it is repaved due to the lack of traffic, safety reasons and reduced maintenance costs.

T. Welles will investigate possibility of editing GPS routes that incorrectly use Overlook Lane as a through street for Town traffic.

4. Scenic Road Monitoring. Volunteers’ Report.

Commissioners reported on their Scenic Road assignments. Topstone Road has been inspected and Commissioners agreed that while the road is somewhat wider, the reason seems to be safety issues such as filling the deep drainage ditches.

T. Welles’ letter to J. Pemberton was reviewed. The Commission is in support of a Road Subcommittee as suggested by Chief Fuchs and the need for a written record of Subcommittee meetings will be included in the letter.

J. Bacon will submit a photograph of unimproved land on Sidecut Road.

III. PENDING ITEMS – NOT CURRENTLY FOR ACTION
1. Reference Application #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 contacting engineer.
2. Subdivision Application #402, 2 John Todd Way, Lot One. Request to alter Building Construction Restriction Line. Andrew Wertheim and Sybil Peyer (owners), Nick Nelson (agent). Site Walk 3/29/14. Discussion 4/8/14. Map submitted with application.
3. Request for Plantings, 206 Umpawaug Road. Discussion of easement.
4. Town Plan of Conservation & Development. Discuss recommendations for action.
5. Sight Line Regulations. Discussion with Zoning, Police Chief, Highway Superintendent.

IV. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
1. Subcommittee List to approve.
M. Nostin will replace N. King as the Planning representative on the Stormwater Management Subcommittee. Commissioner assignments were confirmed.

2. Status of Speed Humps at 56 Marchant Road.
The speed hump has been installed per J. Brooks.

3. Milone & MacBroom has submitted an invoice. They will be requested to clarify the billed items.

4. Sanford Subdivision bond issue will be reviewed with Commission Counsel P. Olsen and discussed at the next meeting.

On the motion of A. Cumings, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:45 p.m.

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly