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Minutes of Planning Commission, 11/14/2017

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MINUTES
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
7:30 p.m. – Old Town House

Present: Toby Welles, Acting Chairman; Steve Gagnon; Laura Hoeing; James Bacon, Alt.; Claire Matzke, Alt., seated for A. Cumings; Regina O’Brien, Alt., seated for N. King
Absent: Anda Cumings; Nancy King
Also present:  Jo-an Brooks, Land Use Coordinator
John Hayes, Town Planning Consultant

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:33 p.m.

I.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES -Meeting of 10/24/17
On the motion of C. Matzke and the second of R. O’Brien, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 10/24/17 Minutes as submitted.

II. ADMINISTRATIVE
1.  83 Limekiln Road.
Request to install stakes to protect curb from snowplows.A letter requesting installation of stakes as curb protection was reviewed. A positive letter will forwarded including the condition to remove the stakes when plowing is no longer needed.

2.  63 Mountain Road. Clearcutting. Discussion re possible Regulations changes by J. Hayes.
Discussion tabled.

3.  Town Plan of Conservation 7& Development 2008
2008 Plan Recommendations to be submitted to the office by email with the following advice (a) to be pursued currently, (b) to be continued to the 2018 Plan or (c) to be discontinued. Toby Welles, Nancy King, Regina O’Brien.
Toby Welles noted the priority sections as Chapters 2, 7 and 9. John Hayes noted the need to have a separate chapter for Georgetown. Per Mr. Hayes, an arrangement should be made to include the four pertinent towns involved with Georgetown.

4.  Scenic Road Monitoring. Reports by Commission monitors.
The presence of a goat fence on Cross Highway was discussed.  The Commission will defer to the Zoning department for further action.

5.  Subdivision Regulation Revisions: S.R. 4.5. Discussion.
John Hayes will submit written comments for further discussion.

6.  Draft CT State Water Plan. Discussion: comments due by Friday 11/17/17.
A letter from T. Welles has been sent.  A follow-up letter may be sent to WestCOG.

7.  Draft Driveway Easement & Maintenance Agreement. Received 7/11/17. Discussion. Possible Vote.
Commissioners will review final comments from Counsel for discussion at the next meeting.

8.  IHZ Status. Discussion for action.
A subcommittee is still in the process of being formed. T. Welles will contact Mark Lewis re: joining as Subcommittee Chair.

ADDENDUM
Application for Amendment to Create New Section 5.7-Mixed-Use Overlay Zone.
The application was reviewed in detail. Commissioners noted their concerns including density, traffic issues and sewage treatment issues. J. Hayes noted that the present sewage treatment facility was based on the capacity of the Norwalk River and in cooperation with DEEP.
T. Welles will draft a letter regarding CGS 8-24 and concerns as noted above as an abutting town.
On the motion of S. Gagnon and the second of C. Matzke, the Commission voted unanimously to forward a letter protesting the short duration of the Public Hearing notification.

III.  APPLICATION FOR RECEIPT: 42 Wayside Lane, Paula S. Cartoun, Trust. Resubdivision #527.  9.31 acres into 2 lots.
On the motion S. Gagnon and the second of L. Hoeing, the Commission voted unanimously to receive the Application.
The presentation is scheduled for 11/28/17.

IV. PENDING
1.  Reference App. #348,
Lot 2, 8 Putnam Hill Drive, Fred Aley, owner. Map to be submitted showing new BCRL.

2.  Changes to IHZ overlay zone on Old Mill Road.

3.  Cul-de-sac Design and Sight Lines, Subdivision Regulations, Section 4.3 and Road Regulations. Meeting of Planning and Zoning designees with Highway Superintendent needed per Meadow Edge problem 3/22/16. Discussion re new dimensions. To be included in S.R. 4.8.

V.  CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Toby Welles reviewed the issue of Costa Lane plowing. The Commission concurred that the residents should obtain a commercial plower due to the lack of resolution from Mr. Stergue re: road status.
C. Matzke will draft a letter to the Park & Rec. Commission summarizing the original conditions listed in response to the request for a dog park.
The Commission acknowledged Laura Hoeing for her contributions to the Planning Commission.
Jo-an Brooks provided an update on the status of Application #504.

On the motion of S. Gagnon and the second of L. Hoeing, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 p.m.

 

Submitted by: Kristi C. Reilly

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