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Minutes of Planning Commission, 02/13/2018

AGENDA: Planning Commission

RECEIVED 02/15/2018 9:36am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Redding Planning Commission
P.O. Box 1028
Redding Center, Connecticut 06875-1028


Tuesday, February 13, 2018
7:30 p.m. – Old Town House

Present: Toby Welles, Chairman; James Bacon, Alt., seated for N. King; Anda Cuming; Steve Gagnon; Regina O’Brien, Alt.

Absent: Nancy King

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

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES -Meeting of 1/23/18
On the motion of A. Cuming and the second of S. Gagnon, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 1/23/18 Meeting Minutes as amended: Page 1, “Approval of Minutes”, change “1/19/18” to “1/9/18”. On Minutes dated December 19, 2017, change date of meeting to “December 12, 2017.” J. Bacon abstained.

Resubdivision App. #527, 42 Wayside Lane, Paula S. Cartoun, Trust. Proposed resubdivision of 9.31 acres into 2 lots. Presentation 11/28/17. Public Hearing opened 1/9/18. Continued 1/23/18. Deadline to close 2/13/18 or extend.

Michael Mazzucco was present in addition to Mr. and Mrs. Cartoun. Stuart Reeve was also in attendance. Toby Welles noted receipt of maps and photographs in addition to easement language. Commission Counsel is reviewing archaeological easements.

Stuart Reeve reviewed the maps delineating areas of archaeological sensitivity. He noted that the proposed septic system is in the middle of an identified prehistoric site. Historic, prehistoric and shovel-tested historic and prehistoric areas were notated on the map. Mr. Mazzucco confirmed that he moved the septic slightly downslope to the east in addition to the temporary stockpile location. T. Welles confirmed if the sides are considered separate entitles, the septic system can go in between them.

Residents of Wayside Lane were asked to comment on the priority of Scenic Road vs. boulder and the results were 50/50.

Easement options were reviewed, however determination will be made by Commission Counsel after review.
M. Mazzucco submitted requested photographs of the existing stone wall and stated that he is proposing moving the boulder back 3 feet.

A 15-day letter of extension was received. Discussion will continue at the next meeting.

1. App. #504, Mountainside Estates. Jay Keillor requests permission to move the driveway to the south.

Jay Keillor was present along with a landscape architect. Mr. Keillor reviewed the originally proposed driveway location and current proposed change. A letter from abutting resident J. McLeran was received and read by T. Welles.

A Site Walk is scheduled for Sun., 2/25/18 at 9:00 a.m. Mr. Keillor stated that the location has been flagged.

1A. Reference App. #513, 52 Mountain Road, “Pay Dirt LLC”, Atty. Neil Marcus, agent. Request to amend approved subdivision. Discussion.

Atty. Neil Marcus was in attendance along with Mike Mazzucco and Bill Deickler. Mr. Mazzucco reviewed the history accompanied by a map. Atty. Marcus stated that they would like a modification of the ridgeline easement. Additionally, the applicant would like the bond status to be resolved either in the town doing the work and the bond is collected or for the town to determine that the work does not need to be done.

Mike Mazzucco read a letter from the Fire Marshal dated 2001 stating that a fire tank is not required.

The proposal will be forwarded to Milone & MacBroom and John Hayes for their review.

A Site Walk is scheduled for Sun., 2/25/18 at 9:30 p.m.

2. DOT Plans for Long Ridge Road. Need to establish W. Redding as an attractive Cultural Center. Discussion.

Toby Welles discussed the status of W. Redding with D. DeLuca. He suggested that if the property owners share in the consensus that they would like to pursue a beautification plan, they should come to a Planning Commission meeting to discuss with the Commission.

3. Town Plan of Conservation & 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. All chapters to be emailed to: Discussion tabled.

4. Scenic Road Monitoring. Reports by Commission monitors.
Drainage problems are Old Hattertown Road were noted. Possible mitigation was discussed to avoid recurrence of equipment on the road.

5. Subdivision Regulation Revisions: S.R. 4.5. Discussion.
Discussion tabled.

6. Draft Driveway Easement & Maintenance Agreement. Received 7/11/17. Updated version reviewed by Counsel. Discussion of Commission’s review.

Comments have been received from Commission Counsel. J. Bacon will contact Counsel directly to review concerns re: arbitration clause.

7. IHZ Status. Discussion for action.
Discussion tabled.

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

No items.

On the motion of J. Bacon, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.

Submitted by: Kristi C. Reilly