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Minutes of Planning Commission Special Meeting, 09/04/2018

AGENDA: Planning Commission Special Meeting

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

MINUTES
Special Meeting
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
6:30 p.m. – Town Hall Conference Room
100 Hill Road, Redding

Present: Toby Welles, Chairman; Commissioner Chuck Cilo (7:00); Commissioner Anda Cumings; Commissioner Steve Gagnon; Commissioner Nancy King (6:55); Alternate James Bacon; Alternate Clair Matzke; Alternate Regina O’Brien.

Also present: Aimee Pardee, Land Use Director
John Hayes, Town Planning Consultant (7:35)

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 6:45 p.m.
C. Matzke was seated for N. King until N. King’s arrival.
R. O’Brien was seated for C. Cilo until C. Cilo’s arrival.

I. ADMINISTRATIVE

1. Town Plan of Conservation & Development 2018. Recommendations to be submitted to the office by email Planning@townofreddingct.org for John Hayes. Review chapters 1 through 6.

The Commission discussed the current status of the Town Plan of Conservation & Development and decided to do a sentence by sentence review and final edit of the chapters.

In discussing Chapter 1, the Commission decided that the portion about existing village centers needs to be reworded. T. Welles said he would work on that. There was also a discussion about obtaining a draft of the Open Space Plan from the Conservation Commission so that the Commission could be sure there is consistency between the plans.

The Commission reviewed Chapter 2 and found data that needs to be updated including information regarding the number of people served by Aquarion water, climate and rainfall data, and information regarding deer populations and lyme disease. There is also a need to review current sewage treatment methods. T. Welles stated that he may have some up to date photos to add to this chapter.

In reviewing Chapter 3, the Commission decided that the historical data can remain as-is with some update of information regarding the Gilbert and Bennett property, although that will be addressed in depth in Chapter 10. Data regarding land use must be updated, with John Hayes stating that he is obtaining that information. The Commission discusses the addition of a historic map showing the location of industries in town during the 1700s and 1800s.

II. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

No items were discussed under this agenda item.

On the motion of S. Gagnon, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 p.m.