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Minutes of Zoning Commission, 09/22/2021

AGENDA: Zoning Commission

RECEIVED 10/06/2021 1:42pm
Kimberly Keil - Redding Assistant Town Clerk

Redding Zoning Commission
Regular Meeting Minutes
September 22, 2021 – 7:30 p.m.

Present:  Matt Lecher, Chairman; Amy Atamian, Secretary; Commissioner Ted Ogonek; Alternate Diana Carlino-Coffey; Alternate Gary Miyashiro (7:35).

Also Present:  Aimee Pardee, Zoning Officer.


Mr. Lecher called the meeting to order at 7:32, seating Ms. Carlino-Coffey for Commissioner Bill Whitehead.

1.  Approval of Public Hearing and Regular Meeting Minutes of September 8, 2021.

On the motion of Ms. Atamain and the second of Ms. Carlino-Coffey, the commission voted unanimously to accept the minutes as written.

2.  Application #21-11Z – 6 Meadows Edge (Assessor’s Map and Lot 23 – 96): Owner Daniel Cores and Donna L. Arone.  In accordance with Section 5.14.3, requests for approval of Land Management Plan for tree clearing in excess of 1 acre (after the fact).  For receipt/discussion/action.

The Chairman noted that this application is for an after the fact permit.

The applicant, Daniel Cores, spoke to the commission.  He apologized for clearing the lot without a permit.  He said that he has now hired LandTech Consultants who has created the submitted erosion control plan; some silt fence has been installed and the lot has been seeded.  The extent of the clearing was discussed and Mr. Ogonek asked if the property had been stumped.  Mr. Cores said that it had; Mr. Lecher asked if topsoil was removed and Mr. Cores said that it hadn’t been.

The erosion control plan was discussed.  Ms. Pardee suggested additional silt fence more central on the lot and parallel to the contours.  Mr. Lecher asked about what was planned for the lot; Mr. Cores said that they plan to build a 5000 square foot house and a pool.  Mr. Lecher suggested that the existing silt fence remain in place, and the additional row be installed close to where development will ultimately occur.  Ms. Atamian suggested silt fence be installed parallel to the contours in the vicinity of the 682’ contour.

Hearing no further discussion, Ms. Atamian moved that the commission approved the work that has been done so far on the property with the condition that additional silt fence be installed on the property in accordance with the commission’s discussion.  Mr. Lecher added that Ms. Pardee should be given access to the property throughout the winter to inspect the erosion control.  Mr. Ogonek seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.

3.  Application #21-14Z – 614 Redding Road (Assessors’ (Map #13 and Lot #81) – Brett Stafford, owner – In accordance with Redding Zoning Regulations Section 5.10: request for a Site Plan Approval for a Residential Home Enterprise within existing accessory building approval for a well pump and water treatment service company.  To receive/discuss/take action.

Mr. Stafford was not present but the commission decided to discuss the application.  Considerable time was spent reviewing Section 5.10 of the regulations in terms of what constitutes an “activity” and also, in Section 5.10 (b), if storage within a detached garage should count towards the allowed 25% maximum living space utilized for a home occupation.  The commission also reviewed the regulation regarding commercial vehicles and the definition of commercial vehicles.  The commissioners concluded that, if the detached barn is strictly being used for storage, then it would not count towards the floor area used for a commercial activity.

The commission decided they would need to clarify the specific uses of the basement and garage at 614 Redding Road before they could make a final decision.  Further discussion was tabled until Mr. Stafford could be present to clarify the application.

4.  Discussion:

There was no discussion under this agenda item.

5.  Future Agenda Items:

There was no discussion under this agenda item.

6.  Communication:

There was no discussion under this agenda item.

7.  Adjournment:

On the motion of Ms. Carlino-Coffey and the second of Ms. Atamian, the commission voted unanimously to adjourn at 8:36 p.m.

Submitted by: Aimee Pardee


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