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Minutes of Zoning Commission, 01/22/2014

AGENDA: Zoning Commission

RECEIVED 01/28/2014 8:56am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk


Present:  Gerry Casiello, Chair; Amy Atamian, Ben Gordon, Mike Hoffman, Ted Ogonek, and alternate Gary Miyashiro, not seated.

Also present:  Aimee Pardee, ZEO, Stewart Lade, Mark Twain Library Board of Trustees,

Michael Lillis, P.E.

Mr. Casiello called the regular meeting to order at 7:30 pm.


  1. Approval of Minutes: Motion: move to accept the minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 8, 2014 as corrected. Ogonek, Atamian.   Approved unanimously

Correction: on the vote on Application #14-01, Mr. Ogonek voted against the motion.

2, Approval of Public Hearing Minutes:  Motion move to accept the minutes of the Public Hearing of January 8, 2014 as submitted.  Atamian, Ogonek.

  1. Application #14-03 In accordance with Section 5.1.1 of the Redding Zoning Regulations: Application for an Amendment to Special Permit  Agent: Michael J. Lillis CCA LLC, 40 Old New Milford Road, Brookfield, CT Applicant:  Mark Twain Library, 439 Redding Road ( Lot 29 & Map 77) for expansion of the existing parking lot spaces from 30 spaces to 49 spaces. Per Section 5.1.6, discussion regarding need for public hearing. For discussion/possible scheduling of public hearing/action

Mr. Lillis provided an overview of the plan for the expansion of the existing parking lot from 30 to 49 spaces to accommodate library patrons. The Conservation Commission completed a review of the plan and approved the expansion of the parking area.  Mr. Lillis described the type of surface to be used, the parking lot design, drainage & erosion controls, landscaping and lighting fixtures to be incorporated in the plan.

Motion: move that Application #14-03 be considered a minor amendment to the site plan and that the Zoning Commission waive the requirement for a public hearing.  Casiello, Atamian.  Approved unanimously.

Ms. Pardee reviewed her report regarding the application.  Following further discussion, the following motion was made.

Motion: move that the Redding Zoning Commission approve Application #14-03 with the following conditions:

  • The handicapped space shown on the plan will be modified to conform with the specifications of Section 5.6.5 of the Redding Zoning Regulations;
  • Specification for lighting must be submitted to the Zoning Enforcement Officer prior to installation for confirmation of compliance with Section 5.3.6 of the Redding Zoning Regulations.
  • Prior to issuance of Certificate of Zoning Compliance, the project design engineer must certify to the Zoning Enforcement Officer that all retaining walls have been constructed according to the submitted plan and product specifications.
  • During construction, the design engineer shall conduct periodic inspections of sediment and erosion control measures at the project site in order to insure compliance with DEEP standards; reports of such inspections shall be provided to the Zoning Enforcement Officer of the Town of Redding.

Motion by Mr. Hoffman, seconded by Mr. Ogonek.  Approved unanimously.

  1. Town of Redding Zoning Commission – commission initiated application for amendment of The Redding Zoning Regulations Section 6.2 for removal of the following text:

If a building or structure, 50 – years or older, is to be demolished, no demolition shall

occur for 90 days after application for a demolition permit.  Demolition must be legally noticed.  At the conclusion of the ninety-day period the demolition permit shall be issued and the demolition may occur.  

Reason for removal: regulation conflicts with the recently approved Demolition Delay Ordinance. For discussion/scheduling of public hearing – suggested date March 12.

Motion: move that the Redding Zoning Commission schedule a public hearing on the amendment to the Redding Zoning Regulations Section 6.2 on March 12, 2014.  Ogonek, Atamian. Approved unanimously.


There were no items communications discussed.


March 12, 2014: Public Hearing re: amendment to Section 6.2 of the regulations

  1. Adjournment

Motion: move to adjourn the meeting.  Casiello, Hoffman.  Approved unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 8:22 pm

Respectfully submitted

Mary Maday, Recording Secretary