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Minutes of Zoning Commission, 06/12/2013

AGENDA: Zoning Commission

RECEIVED 06/13/2013 2:41pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

Present:  Gerry Casiello, Chair; Joseph Ventricelli, Vice Chairman; Ben Gordon, Michael Hoffman, Ted Ogonek, and alternates, Amy Atamian, Matthew Lecher and Gary Miyashiro

Also present:  Robert M. Flanagan, CZEO, five members of the public and a representative of the Redding Pilot.

All regular members were present and seated for the entire meeting.

Mr. Casiello called the regular meeting to order at 8:30 pm.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion: move to accept the minutes of the Public Hearing of May 22, 2013 as submitted.  Hoffman, Ventricelli.  Approved unanimously.

Motion: move to accept the minutes of the Regular Meeting of  May 22, 2013 as submitted. Hoffman, Ventricelli.   Approved unanimously

Application #13-08Z – Applicant:  Regional School District # 9 – 645 Morehouse Road Easton, CT. – Agent: Gale Associates, Inc. – 703 Hebron Avenue Glastonbury, CT. – Site: Joel Barlow High School – 70 Turney Road (Map #32 & Lot #7) Redding, CT.

Mr. Casiello noted that the Public Hearing was now closed and that the commission would take no further input from the public.  Only the seated commission members would deliberate on the merits of Application 13-08Z.

Motion: move to approve Application #13-08Z with the following motion:

Whereas the Redding Zoning Commission (the Commission) has received Application 13-08Z – from the Regional School District #9 owner of 70 Turney Road consisting of 82.16 acres (Assessor’s Map 14, Lot 2) an application for a Special Permit and Site Plan Amendment for Earth Moving in excess of 300 cubic yards to provide for the installation of a synthetic turf field and for other renovations to the current Joel Barlow Stadium Field facility.

Whereas the Commission reviewed these final plans presented by the applicant in conjunction with Application 13-08Z:   Site Plan for Joel Barlow High School – Stadium Field Improvements with these associated sheets (all sheets revised June 5, 2013):

  1. Sheet G001 – Cover Sheet
  2. Sheet G002 – General Notes
  3. Sheet C001 – Existing Conditions Plan
  4. Sheet C002 – Field Erosion Control Plan
  5. Sheet C003 – Field Demolition Plan
  6. Sheet C004 – Parking Lot Erosion Control Plan
  7. Sheet C005 – Parking Lot Demolition Plan
  8. Sheet C101 – Field Layout and Materials Plan
  9. Sheet C102 – Field Grading Plan
  10. Sheet C103 – Field Drainage Plan
  11. Sheet C104 – Parking Lot Layout and Materials Plan
  12. Sheet C105 – Parking Lot Grading Plan
  13. Sheet C106 – Parking Lot Drainage Plan
  14. Sheet L101 – Parking Lot Landscape Plan
  15. Sheet C501 – Detail Sheet 1 of 9
  16. Sheet C502 – Detail Sheet 2 of 9
  17. Sheet C503 – Detail Sheet 3 of 9
  18. Sheet C504 – Detail Sheet 4 of 9
  19. Sheet C505 – Detail Sheet 5 of 9
  20. Sheet C506 – Detail Sheet 6 of 9
  21. Sheet C507 – Detail Sheet 7 of 9
  22. Sheet C508 – Detail Sheet 8 of 9
  23. Sheet C509 – Detail Sheet 9 of 9
  24. Sheet BL101 – Home Bleacher / Press Box Layout and Section Plan
  25. Sheet BL102 – Visitor Bleacher Layout and Section Plan
  26. Sheet PB101 – Prefabricated Press Box Details 1 of 2
  27. Sheet PB102 – Prefabricated Press Box Details 2 of 2
  28. Sheet SL 101 – Lighting Level Plan 1 of 2
  29. Sheet SL 102 – Lighting Level Plan 2 of 2

Whereas the Commission held a meeting and a public hearing on Application 13-08Z on May 22, 2013 and June 12, 2013.

Whereas the Commission has reviewed all of the documents by the applicant and town staff as follows:

1)     Cover letter to the Town of Redding Zoning Commission, dated April 3, 2013, prepared by Eric Q. Roise, Gale Associates, Inc.

2)     Project Narrative (Joel Barlow High School – Stadium Field Improvements Project), dated April 3, 2013, prepared by Gale Associates, Inc.

3)     Zoning Data table, listing required, existing, and proposed athletic lighting pole heights, bleacher capacity, and amount of associated parking spaces.

4)     Letter of Intent – Engineer’s Responses (Joel Barlow High School – Stadium Field Improvements Project) memo

5)     Site Plan Information – Engineer’s Responses (Joel Barlow High School – Stadium Field Improvements Project) memo

6)     Completed Special Permit Application Form and checklist

7)     Completed Site Plan Approval Application Form checklist

8)     Completed Public Water Supply Watershed or Aquifer Area Project Notification Form

9)     Cover letter to Mr. Brian Roach, Aquarion Water Company, dated April 3, 2013, prepared by Eric Q. Roise, Gale Associates, Inc.

10)     List of abutters within 500 feet of 70 Turney Road

11)     Initial Plan Review by Zoning Staff letter, prepared for Eric Roise, Gale Associates, dated April 10, 2013, prepared by Robert M. Flanagan, Town of Redding

12)     Stormwater Management Report (Joel Barlow High School – Stadium Field Improvements Project), prepared for Town of Redding Conservation Commission, dated April 3, 2013,                 prepared by B. Tyson Catlett, Gale Associates, Inc.

13)     Pre Development Hydrology Plan (Joel Barlow High School – Stadium Field Improvements Project), dated April 3, 2013, prepared by Gale Associates, Inc.

14)     Post Development Hydrology Plan (Joel Barlow High School – Stadium Field Improvements Project), dated April 3, 2013, prepared by Gale Associates, Inc.

15)     Site Plans entitled Joel Barlow High School – Stadium Field Improvements Project (24 sheets), prepared for Joel Barlow High School, dated April 3, 2013, prepared by Gale                            Associates, Inc.

16)     Letter titled Joel Barlow High School Stadium Field Improvements Project (Application #13-04), prepared for Mr. Robert Flanagan, Town of Redding, dated April 22, 2013, prepared             by Mr. Brian Roach, Aquarion Water Company. This document came as an email attachment on April 22, 2013.

17)     Letter titled Joel Barlow High School Stadium Field Improvements Project (Application #13-04), prepared for Mr. David Pattee, dated April 11, 2013 prepared by Mr. Brian Roach,                Aquarion Water Company.

18)     Letter to Robert M. Flanagan, Town of Redding from Nicolle Burnham and Steve Kochis, detailing the Scope of Work for Application 13-08Z.

19)     Letter to Region 9 School District to the attention of Ms. Peggy Sullivan, Director of Finance and Operations Region 9 School District, requesting the Scope of Work (SOW)                        funds that will be deposited with the Town of Redding.

20)     Letter addressed to Robert M. Flanagan, Town of Redding from Nicolle Burnham and Steve Kochis of Milone and MacBroom, dated May 13, 2013, offering comments in the                       context of their initial plan review of the documents supplied by Gale Associates for Application 13-08Z.

21)     Legal Notice for newspaper publication in the Redding Pilot, dated May 9 & 16, 2013 for Application 13-08Z for a Site Plan and Special Permit Application.

22)     Permit Certification Affidavit from Margaret Sullivan, Director of Finance and Operations Region 9 School District, dated 4/10/2013, stating that the owner of the property has                      authorized the proposed activity on Application 13-08Z.

23)     Email notification (1 of 2) and electronic copies of Application 13-08Z, dated April 15, 2013 sent to the following Town of Redding Departments: Board of Selectmen; Redding                      Planning Commission; Redding Conservation Commission; Chief Fuchs – Redding P.D.; Redding Health Department; Redding Fire Marshall; Redding Building Inspector;                            Redding Highway Department;  Redding Finance Director. Return email receipts also in file.

24)     Email notification (2 of 2) and electronic copies of Application 13-08Z, dated April 15, 2013 sent to the following Town of Redding Departments: Board of Selectmen; Redding                      Planning Commission; Redding Conservation Commission; Chief Fuchs – Redding P.D.; Redding Health Department; Redding Fire Marshall; Redding Building Inspector;                            Redding Highway Department;  Redding Finance Director. Return email receipts also in file.

25)     Letter to Fire Marshall Peter Bernstein, dated April 18, 2013, from Robert M. Flanagan Town of Redding, CT, providing hard copies of Application 13-08Z.

26)     Email notification of Application 13-08Z, dated April 9, 2013 to the commissioners of the Redding Zoning Commission.  This email included supplemental information for the                        application.

27)     Email notification of Application 13-08Z, dated May 16, 2013 to the commissioners of the Redding Zoning Commission.  This email included additional supplemental information                 for the application.

28)     Town of Redding Zoning Application Time Line for application processing.

29)     MSDS Sheets provided by Gale Associates for chemical products used to clean the synthetic turf after installation; sand used for installation; turf infill rubber; turf carpet; turf                   paint; 26 pages.

30)      Letter to Gerry Casiello, Chairman, Redding Zoning Commission, dated May 7, 2013, from Doug Hartline with respect to Application 13-08Z, and his findings.

31)     Copy of Check #147 from the Regional School District No. 9 in the amount of $8,000, to cover the cost of the Engineering review by Milone and MacBroom for Application 13-08Z.             Check is dated April 25, 2013.

32)     Report of Collections Town of Redding, CT – Redding Finance Director’s office acknowledging receipt of $8000 Check # 147, from the Zoning Department clerk. Report is dated                  4/30/2013.

33)     Email from Robert M. Flanagan, Town of Redding to Eric Roise of Gale Associates, sharing additional comments from Chief Fuchs of Redding P.D. and Doug Hartline of the                         Redding Health Department. Email dated May 20, 2013.

34)     Letter from Diane Taylor, Chairman of the Redding Planning Commission, to Gerald Casiello of the Redding Zoning Commission, detailing the referral of the Redding Planning                     Commission on Application 13-08Z.

35)     Trucking Plan, dated May 2013, from Gale Associates, submitted in conjunction with Application 13-08Z.

36)     Site Plans entitled Joel Barlow High School – Stadium Field Improvements Project (29 sheets), prepared for Joel Barlow High School, REVISED May 17, 2013, prepared by Gale                     Associates, Inc.

37)     Stormwater Management Report (Joel Barlow High School – Stadium Field Improvements Project), prepared for Town of Redding Conservation Commission, REVISED May 17,                  2013, prepared by B. Tyson Catlett, Gale Associates, Inc. 87 pages.

38)     Letter to Mr. Robert Flanagan, Town of Redding, from Eric Q. Roise, dated May 20, 2013, detailing Gale Associates response to Initial Plan Review Letter dated April 10, 2013.

39)     Letter to Mr. Robert Flanagan, Town of Redding, from Eric Q. Roise, dated May 20, 2013, detailing Gale Associates response to Milone and MacBroom’s Engineering review                       letter, dated May 13, 2013.

40)     Letter to Mr. Robert Flanagan, Town of Redding, from Eric Q. Roise, dated May 20, 2013, detailing Gale Associates response to Milone and MacBroom’s Engineering review                       letter, dated May 13, 2013.

41)     Letter to Brian Roach of Aquarion Water Co., from Eric Q. Roise, dated May 20. 2013, providing Gale Associates response to his letter dated April 11, 2013.

42)     Letter to the Redding Zoning Commission, from Michael Melnyk of Cricklewood Road, dated May 20, 2013, offering his comments on Application 13-08Z.

43)     Email from Robert M. Flanagan, Town of Redding to Zoning Commission, dated May 21, 2013, with an attachment of Mr. Melnyk’s letter of May 20, 2013.

44)     Email from Robert M. Flanagan, Town of Redding to Brian Roach of Aquarion Water Co., with an attachment of the latest plan revisions for Application 13-08Z. Mr. Roach has no             further comment on the application, dated May 21, 2013.

45)     Email from Robert M. Flanagan, Town of Redding to the Redding Zoning Commission, with an attachment of the latest plan revisions for Application 13-08Z, dated May 21, 2013.

46)     Email from Robert M. Flanagan, Town of Redding to the Redding Highway, Police, Building and Health Departments, dated May 21, 2013, with an attachment of the latest plan                    revisions for Application 13-08Z.

47)     Email from Eric Q. Roise to Robert M. Flanagan, Town of Redding, dated May 21, 2013, responding to the concerns expressed in Mr. Melnyk’s letter of May 20, 2013.

48)     Email from Chief of Police Douglas Fuchs to Robert M. Flanagan, Town of Redding, dated April 15, 2013, with respect to Application 13-08Z.

49)     Email from Chief of Police Douglas Fuchs to Robert M. Flanagan, Town of Redding, dated May 21, 2013, with respect to Application 13-08Z.

50)     Letter to Chairman Gerald L. Casiello, Chairman of the Redding Zoning Commission, from Jeff Hanson – Redding Highway Department, dated May 22, 2013, detailing his views                    and concerns relative to Application 13-08Z.

51)     Letter to the Redding Zoning Commission, from Phil and Deb Mangieri of 1 Cricklewood Rd Redding, dated May 13, 2013, expressing their concerns with Application 13-08Z.

52)     Email to Chairman Casiello of the Redding Zoning Commission, from State Rep. John Shaban, expressing his support for Application 13-08Z.

*INFORMATION BELOW ACCEPTED

AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING BEGAN*

53)     Site Plans entitled Joel Barlow High School – Stadium Field Improvements Project (29 sheets), prepared for Joel Barlow High School, REVISED June 5, 2013, prepared by Gale                      Associates, Inc.

54)     Letter to Mr. Robert Flanagan, Town of Redding, from Eric Q. Roise, dated June 6, 2013, detailing Gale Associates response to Milone and MacBroom’s Engineering review letter,              dated May 30, 2013.

55)     Letter to the Redding Zoning Commission, from Phil and Deb Mangieri of 1 Cricklewood Rd Redding, dated June 4, 2013, expressing their concerns with Application 13-08Z.

56)     Letter to Chairman Gerald L. Casiello, of the Redding Zoning Commission, from Chairman David R. Pattee, of the Redding Conservation Commission, confirming that the                               Conservation Commission approved Zoning Application 13-08Z, with no special conditions.

The following findings have been made by the Commission:

1)     The proposed use is consistent with the purposes of these regulations (Article II).

2)     The location of the site, and the location, nature, size and intensity of the proposed buildings, structures, parking, uses and activities will be in harmony with adjacent areas, and                will not impair the residential values or natural environment of the nearby area and of the community.

3)     Parking areas, traffic access, water supply, sewage disposal, stormwater control, fire and police protection, and utility services will be adequate for all proposed uses.

4)     Standards for environmental protection (see Section 5.3) will be fully met.

5)     The specific layout in design of facilities, with any amendments to the site plan specified by the Commission, meets requirements of these regulations (see Section 5.2.4).

6)     All other standards of these regulations are satisfied.

 

This Approval is subject to the following conditions:

1)     All conditions of approval established by the Redding Conservation Commission as part of the permit for regulated activities under their regulations shall be incorporated into                    these conditions of approval by the Redding Zoning Commission.

2)     An agreement between the Town of Redding and the Region 9 School District clarifies that Region 9 will correct any damage to Redding roads caused by this project.

3)     An Erosion and Sedimentation (E&S) control bond in the amount of $15,000 must be deposited with the Town of Redding prior to the site development commencing.

4)     The area of the recharger units shall have soil testing conducted for the proper placement of stormwater infiltration units.  At least (6) six test holes must be dug.  This requirement             is due to the fact that no water quality model computations have been submitted with the application.

5)     A raised seal copy of the final approved site development plan shall be presented to the Zoning Office prior to construction, bearing the raised seal and signature of a State of                    Connecticut Licensed Civil Engineer.

6)    A copy of the final site plan and special permit must be filed on the Land Records in the Office of the Town Clerk. A copy of this filing will be sent to the Zoning Office after                        recording.

7)     A signature block shall be provided on Sheet G001 for the Chairman of the Redding Zoning Commission to sign.

8)     The applicant shall include the approved and stamped/signed Site Development Plan for Application 13-08Z in the bid documents for the project and, prior to the commencement               of site development, shall furnish the Zoning Office a copy of the Site Development Plan executed by the applicant and the contractor.

9)     Project Manager/Clerk of the Works: The applicant shall hire, and have in place prior to beginning any site development, a project manager/clerk of the works who shall monitor                 all aspects of the site development and shall be the main contact person with the Zoning Office for the duration of the site development.

10)     The contact information for the project manager/clerk of the works shall be conveyed to the Zoning Office prior to any site development taking place.

11)     The project manager/clerk of the works shall provide the Redding Zoning Commission written reports as may be required by each commission, on a weekly basis by Tuesday                      noon, each week for the duration of the project.

12)     The project manager/clerk of the works shall provide the Redding Zoning Commission written reports as the number of trucks coming into and leaving the site, on a weekly basis               by Tuesday noon each week, for the duration of the project.

13)     The contract materials provided to any potential development General Contractor or Sub-Contractor(s) shall explicitly contain all Zoning Approval Conditions and all approved                  site plan drawings, site details and narratives as requirements of the project and a clause indicating that any failure to perform any of the conditions of approval of the site                           development plan shall require the contractor or contractors failing to perform or implement such repairs/remedies as shall be required by the project manager/clerk of the work at               the contractors own expense within the time frame by any order of violation by the Town of Redding or any other authorized agency or department of the State of Connecticut.

14)     No activity shall take place on site without written notification to the Zoning Enforcement Officer.  The written notification must be delivered to the Zoning Office no later than 72              hours prior to the commencement of site development.

15)     A pre-construction meeting shall be held with Aqaurion Water, the Town of Redding ZEO, the Town of Redding Highway Superintendent, the Town of Redding Chief of Police,                the project manager/clerk of the works and all contractors who will be working on site, prior to any site development.

16)     All contractors and their employees should be informed that they are working in an important public water supply area.  During construction, no equipment or machinery should                be refueled, maintained or parked near wetlands or in areas where storm runoff can wash pollutants into a watercourse.

17)     Soil and demolition material removal from the site must be accomplished in accordance and compliance with all federal, state and local laws.  Once the material is removed from the             site, it cannot be stored, re-sold or placed within the Town of Redding, without prior Commission approval.

18)     The project manager/clerk of the works shall monitor all construction areas and, if an inactive area is noticed, shall require the contractor to estimate the time of planned inactivity               and, if greater than five (5) days total, shall require stabilization measures prior to any other work on site proceeding.

19)     The applicant and contractor(s) shall ensure that all site areas disturbed that shall be left exposed over a weekend or holiday period are sufficiently stabilized to protect against a                storm event during the period of inactivity.  Such stabilization plan shall be reviewed and approved by the project manager/clerk of the works and in place prior to the contractor                leaving the site.

20)     The applicant and contractors shall ensure that all sedimentation and erosion controls will be installed correctly and maintained properly. The permittee shall also prevent any                     offsite discharges of polluted stormwater.

21)     In the occurrence of a storm event of 1” inch of rain in a 4 hour period or 3” inches of rain in a 24 hour period, the contractor or contractors responsible for installation and                           maintenance of any sedimentation and erosion control measures, shall be onsite with the project manager/clerk of the works to inspect the status of all control measures.                              Sufficient resources shall be available from the contractor to begin work on any repairs or remedies required by the project manager/clerk of the works within 2 hours of such                       notice.

22)     All soil stockpiles shall have staked hay bales reinforcement around the perimeter of the siltation fencing; all stockpiles shall be covered with matting or other impervious                             covering to minimize erosion.

23)     Any deviation from the approved plans may require approval of the Commission after staff review and discussion with the Chairman.

24)     As-Built’s prepared by the design engineer will be required to be submitted for review by Commission staff and the Town Engineer.

25)     This permit shall not be construed as relieving the permittee of the obligations to obey all federal, state and local laws.

26)     Any transfer or assignment of this permit shall require approval of the Commission.

27)     Any outstanding legal or engineering invoices must be paid in full prior to the permit being issued.

28)     This permit may be revoked if the permittee exceeds the conditions or limitations of this permit or has secured the permit through deception or inaccurate information.

Motion by Mr. Casiello, seconded by Mr. Ventricelli, and approved unanimously.

FUTURE AGENDA

Application 13-14Z – Applicant: Kuczo Holdings, LLC, 231 Ethan Allen Highway, Redding, CT (Map #35  & Lot #59) – Agent: Attorney Robert C. E. Laney – Ryan, Ryan & Deluca, 707 Summer Street, Stamford, CT.  Review and discuss with the Commission an application for a proposed text amendment to the Redding Zoning Regulations Section 4.3.2.9 (a) Service Business (SB) Zone to allow in the SB Zone administrative offices of a landscaping business and the on-site storage of landscaping equipment and supplies.  A Public Hearing may be scheduled for July 10, 2013

ADJOURNMENT

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

The meeting adjourned at 8:52 pm

Respectfully submitted

Mary Maday, Recording Secretary

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PUBLIC HEARING

Present:  Gerry Casiello, Chair; Joseph Ventricelli, Vice Chairman; Ben Gordon, Michael Hoffman, Ted Ogonek, and alternates, Amy Atamian, Matthew Lecher and Gary Miyashiro

Also present:  Robert M. Flanagan, CZEO, five members of the public and a representative of the Redding Pilot.

All regular members were present and seated for the Public Hearing.

Mr. Casiello opened the Public Hearing at order at 7:40 pm.

Application 13-08Z – Applicant: Regional School District #9  – 645 Morehouse Road, Easton CT – Agent: Gale Associates, Inc. 703 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT  -Site: Joel Barlow High School, 70 Turney Road, Redding, CT (May #32 & Lot #7).  Review and Discuss with the Commission a Special Permit and Site Plan Amendment application for Earth Moving in excess of 300 cubic yards to provide for the installation of a synthetic turf field and for other renovations to the current Joel Barlow Stadium Field facility. The public hearing was opened on this application on May 22, 2013.

Mr. Flanagan provided four additional documents for the application:

1)     Site Plans entitled Joel Barlow High School – Stadium Field Improvements Project (29 sheets), prepared for Joel Barlow High School, REVISED June 5, 2013, prepared by Gale Associates, Inc.

2)     Letter to Mr. Robert Flanagan, Town of Redding, from Eric Q. Roise, dated June 6, 2013, detailing Gale Associates response to Milone and MacBroom’s Engineering review letter, dated May 30, 2013.

3)     Letter to the Redding Zoning Commission, from Phil and Deb Mangieri of 1 Cricklewood Rd Redding, dated June 4, 2013, expressing their concerns with Application 13-08Z.

4)     Letter to Chairman Gerald L. Casiello, of the Redding Zoning Commission, from Chairman David R. Pattee, of the Redding Conservation Commission, confirming that the Conservation Commission approved Zoning Application 13-08Z, with no special conditions.

Mr. Eric Roise, of Gale Associates and representing the applicant, addressed the second round of comments from Milone & MacBroom regarding the application.

  1. Survey & zoning markings:  this was completed on the revised set of drawings.
  2. Seal & signature on plan:  these will be added to the file set of drawings.
  3. Boundary survey: the applicant is requesting permission to use the 2005 A2 survey on file.
  4. Plantings for parking area and adequacy of buffer between parking and lot line: The planting information has been added.  The buffer between the parking area and the lot line is wooded and the applicant requested that the Zoning Commission determine that it was acceptable.
  5. Public water supply notations:  the missing page was added to the documents.
  6. Parking lot islands:  the plan was revised to show the parking lot islands and landscaping.
  7. Parking adequacy:  the plan includes 1011 stadium seats and regulations call for one parking space for every four seats.  The parking area at the stadium is for 68 cars, but the parking for the entire school site will accommodate the required number of cars.
  8.       Trucking plan:  contingency costs will be included in the funding package to cover the cost of any repair to Turney Road.  Milone & MacBroom requested that a written agreement between School District #9 and the Highway Department be put in place.  This will be done.
  9. Erosion control methods in parking area:  this has been provided. Milone & MacBroom     requested additional detail and notations.  Gale Associates will provide that information.
  10. Park area existing gravel:  Mr. Roise noted that the existing gravel will be removed to eliminate potential contamination, and new gravel will be used.

17      Light fixtures:  the 24 foot fixtures will be replaced with 12 foot fixtures to comply with the regulations.

  1. Outlet control for field: Gale Associates will provide further information and detail to Milone & MacBroom.
  2. Existing drainage pipe in northern area of parking area: this has been addressed and clarified.
  3. Calculation of water quantity and volume infiltration system and testing in parking area: Mr. Roise asked that that this be a condition of the permit.

Mr. Roise addressed three new comments from Milone & MacBroom.

  1. Modest increase in runoff to western wetlands:  Mr. Rosie explained the reason for the modest increase. This was discussed and approved by the Conservation Commission.
  2. Outflow control structure for infiltration system at parking area:  Mr. Rosie addressed the issue.
  3. Question regarding 3 drywells proposed along the northern and western edge of site: Mr. Roise provided information to Milone & MacBroom that these would eliminate any puddling of water.

Discussion followed.

Commission members discussed the proposed trucking plan.  The proposal calls for 7,440 cubic yards of material being removed and the same amount being brought in to the site, with approximately 372 round trips.

Comments from members of the public:

Michael Melynk, Cricklewood Road:  Mr. Melynk addressed the Commission with his concerns that the buffering area between the parking and the lot line is deciduous trees that are bare for six months of the year and would provide very little buffer when the stadium is most used. He added that the parking lot in the old tennis court area only holds about 20 cars.  He is concerned that parking on Turney Road and Cricklewood is not controlled by the school and creates a safety issue for those walking to the field and a hardship for the residents of Cricklewood Road. Mr. Melynk also questioned the safety of the proposed artificial turf surface and the potential of lead and zinc runoff from the field.

Mr. Roise responded to the issue of safety of the artificial turf surface.  Lead was a problem with the old type of artificial turf, but not with the proposed type of turf.  Zinc is an issue, but studies have found no reason for the artificial turf surface not to be installed.

Mr. Melynk asked that the specific studies be cited regarding the safety issues with artificial turf fields.

Chris Siburn, Limekiln Road:  Mr. Siburn cited a Connecticut DEEP report regarding the safety of artificial fields in Connecticut dated July 28, 2010 and show there are no risks that would deter someone from installing artificial fields.  He suggested a monitoring system be included to monitor zinc runoff.

A letter of approval from the Conservations Commission was read into the record.

The letter from Phil & Deb Mangieri of Cricklewood Road was also read into the record.

Motion: move that the Zoning Commission close the Public Hearing.  Casiello, Ventricelli.  Approved unanimously.

The Public Hearing portion of the meeting concluded at 8:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted

Mary Maday, Recording Secretary

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