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Minutes of Zoning Commission, 04/10/2013

AGENDA: Zoning Commission

RECEIVED 04/03/2013 8:10am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk


Present:  Gerry Casiello, Chair; Joseph Ventricelli, Ben Gordon, Michael Hoffman (7:31 pm), Ted Ogonek, and alternates, Amy Atamian, Matthew Lecher and Gary Miyashiro

Also present:  Robert M. Flanagan, CZEO and four members of the public.

Ms. Atamian was seated for Mr. Hoffman

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


Motion: move to accept the minutes of the Regular Meeting of March 27, 2013 as submitted. Gordon, Ogonek.   Approved unanimously

Mr. Hoffman arrived at 7:31 pm and was seated.

Application #13-07Z – Applicant/Agent: Georgetown Village Restoration Inc. –

Review and discuss with the Commission the renewal of a Limited Duration Special Permit for the 11th Annual Georgetown Day to be held June 9, 2013 from Noon to 6:00pm on Main Street in Georgetown.  The event was last held on June 10, 2012. Mr. Flanagan noted that no changes in the event are planned, Police Chief Fuchs has reviewed the plan for traffic/police coverage and Health Officer Hartline has reviewed the plans pertaining to food handling for the event.  Ralph Bosh, speaking for Georgetown Village Restoration Inc. was present to answer questions.

Motion:  move that the Redding Zoning Commission approve Application #13-07Z as submitted. Ogonek, 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. – Review & discuss with the Commission the receipt of 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. Mr. Flanagan has digitized all the maps for the application and will provide them to the board members.  He recommended that a Public Hearing be scheduled for May 22, 2013.  Milone & MacBroom have the application for review to determine the scope of work for the application fee.  The Conservation Commission is also reviewing the application. Mr. Casiello noted that there were omissions in the application, specifically the number of cubic yards to be moved and details on the trucking plan for the removal of topsoil and replacement with gravel.  Eric Roise of Gale Associates was present and responded that he would provide that information.

Motion:  move that the Zoning Commission accept Application 13-08Z and schedule a Public Hearing on May 22, 2013 at 7:30 pm to consider the application.  Gordon, Ventricelli.  Approved unanimously.

Application #13-09Z – Applicant/Agent:  Redding Boy Scout Troop #15 –  

Review and discuss with the Commission the renewal of a Limited Duration Special Permit for the Annual Spaghetti Dinner to be held at the West Redding Volunteer Fire Dept. Fire District #2, 306 Umpawaug Road on May 4, 2013 from 4:45pm to 8:00pm.

The event was last held on May 5, 2012.  Mr. Flanagan indicated there have been no problems with the previous events.

Motion: move that the Redding Zoning Commission approve Application #13-09Z. Ogonek, Ventricelli.  Approved unanimously.

Incentive Housing Development Application – To review and discuss with the Commission the text of a preliminary draft of an Incentive Housing Development Application form to be submitted to the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (CT-OPM).

Mr. Hayes was not present for the meeting.  Commission members discussed the draft letter for the Incentive Housing Development Application.

Motion: move that the Redding Zoning Commission approve the Application for Approval of Incentive Housing Development as reviewed. Gordon, Ventricelli.  Approved unanimously.


Mr. Flanagan and Ms. Atamian attended the TOD (transit oriented development) seminar on April 4. Mr. Flanagan provided a brief overview of the seminar.  The second part of the seminar is on May 9 and board members are welcome to attend at Bridgeport City Hall.


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

The meeting adjourned at 8:11 pm

Respectfully submitted

Mary Maday, Recording Secretary