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Minutes of Zoning Commission, 01/08/2020

AGENDA: Zoning Commission

RECEIVED 01/09/2020 8:30am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Redding Zoning Commission
Regular Meeting Minutes
January 8, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
Town Hall Hearing Room
100 Hill Road, Redding, Connecticut

Present: Matt Lecher, Chairman; Amy Atamian, Secretary; Commissioner Ted Ogonek; Commissioner Paul Scholl; Commissioner Bill Whitehead; Alternate Gary Miyashiro.

Also Present: Aimee Pardee, Zoning Officer

Mr. Lecher called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., noting that all regular members were seated.


1.  Approval of Minutes Public Hearing and Regular Meeting Minutes of December 11, 2019.
On the motion of Ms. Atamian and the second of Mr. Ogonek, the Commission voted by majority to accept the minutes of the December 11, 2019 meeting as written. Mr. Scholl and Mr. Whitehead abstained.

2.  Application #20 – 1Z – 115 Cross Highway (Assessor’s Map and Lot No. 22 -81): Jon and Jen Kerr. Request for a Special Use Permit for an accessory apartment in accordance with Section 5.12 of the Redding Zoning Regulations. To receive; set public hearing date.

Ms. Pardee briefly reviewed the application with the commission. She explained that the Kerr’s had upgraded a small guest house on their property to live in while their house was being extensively renovated. Now that the renovation has been completed, they would like to keep the updated quarters as a legal accessory dwelling unit. Ms. Pardee stated that it meets the requirements in terms of setbacks, square feet, and has parking. She also stated that it has been reviewed by both the Health Department and Building Department.

After a brief discussion, Mr. Ogonek moved that the commission accept the application and set the public hearing date for January 22, 2020. Mr. Scholl seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.

4.  Discussion
Ms. Atamian mentioned concerns that had been raised regarding lighting on the water pollution control plant in Georgetown. She asked Ms. Pardee if she could review photos of replacement lighting that had been installed. Ms. Pardee said that she would also try to visit the plant and speak to the person who was concerned about the lighting.

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. Atamian and the second of Mr. Ogonek, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn at 7:34 p.m.

Submitted by:
Aimee Pardee