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					                           TOWN OF KILLINGLY, CT
                      PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

                                  Monday, October 19, 2009
                                     Regular Meeting
                                         7:00 PM
                                Town Meeting Room, Second Floor
                                      Killingly Town Hall
                                    172 Main St., Danielson

                                               Minutes

I.      CALL TO ORDER - at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Keith Thurlow.

II.     ROLL CALL - Present – Keith Thurlow, Virge Lorents, Brian Card, Joseph Couture and John
Larkin.

Staff Present – Linda Walden, Director of Planning and Development; Bruce Chimento, Director of
Public Works/Town Engineer. Also council liaison Joyce Ricci.

Welcome to new alternate Mark Horvath who is not sworn in to participate, but is observing.

Agenda Addendum:
MOTION by Virge Lorents to add to the Agenda under VI.        NEW BUSINESS
B.    Special Permits
1.    Special Permit Application #09-966 of Paul Lehto for use of flexible subdivision design criteria;
      556 Cook Hill Road, 243 and 345 Mashentuck Road; 23.4+/- acres; Rural Development Zone
      and
D.    Subdivisions
1.    Subdivision Application #09-454 of Paul Lehto for five lot flexible subdivision; 556 Cook Hill
      Road, 243 and 345 Mashentuck Road; 23.4+/- acres; Rural Development Zone

SECOND by Joe Couture. Motion carried unanimously.

III.    PUBLIC HEARINGS
A.      Zone Change Applications
1.      Zone (Map) Change Application #09-164 of R.A. Daddario Builders, LLC for 1047
        North Road [Alvin (deceased) and Ada Collum owners]; 3.7+/- acres; to change from
        Rural Development to Medium Density Zone

PE Janet Blanchette of J&D Civil Engineers presented for the applicant. David Bourque
representing RA Daddario was also present. She reviewed a zoning map of the area. A soil
scientist reviewed the property and found no wetlands on the property or within 200’ of the
boundaries. There is no ledge and it is gently sloping. There is municipal sewer - this is the last
property on the west on the line. She said there is a VFW hall and campground in the RD zone
in the area.

She spoke to staff’s comments re: public sewer and no public water and reviewed the need for a
hydro-geological report by zoning requirement in the future. She is familiar with other
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developments in the area and they are high yield, averaging 11 gallons per minutes, with a
minimum 5 gallons per minute from the well logs.

She described the Daddario projects across the street to address the zone changes effect on
surrounding properties– cul de sac style completed within a year or two of start. They are
attractive and well maintained and there is neighborhood pride.

Davis Bourque, VP of RA Daddario and construction manager, almost exclusively in Killingly
said any new project would be a continuation of what is there.

Virge Lorents asked the number of lots. He replied the concept is 8-9 lots maximum with a cul-
de-sac design. Brian Card asked the drainage pattern in the area. Janet Blanchette replied
northeast to southwest.

Frank Boyle, VFW commander, said he was concerned with the number of lots. They have been
there 60 years and use the pavilion for fundraisers. They are not open past 10 or 11 at night.
The organization does not want to deal with complaints from new neighbors. There are wetlands
to the west off site. What is their buffer zone? Keith Thurlow said that would be related to a
specific application – this is a zone change.

Motion: Virge Lorents moved to close the public hearing. Joe Couture seconded. Motion
carried unanimously.

B.      Special Permits
1.      Special Permit Application #09-963 of Cook Hill, LLC for sections 410.1.2 and 583 to
        use cluster design standards; 13 lots; 450 Cook Hill Road; 33.31 acres; Rural
        Development Zone and

D.      Subdivisions
1.      Subdivision Application #09-452 of Cook Hill LLC for 13-lot cluster subdivision; 450
        Cook Hill Road; 33.31 acres; Rural Development Zone

Motion: Brian Card moved to combine the public hearings for the Special Permit and
subdivision. Virge Lorents seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Linda Walden explained the commission’s actions to the public and that the applicant and the
public should ensure that they speak both to the special permit criteria and regulations to use
cluster design and also to the subdivision criteria and regulations which approves the actual
division of the land.

Janet Blanchette, PE, of J&D Civil Engineers is present for the applicant. She is representing
Cook Hill LLC, partners Keith Pasay and Mark Tetreault who are both present also. This is a
proposed cluster subdivision of 13 lots with 52% open space. In June , the commission reviewed
a conventional plan totally 12 lots of both interior and front lots. This plan shows one bonus lot
for the additional ten percent open space provided. There are no rear or endangered species on
the property. Linda Walden had made them aware of a Natural Diversity database location in the
vicinity. Their property does not; contain the same type of ledge habitat. Janet Blanchette
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described the layout, average lot size, steep slopes along the frontage, use of common drives, and
solar orientation.

She discussed LID design. 8000 CY of sand and gravel will be excavated from a knoll and re-
used on site – it will not be sold. She discussed the fine grain stratified aquifer. Recharge calcs
would be 12000 sf for recharge for the average family’s use.

The town would receive 15 acres of open space with access to the brook area for walking, water
monitoring, education - a crushed asphalt parking space for 2-3 cars will be provided. Janet
Blanchette discussed the benefits of the open space.

Dennis Blanchette of J&D discussed the cultural resources and site visit by state archaeologist Dr
Nick Bellantoni. He examined soil layers in test pits and found no indication of Native
American presence. Dr Bellantoni was most interested in the barn ruins near the road and asked
it be photo-documented or to move the driveway. The driveway was moved to protect the ruins.
Linda Walden had forwarded information on the Capwell mill Town Historian Maggie Weaver
had given her and Dennis Blanchette walked the brook again and did find a stonewall and
manmade area which is in the open space.

Article 4 was reviewed. Janet Blanchette read and discussed the six items for the special permit.
She addressed staff comments. There will be no developer deed restrictions, it is not a
conditional approval, and they will clean debris. Rather than a homeowners’ association, there
will be driveway maintenance agreements.

Virge Lorents reviewed the engineering memo. Drafts have been received of the driveway
agreements and need town attorney review.

Virge Lorents asked about the open space land – Janet Blanchette said it is more like hiking, but
walkable.

Keith Thurlow asked about the 1. driveway design – answer 3 1/2” crown at 4% slope and 2’
wide structural shoulder on either side. Janet Blanchette said there is no problem addressing
details; 2. stone structures with 10” pipe versus 15” pipe crossing the driveway - answer
wanted more cover over the pipe; and 3. rain gardens. Linda Walden asked about maintenance
of the drainage structures. Brian Card commented on wash outs if there is no maintenance.
Janet Blanchette said she agrees the driveway maintenance should address this. There will be
some paved areas due to slope. Keith Thurlow asked for the driveway agreements in the future –
they were not in the packets. Linda Walden and Janet Blanchette read from them and Keith
Pasay discussed them.

Keith Thurlow asked about combining the lot 6 drive into the common one to cut down on curb
cuts but he knows it would be 6 houses off the common instead of 5. Waiver provisions were
discussed.

Regarding earth operations and setting hours, Keith Pasay answered that he does work weekends
but not evenings. Linda Walden asked about screening on site – answer yes, there will be.

The chair asked for others speaking in favor – none
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Opposed:
Bob Scanzio of 89 Geer Road is opposed to cluster zoning and subdivision. He discussed the
pond and the existing conservation easement and his property. He said houses are right at water
level and he asked questions about wetlands and questioned impact. He talked about no
wetlands hearing and this afternoon they didn’t have the wetlands report. Linda Walden said she
was not in the office because of training today and other staff could not find the report,. It was
there and she showed it to Mr. Scanzio before the meeting tonight when he is asked about it.
Linda Walden said there was no hearing and explained wetlands statutes and procedures in
response to questions. Mr. Scanzio asked if wetlands was aware of the maintenance agreement
and plunge pools –yes. He said it is inappropriate for the area. H is opposed to the variation and
the subdivision itself.

Virge Lorents explained the commission does not have the power to turn someone down if they
meet the requirements.

Roger Coutu of Valley Road, but he also owns land on Geer Road. He wants more buffer, he
isn’t in favor of public access, and shared drives are a recipe for disaster. He talked about the
wildlife in the area. They are throw-way houses at $169,000-owners won’t have money to
maintain the drives.

Joe Couture cautioned him to watch comments on the houses.

Roger Coutu is against the cluster - a paved driveway is better.

Bob Scanzio asked questions about the wetlands.

Patrick Hopkins of 167 LaFantasie Road is concerned about the cluster development and one
point is no negative impact to existing homes. Other homes are 2000 sf colonials built in the last
5 to 10 years. Bringing in smaller homes of $169 will have a definite impact on our homes when
we try to sell them. Cluster is supposed to maintain the rural appearance of the neighborhood.
He asked about the conventional plan and if the 12-2 acre sites could be developed. He asked
about common drives and the wetlands – too close.

Peter Gettis of 171 Lafontaine – he is concerned with the open space the town is getting. He
asked about putting 12 houses in the conventional –it doesn’t work. They didn’t mention section
523 densities. He wants to do a buffer of 75feet along the road. He has concern with the size of
the houses and expense for maintaining the driveway.

Keith Pasay, 56 River Road. He is hearing about protecting wetlands. People from these areas
are riding dirt bikes through here and it is posted no trespassing but people felt free to trespass.
Town erosion is going down the hill now – the design will help. 50% is going into conservation
easement.

Janet Blanchette explained she heard talk of the development close to wetlands and the buffer
actually exceeds 100’. The wetlands commission was complimentary on the design. She
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reviewed the preliminary design and the procedure first with staff and then the commission.
Two acres is not exclusive of wetlands.

Keith Thurlow asked about the ownership of the open space. Janet Blanchette said at the
preliminary meeting in June, there was discussion and a majority was in favor of the town
owning the open space. Keith Thurlow asked can the boundary line be flagged? Linda Walden
explained her comment regarding the tags. Keith Thurlow asked about the buffer along the street
along lots 1 and 6. Linda Walden read the waiver language. He asked about a buffer along the
driveway for 12 and 13. Discussion followed. Keith Pasay said that is fine – he’ll plant. Keith
Thurlow asked about hours of operation for construction and earth operation. Keith Pasay said
during construction they work 7 to 5 pm. They could not work Sundays if that is agreeable to the
commission. He asked about Saturdays. Virge Lorents said a later start is better and suggested 8
AM start.

Brian Card asked Janet Blanchette about the driveway on the south side going from 362 to 366
for the common drive on the flat portion – any concern for wetness at the south side of the open
space where the drive curves? Janet Blanchette reviewed and said no concern – about 8’ higher
at that corner.

Linda Walden reviewed the items in her comments that should be considered in any approval
motion. Brian Card said they will require the estimates and set a bond that would be in place
before the filing of the mylars, wants data in an electronic media as an as-built situation. Janet
Blanchette said she doesn’t believe that there is anything on the list that isn’t acceptable to the
applicant.

Motion: Virge Lorents moved to close the hearing. Joe Couture seconded. Motion carried
unanimously by individual vote beginning with John larkin.


2.      Special Permit Application #09-964 of PSK Reality, LLC for sections 410.1.2 and 583 to
        use cluster design standards; 23 lots; 75 Tucker District Road (John, Paul & Jo-anne
        Shekleton &Sally E. Winter owners); 56.735 acres; Rural Development Zone and

D2.     Subdivision Application #09-453 of PSK Reality, LLC for 23-lot cluster subdivision; 75
        Tucker District Road (John, Paul & Jo-anne Shekleton &Sally E. Winter owners);
        56.735 acres; Rural Development Zone

Motion: Brian Card moved to combine the two public hearings. Virge Lorents seconded.
Motion carried unanimously.

Norman Thibeault of Killingly Engineers represented the applicant. This is a 23-lot cluster
subdivision in three phases of 7, 7, and 9 lots. There are three cul-de-sacs roads with lengths of
350, 450 and 550 feet to be public roads. He reviewed the preliminary plan process. Wetlands
approval has been received and there will be 57% open space. He reviewed density bonus
calculations.

He read the purpose under section 583. Very little grading and clearing are proposed. He
reviewed trip generation manual using #210 in the manual. 23 homes would expect 220 trips per
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day, with 18 cars per hour at the peak 7-9 AM and 23 cars per hour at the 4 -6 pm peak. He
reviewed the measurements made of road width and said in his opinion, the existing roads are
capable of supporting the new trips.

Norm Thibeault reviewed recharge calculations. He described the open space layout and views
from the existing road. 5-6 of the 23 homes may be visible from the road – first three in phase 1
and first 2 in phase 2. The road system will be shorter roads with an open swale system. He will
revise plans at the request of the engineer.

He will provide restrictions against further development. He will indicate zoning setbacks.

Norman Thibeault reviewed the subdivision requirements on page 5-6 item by item and staff
comments. He described the septic and cul de sac designs and the building, old foundation and
stonewall penning areas that will be in open space. The existing building’s fate should be a topic
of discussion with the commission. He discussed the open space in relation to other forested
land. He commented on the drainage area and design and answered a question from Virge
Lorents regarding future development in the watershed. They are not proposing affordable
housing in this development. They intend to use Icon Legacy modular homes built to green
standards. Linda Walden asked how that relates to LEED? Norm Thibeault is researching that.
In response to a question from Virge Lorents, he said he did not expect the hearing to close this
evening but wants to present and also answer questions from the public. Keith Thurlow asked
about the bonuses. Norm Thibeault said it is based on green building and he will talk to the
manufacturer if it will be capable to be LEED certified. Keith Thurlow said when the
regulations were designed, no other options than LEED were available. Norm Thibeault said no
dumps have been discovered. If there is debris, it will be removed. The foundation is buried but
additional cover will be provided if the town chooses that. Stonewalls will need to be breached
in a couple of spots but are being used as bounds. There is no significant earth removal. No
developer restrictions at this point. There is no objection to a commission restriction on the
keeping of farm animals. The development will take 3 to 5 years for build-out. He said that
property to the west along the road is up gradient and drainage problems would not be from this
property. They are proposing drainage maintenance easements to the town. E&s bonding will
come. They are not requesting a conditional approval at this time but he will speak to the
builder. They are still finessing plans for the Town Engineer. The proposed public town roads
will be referred to the Town Council for November. Road names were reviewed and may need
to be changed. There will be no homeowners’ association and there will be shared driveway
maintenance agreements – to be provided. He will hand in the preliminary layout, add the
property owners across the street to the plans, and provide floor plans and elevations.

Keith Thurlow requested more useable sized sets of plans. Norm Thibeault will provide full size
plans.

Maggie Weaver, Town Historian, spoke to the history of the area. The Covell family was in the
area by the 1750’s. There is a school site across the street. She asked that stonewalls be
preserved or photo-documented before they are disturbed. She provided a handout of mapping
created by her late husband showing property bounds and Roth Road is the east bound of the
Chestnut Hill Purchase, 1713-1715.
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John Shekleton of NH discussed the flow of the wetlands, wells on the site and the old cellar
hole.

Opposed:
Robert Ilewicz asked Norm Thibeault to correct the area of brown on his plans that overlaps his
property. When Norm Thibeault said that land to the north and south was not being developed,
don’t speak for him as owner. Norm Thibeault responded.

Vasilios Chrisoveclotis of 1500 North Road asked the type of occupancies, and commented on
North Road as a scenic historical road, traffic speed on North Road, he agrees with green houses.
He had asked for a yellow line on North Road and the Town Engineer had told him the road
wasn’t wide enough. Staff will check the scenic road status of North Road.

Kathryn McCullough of 120 Roth Road said Roth Road will be used as a cut through. There are
accidents due to speed and the road is dirt, one lane wide and lined with trees. She has lived
there 20 years.

Sherry Pasco of North Road has lived there 43 years and concurs with Ms. McCullough on the
width of Roth Road and this cannot be supported with the roads we have now. Consider the
integrity of what is there now.

Jim Ilewicz of Roth Road agrees with the comments on of Roth Road. He will cover part of
what he wants to as the hearing will continue, correct? Answer-yes. He agrees with other
comments. Traffic has increased. Under 720.4b, the commission can order a traffic study and he
requested it. This is a burden to abutting neighbors. They deal with dust. He doesn’t know the
type of homes yet to know if this will affect his real estate value. He asked about the affordable
housing on the cover sheet. Norm Thibeault said that was a bonus calculation only, but they are
not doing it. Mr. Ilewicz showed a plan and referred to Section 4, 6b – due regard to protection
of agricultural soils. His plan shows the outline of agricultural fields. He submitted photos of
the land. He will continue at the next meeting.

Linda Walden read letters received this evening into the testimony record. Linda Walden said
the hearing will continue on Monday November 16 at 7 pm.

Motion: Virge Lorents moved to continue the public hearing. Joe Couture seconded – motion
passed unanimously.

Commissioner Joe Couture left the meeting for an early morning appointment.
There was a brief break.

3.      Special Permit Application #09-965 of Quinebaug Valley Emergency Communications,
        Inc. for Section 410.2.2g - Public Service Corporation; 1249 Hartford Pike (Our Lady of
        Peace Church Corp. lot 46 & St. James Roman Catholic Church lot 47 owners); 1.98+/-
        acres proposed; Low Density Zone

Scott Young, PE of CME is representing the applicant. Jeff Otto, President of QVEC, Chuck
Kellegher, Don Francisco, and Father O’Neil are also present. He revised the plans to reflect
Staff comments. USDA funding is available. He reviewed the plans. A portion of land will be
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purchased from St. James and leased back for use as ball fields. There is a purchase and sales in
agreement with the Abrams. They are adding the elevator and stairways to the end of the
building. He described the proposed garage (photo), parking changes and the maximum lot
coverage-now under 20% with all of the property. He described the proposed grading. .The
utility plan was reviewed. There will be a new drilled well. There will be 3 to 4 geothermal
wells. Staff comments were reviewed. Roof water will infiltrate. He submitted a photo of a
similar precast radio building. Lighting was discussed and Virge Lorents discussed darksky
concepts. 5-6 parking spaces for employees will be lit. Parking spaces are larger than needed
but altering them doesn’t have much benefit. He discussed landscaping – they will replace the
tree removed. He did not show the landscaping on the plans but that is open for discussion. No
dumpster is proposed. A loading space was shown. He reviewed sight lines and traffic control.

Jeff Otto spoke to the 75 kw gas-powered, self-contained generator. Tower height was discussed
in regard to the zoning regulations. They have radio station authorization from the FCC (handed
in). He looks to the commission regarding the height. Virge Lorents reviewed the history of the
amateur antennae language. Keith Thurlow asked if ZBA must act? Linda Walden said yes, this
would be the November ZBA meeting and is a reason to hold the hearing open.

John Hallbergh of Hartford Pike directly across the street said this is a good reuse of the church –
low impact, low traffic. He did ask the commission to look at the lighting, as there is an
apartment directly across the street. Bruce Chimento suggested LED lighting. Scott Young will
review the lighting as to zero at the property line and Virge Lorents asked that he look at the
standards height also.

Virge Lorents moved to continue the public hearing. John Larkin seconded. Motion passed
unanimously – to November 16 at 7 pm here

C.      Site Plan Reviews
D.      Subdivisions
1.      Subdivision Application #09-452 of Cook Hill LLC for 13-lot cluster subdivision; 450
        Cook Hill Road; 33.31 acres; Rural Development Zone – combined hearing is closed.
2.      Subdivision Application #09-453 of PSK Reality, LLC for 23-lot cluster subdivision; 75
        Tucker District Road (John, Paul & Jo-anne Shekleton &Sally E. Winter owners);
        56.735 acres; Rural Development Zone – combined hearing is continued.
E.      Other

Hearings’ segment closes
Meeting Business will continue

IV.     CITIZENS’ PARTICIPATION - Citizen comments regarding items not subject to
        public hearing may be made at this time.

John Sarantopoulos, 32 Foster Street, speaking as an individual, said he has been told by this
commission that P&Z will be looking at the rules shortly. Killingly should be protecting its
residents. He referred to the two applications this evening. He described the short roads. Keith
Thurlow asked staff if it was appropriate for him to talk on the topic – if it was kept general.
Linda Walden said yes as long as it was general. Virge Lorents said not to talk about the
developers this evening. John Sarantopoulos said he understood. He began talking about five
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homes off of one driveway with shared driveway agreements. He referred to a Plainfield
situation he has told the commission before. The residents there are now looking to the town to
fix the roads that are substandard. Contractors want to go this way because it is more profit to
them. Houses will be at the lower end of the spectrum. They are setting aside the land you can’t
build on anyway. Roads are being built substandard. Keith Thurlow asked if Mr. Sarantopoulos
could do him a favor and end his discussion there because we will be scheduling something on
the regulations soon to address them. Keith Thurlow is concerned John Sarantopoulos could
influence the decision-making process and he would appreciate it if he could end – he
understands what he is saying. John Sarantopoulos said something has to be done in this regard
and thanked Mr. Thurlow.

V.      UNFINISHED BUSINESS
A.      Zone Change Applications
     1. Zone (Map) Change Application #09-164 of R.A. Daddario Builders, LLC for 1047
        North Road [Alvin (deceased) and Ada Collum owners]; 3.7+/- acres; to change from
        Rural Development to Medium Density Zone

Virge Lorents moved to approve the change of zone. John Larkin seconded. Virge Lorents
stated reasons: appropriate to the intent of the Plan of Conservation and Development and
changes we are making; it will concentrate development where the infrastructure exists -
because of the sewer line ending in front of the property; it meets our goals to build where
infrastructure exists and save open space and matches the large area of Medium Density that
abuts across the road. She reviewed the criteria: changes are taking place, physical suitability –
barely sloping works to its advantage; there would be little effect on the surroundings as it is
Medium Density; the only one to speak against it was the VFW and current residents haven’t
complained , why would future ones. Brian Card disagrees and said he doesn’t believe it is
contiguous, we talked about this in prior meetings; there is a gap after the VFW and it will cause
harm to the VFW with their pavilion in the back having nine lots on three acres. It was
previously discussed to leave it rural and it doesn’t fit with our current Plan of C&D. Keith
Thurlow said we expanded this area. Brian Card said we did to the west but not going up North
Road. Staff would need to check minutes - the October 8 minutes in the packet were on the
boro; she mentioned that the commission had discussed this area when talking about the sewer
avoidance map. She said the districts would be contiguous because the district lines go to the
centerline of roads and there would be MD on both sides.

Vote by roll call: Brian Card against; Virge Lorents for; John Larkin no; Keith Thurlow
against. The vote is three to one, the motion is denied and the commission does not have to state
reasons for their denial.

B.      Special Permits
     1. Special Permit Application #09-963 of Cook Hill, LLC for sections 410.1.2 and 583 to
        use cluster design standards; 13 lots; 450 Cook Hill Road; 33.31 acres; Rural
        Development Zone

Brian Card moved to approve the special permit application 09-663. His reasons under our rules
are because he thinks this use of the cluster design standards does minimize natural feature
impacts by preserving the creek; there are no public roads - there are a bunch of common
driveways which obviously reduces the public cost; the frontage is maintained so we maintain
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the forested canopy on both sides of the road because now you have a conservation easement on
both sides of the road; it is adjacent to the Geer Road conservation so it is contiguous. Virge
Lorents asked about adding the easement along the frontage – Brian Card said this is the special
permit. Keith Thurlow asked about hours of operation - Brian Card said this is the special
permit. Virge Lorents seconded.

Vote by roll call: Virge Lorents yes; John Larkin yes; Brian Card yes; Keith Thurlow yes. The
vote is four to zero and the motion passed.

2.    Special Permit Application #09-964 of PSK Reality, LLC for sections 410.1.2 and 583 to
      use cluster design standards; 23 lots; 75 Tucker District Road (John, Paul & Jo-anne
      Shekleton &Sally E. Winter owners); 56.735 acres; Rural Development Zone - hearing
      continued
3.    Special Permit Application #09-965 of Quinebaug Valley Emergency Communications,
      Inc. for Section 410.2.2g - Public Service Corporation; 1249 Hartford Pike (Our Lady of
      Peace Church Corp. lot 46 & St. James Roman Catholic Church lot 47 owners); 1.98+/-
      acres proposed; Low Density Zone – hearing continued
C.    Site Plan Reviews
D.    Subdivisions
   1. Subdivision Application #09-452 of Cook Hill LLC for 13-lot cluster subdivision; 450
      Cook Hill Road; 33.31 acres; Rural Development Zone

Brian Card moved to approve subdivision 09-452 Cook Hill, with the following conditions:

Posting of conservation easement tags prior to the filing of mylars on both sides of the property
lines; transfer of the open space to the town prior to the filing of mylars; conservation easement
be changed so that it is enforced by the planning and zoning commission; that the language be
reviewed and filed prior to the filing of the mylars and reviewed by town staff and the town
attorney; completion of the public parking spaces prior to filing; hours of operation are Monday
through Friday 7 am to 5 pm for the screening or excavation or removal of material; that the
driveway agreement language be submitted to the town and reviewed by the town attorney prior
to the filing of mylars and he is amending that the maximum per home owner increase or
suggested to be increased to $1000-the applicant stated 500 and that is to include maintenance of
the E&S structures and drainage structures; that the applicant submit engineer certification of
storm water management stamped by a PE that it is constructed in accordance with the plans;
that bonding be submitted and approved by the town engineer; pins and monumentation
certification; and as-builts submitted to the town in electronic format. Keith Thurlow asked
about buffering and trees along lot 13. Brian Card said and additional buffering along the
backside of lot 13 and 12. Virge Lorents seconded. Virge Lorents asked staff about procedure
for the discussion about moving lot 6 access off of the road. Linda Walden said you would
decide about the waiver to have six houses off the driveway and then yes, you could amend the
motion to incorporate buffering. Brian Card he didn’t think it met the waiver requirements and
so didn’t include it. Virge Lorents agreed. Nor did he think a conservation easement extended
along the front of those lots was appropriate either so that is why he did not include that. John
Larkin disagrees with the open space being conveyed to the town. Discussion on open space
ensued.
Vote by roll call: John Larkin no; Brian Card yes; Virge Lorents yes; Keith Thurlow yes. The
vote is three in favor with one opposing - the motion passes.
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2.        Subdivision Application #09-453 of PSK Reality, LLC for 23-lot cluster subdivision; 75
          Tucker District Road (John, Paul & Jo-anne Shekleton &Sally E. Winter owners);
          56.735 acres; Rural Development Zone – hearing continued

VI.       NEW BUSINESS
B.       Special Permits
      1. Special Permit Application #09-966 of Paul Lehto for use of flexible subdivision design criteria;
         556 Cook Hill Road, 243 and 345 Mashentuck Road; 23.4+/- acres; Rural Development Zone

Linda Walden said this application came in today beyond the P&Z’s and the state’s deadline for submittal
so the date of receipt is actually November 16, next month. The accompanying subdivision was
submitted after the commission’s deadline but before the state’s so it is received today. Her suggestion is
to try to keep the two applications together with hearing in December. Brian Card moved to schedule it
for December 21. Virge Lorents seconded . Motion carried unanimously.

D.        Subdivisions
1.        Subdivision Application #09-454 of Paul Lehto for five lot flexible subdivision; 556 Cook Hill
          Road, 243 and 345 Mashentuck Road; 23.4+/- acres; Rural Development Zone
When asked if the application is complete, staff said she doesn’t see health department approval
in place. Incomplete applications have one month to be made complete by the regulations.
Brian Card made a motion to send the application back to them to make it complete. Virge
Lorents seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


VII. ADOPTION OF MINUTES
    1. Regular Meeting of September 21, 2009
Brian Card moved to approve with Virge Lorents’ edits. John Larkin seconded. Motion carried
unanimously
    2. Special Meeting of September 29, 2009
Linda Walden explained they were emailed. John Larkin moved to send them back. Virge
Lorents seconded and voted aye. Brian Card was opposed-he printed them. John Larkin
opposed. Motion was two to two – no action. Brian Card moved to approve. Virge Lorents
seconded. Keith Thurlow, Virge Lorents and Brian Card were in favor. John Larkin opposed.
Motion carried.
3.     Special meeting of October 8, 2009
Brian Card moved to approve. John Larkin seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VIII. CORRESPONDENCE

IX.     OTHER
A.      CGS 8-24 referrals - none
B.      Zoning Enforcement Officer’s Report
C.      Zoning Activity Review
In response to a question, staff explained the one Halloween display was a fire safety issue
because of a restrictive maze.
D.      Building Office Report – September 2009
Virge Lorents said the numbers should total 240, not 239 in the Fire Marshal’s report.
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E.      Bond releases/reductions
1.         Request to release road maintenance bond for Ladds Lane, Wakely subdivision
The Town Engineer submitted a memo. It is ready to release. Brian Card moved to release the
bond and Virge Lorents seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
F.      Project completion/mylar filing extension requests
G.      Request to allow overhead utilities
H.      Plan of Conservation and Development
1.      Next meeting Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Staff hopes to have the draft ready for one final review.
I.      Borderlands update
Virge Lorents said Phase 2 is starting and the focus will be the Four Corners, Get involved or
urge others to become involved. The next meeting is Thursday, October 22, 2009.
J.      Subdivision Regulations and companion zoning amendments
K.      Schedule Aquifer Protection Agency Meeting for Monday, November 9, 2009
Linda Walden said she and Keith Thurlow attended aquifer training today.

Keith Thurlow asked about the EPA letter. Virge Lorents explained what her friend at EPA said
– ok to push. Send the letter.

X.      ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION LIAISON -nothing to report
XI.     COUNCIL LIAISON
Joyce Ricci said it (fuel oil tanks) was tabled after three hours of discussion. Town Council
voted it to town meeting and then it was tabled. Virge Lorents asked questions about the MDP.
Joyce Ricci said the zoning allows it and the MDP doesn’t. Elsie Bisset explained the covenants
that were put in place on the I park expansion area. Attorney St. Onge supplied a letter to the
council that evening.

XII. ADJOURNMENT
Virge Lorents moved to adjourn at 11:53 PM. Brian Card seconded. Motion carried
unanimously.

Respectfully submitted


Linda Walden
Acting Clerk

				
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