"PLANNING ZONING COMMISSION MONTHLY MEETING THURSDAY AUGUST 19 2010 WOODSTOCK TOWN HALL Room 1 – 7 30 P M MINUTES I MONTHLY MEETIN"
PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION MONTHLY MEETING THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010 WOODSTOCK TOWN HALL, Room 1 – 7:30 P.M. MINUTES I. MONTHLY MEETING a. Call to Order – Meeting was called to order at 7:32 by Chair Jeff Gordon b. Roll Call – Dave Fortin, John Anastasi, Dr. Gail Dickinson, Dr. Jeffrey Gordon, Fred Rich, Joseph Adiletta, Dexter Young, Dorothy Durst, Syd Blodgett (7:35) Absent: Ken Goldsmith, Seth Spalding Staff present: Delia Fey, Town Planner/ZEO, Tina Lajoie, PZC Clerk Others present: William Klansek, Attorney St. Onge, Paul Archer, Norman Perron, William Klansek, David Brown, Clarence LaRiviere, Mr. & Mrs. Serio and others II. CITIZENS’ COMMENTS III. ZEO REPORT Inspection at 496 Prospect Street, after report of burning mattresses and other items, revealed site is currently being cleaned; LaMontagne Woodworking posted several signs along town that were removed after Fey contacted them and they did not respond. IV. DESIGNATION OF ALTERNATES - None V. MINUTES - Regular Meeting – July 15, 2010 APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY No discussion. VI. BUDGET REVIEW AND BILLS MOTION BY RICH, SECONDED BY YOUNG TO APPROVE BILL IN THE AMOUNT OF $546.25 (KLANSEK). ANASTASI ABSTAINS. MOTION CARRIES. (Syd Blodgett present at 7:35) It was decided by Chair Gordon that since the Public Hearing is scheduled for 8:00, PZC should address other business until that time. MOTION BY FORTIN TO WORK ON NEW BUSINESS ITEMS BEFORE PUBLIC HEARING AT 8:00 P.M., SECONDED BY ANASTASI. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. VII. PUBLIC HEARING (PZC agreed to work on New Business until 8:00 p.m.) 593-10-07 William Klansek, Center Cemetery Rd (Map 5130 Block 25 Lot 1) – Dry hydrant installation – Activity on a scenic road (Anastasi is recusing himself) Fey states that the legal notices were both published in the Woodstock Villager, as required, on August 6, and 13, 2010. According to letter in the packet, the Geer family states that there is no agreement, to date, with Mr. Klansek. Agent for applicant, Norman Perron of Bertin Engineering, speaks to the Commission requesting a continuance of the Public Hearing to September 16, 2010. Letter is read for the record. MOTION TO GRANT EXTENSION TO SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 MEETING BY FORTIN, SECONDED BY DICKINSON. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. 1 PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION MONTHLY MEETING THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010 WOODSTOCK TOWN HALL, Room 1 – 7:30 P.M. VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS A. #537-06-05 William Klansek, Center Cemetery Rd – (2-lot subdivision previously approved) – proposed modified conservation easement (Anastasi is recusing himself from discussion and vote.) Fey states she received the revised conservation easement language and metes and bounds, a letter from our attorney, and the revised plan that shows the building square for the barn and area of open space. Durst questions easement’s legal language from document dated August 19, 2010, regarding the consideration of $1 and what this really means for the Town. Klansek states his attorney and our attorney have worked this out and Fey states this language was based on our model and the attorney has reviewed. Durst also requests clarification on additional language and would like to make sure that this agreement does not bind the town in some way. It is confirmed that this language being questioned is on all the previous drafts, along with the town’s model. Clarence LaRiviere, 174 Center Cemetery Road, asks to see the plan. Fortin would like to be clear that this conservation easement has been reviewed previously and with the exception of a few changes that were recommended by PZC, the applicant has complied with everything. Fey and Klansek have confirmed this to be the case. Mr & Mrs. Serio, 145 Center Cemetery Road, has questions regarding conservation easement, limitations on barn size and asks the Commission to limit the size of this structure. It is explained that if the structure meets the zoning regulations, then it would be approved. Perron provides color plan for the public to review and questions are answered by Fey, Perron and Klansek. MOTION BY ADILETTA TO ACCEPT CONSERVATION EASEMENT DATED 08-19- 2010, SECONDED BY FORTIN. Norm Perron clarifies limitation of building envelope for Commission. Adiletta adds to the motion the following addition: CONDITION THAT THE LANGUAGE IS MADE CONSISTENT BETWEEN THE DRAWING AND THE EASEMENT FOR THE BUILDABLE SQUARE AND ADD SCHEDULE A ON THE PLAN. MOTION CARRIED. ANASTASI ABSTAINS. DURST, NO VOTE RECORDED. B. #593-10-07 Wiliam Klansek, Center Cemetery Rd. – Scenic road activity – dry hydrant Continuance granted – September 16, 2010. IX. NEW BUSINESS A. A. Kausch & Sons, subdivision #177, Vivian R. Fetherston & Claire D. O’Connor, Roseland Park Rd – 1986 Condition of approval required E&S plan approval by PZC Fey provides information to PZC since applicant was not present. Wetland’s application will be heard at the Special Meeting on August 30, 2010. Discussion on whether an E&S bond should be established. Fey recommends $1,000 bond, unless wetlands agency would like this increased. Review of map by PZC. MOTION BY FORTIN TO APPROVE E&S CONTROL PLAN WITH BOND AMOUNT OF $1,000, IF NECESSARY, SECONDED BY ANASTASI. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. C. Proposed cell tower – Rte 198, (Map 5789, Block 37, Lot 24) – Request for input on potential effects on historic properties within 30 days. 2 PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION MONTHLY MEETING THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010 WOODSTOCK TOWN HALL, Room 1 – 7:30 P.M. Letter is read for the record from Elizabeth Zimmerman dated August 18, 2010 opposing this location for a cell tower. Further information is requested on exact location, possibly next to Stoggy Hollow or Chamberlain Mill which is a preserved historic property area and may not be an appropriate spot for a cell tower, as stated by Dickinson. There is a request for more detailed maps from siting council. PZC would like to touch base with Historic Properties Commission before providing input. MOTION BY ADILETTA TO AUTHORIZE CHAIR GORDON TO DRAFT LETTER INDICATING CELL TOWER LOCATION HAS BEEN SOURCE OF CONTROVERSY IN THE PAST AND THE AREA NEEDS TO BE RESEARCHED BY HISTORIC PROPERTIES COMMISSION, SECONDED BY DICKINSON. Discussion: PZC is requesting better maps and additional time for review. Date of receipt is August 6th. If information is received in time, they can review at regulation meeting on September 2nd, and send letter at that time. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. FRED RICH ABSTAINS. Dickinson is requesting Nick Bellantoni, State Archeologist, also review the proposal. Gordon thought it was part of their regular review. C. #SP594-10-08 Christopher Wootton, 489 Rte 197 – Change of use on existing special permit Fey explains that Mr. Wootton had a special permit approved several years ago allowing for the repair of classic and antique cars. His current proposal is to include newer model cars. There will be no additional construction, no changes to the parking lot or building. Mr. Christopher Wootton is present to answer questions. A public hearing must be scheduled. Mr. Wootton comments that due to the state economy, it is difficult to make ends meet with the limitations as such. The antique business has slowed down. MOTION BY FORTIN, SECONDED BY DICKINSON TO ACCEPT APPLICATION AND SCHEDULE PUBLIC HEARING FOR SEPTEMBER 16, 2010. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. X. PRELIMINARY DISCUSSION Mr. & Mrs. David Brown, 232 W. Quasset Rd – family transfer subdivision Fey explains that she had reviewed this with our town attorney in the past because it is an unusual property. PZC has received a letter from town attorney in their packet dated February 12, 2010. Fey states that there may be a misunderstanding in this letter relating to this being a common driveway and not a road therefore only requiring an 18 foot width driveway and not 25. Attorney St. Onge is present to represent applicant, along with Paul Archer, surveyor, and Mr. Brown. Brown’s property is shown on the map as lot 2. As presented by Attorney St. Onge, 2.99 of the 8.5 acre lot will be conveyed to the owner’s mother under the family transfer provision. Preliminary survey was done by Paul Archer and once the proposal is solidified, he will survey down to the water. Plan showing topography would be important to review by PZC since property does slope down to the water. Fey states that the zoning regs require a minimum of 25’ of frontage for rear lots. The subdivision regs say your driveway has to be 18 feet wide. It’s a road that needs a right- of-way of 50 feet. This is not a road and therefore the proposal appears to meet the regulations. Young, Adiletta, Fortin, Anastasi and Gordon comment positively on this being a good preliminary design and nothing that stands out as a problem. XI. NON-RESIDENTIAL DESIGN GUIDELINES Syd Blodgett speaks about his current work and will incorporate the comments from Fey and Durst. Blodgett asks Commission if his work should present only non-residential or include multi family residential. It was decided that multi family, major redevelopment, drive-thru’s, pharmacies, banks, 3 PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION MONTHLY MEETING THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010 WOODSTOCK TOWN HALL, Room 1 – 7:30 P.M. etc., should be included, along with definitions. Chair Gordon would like this item on the September regular meeting agenda. XII. CITIZEN’S COMMENTS a. In depth discussion by the Commission on cell towers in Woodstock, positive and negative impacts to the town. b. Complaint regarding internally lit signs was discussed. Jock McClellan sent a letter dated August 5, 2010 that was provided to PZC. XIII. CORRESPONDENCE a. Notice of Availability from State of CT DEP re: minimum stream flow standards and regulations b. Notice of Tentative Determination Improvements and Repairs to Lake Bungee Dam #16933 XIV. OTHER BUSINESS AGvocate Program meeting minutes i. June 9, 2010 ii. July 14, 2010 XV. ADJOURNMENT MOTION TO ADJOURN AT 10:00 P.M. BY YOUNG, SECONDED ADILETTA. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Respectfully Submitted, Tina M. Lajoie, Clerk Planning & Zoning Commission DISCLAIMER: These minutes have not yet been approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission. Please refer to next month’s minutes for approval/amendments. Please note that the audio recording is the legal record of the meeting. 4