Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Clark Hurlburt, Selectman Donald Shea
Loomis, Eric Frieden, Fran Doba, Stuart Horton, Bart Piccarelli, Alan Green,
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting of the Board of
Selectmen to order at 7:35 p.m.The
meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion to approve the
minutes of the meeting or July 27, 2015.The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by
Selectman Shea.The vote taken was
ADDITION TO AGENDA
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion to add to the
agenda of this meeting for Waiving of Fee for Use of Lakeview Lodge.The motion was moved by Selectman Shea and
seconded by Selectman Hurlburt.The vote
taken was unanimous.
WAIVE FEE FOR USE
OF LAKEVIEW LODGE
Selectman Shea moved to waive the fee for use of the
Lakeview Lodge for the Delatore Family for an after funeral dinner.Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion.The vote taken was unanimous.
SOLID WASTE STUDY
Members of the Solid Waste Study Committee presented to the
Board of Selectmen, results of their completed study for Solid Waste for the
Town of Bethany.The Committee looked at
Municipal Solid Waste with regarding to curbside pickup of cooking and
consumption of products used primarily in private homes.They looked at alternatives for bulky waste
and solid commercial and industrial refuse.Handling and disposal of single stream recyclables was also studied.If curbside single stream recycling is done
containers would be supplied.Alternatives for handling of mattresses was explained by Bruce Loomis.
A motion to refund a total of $5,580. 82 to the following
was moved by Selectman Shea:
B & B Transportation $234.50, Complete Excavating
Services $90.61, Craig Riegelhaupt $194.61, Daimler Trust $715.59, David Reyes
$16.82, Donna Viscovi $27.58, Ellen Nicole $23.16, Frank Pepe Jr. $15.59, Frederick Haversat $399.06, Frederick Scalese
$86.83, Honda Lease $83.83, Honda Trust $173.80, Jacques Francois $30.00, Jason
Halpern $72.96, Jennifer Tittle $67.83, JP Morgan Chase $195.80, Katherine
Abbott $16.61, Kenneth Murphy $18.33, Lawrence Tischer $43.52, Mark Marenholz
$7.29, Nissan Infiniti $69.52, Peter Radsziunas $54.94, Philip Casoria Jr.
$69.03, Renuka Umashanker $14.44, Richard Floyd $22.67, Robert Esposito $67.17,
Ronald Blakey $64.96, Sal Amaeo $69.94, Seth Weiss $191.11, Steven Thornquist
$60.00, Toyota Lease $1,126.04, USB Leasing $901.29, VW Credit Leasing $65.42,
William Schuchmann $283.80 and Yousaf Kashimiri $90.00 all for overpayment of
Correspondence was received from Lee Ann Fallon requesting a
traffic study for the intersection of Grant and Cheshire Road. She feels that the site line when exiting
Grant Road on to Cheshire Road is poor.Alan Green, Road Forman who was present at the meeting agreed with her
as the Highway Department employees have made the same complaint especially
when snow plowing. Since Grant Road
intersects with Cheshire Road which is a State road.First
Selectman Gorski will contact the State regarding a study.
HEART OF BETHANY –
RID LITTER DAY
Stuart Horton, spokesman for the Heart of Bethany was
present to discuss with the Selectmen the possibility of holding a Rid Litter
Day April 9, 2016.The Selectmen all
liked the concept.
Adjournment was called at 8:40 p.m. after a motion was moved
by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt.
The meeting was called to order at 8:15
PM by chairman Bruce Loomis.Also
present was member Shaukat Kahn and Alternate Patsy Winer.
1)Absent were Cathy Rives, Dorothy
Seaton, Brian Eitzer and Matt Popp.
2)Patsy Winer was appointed to vote in
place of Brian Eitzer.
3)Election of a chairman for 2015-2016
was tabled until next meeting due to the low attendance.
4)The Minutes for the June 11, 2015
meeting were reviewed and Bruce made a motion to accept and Patsy
seconded.It was noted that Shaukat Kahn
was at the meeting and his name needed to be added to those present.Also, in items 1 and 6 the word “motioned” should
be replace with the phrase “made a motion”.
The minutes were approved as
5)Under correspondence we had Thank You
Notes from the 2015 Community school Conservation Award recipients.They were Julia Ryack and Christopher
6)There was nothing new to report on the
Woodward/Mesa Drive property.
7)A possible zone or status change for
Woodhaven Country Club was briefly discussed before being tabled for later
8)Zoning regulation revision
discussions were tabled.
Shaukat made a motion to
adjourn and Patsy seconded and the meeting was adjourned at 8:50 PM.
MINUTES OF THE
BETHANY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING OF WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER
2, 2015Page 1 of 7
The regular meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission
was called to order at 7:05 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room of the Bethany
Town Hall, 40 Peck Road, Bethany, Connecticut.
The following Commission Members
Kimberly McClure Brinton, Chair
Michael Calhoun, Member
Donna Shea, Member
Bradford Buchta, Alternate Member
Carol Lambiase, Alternate Member,
seated as a voting member
McDonald, Alternate Member, seated as a voting member
following Commission Members were absent:
Michael Sullivan, Vice-Chairman
Douglas Goldner, Member
Also present were:
Peck, Planning Consultant
Kearns, Zoning Enforcement Officer
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
was moved by Shea and seconded by Calhoun to approve the minutes of the August
5, 2015, Regular Meeting, with the following amendments:
·Page 4, Second Paragraph, First Sentence – Reads
“The Commission received a letter from Luiza DaSilva, dated July 13, 2015,
regarding a request to waiver the fees for this zoning text amendment
application.”Change to “The Commission
received a letter from Luiza DaSilva, dated July 13, 2015, regarding a request
to waive the fees for this zoning
text amendment application.”
·Page 4, Second Paragraph, Second Sentence –
Reads “The Commission briefly discussed this and it was mentioned that Staff
has spent hours on the zoning violation at the applicants property and would
like to discuss further.”Change to “The
Commission briefly discussed this and it was mentioned that Staff has spent
hours on the zoning violation at the applicant’s
property and would like to discuss further.”
report on Building Permits dated September 2, 2015.
Old Amity Road – Owner will
be submitting application for construction of building in October.
Sargent Drive and 429, 437 and 443 Fairwood Road – Sent Notice of Violation but Grieger’s
have not responded.Next will issue
Cease and Desist.Received a complaint
of someone working on cars late at night at 63 Sargent Drive and approval states
no automobile repair.Hiram Peck,
Planning Consultant, recommended asking owners if you can investigate the
property and if you don’t hear back then take action.
Sargent Drive – Working with
owner on approved planting plan.
Falls Road – Property owner
has a lot of junk in back.Neighbor
selling their home and would like removed.Issued a violation notice.
Mesa Drive, Application #2015-015 submitted by Connecticut Basement Finishing
for a Special Exception Permit for an Accessory Apartment –
At 7:20 p.m., Chair Brinton called the public hearing to
order.Roll call was taken.Chair Brinton read the legal notice for the
public hearing.Chair Brinton reviewed
the complete application file.
Isabel Kearns, ZEO, stated that on the application and
statement of use it lists 2 full bathrooms and a craft room but there will only
be 1 full bathroom and no craft room.Ms. Kearns asked that the applicant
amend the application and statement of use.
Present for the public hearing was
Bill Turner of Connecticut Basement Finishing, applicant.Mr. Turner amended the application and
statement of use and submitted new plans dated September 2, 2015.
During the course of the public
hearing, Chair Brinton noted that the Commission has received the following
item relative to the subject application.Exhibit identification was assigned as noted:
A.Exhibit 1A – Plans submitted by
Bill Turner entitled, “Partial Basement
Finishing Project”, dated September 2, 2015, with no revisions prepared by
Total Basement Finishing.
Also, Ms. Kearns stated that the application meets all the
regulation requirements and the applicant has received all department signoffs.
Chair Brinton asked if anyone from
the public would like to speak in favor of the application or against the
application. There were no comments.
At 7:34 p.m., it was moved by Calhoun
and seconded by Shea to close the public hearing on the subject application.
1.Request to waive of fees for Application
#2015-013, Luiza DaSilva, Zoning Regulation Amendments –It was moved by Calhoun and seconded by
Lambiase to decline the request to waive the application fees for Application
#2015-013 submitted by Luiza DaSilva for Zoning Regulation Amendments based on
the information submitted by the Town Planner and the Zoning Enforcement
1)67 Mesa Drive, Application #2015-015
submitted by Connecticut Basement Finishing for a Special Exception Permit for an
Accessory Apartment –
Isabel Kearns, ZEO, prepared a draft
resolution for Application #2015-015.Commission members reviewed and proceeded to deliberate.
It was moved by Calhoun and seconded
by Lambiase to approve the following resolution for Application #2015-015:
Whereas, Connecticut Basement Finishing applied to the Commission on August 5,
2015, for a Special Exception Permit for a 608 square foot accessory apartment (including
bath, bedroom, kitchen and family room) to be located within a portion of the
basement of the existing home located at property known as 67 Mesa Drive;
Whereas, the Planning and Zoning Commission received an e-mail addressed to
Isabel Kearns, Zoning Enforcement Officer, dated July 30, 2015,in which Paul Bukowski, owner of 67 Mesa
Drive, authorized Connecticut Basement Finishingto apply to the Planning and Zoning
Commission on their behalf for this accessory apartment;
Whereas, the Planning and Zoning Commission opened a
public hearing on Application#2015-015 for a Special Exception Permit for an accessory apartment
located at 67 Mesa Drive on September 2, 2015.Said hearing was closed at the conclusion of testimony that same
Now Therefore, the Planning and Zoning Commission makes
the following findings of fact and decisions regarding the application:
Alexis Rinaldi, Quinnipiack Valley
Health District Representative, signed off on the back of the application
form on July 28, 2015, indicating her approval of the accessory apartment.
Roderick White, Fire Marshal, signed off
on the back of the application form onAugust 28, 2015, stating that he has no jurisdiction over single
The application and Statement of Use
dated July 31, 2015, demonstrate that the proposed accessory apartment
would contain only 608 square feet of living space, and the Town of
Bethany Zoning Regulations allows a maximum of 700 square feet of living
Now Therefore Be It
Resolved, that pursuant to
Section 4.4.J. of the Bethany Zoning Regulations, amended to February 27, 2015,
the Bethany Planning and Zoning Commission approves the application of
Connecticut Basement Finishing for a Special Exception Permit for a 608 square
foot accessory apartment (Application #2015-015) (including bath,
bedroom, kitchen and family room only) as
shown on submitted floor plan entitled “Partial Basement Finishing Project”,
dated September 2, 2015, with no revisions prepared by Total Basement Finishing
and as per the Statement of Use dated July 31, 2015.
And with the
owner of the property shall provide to the Commission an annual affidavit, due
prior to occupancy of the apartment and during the month of January each year,
to the effect that the accessory apartment continues to be in full compliance
with Section 4.4.J. of the Bethany Zoning Regulations.
building permit for the accessory apartment must be submitted and approved by
the building official prior to any construction.
room and common entry area are not a part of this accessory apartment.
2.Continue discussion with Tony Falcone
regarding possible future ideas for creating a cluster zone concept for saving
the golf course at Woodhaven Golf Club, 275 Miller Road, Bethany –
Hiram Peck, Planning Consultant,
briefly discussed housing regulation options that would possibly be appropriate
for this property.Tabled until October.
3.Application #2015-013 submitted by Luiza
DaSilva for a Zoning Regulation Amendment to Section 1.2 and Section 4.4.E
– Public hearing scheduled for October 7, 2015.
4.Discuss future Land Use Plan (possible
insertion in Town Plan of Conservation & Development) –Hiram Peck, Planning Consultant, will get 11”
by 17” copies of maps for Commission Members to work on.Tabled.
5.Discussion regarding types of signs
– Will discuss with Town Attorney McSherry at October 7, 2015, regular
6.Discussion regarding the rewriting of
the current Zoning Regulations –
Isabel Kearns, ZEO, submitted copies
of bids received to Commission members.Commission members discussed.It
was moved by Calhoun and seconded by McDonald to recommend to the Board of
Selectmen to select Hiram Peck, Planning Consultant, for the project to rewrite
the Bethany Zoning Regulations.