MINUTES OF THE BETHANY INLAND WETLANDS COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING OF MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016 Page 1 of 6
The regular meeting of the Inland Wetlands Commission was called to order at 7:32 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room of the Bethany Town Hall, 40 Peck Road, Bethany, Connecticut.
The following members of the Commission were present:
Alexandra Breslin, Chair
Kristine Sullivan, Vice-Chair
Roger Hathaway, Member
Nancy Scanlon, Alternate Member, seated as a voting member
The following members of the Commission were absent:
Lisa Gaw, Member
Brian Smith, Member
Also present was:
Isabel Kearns, Inland Wetlands Enforcement Officer
1) Discussion regarding Raccio Drive – Proposal from Diversified Technology Consultants –
Chair Breslin stated that herself, Member Sullivan and Andy Bevilacqua from Diversified Technology Consultants meet in the field at Raccio Drive. Mr. Bevilacqua issued a report and Chair Breslin would like to make recommendations to the Public Works Department how to handle drainage at Raccio Drive. Tabled.
2) Preliminary discussion with John Paul Garcia regarding 10 Northrop Road – Cease and Desist
Present for this discussion was John Paul Garcia, P.E./L.S. Mr. Garcia noted that the property is under a Cease and Desist Order.
Mr. Garcia submitted a plan entitled, “Zoning Location Survey”, dated November 5, 2015, with no revisions, and reviewed with Commission members.
The Commission reviewed the email from Michael Klein, PWS, Soil Scientist, Professional Wetland Scientist, dated August 23, 2015. The Commission noted that Mr. Garcia has submitted Item #1 – survey of existing conditions and #2 – site plan prepared by engineer listed in the email dated August 23, 2015. The Commission would like Mr. Garcia to address Item #3 – a restoration/remediation plan, #4 – a soil erosion and sediment control plan and Item #5 – and itemized estimate of the cost of the proposed work.
Mr. Garcia will report back to the Commission at the next regular meeting on February 22, 2016.
1. 99 Round Hill Road, Application #1254 submitted by Hunter Freeman for an Inland Wetlands Permit to construct a driveway –
Present to speak on behalf of this application was Alan Shepard, P.E., of Nowakowski, O’Bymachow and Kane, representing the Freemans’.
Also in attendance was Peter Sulkis, Intervener, from 81 Round Hill Road.
Mr. Shepard prepared and submitted a letter dated January 5, 2016, addressing the comments from Diversified Technology Consultants letter dated December 28, 2015, along with revised plans entitled:
· “Overall Site Plan”, dated September 11, 2014, revised to January 5, 2016.
· “Septic Plan”, dated September 11, 2014, revised to January 5, 2016.
· “Driveway Detail Plan”, dated September 11, 2014, revised to January 5, 2016.
· “Driveway Drainage Cross-Section”, dated September 11, 2014, revised January 5, 2016.
· “Sight Line Profile”, dated September 11, 2014, revised to January 5, 2016.
The Commission received a letter dated January 22, 2016, from Diversified Technology Consultants, Re: Comments on review of revised plans dated to January 5, 2016.
The Commission would like Mr. Shepard to submit for review a proposed maintenance agreement and a proposed bond for erosion and control measures.
Mr. Shepard submitted a letter of consent to extension of 30 days to act on said application, dated January 25, 2016.
Further discussion and appropriate action on the application was deferred until the Commission’s next regular meeting adjourned to Monday, February 22, 2016. Tabled.
2. 33 Old Amity Road, Application #1257 submitted by Manuel Preta for an IW Permit for a modification to Permit #1241 to change size of building –
Present to speak on behalf of this application was Wayne Zirolli, P.E., representing the applicant Manuel Preta, who was also present.
The Commission received copies from Aquatek Labs, Woodbridge, CT, for property located at 33 Old Amity Road, the following reports regarding the fill that was deposited on property:
a) SPLP Metals Analysis Report, dated January 14, 2016.
b) Extractable Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons-Analysis Report, dated January 8, 2016.
c) Metals Analysis Report, dated January 8, 2016.
d) Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds-Analysis Report, dated January 8, 2016.
Also, the Commission received a letter from Diversified Technology Consultants, dated January 22, 2016, Re: Comments on review of revised plans dated to January 12, 2016.
Commission members discussed and proceeded to deliberate.
It was moved by Sullivan and seconded by Hathaway to approve Application #1257 submitted by Manuel Preta to modify Permit #1241 to change size of proposed building to 80 feet by 170 feet in accordance with the following submitted plans prepared by Wayne J. Zirolli, P.E./L.S. Engineering & Surveying, Litchfield, Connecticut:
a) “Site Plan”, dated July 13, 2015, revised to January 12, 2016, Drawing No. SP-1.
b) “Erosion & Sediment Control Plan”, dated October 1, 2015, revised to January 12, 2016, Drawing No. ESP-1.
c) “Landscaping Plan”, dated July 13, 2015, revised to January 12, 2016, Drawing No. LP-1.
d) “Site Lighting Plan”, dated October 1, 2016, revised to December 1, 2015, Drawing No. SLP-1.
e) “Site Plan Details & Notes” dated January 12, 2016, revised to January 12, 2016, Drawing No. DP-1.
In addition, this permit is subject to the following conditions including the standard conditions found on the Land Records Volume 93, Page 802 and Page 803:
a) Original Permit #1241 shall remain in place.
b) On sheet SP-1 under project narrative that the last paragraph be deleted and replaced with a paragraph that states “All vehicle and equipment maintenance shall be performed inside the proposed building. No oil or fluid changes shall be performed onsite. Proper and adequate spill containment and clean-up materials shall be available at all times. Secondary containment shall be provided for all fuel, oil and other chemicals. All fuel, oil and chemicals shall be stored inside.”
Based on these plans and the conditions there should be minimal or no adverse impact to the onsite wetlands or offsite wetlands and watercourse.
Vote 4 to 0.
Voting were: Breslin, Sullivan, Hathaway, Scanlon.
3. Continue Show Cause Hearing regarding Cease and Desist Order, dated October 21, 2014, to Mrs. Bitina Patel of 10 Northrop Road, extension of patio, stonewall along the pond, waterfall and clear cutting of trees within the 150-foot upland review area without permit – Tabled.
4. Revisit site in November the continue discussion regarding road and overland run-off across 37 Hilltop Road (DeCesare) down to Route 69 - Tabled.
5. Discussion regarding Bethany West clearing. (Letter from Roman Mrozinski of the
Southwest Conservation District) – Tabled.
6. 185 Beacon Road, Discussion with Daniel Cusano regarding non-permitted barn –
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes for the Regular Meeting of November 30, 2015 and December 29, 2015, were tabled.
1. It was moved by Sullivan and seconded by Scanlon to approve the payment of an invoice dated January 18, 2016, from Diversified Technology Consultants, Hamden, Connecticut for $992.71 for professional services through December 26, 2015 – 33 Old Amity Road.
Voting were: Breslin, Sullivan, Hathaway, Scanlon.
2. It was moved by Sullivan and seconded by Scanlon to approve the payment of an invoice dated January 18, 2016, from Diversified Technology Consultants, Hamden, Connecticut for $470.00 for professional services through December 26, 2015 – 99 Round Hill Road.
Voting were: Breslin, Sullivan, Hathaway, Scanlon
1) Letter from Alan Shepard of NOK Land Surveying & Engineering to Diversified Technology Consultants, dated January 5, 2016, Re: Response to comments in DTC letter dated December 28, 2015, for 99 Round Hill Road.
2) Copies from Aquatek Labs, Woodbridge, CT, for property located at 33 Old Amity Road, the following reports:
e) SPLP Metals Analysis Report, dated January 14, 2016.
f) Extractable Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons-Analysis Report, dated January 8, 2016.
g) Metals Analysis Report, dated January 8, 2016.
h) Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds-Analysis Report, dated January 8, 2016.
3) Letter from DEEP to Connecticut Water Company, dated January 8, 2016, Re: Long Hill Reservoir Dam, Bethany, Safety Inspection report and maintenance work to be completed.
ENFORCEMENT OFFICER REPORTS AND APPROPRIATE COMMISSION ACTION -
SCHEDULE SITE VISIT – None.
The Commission discussed having an informal meeting for strategic planning. Also, Chair Breslin mentioned visiting the Bethany Bog and the Long Hill Reservoir Dam on Connecticut Water Company property. No dates were scheduled.
There being no further business to come before the Commission, it was moved by Sullivan
and seconded by Hathaway to adjourn the regular meeting at 8:52 p.m.
Antonia R. Marek, Clerk
for the Inland Wetlands Commission