Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bethany Affordable Senior Housing Committee (unapproved)
Meeting minutes of 3 March 2009

Bethany Affordable Senior Housing Committee members in attendance were Jim Foley, Mig Halpine, Joan Jackson, and Carol Paugas as well as Meghan Carbone, Alternate.

Attendees included Shenae Draughn, Eugene Livshits, Hiram Peck, Lynn Fox, Chris Juliano and Bernie Lombardi.

Meeting was called to order at 7:19PM.

Chris Juliano updated the committee on the status of his site and septic plans. He discussed the septic technology that was selected for the site and how it allowed for a greater number of trees to be preserved on the site. He indicated that the necessary data had been collected and was ready to submit to Planning & Zoning and the Inland Wetlands committee. He was in communication with Issy Kearns as to the requirements for each committee.

Lynn Fox (QVHD) indicated that the materials she had received from Chris looked in order and that she was ready to send it to the State Department of Health in Hartford for their approval. She indicated that the state would require at least a few weeks to review the septic and well plans.

Shenae indicated that the timing for the project would make it ineligible for the May 2009 deadline from Small Cities grants. However, she indicated that she was working with Larry Wagner from the Small Cities program to identify new funding sources such as stimulus funds and CHFA grants.

Bernie Lombardi, the architect of record for the project, estimated that construction documents would require about 60 working days to complete.

A discussion was held regarding the procedures and schedule for submitting the project for P&Z.

Hiram suggested that the plans also be presented and discussed with officials at the fire department.

It was suggested that we hold a meeting on the project to update the residents in the neighborhood. March 23rd was suggested as a tentative date.

Shenae indicated that she was also looking into potential grants to construct a buffer/sound barrier between the town garage and Fairwood Place.

The next meeting was scheduled for March 23rd prior to the presentation updating residents.

Mig made a motion to adjourn; Carol seconded it. The meeting was adjourned at 8:10PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Mig Halpine, Secretary