LEDYARD, CT

Planning & Development Information -
Information on the 5/5/2011 Planning Commission Meeting

INFORMATION & STAFF COMMENTS - Next Meeting Date: June 2, 2011

Agenda

Minutes:
4/7/2011 Regular Meeting

Communication Items:

AT&T locations pad sites
50 Bluff Road; DEP Permit

CLEAR: Land Use Academy
Information related to Update of State POCD (Cross Acceptance Report) State web site

Referral: Town of Stonington Zoning Text Amendement- FEMA

Proposed Text Amendment

No inter-municipal Impact

Referral: 8-24 Update: Proposed Town Road Improvement Program

Previously reviewed as part of the 2012 Capital Improvements Program. More detailed information, including streets, now available at http://ledyarddevelopment.com/TownRoadImp.htm

Requested additional informationl

Ap#517, Conservation Subdivision, 257 Haley Road (126-R Lambtown Road) (R-60): Establish Bond Amount

Approved at March 3, 2011 Meeting; current date for filing: 6/23/2011

Established $28,000 bond

Memo from S. Masalin and bond calculation

Waivers

1.     Mike Cherry made a motion to waive section 5.5b of the subdivision regulation concerning shared driveway and easements to lot 126R and Ken Koe seconded the motion.  The conditions for the lot access are very unique to the lot geography and proposal and the waiver would minimize land disturbances and enhance conservation.   This waiver does not impact adjacent properties nor have any public health and safety concerns.  Waiver approved 5-0.

2.     Mike Cherry made a motion to waive section 4.8.9 of the subdivision regulation concerning shared driveway serving 6 lots and Ken Koe seconded the motion.  The commission had asked the developer to look at alternatives to the lot and driveway layouts and an alternative proposal has been submitted that enhances the conservation of the land and minimizes disturbances that would have resulted in a conventional proposal.  This waiver does not impact adjacent properties nor have any public health and safety concerns.  Waiver approved 5-0.

3.     Mike Cherry made a motion to waive the nested lot requirements and Ken Koe seconded the motion.  Again the alternative proposal minimizes land disturbances and does not impact adjacent properties nor have any public health and safety concerns.  Waiver approved 5-0

Conditions

Prior to the filing of signed subdivision plans in the Ledyard Land Records a bond calculation for the approved plans, including erosion and sedimentation control measures,  in acceptable form and content will be reviewed and approved by the Town Engineer and the Planning Commission. Said approved bond will be posted prior to filing.

Prior to the filing of signed subdivision plans in the Ledyard Land Records, the comments contained in the Town Engineer’s memo of September 2, 2010 to Wetlands and Planning Commissions be addressed to his satisfaction.

If a new well is not to be installed on Lot 8, prior to the filing of signed subdivision plans in the Ledyard Land Records the comment of George Calkins, R.S. in his memo of February 3, 2011 be addressed to his satisfaction and that a note be prominently placed on the subdivision plans indicating that Lots 8 and 9 share a common well and are subject to a “Shared Well Agreement”.

Ap#514; 463 Pumpkin Hill Road (R-60); Establish Bond

Approved at August 5, 2010 Meeting; current date for filing: 5/31/2011

Established $1,900 bond

Memo concerning monumentation
Email concerning bond
Memo concerning bond

Conditions of Approval

Existing Pool House should be removed including the paddock fences, and wooden horse shelters moved prior to the Mylars being filed with the Town Clerk;

Footing drains should be shown on sheet 2 if they exist for the existing house;

The deed should be modified for conveying road right-of-way to the town;

Open Space: a fee-in-lieu of open space shall be due in the event the lot is sold within 5 years to other than family members in the amount of 10% of 1.5 acre as valued by the tax assessor’s field card;

Bond should be set between Town Engineer and the Town Planner and approved by the Planning Commission;

All fees incurred by the Town should be determined by the Planning office and paid by the applicant

Ap#515; 41 Iron Street (Via Verde Phase 1) (R-60); Establish Bond

Approved at November 4, 2010 Meeting; current date for filing: 6/1/2011

Memo From S. Masalin
Bond Estimate Village Drive
Bond Estimate Reuven Drive
Email from Groton Utilities
Letter concerning monumentation 5/4/2011

Established $30,000 bond

Conditions of Approval

The Commission will allow the use of reclaimed millings, processed and rolled in place, consistent with industry standards and the approval of the Town Engineer for the installation of shared driveways. However, any portion of a shared driveway with a grade in excess of 10% shall be paved with bituminous concrete.

Conditions of Approval

Prior to the filing of signed subdivision plans in the Ledyard Land Records, specifications and work related to the provision of water to the property and individual lots must be reviewed and accepted by the Town Public Works Director, the applicable water authority, SCWA or WPCA, and the Planning Commission.

Prior to the filing of signed subdivision plans in the Ledyard Land Records a bond calculation for the approved plans, including erosion and sedimentation control measures,  in acceptable form and content will be reviewed and approved by the Town Engineer and the Planning Commission. Said approved bond will be posted prior to filing.

Prior to the consideration of a bond calculation, the Town Engineer shall approve the scope and content of any proposed work within the Town’s existing Right of Way.

Plans to be revised to indicate that the proposed open space is to be conveyed to the Town.

Prior to the filing of signed subdivision plans in the Ledyard Land Record, legal documents related to the disposition of the proposed open space will be submitted for review and approval by the Planning Commission.

Prior to the filing of signed subdivision plans in the Ledyard Land Record, a draft of language to be included in the deed of any proposed lot to accessed by a shared driveway defining maintenance responsibilities for the shared driveway and access rights. The deed should also include language which indicated that the Town of Ledyard shall not ever be required to plow, maintain, assume ownership of, or provide school bus service or other services along the driveway access.

Plans to be revised to indicate that the small “orphaned” land areas adjacent to Village Drive and Town of Ledyard property are to be conveyed to the Town.

Prior to the sale of lots the shared driveways shall be constructed in accordance with the approved plans.

Preliminary Subdivision Review: 20 Barton Lane & 40 Chriswood Trace, 3 lots, Zoned R-60

Staff Review Date: April 21, 2011

Staff Comments:

-Proposed lot 38 has an irregular shape
-reduction in lot size to R-40, will be served by public water
-impacts on existing home at 29 Barton Lane

GIS Map

Preliminary Subdivision Review: 719 Colonel Ledyard Highway, 2 Lots, Zoned: LCVD-3

Staff Review Date: April 21, 2011

- Previously came before the Commission
- Property zoned LCVD-3, Single family residences on interior lots are permitted
- sidewalk requirements

GIS Map

Acknowledge receipt of any new subdivision applications.

We welcome your comments and suggestions. Contact: ckarn@town.ledyard,ct.us