LEDYARD, CT

Planning & Development Information -
Information on the 8/5/2010 Planning Commission Meeting

INFORMATION & STAFF COMMENTS

Agenda

Minutes:
7/15/2010 Regular Meeting
Public Hearing Minutes 6/3/2010 463 Pumpkin Hill

Communication Items:

• Revised Permit Application For a Stewardship Permit, 215 Stoddards Wharf Road, Pfizer, Inc. Transmittal Letter

Ap# 514; Victoria S. Crawford, Applicant/Owner; Proposed 2 lot re-subdivision of 463 Pumpkin Hill Road, 7.69± acres, R-60 zone.

Approved with Conditions

Date of Receipt: June 3, 2010
Peliminary Review Date: March, 4, 2010
Date of Receipt plus 65 Days: August 7, 2010
Start of Hearing: July 15, 2010
35 Days from Hearing Start: August 19, 2010
Fee: (Legal Ad Costs) $272.60 (additional fees for advertising may be required)

Aerial Map
Document Library

Comments from Steve Masalin
Comments Scott Duffus

STAFF COMMENTS (8/5/2010): The following items should be addressed in any action by the Commission:

• The applicant has requested a waiver of open space requirements based on CGS 8-25. The Commission should consider any conditions it might include in granting the waiver.

• A building on Lot #459 is shown to be removed as part of the subdivision and a structure on Lot #463 is indicated as being relocated. The Commission should consider the timing of these activities.

• LHHD (7/20/2010) has recommended the lots as "suitable"; however, the conveyance of the strip of land along Pumpkin Hill will make the existing system on Lot#463 non-conforming. There has been a good deal of discussion concerning the ramifications of this; however, there is room on the lot for a code comforming system.

• The fee for this application has been waived with the exception of legal advertising costs and State fees. Additional costs for the Notice of Decision will be incurred and the $79.35 cost for the notice that the hearing was continued has not been requested.

(8/3/2010)Revised Drawings and additional input from LHHD are available in the document library

In a letter dated May 6, 2010 concerning the previous Ap#513, Mr. James D. Contino raised several issues and it seems reasonable to attempt to address those concerns as they relate to the current Ap#514:

Section 4.2.2 of the Subdivision Regulations requires the coveyance of land to insure ROW width to conform with the Town Road Ordinance - Ap#514 addresses this issue and approximately 2,520 SF of land along the frontage of Pumpkin Hill Road is proposed to be conveyed to the Town.

Section 5.4.3 relating to monumentation - Plan Note 10 addresses this concern and the plans have been updated

Section 6.1 Open Space - The applicant has requested a waiver of open space requirements under CGS 8-25. The granting and conditions of the waiver are a Commission determination.

Section 7.1 Erosion and Sedimentation Control - Plan Note indicates the area of disturbance to be less than 0.5 acres

Section 8.1 - Plans and application titles have been revised

Section 8.4 - Index has been provided

Section 8.4.1 - Key map has been updated to indicate "land reserved for special use"

Section 8.4.2 - Survey is provided at 1 inch equals 100 feet

Section 8.4.1 d - applicant indicates area of disturbance less than 0.5 acres

Section 8.4.1.2 b & f - A note indicating the zone of the property is provided; no easements or ROW are indicated

Section 8.8 - the parcel history map is not provided to scale

Section 9.1 of Zoning Regulations: Lot width indiacted at 200 feet 3 inches

Proposed Conventional Subdivision at 41 Iron Street (Via Verde- Phase 1), Via Verde LLC (owner/applicant), 10- lot resubdivision of 63.61 acres, an R-40 zone.

Opening of hearing delayed until September 16, 2010; Site Walk scheduled for August 30, 2010 @ 8:00 AM

Date of Receipt: July 15, 2010
Peliminary Review Date: June 7, 2010
Date of Receipt plus 65 Days: September 18, 2010
Start of Hearing:
35 Days from Hearing Start:
Fee: $2,060

Document Library

STAFF COMMENT (8/5/2010): Because we do not have reviews from Zoning, IWWC, Engineering, WPCA, SCWA and Groton Utilities, I recommend that the hearing not be opened.

Proposed Conservation Re-subdivision at 41 Iron Street (Via Verde- Phase 2), Via Verde LLC (owner/applicant), 17- lot resubdivision of 25.12± acres, an R-40 zone.

Opening of hearing delayed until September 16, 2010; Site Walk scheduled for August 30, 2010 @ 8:00 AM

Date of Receipt: July 15, 2010
Peliminary Review Date:
Date of Receipt plus 65 Days: September 18, 2010
Start of Hearing:
35 Days from Hearing Start:
Fee: Currently $167.80 (advertising) + $60 = $227.80

Document Library

STAFF COMMENT (8/5/2010): Because we do not have reviews from Zoning, IWWC, Engineering, WPCA and SCWA, I recommend that the hearing not be opened.

Application #512, 10 Lorenz, Requestion for 90 day extension for filing the mylars

Mylars have been submitted and are awaiting signature

Granted

Subdivision #387 & 387A (Sablewoods), Request for Bond Release ($15,000)

Awaiting Engineer's submittal

No Action

Subdivision #492, 341 Shewville Road, Request To Call Bond ($23,500)

The Town has expended some funds to solve drainage issues at the subdivision. The balance of the bond would be used to pave the shared driveway. This was called for on the subdivision plan; but, not done. Efforts to reach the developer have been unsuccessful. The six years to complete improvements expires in 2/8/2014, however, all lots have been sold and the completion of the drive way is a significant concern. We have recieved legal advice that, prior to utilizing the funds, we must place a notice in a newspaper indicating our intent.

Authorized placing notice of intent to call bond

(NOT ON AGENDA) Subdivision #501, 35 River Drive, Request for Bond Release ($2,600)

It appears, from the record, that bonding on this project was required for monumentation. A stamped survey has been provided indicating that the required monuments are in place.

Approved

Acknowlege Receipt of Subdivision Applications

None

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