June 4, 2014 Meeting Minutes

Status: 
Draft

 TOWN OF WILTON

PLANNING BOARD MEETING
DRAFT MINUTES
 
DATE:           June 4, 2014
TIME:            7:30 P.M.
PLACE:         Wilton Town Hall Courtroom
PRESENT:    Wilton Planning Board Members: Chairman Alec MacMartin, Jeff Kandt, Alternate Dawn Tuomala and Sara Spittel, Board of Selectmen Representative Kermit Williams, NRPC Representative Jill Longval, and Clerk Heather Loewy Nichols
 
The agenda was amended as follows:
 
Public Hearing
1.)     Excavation Renewal Update
 
Work Session
1.)     PBEX-01: Quinn Brothers
2.)     Land Use Master Plan Chapter – Other Business
3.)     Adjournment – Other Business
 
PUBLIC HEARING
Chairman MacMartin placed Sara Spittel on the Board as a voting member for Brok-Alan Griffith.
 
Chairman MacMartin opened the public hearing at 7:30 p.m.
 
1.)     Excavation Renewal Procedures updates
Mr. MacMartin stated that he spoke to Town Counsel and forwarded documents to Ms. Pattison at NRPC. He explained that last year the Board approved a system to have the existing excavations reviewed by an engineer each year and Town Counsel suggests that the Board work the ordinance to incorporate the new protocol. Mr. MacMartin further explained that it is Town Counsel’s opinion that the the approvals for the existing excavation sites cannot be reopened or changed because their appeal period is over. He also noted that for new excavation applications they Board may want to consider changing the process. Ms. Longval submitted an updated draft excavation regulation that incorporates Town Counsel’s remarks and asked that the Board review it for the next work session.  
 
A MOTION was made by Mr. Kandt and SECONDED by Mr. Spittel to continue the excavation renewals procedure update to July 2, 2014.
Voting:  4 ayes; motion carried unanimously.
           
A MOTION was made by Mr. Kandt and SECONDED by Ms. Spittel to close the public hearing.
Voting: 4 ayes; motion carried unanimously.
 
 
Chairman MacMartin closed the public hearing.
 
WORK SESSION
 
Continued Application
1.PBEX-01: Quinn Brothers
Purpose of Plan: To amend the entrance location for Lot B-05 off of Forest Road.
 
Dawn Tuomala appeared before the Board, for the applicant, and explained that per the Board’s request she applied for an amended site plan. She stated that the Wilton Conservation Commission had no concerns over the proposal and approved it in November of 2013. She noted that the applicant cannot touch the existing bridge abutments and that they have received an easement to cross over the abutter’s land. She also submitted a letter of approval from the Fire Chief.
 
In response to a question from Mr. MacMartin, Ms. Tuomala explained that Note 25 refers to the DOT approval.
 
A MOTION was made by Mr. Kandt and SECONDED by Ms. Spittel to accept the application.
Voting: 4 ayes; motion carried unanimously.
 
A MOTION was made by Ms. Spittel and SECONDED by Mr. Kandt to continue the application to June 18, 2014.
Voting: 4 ayes; motion carried unanimously.
 
Other Business
2.       Land Use Master Plan Chapter
Ms. Longval presented a draft Master Plan Land Use chapter. The Board reviewed and discussed proposed maps labeled Current Conditions, Current Land Use, Zoning, Constraints, Constrained and Vacant Land, and Partially Developed Land which could appear in the Master Plan. Ms. Longval will bring an updated revision to the next work session.
 
3.        Adjournment
A MOTION was made by Mr. Kandt and SECONDED by Ms. Spittel to adjourn the meeting.
Voting: 4 ayes; motion carried unanimously.
 
Chairman MacMartin declared the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted,
Heather Loewy Nichols

Clerk
 
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