Public Hearing July 19, 2017



Members present:        Matt Silbermann (chairperson)

Brian Lambert

Joe Popovitch

Ken Braithwaite (alternate)

Carol Berner (alternate)

Michael Kneeland (alternate)


The July 19, 2017 public hearing was called to order by Matt Silbermann, chairman at 7:30pm.

M. Silbermann read the legal notice publish in the Hartford Courant. 

Mr. Chris Ruskin presented his information related to his proposed dog training business located in his home at 403 Bigelow Hollow Rd.  He has one full time employee beside himself.

Various neighbors of Mr. Ruskin were in attendance and voiced their concerns/questions.  Mr. Ruskin has been living there for approx. one month and has had 4 dogs.  No one was aware of this – he wanted to demonstrate that his business is in home and quiet.  There will be no outside kennels.  Dogs are always attended. 

Mr. Ruskin has some of his clients attend the meeting supporting him. 

He is seeking a special permit which is renewable annually.

B. Lambert made a motion to adjourn. J. Popovitch seconded and the motion carried.  The hearing adjourned at 8 p.m.





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Heidi Bradrick                                                                                    Lee Fitzgerald

Recording Secretary                                                               Chairperson