Meeting Minutes

Mathieu J. Silbermann, ChairPlanning & Zoning Commission
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Members present:    Mat Silbermann, Chairman

Barry Kapplan

Brian Lambert

Joseph Popovitch

Lee Fitzgerald

Mike Kneeland (alternate)

Carol Berner (alternate)

Dan Camerota (alternate)

The meeting of July 20, 2022 was called to order at 7:30 pm.

The minutes of June 15, 2022 were reviewed. Barry Kapplan made a motion to approve the minutes. Joe Popovitch seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The commission reviewed an As Built for 144 Stickney Hill Road. Mat Silbermann approved and signed the Occupancy/Use Permit.

Quinebaug Forestry and Mulching LLC, represented by Brian Sheldon, presented revised plans for earth removal at 154 Cemetery Road. A special permit and inland/wetland application was later submitted by Mr. Sheldon for earth removal at 154 Cemetery Road. Brian Lambert motioned to accept the special permit and inland/wetland application. Barry Kapplan seconded the motion. The Commission accepted the applications. $360.00 was paid for the special application. $210.00 was paid for the inland/wetland application. A public hearing is also required for the town residents to be able to review and ask any questions regarding the special permit. A public hearing was set by the Commission for August 17, 2022 at 7:30 pm at the Union Town Hall.

Kathy Paul submitted a zoning permit application and plans for a 12×16 gazebo at 201 Stickney Hill Road. Lee Fitzgerald motioned to approve the zoning permit. Barry Kapplan seconded the motion. The Commission approved the permit. Permit #22006 issued. $85.00 paid.

Glen Latour submitted a zoning permit application for a 12×16 deck at 121 Barrows Road. It was recommended that ZEO Mike Kneeland measure the deck after completion. Barry Kapplan motioned to approve the zoning permit. Lee Fitzgerald seconded the motion. The Commission approved the permit. Permit #22007 issued. $85.00 paid.

Jon Beaulieu presented Map #574 regarding changes for 66 Cemetery Road. Mat Silbermann signed Map #574 to be filed with the Town Clerk.

Ray Crossen presented plans to convert his two-car garage to a studio at 90 Cemetery Road. The Commission did not need to approve anything. Mr. Crossen was instructed to check with the building inspector, Joe Pajak.

Rian Savage submitted a zoning permit application for a sauna at 30 Hall Road. Lee Fitzgerald motioned to approve the zoning permit. Barry Kapplan seconded the motion. The Commission approved the permit. Permit #22008 issued. $85.00 paid.

The Commission reviewed barn plans for Peter Barlow at 180 Stickney Hill Road. The Commission will not require a permit due to existing foundation but will request Mr. Barlow submits an As Built when finished.

The Commission discussed modified septic and plot plans e-mailed by Thomas Flannery for 95 Webster Road. Nothing new will be required from Mr. Flannery at this time.

Brian Lambert made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Joe Popovitch. Meeting adjourned at 8:32 pm.

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Mat Silbermann                                                                       Leanne Lake

Chairman                                                                                 Recording Secretary

Members present:        Mat Silbermann, Chairman

Barry Kapplan

Brian Lambert

Joseph Popovitch

Lee Fitzgerald

Mike Kneeland (alternate)

Carol Berner (alternate)

Dan Camerota (alternate)

The meeting of July 20, 2022 was called to order at 7:30 pm.

The minutes of June 15, 2022 were reviewed. Barry Kapplan made a motion to approve the minutes. Joe Popovitch seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The commission reviewed an As Built for 144 Stickney Hill Road. Mat Silbermann approved and signed the Occupancy/Use Permit.

Quinebaug Forestry and Mulching LLC, represented by Brian Sheldon, presented revised plans for earth removal at 154 Cemetery Road. A special permit and inland/wetland application was later submitted by Mr. Sheldon for earth removal at 154 Cemetery Road. Brian Lambert motioned to accept the special permit and inland/wetland application. Barry Kapplan seconded the motion. The Commission accepted the applications. $360.00 was paid for the special application. $210.00 was paid for the inland/wetland application. A public hearing is also required for the town residents to be able to review and ask any questions regarding the special permit. A public hearing was set by the Commission for August 17, 2022 at 7:30 pm at the Union Town Hall.

Kathy Paul submitted a zoning permit application and plans for a 12×16 gazebo at 201 Stickney Hill Road. Lee Fitzgerald motioned to approve the zoning permit. Barry Kapplan seconded the motion. The Commission approved the permit. Permit #22006 issued. $85.00 paid.

Glen Latour submitted a zoning permit application for a 12×16 deck at 121 Barrows Road. It was recommended that ZEO Mike Kneeland measure the deck after completion. Barry Kapplan motioned to approve the zoning permit. Lee Fitzgerald seconded the motion. The Commission approved the permit. Permit #22007 issued. $85.00 paid.

Jon Beaulieu presented Map #574 regarding changes for 66 Cemetery Road. Mat Silbermann signed Map #574 to be filed with the Town Clerk.

Ray Crossen presented plans to convert his two-car garage to a studio at 90 Cemetery Road. The Commission did not need to approve anything. Mr. Crossen was instructed to check with the building inspector, Joe Pajak.

Rian Savage submitted a zoning permit application for a sauna at 30 Hall Road. Lee Fitzgerald motioned to approve the zoning permit. Barry Kapplan seconded the motion. The Commission approved the permit. Permit #22008 issued. $85.00 paid.

The Commission reviewed barn plans for Peter Barlow at 180 Stickney Hill Road. The Commission will not require a permit due to existing foundation but will request Mr. Barlow submits an As Built when finished.

The Commission discussed modified septic and plot plans e-mailed by Thomas Flannery for 95 Webster Road. Nothing new will be required from Mr. Flannery at this time.

Brian Lambert made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Joe Popovitch. Meeting adjourned at 8:32 pm.

______________________                                                    ______________________

Mat Silbermann                                                                       Leanne Lake

Chairman                                                                                 Recording Secretary

Members present:        Mat Silbermann, Chairman

Joseph Popovitch

Lee Fitzgerald

Mike Kneeland (alternate)

Carol Berner (alternate)

David Eaton, First Selectman

The meeting of August 3, 2022 was called to order at 7:32 pm.

Joe Popovitch made a motion to seat the alternates. Mat Silbermann seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The minutes of July 20, 2022 were reviewed. Lee Fitzgerald made a motion to approve the minutes. Joe Popovitch seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

First Selectman David Eaton presented recommendations made by NECCOG concerning affordable housing. The Commission will review the recommendations.

Correspondence was discussed.

The Commission reviewed plans submitted by Brian Sheldon (Quinebaug Forestry and Mulching Products LLC) for the Public Hearing on August 17, 2022. Mat Silbermann will reach out to Mr. Sheldon before the hearing.

ZEO report. Mike Kneeland measured the new 12 x 16 deck built at 121 Barrows Road and found no discretions from the approved permit.

The Commission reviewed current town zoning regulations.

Carol Berner made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Lee Fitzgerald. Meeting adjourned at  8:35 pm.

______________________                                                    ______________________

Mat Silbermann                                                                       Leanne Lake

Chairman                                                                                 Recording Secretary

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