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Town Plan And Zoning Meeting: Outdoor Storage and Affordable Housing On The Agenda

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Mar 212017
 

Walter Clark, Chairman of the Town Plan & Zoning Commission

The Town Plan and Zoning Commission meets tonight at Town Hall at 7:30 p.m.

 

Following is the agenda:

1. Review of the Minutes from the February 21, 2017 meeting.

2. Old Business.

3. New Business.

4. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

-Review of Zoning Activities Log.

5. T.P.Z.C. Representation on the South Central Regional Council of Governments.

PUBLIC HEARINGS *(2)

6. SPECIAL PERMIT APPLICATION For Outdoor Storage and Display – Submitted by Home Depot for property known as 440 Boston Post Road. For the outdoor storage and display of seasonal items & merchandise.

7. APPLICATION FOR MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT WITH AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS AS PER 8-30G OF THE CT GENERAL STATUTES – Submitted by Sixty Five Marsh Hill Road, LLC for property known as 65-69 Marsh Hill Road and 0 and 15 Salemme Lane (Proposed Orange Train Station).

The mixed use development has underground parking, commercial and residential components. Sixty apartments are proposed. There will be 18 Affordable Units. A SITE PLAN APPLICATION has been submitted. (Continued from the February 21, 2017 meeting.)

Zoning Board Of Appeals Meets Tonight (March 6)

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Mar 062017
 

The Orange Zoning Board of Appeals meets tonight, Monday, March 6 in the lower level of the Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road at 7 p.m.

Following is the agenda:

  • Review of the minutes from the February 6, 2017 meeting.
  • Meeting with Town Counsel Vincent Marino to discuss pending litigation, John and Philomena Laviola v. Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Orange.
  • PUBLIC HEARINGS (*1):

*PETITION #1790, REQUEST FOR A GENERAL REPAIRERS LICENSE, Submitted by James Oppedisano, d.b.a. Quiet Zone, for property owner Alliance Energy Corporation. For property known as 404 Boston Post Road.

A New Building and 2017 Bond Proposal On Board of Selectmen’s Meeting Agenda

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Mar 032017
 

File photo of First Selectman Jim Zeoli during a selectmen’s meeting.

The Orange Board of Selectmen will meet at Town Hall on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Following is the agenda:

Call to order

Fire Exits

Pledge of Allegiance

Introductions

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

(2 minutes per speaker)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MINUTES

To consider and act on the approval of the minutes of the February 8, 2017 Public Hearing Regarding Recommended Amendments to the Town Charter and the Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen  (enclosure)

NEW BUSINESS

To consider and act on the approval of the 5th Annual Doc’s Race (enclosure)Jane Opper, Race Coordinator

To consider and act on the Veterans Tax Exemption Request (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli

To consider and act on the request to authorize the First Selectman on behalf of the Board of Selectmen to execute the State Homeland Security Grant Program Region 2 Memorandum of Agreement (enclosure)

To consider and act on adopting the revised FEMA map regarding the Town’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (enclosure)

To consider and act on the proposal for a new storage building for the Orange Fairgrounds (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli

To consider and act on the request to approve a 3-year commitment resolution confirming the Town’s participation in the HazWaste Central Program (enclosure)

Continued discussion regarding recommended revisions to the Town of Orange Charter (enclosures)

To consider and act on the 2017 Bond Proposal (enclosure to be sent to you on Monday, 6, 2017)

To consider and act on the request to approve the Tax Refunds for the month of March in the amount of $9,677.16 (enclosure)

COMMITTEES

Pension Board – Selectman Goldblatt

Capital Planning – Selectman Okenquist

Bond Construction Oversight – Selectman Goldblatt

Personnel – Selectmen Zeoli, Okenquist, Davis

Charter Revision Commission – Selectman Carangelo

Motion to close Regular Meeting and convene into Executive Session

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Agreement between the Town of Orange and Communication Workers of America AFL-CIO (enclosure)Michael Dorney, Labor Counsel

Motion to close Executive Session and convene into Regular Meeting

VOTE

To consider and Act on the Agreement between the Town of Orange and Communication Workers of America AFL-CIO

Adjournment

FYI

Approved Minutes of the January 11, 2017 Meeting of the Board of Selectmen

Revenue and Expenditure Reports

Friends of the Case Memorial Library Spring Book Sale Flyer

Meet the your State Representatives Flyer

Town of Orange Employee Directory

Community Awareness Flyer

Notes In A Nutshell: Jan. 17 Town Plan & Zoning Meeting

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Jan 182017
 

There was one public hearing item on the Jan. 17 Town Plan & Zoning meeting agenda:

APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE.  For property known as 273 Indian River Road, Orange, CT.  Submitted by Indian River Development, LLC – Michael Lipset, Member. The Tenant, Brian Johanson, d.b.a. Dark Side Performance, LLC, will be using a portion of the existing building for the fabrication and installation of performance automobile parts.  He is seeking to provide retail sales of the manufactured parts.

The Commission approved the application contingent on the Fire Marshal’s final inspection and approval.

 

Plan & Zoning: Special Exception Sought For Retail Business

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Jan 162017
 

The Town Plan & Zoning Commission meets at Town Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. 

There is one item on the agenda:

1.  Old Business.

2.  New Business.

PUBLIC HEARINGS *(1)

  • APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE.  For property known as 273 Indian River Road, Orange, CT.  Submitted by Indian River Development, LLC – Michael Lipset, Member.  The Tenant, Brian Johanson, d.b.a. Dark Side Performance, LLC, will be using a portion of the existing building for the fabrication and installation of performance automobile parts.  He is seeking to provide retail sales of the manufactured parts.

Agenda for Dec. 14 Board Of Selectmen’s Meeting

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Dec 102016
 

Selectmen's Meeting.

Selectmen’s Meeting.

The Orange Board of Selectmen meet at Town Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Following is the Agenda:

Call to order

Fire Exits

Pledge of Allegiance

Introductions

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

(2 minutes per speaker)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MINUTES

To consider and act on the approval of the minutes of the November 9, 2016 Meeting of the Board of Selectmen

NEW BUSINESS

To consider and act on the request from Cub Scout Pack 922 to waive the customary rental fee for HPCC for Pinewood Derby Event (enclosure) – Jeff Cap, Cub Scout Pack 922

To consider and act on Civic Plus proposal  (enclosure) – Patrick O’Sullivan

Discussion on updating Chapter 36, Community Services, Orange Code (enclosure) – Jim White, Chairman, Community Service Commission

To consider and act on bid recommendation for street level digital imagery contract for the October 1, 2017 revaluation of the Town (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli

To consider and act on adding Farmington Bank to the list of approved depository for the Town of Orange (enclosure)  – First Selectman Zeoli 

To consider and act on the request to approve the tax refunds totaling $12,734.45 

COMMITTEES

Pension BoardSelectman Goldblatt

Capital PlanningSelectman Okenquist

Bond Construction OversightSelectman Goldblatt

PersonnelFirst Selectman Zeoli, Selectman Okenquist, Selectman Davis

Charter Revision – Selectman Carangelo

Close Regular Meeting convene into Executive Session

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Agreement Between the Town of Orange and Local 1303-316 of Council #4, AFSCME, AFL-CIO – School Nurses  (enclosures)

Discussion of Staffing in the Town Clerk’s Office (enclosure)

Discussion of Staffing in the Park & Recreation Office

Discussion of the compensation for Registrar of Voters  (enclosure)

Close Executive Session and convene into the Regular Meeting

VOTE

To consider and act on the Agreement Between the Town of Orange and Local 1303-316 of Council #4, AFSCME, AFL-CIO – School Nurses

To consider and act on staffing proposal for the Town Clerk’s Office*

To consider and act on staffing proposal for the Park & Recreation Office*

To consider and act on proposed compensation for Registrar of Voters*

*Pending Personnel Committee Meeting scheduled for December 13, 2016

Adjournment

FYI

Approved Minutes of October 12, 2016 Board of Selectmen Meeting

Letter from Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

Revenue and Expenditure Reports

Notes In A Nutshell: Nov. 15 Plan & Zoning Meeting

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Nov 152016
 

screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-8-05-05-pmThe Town Plan & Zoning Commission met at 7 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Town Hall.

1.  Old Business.

2.  New Business.

There is a problem with a resident on Old Grassy Hill Road who did not comply with the building plans that he’d been permitted.

3.  Review and discussion concerning Orange Transit Oriented Audit & Strategy Options (study), possible changes to the TODD Regulations, & possible changes to the Orange Zoning Map.  Discussion will also concern the Moratorium on TODD zone change applications.

(Carried to the next meeting)

PUBLIC HEARING

4.  *SPECIAL PERMIT APPLICATION FOR THE CONVERSION OF A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING TO ACCOMMODATE AN ELDERLY APARTMENT.

For property known as 422 Ridgeview Road, Orange, CT.  Submitted by property owner Donald & Nicole Feuerstein.  To create an elderly apartment.  (Continued from the October 18, 2016 meeting).

A family of 5 wants to provide their older parents with a place to live where they can be close. The apartment will have a separate entrance.

The Feuersteins did all of their homework and received all of the variances that they needed. They came well prepared and the project was unanimously approved.

Notes In A Nutshell: Sept. 20 TP&ZC Meeting

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Sep 202016
 

tpzcThe Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission met at Town Hall, Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. [The meeting began at 7:35 p.m.]

Zoning Enforcement Offier Paul Dinice was not in attendance.

Here are some notes from the meeting.

1. Review of the Minutes from the August 15, 2016 and August 16, 2016 meetings.

(Minor amendments were made to the Aug. 15 minutes and they were approved)

Aug. 16 minutes also were approved.

2. Request for release of Bond. Tractor Supply Inc. at 250 Indian River Road.

3. Old Business. (nothing)

4. New Business. (nothing)

5. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer. (nothing)

-Review of Zoning Activities Log. (nothing)

6. SITE PLAN APPLICATION – Submitted by Orange Land Development LLC For the construction of a mixed-use Transit Oriented Development. The subject property is an 8.091-acre site located beyond the eastern end of Salemme Lane. The subject property is shown as “0 Marsh Hill Road,” containing 8.091 acres, on Map #2369 on file at the Orange Town Clerk’s office, and is designated by the Orange Assessor as Map/Block/Lot 3-1- 1.

An APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES has also been submitted in conjunction with this project.

Discussion:

Decorative elements added that gave the building more balance.

PUBLIC HEARING

*7. APPLICATION FOR RE-SUBDIVISION – Submitted by Orange Land Development LLC for property on Marsh Hill Road (Assessor’s Map/Block/Lot 3-1- 1) and Salemme Lane that comprises a total of approximately 8.091 acres. The property is located to the east of Marsh Hill Road and to the east of Salemme Lane. The application seeks to divide the property into five lots in connection with the construction of a mixed-use Transit Oriented Development.

For further discussion and adjustments to the plans click on Video on Demand (under OGAT) on this site and find the Sept. 20 TPZC  link. 

Notes In A Nutshell: Sept. 14 Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

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Sep 142016
 

screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-8-03-35-pmThe Orange Board of Selectmen met at Town Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 14, which included a rather large audience.

Following are notes of what happened.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mitch Goldblatt gave a tribute to the late Wilda Hamerman, A former State Rep. and member of the Orange Board of Selectmen who grew his interest in politics.

Jim Zeoli spoke highly of the late Estelle Marren, stating she was a wonderful kindergarten teacher and a lifelong friend.

The Orange Country Fair is this weekend, starting with a pickup truck pull Friday night. The Satellite food tent will be open Friday night.

No Farmers’ Market this Thursday.

Town pool will be closed during the fair.

NEW BUSINESS

To consider and act on the request to hold Race Brook School’s Monster Bash and 5K Dash Theresa Fitol, RBS Race Coordinator

June road race was postponed and the Halloween fair are combined now to make a big and exciting Halloween event.

Oct. 22 event begins at 2 p.m.

Residents along the race route are asked to decorate their homes.

They also request a banner to be hung over Orange Center Road for 2 weeks.

Unanimously approved

To consider and act on the request to hold a block party in the South Greenbrier Drive and Burning Tree Drive neighborhood 

Sept 24th 2-8 p.m. (rain date Sept. 25)

Unanimously approved.

To consider and act on the request to hold a block party in the Rainbow Trail, Red Fox and Rail Fence neighborhood 

Unanimously approved.

To consider and act on the Board of Selectmen 2015-2016 Annual Report 

Unanimously approved

To consider and act on the request to use bond project contingency funds for the completion of road paving project – Robert Hiza, Town Engineer

The expenditures went a little over budget, so $110,000 is needed to complete the project in the Ridge Road area.

Roads that were earmarked for work had been approved and the bond oversight committee recommended it.

Approved.

To consider and act on the Governmental Entity Certificate of Resolution between the Town of Orange and TD Bank 

Unanimously approved

To consider and act on the assignment of lease from the Estate of Janet Livingston to Nicholas Campos and Kaetlynn Sobocinski concerning property know as 359 Sybil Street, Orange, Connecticut

Janet Livingston passed away, so the board has to consent to the reassignment of the lease of the land.

Unanimously approved

To consider and act on the request to approve the tax refunds for the month of September in the amount of $5,054.86 

Unanimously approved

screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-8-12-05-pmTo consider and act on the request to approve New England Men’s Health Initiative 5K

Eli’s Mustache Dash will begin at Eli’s Restaurant up Old Tavern, Lambert, Wellington, Rolling Ridge, then return to Eli’s, etc. It will include a fundraiser for the Amity boys and girls cross country teams.

Will raise money for the Initiative that raises the awareness for men’s cancer issues.

Police will keep 1 lane of traffic open for traffic.

They will notify residents in areas where they may be effected.

(I will find out the date and post it later)

Unanimously approved

COMMITTEES

Capital Planning – Selectman Okenquist — nothing really going on yet.

Pension Board – Selectman Goldblatt — Plan went up 1.6%, however the yearly valuation came out and there was a —.75% reduction. If the “assumption” rate is lowered the costs for the town and police department will go up. Pension plans have been closed for quite the past 16 years or more. 

Watch this section on OGAT Video on Demand for a better understanding. 

Bond Construction Oversight – Selectman Goldblatt — the Derby Milford Road bridge replacement will cost around $4.4 million. Around 50% will be reimbursed by the state. There is no money from the town in place at this time. Pool locker room repairs, School parking lots, and work at the library still need to be done. If everything pans out, the bridge work could begin in 2017 and last about 5 months.

Watch this section on OGAT Video on Demand for a better understanding. 

Close Regular Meeting convene into Executive Session

EXECUTIVE SESSION 

Close Executive Session and convene into the Regular Meeting

2016 – 2019 Proposed Labor Agreement between the Town and the Supervisors Union 

unanimous

2016 – 2019 Proposed Labor Agreement between the Town and the Clerical/Town Employees Union 

unanimous

2016 – 2020 Proposed Labor Agreement between the Town and the Highway Union 

unanimous

2016-2019 Proposed Labor Agreement between the Town and Police Union 

unanimous 

Proposed Memorandum of Agreement between the Orange Police Department and the Police Union related to pay and benefits for Lateral Hires 

unanimous

Proposed Memorandum of Agreement between the Orange Police Department and the Police Union regarding eligibility for Promotional Examinations, involving Police Officers including Lateral Hires 

unanimous

Discussion regarding the hours for the Assistant Director OVNA Position

from 37.5 to 40 hours

unanimous

To consider and act on the 2016 – 2019 Proposed Labor Agreement between the Town and the Supervisors Union  (enclosure)

Adjourn Regular Meeting

Town Plan & Zoning Commission Sept. 6 Meeting Agenda

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Sep 052016
 

plan and zoningThe Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission meets at Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road, on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Following is the Agenda:

 

1. Review of the Minutes from the August 2, 2016; August 9, 2016 meetings.

2. Old Business.

3. New Business.

4. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

-Review of Zoning Activities Log.

5. Request for release of Bond. Tractor Supply Inc. at 250 Indian River Road

6. SITE PLAN APPLICATION – Submitted by Orange Land Development LLC For the construction of a mixed-use Transit Oriented Development.

The subject property is an 8.091-acre site located beyond the eastern end of Salemme Lane. The subject property is shown as “0 Marsh Hill Road,” containing 8.091 acres, on Map #2369 on file at the Orange Town Clerk’s office, and is designated by the Orange Assessor as Map/Block/Lot 3-1- 1.

An APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES also has been submitted in conjunction with this project.