- Home affordability
- Growth and prosperity score
- Education quality
- Family friendliness
The commission heard a site plan application submitted by Adnan Akil for 254 Bull Hill Lane, owned by the New Haven Islamic Center.
The proposal was to locate a 3,000 sq. ft. restaurant and bakery in an existing building.
Several parts of the application were not completed, so it was unacceptable.
Commission Chairman Beau Clark said the paperwork has to be done properly before the commission can vote on it.
Even though the plan is a proper use of the building, the amount of parking spaces on the provided paperwork did not match.
After a brief discussion, Akil said it takes a lot of time to do the paperwork and he changed his mind. “I give up, I’ll just go to West Haven it’s just a couple of blocks away.” With that, he withdrew his application.
Regarding the discussion at the last meeting on making a Zone Change for two properties on Indian River Road, the commission will refer the issue to Consultant Planner Glenn Chalder of Planimetrics for review.
Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer
• 158 Ohman Ave. was a littered mess when ZEO Paul Dinice went to check on it.
• Buttonball property Dinice will discuss fine payments with the owner
• 756 Wheelers Farm Road there are 6-7 vehicles on the property
• 449 Derby Milford there is a blight order out for that property and there are 2 campers (occupied) in the yard, for which the property owner also will be cited.
• 420 Michael Court abandoned cars and unkept property
The Open Space Priority List from Conservation Commission is the same list as from 2000, and needs to be updated. A new list has been compiled and will be discussed next week.
Tonight, after coming home from a full day’s work at their paying jobs, our Orange volunteer firefighters will be out in the freezing cold on Hydrant Detail.
They’ll be shoveling out the fire hydrants in YOUR neighborhoods that are covered in snow and ice.
The firefighters know all too well how long it takes to clear a hydrant, and how precious those extra minutes are when they have to get to a home for a fire emergency.
If YOU have a hydrant near your home, PLEASE shovel it out.
The Orange Board of Selectmen met at Town Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Jan. 19 Town Hall Offices will be closed for Martin Luther King Day, but the Transfer Station will be open.
— To consider and act on the request to approve the 6th Annual Race Brook School Rockin’Road Race and to hang a banner for the event
Kim Browe spoke for the event
June 6 the Kids fun run 9 am. 5K at 10 a.m. certified route.
Participation is usually very good, revenue was high last year even though participation was down for whatever reason.
Unanimously approved for race and banner.
— To consider and act on the request from the Lions Club to waive the customary rental fees for use of the gym at HPCC for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
53rd anniversary Hunt will be March 28.
Furnace at firehouse blew up last week. Insurance will cover part of the cost. $32,388 cost for dual Fuel. (gas would be $30,000 but who knows what the price of either fuel will be at any given time)
— To consider and act to participating in a mattress recycling program (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli
— ADDED to agenda Benefit concert for Community Services Charitable programs. Gary Harger and Barbie Harger will be featured along with the new chorus.
Tickets will be $20 each.
The show will be followed by a reception with coffee “and” in the cafeteria.
— To consider and act on recommending to the Board of Finance appropriations for the new grass fields at Fred Wolf Park
Money is coming in from different organizations to cover the costs of equipment and work. The town will contribute $20,000 to help.
— To consider and act on the 2015 Plan of Conservation and Development
The Board of Selectmen would discuss it and then offer their thoughts on the plan before the March 17 public hearing.
— To consider and act on entering into a contract with Quality Data Services for on-line collection of tax payments
Tax collector Sandra Pierson said there is a company that would offer this service by summer and give residents an opportunity to see their information online, including when they paid their bills, how much they paid, what they owe, etc.
Cost would be $2,4o0 annually with a $125 set up fee, and it wouldn’t go into effect until July.
Zeoli said you can check out the North Haven website, which already has it, and see how it would work.
— To consider and act on SuperGreen Solutions Window enclosures for the Academy Building
LOCIP funded project. South side of building — six 40″ X 93″ windows (original to the building) opposite the Clark Building — would get UV protection windows, the other side would receive regular (without UV protection). It would be good for energy efficiency.
Judy Williams said the heat rises and in old buildings like this, the attic could be a huge problem, since they lose a lot of heat through it.
This item was tabled
— To consider and act on the request to approve the re-appointment of Denise Stein as the Municipal Agent for the Elderly
— To consider and act on the request to approve the tax refunds totaling $2594.57 (enclosure)
PEZ has been making its famous candy in Orange since 1974, and in December 2011 the long awaited visitor center at 35 Prindle Hill Road opened to the public.
Today, Thursday, Dec. 18, the town fulfilled its promise and PEZ Boulevard was dedicated.
Among those in attendance was Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, who was instrumental in making the Edison Road project a reality. She was a tireless advocate for the project from start to finish bringing in millions to ensure its completion.
First Selectman Jim Zeoli said the new road, which connects Prindle Hill and Marsh Hill roads and is home to PEZ, Aurora Products and Restaurant Depot, to name a few also opens up the possibility of attracting more businesses to open on the 65 additional acres to which it is connected.
Joe Vittoria, President and CEO of PEZ said the thoroughfare has brought more than 80,000 cars to the Visitor Center so far.
Matthew Dicks is a local teacher and author of the novels “Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend,” “Something Missing” and “Unexpectedly, Milo” and the rock opera The Clowns.
The evening was full of laughter and fun. Matthew discussed how he became a writer, gave away prizes and answered questions.
This is a one week (36 hours) “hands-on” program.
This course will provide you with an arsenal of techniques you can use to organize and analyze crime data, identify conspiratorial activities, establish relationships between people and organizations, and effectively present your findings in criminal court proceedings.
You’ll learn how to develop and use intelligence at the specialized investigative unit level to plan and direct investigative attention in combating criminal activities, at the departmental level to facilitate the operational and administrative decision-making process, and at the central or regional level to project national and international trends.
Contact Gary Canapinno @ 203.891.2134 or via email at [email protected] for information.
The Alpha Group website can be found at: www.alphagroupcenter.com
In August, Orange Live published a story about the Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators (CTNSI), at the Yale West Campus in Orange offering art classes in natural science illustration.
The courses were open to all levels and abilities.
Well, now it’s time to see what the students have accomplished with the 2014 Student & Faculty Exhibit, Sunday, Dec. 7 from 2-4 p.m.
The student exhibit presentation will take place at 3 p.m.
CTNSI, located at 230 West Campus Drive, offers the following courses: Beginning Drawing, Botanical Watercolor, Landscape Painting, Drawing and Painting Birds and Mammals, Colored Pencil, Mixed Media Painting and Field Sketching.
The following information regarding police activity in October was revealed at this month’s police commission meeting.
Officers responded to 2,712 calls for service including:
• 3 Burglaries (2 residential, 1 commercial), 125 Activated Burglar Alarms and 139 Medical Emergencies.
There were 32 Criminal Arrests; 17 Shoplifting/Larcenies; 21 Fights/Disturbances; 5 Arrests for DWI; 97 Traffic Accidents; and 220 Motor Vehicle Citations Issued
Following is the AGENDA:
Call to order
Pledge of Allegiance
(2 minutes per speaker)
To consider and act on the approval of the minutes of the October 8, 2014 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen (enclosure)
To consider and act on the use of open space at Wright Farms (enclosure) – Sterling Adams
To consider and act on amending the Library Ordinance (enclosure) – Vincent Marino, Town Counsel.
To consider and act on the property tax abatements for United Illuminating (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli
To consider and act on bid recommendation for boiler replacement at Orange Center Road Firehouse using LoCip Funds (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli
To consider and act on the bid recommendation for a new 3.0 Cubic Yard Class Four Wheel Drive Loader (enclosure) – Robert Hiza, Town Engineer
To consider and act on the donation of land known as 1-5 Lots on Hemlock Drive (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 FFY 2014 State Homeland Security Grant Program Region 2 Memorandum of Agreement (enclosure) – Tim Smith, Fire Marshal
To consider and act on disbanding committees (enclosure)
To consider and act on the request to approve the tax refunds totaling $12,491.47 (enclosure)
Pension Board – Selectman Goldblatt
Capital Planning – Selectman Okenquist
Bond Construction Oversight – Selectman Goldblatt
Personnel – Selectmen Zeoli, Okenquist, Lenz
Adjourn Regular Meeting and Convene into Execution Session
Discussion Regarding Tax Refund Request – Vincent Marino, Town
Adjourn Executive Session and Convene into Regular Meeting
Adjourn Regular Meeting
Approved Minutes of September 10, 2014 Board of Selectmen Meeting
Memo from OBOE Regarding American Education Week
2015 Board of Selectmen Meeting Schedule
Revenue and Expenditure Reports
Lohman Letter to ZBA
Originally Published on: Nov 7, 2014 @ 14:20