June 16 Town Plan And Zoning Meeting Agenda

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Jun 162015

zoningThe Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission meets on Tuesday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.

Following is the agenda:

1. SUBDIVISION APPLICATION – “Subdivision of Assessor’s Lot 7 and Portion of Assessor’s Lot 8”. Submitted by property owner Racebrook Estates, LLC. Location 846 Racebrook Road (Assessor’s Map 90-1-7) and portion of lot 8. To subdivide 8.3 acres of RES Residential land into 2 lots.

2. Request by Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church to hold it’s annual Odyssey Festival September 4, 2015 to September 7, 2015.

3. Review of the Minutes from the May 5 and May 19, 2015 meetings.

4. Old Business.

5. New Business.

6. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

-Review of Zoning Activities Log.


7. *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.

8. *RE-SUBDIVISION APPLICATION – 831 Derby Milford Road. Submitted by Walter M. & Mary Ellen K. Bespuda Living Trust, for property known as 831 Derby Milford Road. The proposal is to create 2 lots from 34.6 acres. Zoned Residential RES.


Originally Published on: Jun 13, 2015 @ 21:33

What Will Mother Nature Dish Up For Today’s Labor Day Events?

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Aug 312014

A screen shot of the doppler Weather map at 4:49 p.m.

A screen shot of the doppler Weather map at 4:49 p.m.

Labor Day weekend has a couple of things residents and visitors have been waiting for: The Greek Festival and the Labor Day Concert. Will Mother Nature cooperate and allow folks to enjoy these last 2 official days of summer, or will she rain on the parade?

If WTNH 8’s Sam Kantrow is correct in his report on WXEdge it seems that today’s warmer and more humid weather with some  heavy rain and moderate to severe thunderstorms may just ruin the holiday for anyone who’d made plans to attend one or both of the events in Orange.

If you are planning on going to the Greek Festival, remember that it opens at noon. You will have a couple of hours to have lunch and enjoy a performance by the Odyssey Dancers at 2 p.m. The dancers are scheduled to perform at 4:30 p.m. too, but be prepared, because a line of thunderstorms could start moving through a little after 5 p.m.

IMG_7648The Taste of Israel Bar-B-Q at 261 Derby Ave. from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. also may be adversely affected by this potential storm front. 

The town’s Labor Day Concert at the Orange Fairgrounds Gazebo, 525 Orange Center Road from 7-9:30 p.m. also may be ruined. it’s scheduled to go on rain or shine, so bring your umbrellas or set yourself up under the pavilion. 

As far as the final day of the Greek Festival, Kantrow said, “Tomorrow starts muggy again, some with a bit of fog. With a bit of sun, we’ll see some more t-storms during the afternoon but they’re not widespread.”

St. Barbara’s Greek Church saw perfect festival weather on Friday and Saturday. For now, we’ll just have to hold our breath and keep our eyes to the sky — hope for the best and get out as soon as the church grounds open at noon.