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Zoning Commission Minutes/Record of Vote 01/14/2019
RECORD OF VOTE
OLD LYME ZONING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
Monday – January 14, 2019, 7:30 P.M.
Meeting Hall at Memorial Town Hall
52 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

1.  Convene Meeting; announcement of voting members.

Present and voting:  Jane Cable, Chair, Jane Marsh, Secretary, Paul Orzel, Alan Todd [arrived at 7:50 p.m.] and Harvey Gemme, Alternate

Also present:  Keith Rosenfeld, Land Use Coordinator

Absent:  Gil Soucie, Vice Chair

PUBLIC HEARING:

1.  Site Development Plan/Special Exception Modification Application and Municipal Coastal Site Plan Review Application to permit the creation of a Short Game Practice Area on an existing area of mowed property adjacent to its Maintenance Facility on 41 & 43 Buttonball Road, Black Hall Club, Inc. applicant.  

A Motion was made by H. Gemme, seconded by J. Marsh to CLOSE the Public Hearing on the Site Development Plan/Special Exception Modification Application and Municipal Coastal Site Plan Review Application to permit the creation of a Short Game Practice Area on an existing area of mowed property adjacent to its Maintenance Facility on 41 & 43 Buttonball Road, Black Hall Club, Inc. applicant.  No further discussion and a vote was taken.  In favor:  J. Cable, J. Marsh, P. Orzel, H. Gemme Opposed:  None   Abstaining:  None  The motion passed unanimously. 4-0-0

REGULAR MEETING:

1.  Site Development Plan/Special Exception Modification Application and Municipal Coastal Site Plan Review Application to permit the creation of a Short Game Practice Area on an existing area of mowed property adjacent to its Maintenance Facility on 41 & 43 Buttonball Road, Black Hall Club, Inc. applicant.  

A Motion was made by J. Marsh, seconded by P. Orzel to GRANT with conditions along with the CAM Application as follows:

Whereas, the Zoning Commission had received applications for Special Permit Site Plan and Coastal Site Plan approvals, 1 sheet as prepared by Richard W. Gates dated 4/6/06 with revisions through 3/20/07 titled, “Division of Portion of Land of Black Hall Club, Inc”; and sheets # BH-1 through BH-5 with final revisions through 2/7/08; and landscaping and architectural plans;

Whereas, the proposed use was permitted by Special Permit under the Old Lyme Zoning Regulations, and with the approval of a Coastal Site Plan, the Commission found that the applicant had provided sufficient evidence to demonstrate compliance with the technical provisions of the Regulations;

Whereas, the Zoning Commission has now received an application for Site Plan Modification approval of the Special Permit previously approved to permit the creation of a Short Game Practice Area on an existing area of mowed property adjacent to its Maintenance Facility on 41 & 43 Buttonball Road, Black Hall Club, as shown on plans entitled “Black Hall Club Short Game Practice Area” Project Plan Sheet L-1, Grading and Erosion Plan L-2, Planting Plan L-3, Details Plan L-4 dated 11/26/18 Scale 1’=16’, Gardner and Gerrish, Landscape Architects ; and

Whereas, the Zoning Commission has held a duly noticed public hearing on January 14, 2019 and the commission has heard testimony from both citizens of Old Lyme and the applicant; and

Whereas, the proposed use is permitted under the Old Lyme Zoning Regulations, the Commission finds that the applicant has provided sufficient evidence to demonstrate compliance with the technical provisions Section 13.A of the Regulations in particular that the proposed use, buildings and other structures and site development are designed and arranged as follows:
a.  to achieve safety, comfort and convenience;
b.  to conserve as much of the natural terrain and provide for vegetation on the site to the extent practical;
c.  to be in architectural harmony with the surrounding area;
d.  to protect nearby residential and preservation areas; and
e.  to show that reasonable consideration has been given to the matter of restoring and protecting the ecosystem and habitat of Long Island Sound and reducing the amount of hypoxia, pathogens, toxic contaminants and floatable debris therein; and

Whereas, the Zoning Commission has deliberated and considered the evidence presented by the applicant at the hearing as well as the input of its staff and the applicant’s professional consultants; and

Whereas, the Zoning Commission has received comments from the Office of Long Island Sound Programs of the Department of Environmental Protection, after submitting the application materials to them for review, the Commission determines that the application and plans are consistent with the goals and policies of the Coastal Management Act; and

Now, therefore be it resolved that the Old Lyme Zoning Commission grants approval to Black Hall Club for the Site Plan Modification for property at 43 Buttonball Road, Old Lyme, CT with the conditions specified:  

1.      Prior to endorsement of the plan, an Erosion and Sedimentation Bond be submitted in an amount to be approved by the Town Engineer;
2.      At the completion of the project an As-Built    survey plan must be submitted to verify that improvements were installed in accordance with the design and approved plans;
3.      Town Engineer to check drainage calculations and post-construction functionality.
No further discussion and a vote was taken.  In favor:  J. Cable, J. Marsh, P. Orzel, H. Gemme Opposed:  None   Abstaining:  None  The motion passed unanimously. 4-0-0

2.  Petition for Amendment of Old Lyme Zoning Regulations to repeal Sections 4.4.6.5f(i) and (ii).  That repeal will have the effect of changing Section 4.4.6.6c because 4.4.6.6c references Paragraph 4.4.6.5f of the Old Lyme Zoning Regulations. Petitioners Scott Boulanger and Kathleen Boulanger.

A Motion was made by P. Orzel, seconded by J. Marsh to Receive and set a Public Hearing date for March 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Meeting Hall for the Petition for Amendment of Old Lyme Zoning Regulations to repeal Sections 4.4.6.5f(i) and (ii).  That repeal will have the effect of changing Section 4.4.6.6c because 4.4.6.6c references Paragraph 4.4.6.5f of the Old Lyme Zoning Regulations. Petitioners Scott Boulanger and Kathleen Boulanger.  No discussion and a vote was taken.  In favor:  J. Cable, J. Marsh, P. Orzel, A. Todd, H. Gemme Opposed:  None   Abstaining:  None  The motion passed unanimously. 5-0-0

3.  New Business  –  Election of Officers

A Motion was made by J. Marsh, seconded by P. Orzel to nominate and elect the existing officers:  Jane Cable, Chair, Gil Soucie, Vice Chair and Jane Marsh, Secretary.  No discussion and a vote was taken.  In favor:  J. Cable, J. Marsh, A. Todd, P. Orzel, H. Gemme Opposed:  None   Abstaining:  None  The motion passed unanimously. 5-0-0

4.  Old Business

5. Approval of Minutes   –   Minutes of the December 10, 2018 Regular Meeting.

A Motion was made by J. Marsh, seconded by H. Gemme to APPROVE the Minutes of the December 10, 2018 Regular Meeting.  No discussion and a vote was taken.  In favor:  J. Cable, J. Marsh, A. Todd, P. Orzel, H. Gemme Opposed:  None   Abstaining:  None  The motion passed unanimously. 5-0-0

6.  Correspondence

7.  Zoning Enforcement Report

8.  Miscellaneous/Adjournment   

A Motion was made by H. Gemme, seconded by J. Cable to adjourn the January 14, 2019 Regular Meeting.  No discussion and a vote was taken.  In favor:  J. Cable, J. Marsh, P. Orzel, A. Todd, H. Gemme  In opposition:  None   Abstaining:  None  The Motion carried 5-0-0  The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
                                                
                                Jane Cable, Chairman    


THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE ZONING COMMISSION IS
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019, 7:30 P.M.,
MEETING HALL, 52 LYME STREET, OLD LYME, CT




 
 
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