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AGENDA NO. 2
WEST HARTFORD TOWN COUNCIL
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2015 7:30 P.M.
LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER, TOWN HALL
2015-2017 TERM

ITEM# TITLE  
1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: 9:10 PM
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:  
3. ROLL CALL: ALL PRESENT
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Town Council Meeting, 10-27-15, 11-10-15, 11-17-15
Public Hearing on 310A Cumberland Road, 10-27-15
RECEIVED
5. PUBLIC FORUM: SEVERAL RESIDENTS SPOKE ON ITEM #33
6. REPORTS OF TOWN MANAGER:
7. CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT CALENDAR: ITEMS 9, 14, 22-29
UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  
8. Application on behalf of Center Development Corporation, contract purchaser and intended developer, and The Sisters of Saint Joseph, the owner of the property known as 27 Park Road and 14 Ringgold Street, to rezone a majority of the property from R-6 to RM-MS and then to designate the rezoned area to a Special Development District to facilitate the redevelopment and reuse of the existing primary building and the construction of a new residential building containing 310 apartments units and 36 residential living units together with all associated parking, landscaping, lighting and signage.(This Agenda item will be the subject of a formal public hearing on December 10, 2015 and may not be addressed during Public Forum pursuant to Town Council Rules.) (20151) CONTINUED, PUBLIC HEARING TO JANUARY 12, 2016 AT 6:30 PM IN THE LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER
9. Resolution (Van Winkle) Authorizing Execution of Infrastructure Improvement Easement at 451 Mountain Road. (1013) ADOPTED
NEW BUSINESS:  
10.  Application on behalf of Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. the owner and operator of Chatfield of West Hartford, and Brookdale Living Communities of CT-WH, Inc. the owner of 1 Chatfield Drive, to amend Special Development District plan #41 to add a new entrance canopy at the existing Chatfield West Hartford Independent Living Building and adjust landscaping and paving eliminating a courtyard and miscellaneous sidewalks. (This Agenda item will be the subject of a formal public hearing and may not be addressed during Public Forum pursuant to Town Council Rules) (1273) SET FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON JANUARY 12, 2016 AT 7:00 PM AND REFERRED TO TPZ AND DRAC.
11. Application on behalf of Steele Road, LLC, owner, to amend SDD #139 at 243 Steele Road to increase the number of units from 150 to 160 by dividing five of the existing two-bedroom units in Buildings #3 and #4 (ten units total) approximately in half to create twenty one-bedroom units. Exterior changes to those buildings are also proposed but no increase in building size or height. (This Agenda item will be the subject of a formal public hearing and may not be addressed during Public Forum pursuant to Town Council Rules)(971) SET FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON JANUARY 26, 2016 AT 6:30 PM AND REFERRED TO TPZ AND DRAC.
12.  Application on behalf of the owner, DHR North Main Street, LLC (“DHR”), to amend Special Development District plan #143 at 747 and 777 North Main Street. The amendment proposes modifications to the retaining walls, landscape plan, reconfiguration of the parking area, and relocation of the dumpster and transformer pad. (This Agenda item will be the subject of a formal public hearing and may not be addressed during Public Forum pursuant to Town Council Rules) (954) SET FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON JANUARY 26, 2016 AT 7:00 PM AND REFERRED TO TPZ AND DRAC.
13. Ordinance (Van Winkle) Declaring a six (6) month moratorium on the approval of ground-mounted and pole-mounted Solar Energy Systems in Residential Zones. (999)
SET FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON JANUARY 26, 2016 AT 7:25 PM IN THE LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER AND REFERRED TO TPZ.
14. Resolution (Slifka) Setting Town Council 2016 Meeting Dates. (4) ADOPTED
15.  Resolution (Van Winkle) Delegating to the Town Manager and the Director of Financial Services the authority to issue bonds or temporary borrowings on behalf of the Town of West Hartford. (953) ADOPTED 
16.  Resolution (Van Winkle) Accepting East Maxwell Drive Extension as a Public Street. (1083)
ADOPTED 
17.  Resolution (Van Winkle) Setting the Town Clerk’s compensation. (1170) ADOPTED 
18. ANNOUNCEMENTS:  
19. REPORTS OF CORPORATION COUNSEL:  
20. APPOINTMENTS: Reappointed Jonathan Dixon to Board of Assessment Appeals for a term ending 12/31/18, appointed Mitch Lewis as a regular member to Historic District Commission for a term ending 12/31/20, appointed Julie Harris as alternate member to the Historic District Commission for a term ending 12/31/20, appointed Chenchao Lu to Conservation & Environment Commission for a term ending 12/31/20, appointed Charles Shimkus to Risk Management Advisory Board for a term ending 12/31/17 and appointed Amber Kocay as a regular member to the Board of Assessment Appeals for a term ending 12/31/18.
21. EXECUTIVE SESSION:  
REPORTS OF STANDING OR SPECIAL COMMITTEES:  
22.  From Town Plan and Zoning – re: 451 Mountain Road- Recommending Approval (1013) RECEIVED
23.  From Design Review Advisory Commission - re: 27 Park Road and 14 Ringgold Street- Recommending Approval (20151) RECEIVED
24.  From Capital Region Council of Governments - re: 27 Park Road and 14 Ringgold Street- Finding no apparent conflict with regional plans and policies or the concerns of neighboring towns (20151) RECEIVED 
25.  From Town Plan and Zoning RECENT PLANNING ACTION- 975 North Main Street, 110 Beechwood Road (780) RECEIVED 
26.  From Inland Wetland and Watercourses Agency RECENT PLANNING ACTION - re: 29 Winterset Lane, 27 Park Road and 14 Ringgold Street (780) RECEIVED
27.  Minutes from Finance and Budget Committee- 11-10-2015  RECEIVED 
28.  Minutes from Public Safety Committee- 11-5-2015  RECEIVED
29.  Minutes from Community Planning and Physical Services Committee- 11-16-2015 RECEIVED 
30. CONSENT CALENDAR: ADOPTED
COMMUNICATIONS:  
31. Notice of Town Planner’s intention to approve pursuant to Section 177-44C (9)(d) a request from Michael Palin on behalf of Total Wines & More seeking approval for a revision to Special Development District plan #6 (Corbins Corner) located at 1459 New Britain Avenue. The request is for minor architectural modifications to the building facade. (759) RECEIVED
32. Notice of Town Planner’s intention to approve pursuant to Section 177-44C (9)(d) and (f) a request from John Kemper, on behalf of Harvest Wine & Spirits, seeking approval for a revision to Special Development District plan #3 (Elmwood Shopping Plaza) located at 1126-1148 New Britain Avenue. The request is for minor modifications to the building façade and signage. (402) RECEIVED
33. Letters from Concerned Citizens re: Fernridge Park RECEIVED
34.  Letter from Eliezer & Jennifer Strassfeld re: Fernridge Park RECEIVED 
35. PETITIONS:  
36. ADJOURNMENT: 10:15 PM
Essie S. Labrot
Town Clerk/Council Clerk

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SUSPENSE ITEMS: