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 AGENDA NO. 29

WEST HARTFORD TOWN COUNCIL

TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015, 7:30 P.M.

LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER, TOWN HALL

2013-2015 TERM

 

ITEM#

TITLE

ACTION

1.

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

7:30 P.M.

 

Suspense Item: Appointment and Presentation of Proclamation for Christine Beck as Poet Laureate from 2015-2017

2.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

3.

ROLL CALL:

COUNCILORS DOAR AND CASPERSON ABSENT

4.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

RECEIVED

 

Town Council Meeting 3-24-15

Town Council Meeting 4-20-15

Public Hearing re Ordinance Permitting the Sale of Alcohol at Golf Courses 3-24-15

Public Hearing re Budget Fiscal Year 2015-2016 on 3-26-15

Public Hearing re Budget Fiscal Year 2015-2016 on 4-1-15

5.

PUBLIC FORUM:

WILLIAM STOLBA SPOKE

6.

REPORTS OF TOWN MANAGER:

7.

CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT CALENDAR:

ITEMS 13, 14, 19-30

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

8.

Application on behalf of Hebrew Life Choices, Inc., owner of 160 Simsbury Road, to amend Special Development District # 106 (SDD) to add thirty (30) parking spaces on Village Drive, the roadway along the perimeter of the assisted living facility known as Hoffman SummerWood Community (“SummerWood”). (This Agenda item will be the subject of a formal public hearing on May 12, 2015 and may not be addressed during Public Forum pursuant to Town Council Rules.) (1030)

APPROVED, VOTE 8-0

9.

Resolution (Van Winkle) Authorizing Acceptance of Parking Lot Easement (980 A Farmington Avenue) (577)

ADOPTED, VOTE 7-0

NEW BUSINESS:

10.

Application on behalf of Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) to amend Special Development District (SDD) #93 at 26 Caya Avenue to demolish the entryway and staircase, construct a two-story, 1,235 square foot addition, demolish the existing detached garage, and expand the parking lot by adding four (4) spaces. (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.) (1308)

SET FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON JUNE 23, 2015 AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER AND REFERRED TO TPZ, DRAC AND CRCOG

11.

Resolution (Van Winkle) Authorizing Submission Of The Neighborhood Assistance Grant Application (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.) (1289)

SET FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON MAY 26, 2015 AT 7:25 P.M. IN THE LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER

12.

Resolution (Van Winkle) Authorizing Execution of Infrastructure Improvement Easement (1013)

REFERRED TO TPZ

13.

Resolution (Van Winkle) Authorizing Year-End Budgetary Transfers (1361)

ADOPTED

14.

Resolution (Van Winkle) To Appropriate Grant Funds Of $34,725 Awarded To The Town Of West Hartford Under The Federal Highway Safety Program For The Purpose Of Distracted Driving High Visibility Enforcement (195)

ADOPTED

15.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

16.

REPORTS OF CORPORATION COUNSEL:

17.

APPOINTMENTS:

Appointed Krishna Adhikari to Human Rights Commission with a term ending 12/31/17, Josh Cantor to Parks and Recreation Advisory Board with a term ending 12/31/17, Michael Margolis to Historic District Commission with a term ending 12/31/19, Amber Kocay as an Alternate on the Board of Assessment Appeals with a term ending 12/31/17.

18.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

 

REPORTS OF STANDING OR SPECIAL COMMITTEES:

19.

From Town Plan and Zoning - re: 160 Simsbury Road - Tabled to May 4, 2015 (1030)

RECEIVED

20.

From Town Plan and Zoning - re: 160 Simsbury Road – Recommending Approval (1030)

RECEIVED

21.

From Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) – re: 160 Simsbury Road – Finding No Apparent Conflict (1030)

RECEIVED

22.

From Town Plan and Zoning RECENT PLANNING ACTIONS: re: 975 North Main Street, 110 Beechwood Road (780)

RECEIVED

23.

From Inland Wetland and Watercourses Agency RECENT PLANNING ACTIONS – re: 160 Simsbury Road (780)

RECEIVED

24.

Minutes from Administration and Technology Committee 3-23-15

RECEIVED

25.

Minutes from Community Planning and Physical Services Committee 3-16-15 and 3-31-15

RECEIVED

26.

Minutes from Finance and Budget Committee 2-25-15, 3-16-15, 3-23-15, 3-30-15 and 4-8-15

RECEIVED

27.

Minutes from Human Services Committee 3-30-15

RECEIVED

28.

Minutes from Public Safety Committee 4-2-15

RECEIVED

29.

Minutes from West Hartford Center Special Services District – Public Hearing re Proposed 2015-2016 Fiscal Year Budget 3-24-15

RECEIVED

30.

Minutes from West Hartford Center Special Services District – 4-20-15

RECEIVED

31.

CONSENT CALENDAR:

ADOPTED

 

COMMUNICATIONS:

32.

Notice of Town Planner’s intention to approve pursuant to Section 177-44C (9)(c) and (f) a request on behalf of Sarjac Partners, LLC, seeking approval for a revision to Special Development District plan #28 located at 7 North Main Street. The request is for minor modifications to site signage and required parking. (518)

RECEIVED

33.

Notice of Town Planner’s intention to approve pursuant to Section 177-44C (9)(b) and (c) a request on behalf of SOF-IX Blueback Square Holdings, seeking approval for a revision to Special Development District plan #113 located at 65 Memorial Road. The request is for minor modifications to the approved parking, the creation a new on-street loading area and for minor modifications to the landscaping and landscape amenities.(1109)

RECEIVED

34.

Notice of Town Planner’s intention to approve pursuant to Section 177-44C (9)(b) and (e) a request on behalf of GDC, Quaker Green, LLC, seeking approval for a revision to Special Development District plan #48 located at 999 South Quaker Lane, known as Quaker Green. The request is for minor modifications to the landscaping and landscape amenities and for the location approval of an accessory structure. (915)

RECEIVED

35.

Notice of Town Planner’s intention to approve pursuant to Section 177-44C (9)(b) and (d) a request on behalf of Brookdale Senior Living, seeking approval for a revision to Special Development District plan #41 located at 1 Chatfield Drive. The request is for minor architectural modifications to the building façade and for modifications to the landscaping and landscape amenities. (1273)

RECEIVED

36.

From George Gurney resigning from the Conservation and Environment Commission (321)

RECEIVED

37.

From David Knishkowy resigning from the Human Rights Commission (321)

RECEIVED

38.

From Zoning Board of Appeals – 2014 Annual Report (999)

RECEIVED

39.

PETITIONS:

40.

ADJOURNMENT:

8:50 P.M.

 

Essie S. Labrot

Town Clerk/Council Clerk

 

ANY INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS SPECIAL ASSISTANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING SHOULD CONTACT SUSAN HULEATT AT THE HUMAN AND LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, 561-7578, FIVE DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING.

 

SUSPENSE ITEMS: