JUNE 17, 2020
Chair Jeffery Grotsky called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. In attendance were Commission members Rob Busler, Darell Craig, Morgan Ellis, John Hutchison, Kees de Mooy (Zoning Administrator), Jennifer Mulligan (Town Clerk) and guests.
Mr. Grotsky asked if there were any additions or correction of the minutes of Planning Commission Meeting of May 20, 2020. Mr. Busler moved to approve the minutes of the meeting as presented, was seconded by Ms. Ellis, and carried unanimously.
Lot Line Adjustment – 225 Calvert Street
Mr. Melvin Porter, owner, was present for the application. Mr. Porter explained that he purchased the property at 227 Calvert Street, and he would like to add a portion of the parcel located in the back of 227 Calvert Street and add it to 225 Calvert Street property. The structure at 227 Calvert Street will remain in place. Mr. Busler asked the total size of the lot. Mr. Porter stated that the lot at 225 Calvert Street will become 5742.13 sq.ft. and allow a driveway entrance off Kent Street. The front façade of the house will be on Calvert Street.
Mr. Porter stated that the construction on the new property will begin shortly.
Mr. Busler moved to approve the lot line adjustment as submitted, was seconded by Mr. Hutchison and carried unanimously.
Ms. Ellis asked if the Mayor and Council voted to approve the text change amendments following the Public Hearing on Monday, June 15, 2020. Mr. de Mooy stated that the vote passed with Mayor Cerino dissenting. Mr. de Mooy stated that he felt as though the Planning Commission always takes care with projects and will not allow 4-story where it does not belong.
Mr. Hutchison stated that the language lends itself to not easily allow for the 4-story buildings. Mr. de Mooy stated that if there was an instance of a developer with a lawyer present, it may behoove the Town to have the Town Attorney present, but it was not an issue presently. Mr. de Mooy stated that there was also National Historic Landmark District precedence to enforce guidelines for development.
There being no further business, Ms. Ellis moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:46 p.m. was seconded by Mr. Hutchison and carried unanimously.
Submitted by: Approved by:
Jennifer Mulligan Jeff Grotsky
Town Clerk Chair