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Posted: December 30, 2007
Conservation Commission
Agenda for Jan. 2, 2007 (Wed) meeting @ 5PM

Seating of Alternates

Minutes Dec. 4, 2007

Election of Officers

Referrals or new projects (Stop in Land Use and Review Applications)

*Review other commission minutes

Scenic Road Designation for RT 202 - progress report

Subcommittee Reports:
" Cell Tower Update - Diane Dupuis
" Scenic Road - Joe Gitterman
o Current/ Pending Proposals
" Archaeological Resources Protection - Susan Payne
o Nothing in the Zoning Regs; create recommendation for Zoning
" Open Space Committee
" Ridgeline Protection- Linda Frank
" Greenway - Keith Templeton is the new chairman
" Management and Monitoring of Town properties - Linda Frank
" Water Resources Monitoring and Protection- Phil Markert

Drought Management, Water Resources and Aquifer Protection - Markert (Will look up measurements done previously)

Traffic & Rural Character - Phil Markert

Top Priorities for Action from TPOCD -
" Are the Town's land use regulations working to meet the TPOCD goals?

Other Business

Commission Goals for 2007: (Do we want to revise this list????)
" Route 202 Enhancement
" Key properties/areas of Town to conserve/permanently protect
" Strategies for Land Preservation
o TDR's (Transfer of Development Rights) - Kelly Boling
o Municipal Tax Abatement for Conservation Easements - Dan Sherr
o Conservation or Cluster Development - to be researched
" Info from various towns has been collected for review


Posted: December 29, 2007
Planning Commission

AGENDA
Regular Meeting
Wednesday, January 2, 2008

7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

PUBLIC HEARING
7:30 p.m. - Klein-Cannizzaro/285 West Shore Road/2 Lot Subdivision

REGULAR MEETING
I. Regular Business
A. Call to Order
B. Seating of Members, Alternates

II. Consideration of the Minutes
A. Public Hearing - Regular Meeting - 12/4/07
B. Site Inspections/Bowles and Whittlesey Road - 12/15/07
C. Site Inspection/Klein-Cannizzaro - 12/29/07

III. Motion to Include Subsequent Business Not Already Posted on the Agenda

IV. Pending Applications
A. Klein-Cannizzaro/285 West Shore Road/2 Lot Subdivision
B. Bowles/52 Carmel Hill Road/2 Lot Subdivision

V. New Applications

VI. Other Business
A. Scenic Road Designation Application/Whittlesey Road
B. Revision of the Subdivision Regulations
C. Procedures and Template for Conservation Easements
D. Implementation Plan/FEMA Mapping
VII. Communications
A. Reminder: Joint Zoning-Planning Meeting: 1/7/08 at approx. 8:30 p.m.

VIII. Public Comment
IX. Adjournment
Dated 12/28/07
By: Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


Posted: December 27, 2007
Board of Selectmen
AGENDA
December 27, 2007
4:30p.m.
Land Use Room

1. Call to Order
2. Approval of Minutes:
" Minutes of the December 13, 2007 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen and the December 19, 2007 Emergency Meeting of the Board of Selectmen.
3. Communications
4. Appointments/Resignations:
" Resignation of John Potter as an alternate member of the Inland Wetlands Commission.
" Appointment of Roger Bohan as an alternate member of the Inland Wetlands Commission until 6/30/10.
" Reappointment of Philip Markert and Linda Frank as regular members of the Conservation Commission until 1/1/11.
" Reappointment of Elizabeth Corrigan as an alternate member of the Conservation Commission until 1/1/11.
" Reappointment of Peter Talbot as a regular member of the Historic District Commission until 1/1/13.
" Reappointment of Phyllis J. Mills as an alternate member of the Historic District Commission until 1/1/11.
" Reappointment of F. Donald Brighman and Lisabeth D. Adams to the Housing Commission until 1/1/11.
" Reappointment of Joan Gauthey, Holly Haas and Joe Fredlund to the Parks and Recreation Commission until 1/1/11.
" Reappointment of J. Winston Fowlkes III as an alternate member of the Planning Commission.
" Reappointment of Patrick Kessler as a full-time constable until 12/31/09.
" Reappointment of John Wyshynski and Thomas J. Accousti as part-time constables until 12/31/09.
5. First Selectman's Report
" WPS Lease Update
6. OLD BUSINESS
7. NEW BUSINESS
" Washington Volunteer Fire Department - Truck #7
8. Visitors
9. Adjournment


Posted: December 22, 2007

Planning and Zoning Commissions

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

To: Sheila Anson, Town Clerk
From: Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator
Re: Scheduling of Special Meeting

There will be a Special Meeting held on Monday, January 7, 2008 to conduct the following business:

7:30 p.m. Zoning Commission
Agenda:
a) Public Hearing: Consideration of the Special Permit application: Section 4.4.10 submitted by Rumsey Hall School to construct a dormitory and hockey rink at 184 Romford Road
b) Possible vote on above referenced Rumsey Hall School Special Permit application

8:30 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commissions
Agenda:
Joint meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commissions to discuss relevant topics such as implementation of the Plan of Conservation and Development and Depot Study, recent revisions to the Washington Zoning Regulations, accessory apartments, housing, etc.

Dated 12/21/07
Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


Posted: December 22, 2007
Legal Notice

The WASHINGTON ZONING COMMISSION has scheduled the following public hearing on Monday, January 7, 2008 in the Land Use Meeting Room, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, Ct. to consider the following:

7:30 p.m. - Rumsey Hall School/184 Romford Road/Special Permit: Section 4.4.10/Construct Dormitory and Hockey Rink

At this hearing interested persons may appear and be heard and written communications will be received. The application is on file in the Land Use Office, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, Ct.

Dated 12/21/07
By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


Posted: December 22, 2007
LEGAL NOTICE

At its regular meeting held on December 12, 2007 the Washington Inland Wetlands Commission took the following action:

APPROVED: Application #IW-07-52 submitted by Mr. Barnet to reconstruct the barn at 32 Sabbaday Lane with conditions.

FOUND NO APPARENT WETLANDS IMPACTS: Application #IW-07-65 submitted by BEC Holdings for the feasibility of a first cut at 204 Wykeham Road with condition.

FOUND NO APPARENT WETLANDS IMPACTS: Application #IW-07-66 submitted by Mrs. Klein and Ms. Cannizzaro for the feasibility of a 2 lot subdivision at 285 West Shore Road with conditions.

APPROVED: Revision of Permit #IW-06-30 issued to Mr. Coville to include the construction of a rear deck and stairs, driveway reconfiguration, and front wall at 14 Wheaton Road.

APPROVED: Application #IW-07-64 submitted by Lautier for thinning of trees, erosion controls, and planting at 56 June Road.

APPROVED: To keep in effect the 12/4/07 enforcement order issued to Mr. Lodsin for unauthorized excavation at 78 Litchfield Turnpike.

Dated 12/21/07
By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


Posted: December 21, 2007
LEGAL NOTICE

At A Public Hearing on December 20, 2007 the WASHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS took the following actions:

APPROVED: ZBA-0721 Request of Steven Shapiro, 50 Turner Road, petition for special exception, a request for generator to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Sections 12.14.1, 12.14.2, and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations to move a generator.

APPROVED: ZBA-0726 Request of Steven J. Colville, 14 Wheaton Road, application for variance from Zoning Regulations 11.6.1 (setback), 12.1.1 (watercourse setback) and 17.4a (increasing nonconformity) for back porch with steps, front stonewall with steps and a/c units.

APPROVED: ZBA-0727 Request of Rumsey Hall School, 184/201 Romford Road, application for variance from Zoning Regulations 11.5.1c (lot coverage) for a hockey rink and new dormitory.

Pamela L. Osborne
ZBA Secretary


Posted: December 19, 2007
TO: Sheila Anson, Town Clerk
FROM: Kathy Gollow, Selectman’s Assistant
DATE: 12-19-2007

RE: Board of Selectmen – Emergency Meeting

The Board of Selectmen will hold an emergency meeting today, Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 at 10 a.m. to issue a Warning for a Special Town Meeting to beheld December 27, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. to consider and act upon entering into a 20-year lease agreement between the Town and Regional School District #12 for the Washington Primary School building.

Dated at Washington, Connecticut this 19th day of December, 2007.


Posted: December 18, 2007
LEGAL NOTICE

Per Section 8-26 of the CGS, the Washington Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 in the Land Use Meeting Room, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, Ct. to consider the following application:

Klein-Cannizzaro/285 West Shore Road/2 Lot Subdivision

At this hearing interested persons may appear and be heard and written communications will be received. The application is on file in the Land Use Office, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, Ct.

Dated 12/17/07
Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


Posted: December 17, 2007
TOWN OF WASHINGTON
TAX COLLECTOR'S NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF TAXES ON THE GRAND LIST OF OCTOBER 1, 2006 ARE DUE AND PAYABLE ON JANUARY 1, 2008. THE LAST DAY ON WHICH TO PAY WITHOUT PENALTY IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2008. TAXES ARE DUE AT THE FOLLOWING MILL RATE: TWELVE AND ONE HALF (12.5).

LATE PAYMENTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO INTEREST PENALTY AT THE RATE OF ONE AND ONE HALF PERCENT PER MONTH OR FRACTION THEREOF, (18 PERCENT PER ANNUM), FROM THE DUE DATE OF THE TAX (JANUARY 1, 2008), AS REQUIRED BY CONN. GEN. STAT. 12-130, 145 AND 146.

PAYMENTS RECEIVED FEBRUARY 2, 2008 AND LATER, INCLUDING PAYMENTS POSTMARKED FEBRUARY 2 AND LATER, ARE CONSIDERED PAST DUE. THE MINIMUM INTEREST CHARGE IS $2 ON EACH TAX BILL (THE MINIMUM INTEREST APPLIES TO BILLS IN THE AMOUNT OF 66.50 AND UNDER). THE FEE FOR RETURNED CHECKS IS $20 PLUS POSTAGE.

THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX BILLS IN EXCESS OF $100, ARE CURRENTLY DUE. MOTOR VEHICLE SUPPLEMENTAL TAX BILLS, AND ALL OTHER BILLS LESS THAN $100, ARE CURRENTLY DUE IN A SINGLE INSTALLMENT.

AS OWNERS OF PROPERTY, TAXPAYERS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO SEE THAT TAXES ARE PAID WHEN DUE. FAILURE TO HAVE RECEIVED A BILL DOES NOT EXEMPT THE TAXPAYER FROM PAYMENT OF ALL TAXES AND ALL INTEREST CHARGES AND COLLECTION COSTS, AS PER CONN. GEN. STAT. 12-130 AND 12-146. INTEREST IS CHARGED ON ALL LATE PAYMENTS. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY.

WHEN PAYING IN PERSON: BRING YOUR BILL(S) WITH YOU. BILLS MAY BE PAID AT THE TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE IN BRYAN MEMORIAL TOWN HALL FROM 9:00 A.M. TO NOON AND 1:00 P.M. TO 4:45 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. SPECIAL HOURS: SATURDAY JANUARY 26, 2008 FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.

WHETHER PAYING BY MAIL OR IN PERSON PLEASE INCLUDE THE APPROPRIATE PORTION OF YOUR TAX BILL(S) WITH YOUR PAYMENT. PAYMENTS ARE MAILED TO WASHINGTON TAX COLLECTOR, P.O. BOX 383, WASHINGTON DEPOT, CT 06794. FOR A RETURN RECEIPT PLEASE ENCLOSE A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE WITH YOU PAYMENT AND COUPON.

THE TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE MAKES EVERY EFFORT TO SHOW ALL YOUR PAST DUE ACCOUNTS, IF ANY, ON A STATEMENT INCLUDED WITH YOUR NEW BILLS. ANY PAST DUE TAXES MUST BE PAID IN FULL BEFORE PAYMENT ON CURRENT BILLS CAN BE ACCEPTED. ANY PAYMENT YOU REMIT WILL BE APPLIED TO PAST DUE TAXES AND INTEREST CHARGES FIRST.

IF REAL ESTATE TAXES REMAIN UNPAID AS OF MAY 31, 2008, TAX LIENS WILL BE APPLIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE STATUTE. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A BILL FOR TAXES OWED BY THE FIRST WEEK IN JULY, PLEASE CONTACT THE TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE IMMEDIATELY. IF MOTOR VEHICLE TAXES REMAIN UNPAID, YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO RENEW VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS WITH THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, PER CONN. GEN. STAT. 14-33. PAST DUE MOTOR VEHICLE TAXES MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY CASH, CASHIERS' CHECK OR MONEY ORDER IN ORDER TO RECEIVE IMMEDIATE DMV CLEARANCE. ALL OUTSTANDING VEHICLE TAXES IN YOUR NAME, INCLUDING TAXES NOT YET DELINQUENT, MUST BE PAID IN FULL IN ORDER FOR A RELEASE TO BE ISSUED.

IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A TAX BILL YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO PAY, OR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BILL YOU RECEIVED, PLEASE CALL THE TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE AT (860) 868-7796 OR FAX YOUR CORRESPONDENCE TO (860) 868-3103 OR EMAIL AT TAX@WASHINGTONCT.ORG.

Tanya J. Wescott, CCMC
Tax Collector


Posted: December 16, 2007
AGENDA
Board of Finance Meeting
December 17, 2007
5:00 p.m.

1. Call to Order

2. Minutes: November, 2007

3. Treasurer's Report

4. Tax Collector's Report

5. Financial Reports
" Motion to reappropriate certain 2006-07 Ex-Budget Appropriations
" Review of 2006-07 Income and Expense.

6. Old Business:
" Report on School Building Construction.

7. New Business:
" Alternate's position.

8. Adjournment


Posted: December 15, 2007
Zoning Commission

AGENDA
Public Hearing - Regular Meeting
Monday, December 17, 2007

7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

PUBLIC HEARING
Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Sections 13.11.1, 13.11.2, 13.11.3 to permit only one accessory apartment per property/Con't.
REGULAR MEETING

I. Regular Business
A. Call to Order
B. Seating of Members, Alternates

II. Consideration of the Minutes
A. Regular Meeting 11/26/07

III. New Applications
A. Rumsey Hall School/184 Romford Road/Special Permit: Section 4.4.10/Two Dormitories and Hockey Rink
B. Myfield, LLC./7 Mygatt Road/Application for Multifamily Housing-Affordable Housing Pursuant to CGS 8-30(g)
C. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Special Permit: Section 13.16/Shop and Storage Use by Contractors and Building Tradesmen
D. Carusillo/204 Wykeham Road/First Cut

V. Other Business
A. Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Accessory Apartments
B. Possible Revision of Regulations/Section 13.9/Inns

VI. Privilege of the Floor

VII. Communications
A. Reminder: Special Meeting w/Planning on 1/7/08, 8:30 pm

VIII.Enforcement
A. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Shop and Storage Use

IX. Adjournment

Dated 12/14/07 By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator

Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


Posted: December 13, 2007
Board of Selectmen
AGENDA
December 13, 2007
4:30p.m.
Land Use Room

1. Call to Order

2. Approval of Minutes
" Minutes of the November 29, 2007

3. Communications
" Planning Commission letter

4. Appointments/Resignations
" Inland Wetlands Alternate vacancy-Susan Jahnke & Roger Bohan candidates
" Review of vacancies on Planning and Historic District Commissions

5. First Selectman's Report
" Rental of upstairs space by a resident
" Primary School lease negotiations
" Other

6. OLD BUSINESS

7. NEW BUSINESS
" 2008 Board of Selectmen Meeting Dates and time

8. Visitors
" Sheila Anson - grant application

9. Adjournment

10. EXECUTIVE SESSION - personnel discussion

11. Adjournment


Posted: December 12, 2007
LEGAL NOTICE

At its regular meeting held on November 28, 2007 the Washington Inland Wetlands Commission took the following action:

APPROVED: Revision of Permit #IW-07-60 submitted by Mr. Hackney and Ms. Holiman to include an underground conduit at 125 West Shore Road.

APPROVED: Revision of Permit #IW-07-47 submitted by Mr. Renick to include concrete footings for the retaining wall at 12 Green Hill Road.

By Janet M. Hill
Land Use Coordinator


Posted: December 11, 2007
WASHINGTON HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

AGENDA

Public Hearing - Regular Meeting
December 17, 2007

7:30PM Land Use Meeting Room

PUBLIC HEARING
7:30PM:
White /6 Parsonage Lane /Extend Certificate of Appropriateness to build garage/studio addition.

REGULAR MEETING
I. Regular Business
A. Call to Order
B. Seating of Members, Alternates

II. Pending Business
A. White /6 Parsonage Lane /Extend Certificate of Appropriateness to build garage/studio addition.

III. Consideration of the Minutes
11/13/07

IV. Other Business
A. Possible discussion /10 Sunny Ridge Road
B. Mostajo & Schein /2 Wykeham Road /Discuss alterations.
C. Canning /119 Calhoun Street /easement.
D. HDC calendar for 2008.

V. Adjournment

Dated December 6, 2007,
Martha T. Shade, Clerk


Posted: December 10, 2007
Inland Wetlands Commission

AGENDA
Regular Meeting
December 12, 2007
6:45 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

SHOW CAUSE HEARING
Lodsin/78 Litchfield Turnpike/#IW-07-V12Unauthorized Excavation in Wetlands

REGULAR MEETING

I. Regular Business
A. Call to Order
B. Seating of Members / Alternates

II. Motion to Add Subsequent Business Not Already Posted on the Agenda

III. Consideration of the Minutes
A. Regular Meeting 11/28/07
B. Site Inspection/12/4/07/Potter
C. Site Inspection/12/4/07/Reinhardt-Cremona

IV. Pending Applications
A Barnet/32 Sabbaday Lane/#IW-07-52/Reconstruct Barn
B. Getnick/237 West Shore Road/#IW-07-62/Repair Stonewall
C. Madoff//241 West Shore Road/#IW-07-63/Repair Stonewall
D. Lautier/56 June Road/#IW-07-64/Thinning, Erosion Controls, Planting

V. New Applications
A. BEC Holdings/204 Wykeham Road/#IW-07-65/First Cut
B. Klein-Cannizzaro/285 West Shore Road/#IW-07-66/2 Lot Subdivision

VI. Enforcement
A. Report
B. Carter/292 Walker Brook Road (141 Shinar Mountain Road)/#IW-04-V8/Repair of Retaining Wall
C. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Filling, Clear Cutting
D. Wright/59 Scofield Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Filling, and Soil Disturbance
E. Steep Rock Assn./River Road/Clearing of "McKennee" field
F. Reinhardt and Cremona/Perkins Road/Execution of Approved Restoration Plan
G. DiBenedetto/212-214/Calhoun Street/Restoration of Understory
H Rubler/240 Wykeham Road/Clearing and Driveway Washout
I. Fowler/138 Nichols Hill Road/#IW-05-58/Remediation Per Order
J Andersson/34-45 Gunn Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Trenching in Wetlands
K. Brown/127 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Work along Shore Line
L. Jankco/11 June Road/Excavation, Build Steps/#IW-07-V9
M Mello/183 Woodbury Road/Unauthorized Bridge-Culvert Work in Brook/#IW-07-V11
N. Lodsin/78 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Excavation/#IW-07-V12
P.Peloquin/1 New Preston Hill Road/#IW-07-V13/Unauthorized Clearcutting, Excavation, Stonework
Q. Action Taken by Wetlands Agent

VII. Other Business
A. Potter/Sunny Ridge and Hinkle Roads/Lot Line Revisions
B. Revision of By-Laws
1. 3 affirmative votes required to take action
2. Removal of member for non participation
B. Revision of Ordinance #711
C. Revision of Ordinance #720

VIII. Communications

IX. Adjournment

Dated 12/10/07

By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


Posted: December 9, 2007
REGULAR MEETING

WASHINGTON HOUSING COMMISSION
Monday, December 10, 2007
5:00pm - Bryan Town Hall - Land Use Room

AGENDA

I. Call to Order

II. Minutes of October 15, 2007 Meeting

III. Inclusion of Items Not on Agenda

IV. Visitors
A. Myfield, LLC
B. Stephen Kiss - WVC

V. Updates
A. Senior Housing Visit to Woodbury
B. Zoning Commission / Accessory Apartments
C. Re-appointment of Commission Members
D. Approve Meeting Dates for 2008
E. LISC - Housing Connections of CT

VI. Long Range Housing Plan
A. Discussion of Overall Outline
- Define Purpose
B. Evaluate current status
- Where are we with affordable/moderate/senior housing today?
C. Investigate the past (local data)
- How did we get to this point?
D. Lead the way forward
- Where do we go from here (and Why)?

VII. Adjourn


Posted: December 7, 2007
LEGAL NOTICE

The WASHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS will hold Public Hearings on Thursday December 20, 2007 at 7:30pm. in the Land Use Room, 2 Bryan Plaza, Washington, CT in re the following:

ZBA-0721 Continued Request of Steven Shapiro, 50 Turner Road, petition for special exception, a request for generator to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Sections 12.14.1, 12.14.2, and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations to move a generator.

ZBA-0725 Request of Louise King, 1 Sabbaday Lane, application for variance from Zoning Regulations 11.6.1b (setback) and 17.4b (increasing nonconformity) to add second floor to existing garage.

ZBA-0726 Request of Steven J. Colville, 14 Wheaton Road, application for variance from Zoning Regulations 11.6.1 (setback), 12.1.1 (watercourse setback) and 17.4a (increasing nonconformity) for back porch with steps, front stonewall with steps and a/c units.

ZBA-0727 Request of Rumsey Hall School, 184/201 Romford Road, application for variance from Zoning Regulations 11.5.1c (lot coverage) for a hockey rink and new dormitory.

At the Hearings interested parties will be heard and written communications received. Immediately following each Hearing, the board will meet to discuss and decide the applications, which are available for public review in the Land Use Office, Town Hall.

Pamela L. Osborne, ZBA Secretary


Posted: December 6, 2007
LEGAL NOTICE

The WASHINGTON HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION will conduct a Public Hearing in the Land Use Meeting Room, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, CT on Monday, December 17, 2007, at 7:30PM to consider the following application for a Certificate of Appropriateness:

White /6 Parsonage Lane /Extend Certificate of Appropriateness to build garage/studio addition.

At this Hearing interested persons may appear and written communications will be received. The applications are on file in the Land Use Office, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, CT.

Dated December 6, 2007,
Martha T. Shade, Clerk


Posted: December 4, 2007
A referendum is scheduled for Tuesday, December 18, 2007, in Regional School District #12's three towns regarding appropriating $1,550,000 for costs of design, construction and installation of various improvements to Shepaug Valley Middle/High School, and authorize the issue of bonds and temporary notes in the same amount to finance the appropriation. The question to be placed on the voting machines shall read as follows:

SHALL REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 12 APPROPRIATE $1,550,000 FOR COSTS OF DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION OF VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SHEPAUG VALLEY MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL, AND AUTHORIZE THE ISSUE OF BONDS AND TEMPORARY NOTES IN THE SAME AMOUNT TO FINANCE THE APPROPRIATION?

Residents unable to vote at the Referendum may request Absentee Ballots from the Town Clerk's office.

See the Region 12 web site for additional information.


Posted: December 1, 2007
Planning Commission

AGENDA
Regular Meeting
December 4, 2007

7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

REGULAR MEETING

I. Regular Business
A. Call to Order
B. Seating of Members, Alternates

II. Consideration of the Minutes
A. Public Hearing - Regular Meeting - 11/7/07

III. Motion to Include Subsequent Business Not Already Posted on the Agenda

IV. Pending Applications
A. Klein-Cannizzaro/285 West Shore Road/2 Lot Subdivision

V. New Applications
A. Bowles/52 Carmel Hill Road/2 Lot Subdivision

VI. Other Business
A. Scenic Road Designation Application/Whittlesey Road
B. Revision of the Subdivision Regulations
C. Implementation Plan of Development, Depot Study
D. Procedures for Conservation Easements

VII. Communications

VIII. Public Comment

IX. Adjournment

Dated 11/30/07

By: Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


Posted: November 29, 2007
Board of Selectmen
AGENDA
November 29, 2007
4:30p.m.
Land Use Room

1. Call to Order

2. Approval of Minutes
" Minutes of the November 15, 2007 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen

3. Communications

4. Appointments/Resignations:
" Stephen Wadelton - Inland Wetlands Alternate until 6/30/09

5. First Selectman's Report:
" Boat Launch Update
" Miscellaneous

6. OLD BUSINESS

7. NEW BUSINESS
" Mailbox and Winter Operations Policies-Highway Department

8. Visitors
" Valerie Andersen - Shepaug School Improvement Project
" Sheila Anson - Grant application

9. Adjournment

10. EXECUTIVE SESSION - Personnel Discussion

11. Adjournment


Posted: November 28, 2007

Inland Wetlands Commission

AGENDA
Regular Meeting
November 28, 2007
7:00 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

REGULAR MEETING

I. Regular Business
A. Call to Order
B. Seating of Members / Alternates

II. Motion to Add Subsequent Business Not Already Posted on the Agenda

III. Consideration of the Minutes
A. Regular Meeting 11/14/07
B. Site Inspection/Getnick/11/20/07
C. Site Inspection/Madoff/11/20/07
D. Site Inspection/Lodsin/11/26/07

IV. Pending Applications
A Barnet/32 Sabbaday Lane/#IW-07-52/Reconstruct Barn
B. Getnick/237 West Shore Road/#IW-07-62/Repair Stonewall
C. Madoff//241 West Shore Road/#IW-07-63/Repair Stonewall

V. New Applications
A. Lautier/56 June Road/#IW-070

VI. Enforcement
A. Report
B. Carter/292 Walker Brook Road (141 Shinar Mountain Road)/#IW-04-V8/Repair of
Retaining Wall
C. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Filling, Clear Cutting
D. Wright/59 Scofield Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Filling, and Soil Disturbance
E. Steep Rock Assn./River Road/Clearing of "McKennee" field
F. Reinhardt and Cremona/Perkins Road/Execution of Approved Restoration Plan
G. DiBenedetto/212-214/Calhoun Street/Restoration of Understory
H Rubler/240 Wykeham Road/Clearing and Driveway Washout
I. Fowler/138 Nichols Hill Road/#IW-05-58/Remediation Per Order
J Andersson/34-45 Gunn Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Trenching in Wetlands
K. Brown/127 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Work along Shore Line
L. Drakeley/59 River Road/Unauthorized Clearing/#IW-07-V1
M. Jankco/11 June Road/Excavation, Build Steps/#IW-07-V9
N. Mello/183 Woodbury Road/Unauthorized Bridge-Culvert Work in Brook/#IW-07-V11
O. Lodsin/78 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Excavation/#IW-07-V12
P. Action Taken by Wetlands Agent

VII. Other Business
A. Hackney-Holiman/125 West Shore Road/Request to Revise Permit #IW-07-60/Buried Conduit
B. Revision of By-Laws
1. 3 affirmative votes required to take action
2. Removal of member for non participation
B. Fine Schedule/Revision of Ordinance #711

VIII. Communications

IX. Adjournment

Dated 11/26/07

By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator

[Received by webmaster 11/27/07]


Posted: November 27, 2007

Conservation Commission
Agenda for Dec. 4, 2007 (Tuesday) meeting @ 5PM

Minutes Nov. 7, 2007

Referrals or new projects (Stop in Land Use and Review Applications)

Walker Brook Subdivision (New Milford) Update

Scenic Road Designation for RT 202 - progress report

Report on Nov. 26 Zoning Commission meeting

Report on Dec 1 "Logjam" Workshop sponsored by NW Conservation District - Payne

Subcommittee Reports:

  • Cell Tower Update - Diane Dupuis

  • Scenic Road - Joe Gitterman

    o Current/ Pending Proposals

  • Archaeological Resources Protection - Susan Payne

    o Nothing in the Zoning Regs; create recommendation for Zoning

  • Open Space Committee

  • Ridgeline Protection- Linda Frank

  • Greenway - Keith Templeton is the new chairman

  • Management and Monitoring of Town properties - Linda Frank

  • Water Resources Monitoring and Protection- Phil Markert

    Drought Management, Water Resources and Aquifer Protection - Markert (Will look up measurements done previously)

    Traffic & Rural Character - Phil Markert

    Top Priorities for Action from TPOCD -

  • Are the Town's land use regulations working to meet the TPOCD goals?

    Other Business

    Commission Goals for 2007:

  • Route 202 Enhancement

  • Key properties/areas of Town to conserve/permanently protect

  • Strategies for Land Preservation

    o TDR's (Transfer of Development Rights) - Kelly Boling

    o Municipal Tax Abatement for Conservation Easements - Dan Sherr

    o Conservation or Cluster Development - to be researched

    Info from various towns has been collected for review


    Posted: November 26, 2007
    Zoning Commission

    AGENDA
    Public Hearing - Regular Meeting
    Monday, November 26, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARINGS

    Devereux-Glenholme School/81 Sabbaday Lane/Special Permit: Section 4.4.10/Construct Theatre Addition, Horse Barn

    Immediately following:

    Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Sections 13.11.1, 13.11.2, 13.11.3 to permit only one accessory apartment per property

    Immediately following:

    Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Sections 11.6.4, 12.16, 21.1.12, 21.1.28, 21.1.65, 21.1.68 to provide non binding guidelines for fences and walls, to update and clarify the definitions of Building, Structure, Fence, and Wall, to distinguish between open, semi open, and closed fences, to specify the method for measuring the height of a fence or wall, to change the setback requirements for fences and walls depending on whether they are open, semi open, or closed

    Immediately following:

    Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Sections 6.6.14, 6.6.15, 6.6.16, to define non conforming docks and to specify how their surface area shall be measured and under what circumstances they may be enlarged

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates
    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting 10/22/07
    III. Pending Applications
    A. Devereux Glenholme School/81 Sabbaday Lane/Special Permit: Section 4.4.10/Theatre Addition, Horse Barn
    IV. New Applications
    A. Rumsey Hall School/184 Romford Road/Special Permit: Section 4.4.10/Two Dormitories and Hockey Rink
    V. Other Business
    A. Myfield, LLC./7 Mygatt Road/Request to Revise Approved Site Plan
    B. Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Accessory Apartments
    C. Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Fences and Walls
    D. Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Non Conforming Docks
    E. Possible Revision of Regulations/Section 13.9/Inns
    VI. Privilege of the Floor
    VII. Communications
    A. Approval of 2008 Calendar
    VIII.Enforcement
    A. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Shop and Storage Use
    B. Sign Violations
    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 11/21/07

    [Received by webmaster 11/26/07]


    Posted: November 25, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its regular meeting held on November 14, 2007 the Washington Inland Wetlands Commission took the following action:

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-56 submitted by the Washington Club, Inc. to dredge the pond at 8 Golf Course Road.

    Dated 11/21/07
    By Janet M. Hill
    Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: November 18, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its regular meeting held on November 14, 2007 the Washington Inland Wetlands Commission took the following action:

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-54 submitted by Ms. Fisher for landscaping and planting at 66 Calhoun Street.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-55 submitted by Mr. Adams for a hedge, fence, and stonewall at 233 West Shore Road with condition.

    APPROVED: The request by Myfield, LLC. to revise Permit #IW-05-54 to change the approved site development plan for the affordable housing project at 7 Mygatt Road.

    APPROVED: To keep in effect the enforcement order issued on 11/05/07 to Mr. Brown for an unauthorized stonewall at 127 West Shore Road.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-57 submitted by Mr. and Mrs. Oberndorf to demolish the existing house and construct a new dwelling at 151 West Shore Road with conditions.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-58 submitted by Mr. Sargeant to install a dry hydrant at 28 Tinker Hill Road.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-59 submitted by Mr. Lecher to remove the pier and cap the buttress at 47 West Shore Road.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-60 submitted by Mr. Hackney and Ms. Holiman to demolish and rebuild the studio and deck at 125 West Shore Road.

    Dated 11/16/07

    By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: November 17, 2007

    AGENDA
    Board of Finance Meeting
    November 19, 2007
    5:00 p.m.

    1. Call to Order

    2. Minutes: October, 2007

    3. Guests: Valerie Andersen - re Reg. #12 Refernedum - Shepaug School Improvement Project

    3. Treasurer's Report

    5. Tax Collector's Report

    6. Financial Reports

    7. Old Business:
    " Report on School Building Construction

    8. New Business:
    " Discussion of investment exposure, i.e. S.T.I.F.
    " Acceptance of resignation letter from Jim Brinton, alternate.
    " Discussion regarding replacement of alternate.
    " Election of officers.

    7. Adjournment


    Posted: November 16, 2007
    From: townclerk
    To: Dick Sears, First Selectman, Town of Washington ; Lillian Lyon ; Jim Brinton
    Cc: Selectmen's Office Town of Washington Connecticut ; tax collector
    Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 2:04 PM

    Oath of Office for elected positions is scheduled for Monday, November 19th @ 5:00 in the main hall.

    Sheila


    Posted: November 15, 2007
    WASHINGTON PARKS & RECREATION

    Agenda for Meeting
    November 19th 2007
    7:00 p.m.

    REGULAR BUSINESS

    Approval of minutes from October 1st 2007 Meeting

    I. Review of Old Business
    a. Beach/Boat Launch
    b. River Walk Park
    Storage Sheds
    Kitchen
    c. Tennis Courts
    d. Skate Park
    e. Dog Park
    f. Holiday in the Depot

    Coodinator's Report

    II. New Business
    a. Capital Budget Requests

    Chairman's Report


    Posted: November 14, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    AGENDA
    November 15, 2007
    4:30p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order

    2. Approval of Minutes
    " Minutes of the November 1, 2007 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen.

    3. Communications

    4. Appointments/Resignations
    " Eileen Hearn - Renewable Energy Task Force
    " Thomas Osborne - Tree Warden

    5. OLD BUSINESS

    6. NEW BUSINESS

    7. Visitors

    8. Adjournment


    Posted: November 13, 2007
    ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

    AGENDA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2007 LAND USE ROOM 7:30PM

    Call to Order

    Seating of the Members / Alternates

    1. ZBA-0720 Request of Timothy M. Coakley, 2 Valley Road, application for variance to Zoning Regulations 11.6.1c (front setback), 17.4 (increasing nonconformity) and 12.1.2 (Shepaug River setback) to add a dormer and deck to existing house.
    Continued Public Hearing - Meeting - Vote

    2. ZBA-0721 Request of Steven Shapiro, 50 Turner Road, petition for special exception, a request for generator to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Sections 12.14.1, 12.14.2, and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations to move a generator.
    Public Hearing - Meeting - Vote

    3. ZBA-0722 Request of Rumsey Hall School, 184/201 Romford Road, petition for special exception, a request for generator to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Sections 12.14.1, 12.14.2, and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations to move a generator.
    Public Hearing - Meeting - Vote

    4. ZBA-0723 Request of Shauna Holiman and Robert Hackney, 125 West Shore Road, an application for a variance to Zoning Regulations 11.6 (setback), 12.1.1 (setback to wetlands and watercourse), 17.4 (increase the nonconformity) to rebuild a cabana and deck.
    Public Hearing - Meeting Vote

    5. ZBA-0724 Request of Holly Hill Farm LLC, 87 Whittlesey Road, petition for special exception, a request for generator to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Sections 12.14.1, 12.14.2, and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations to move a generator.
    Public Hearing - Meeting - Vote

    6. Correspondence from Robert L. Fisher, Jr., Esq. regarding ZBA-0708, Lars Andersson, 35 Gunn Hill Road

    7. Consideration of Minutes of September 20, 2007

    8. Election of Chairperson & Vice-Chairperson

    9. Other Business/Discretion of the Chair
    Adjournment

    Pamela L. Osborne
    ZBA Secretary


    Posted: November 12, 2007
    Inland Wetlands Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting
    November 14, 2007
    6:45 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    SHOW CAUSE HEARING
    Brown/127 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Work Along Shore Line

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members / Alternates

    II. Motion to Add Subsequent Business Not Already Posted on the Agenda

    III. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting 10/24/07
    B. Site Inspection/Barnet/10/31/07
    C. Site Inspection/Carron/10/31/07
    D. Site Inspection/Fisher/10/31/07

    IV. Pending Applications
    A Barnet/32 Sabbaday Lane/#IW-07-52/Reconstruct Barn
    B. Fisher/66 Calhoun Street/#IW-07-54/Landscaping and Planting
    C. Adams/233 West Shore Road/#IW-07-55/Extend Wall, Plant Hedge, Install Fence
    D. Washington Club, Inc./8 Golf Course Road/#IW-07-56/Dredge Pond
    E. Oberndorf/151 West Shore Road/#IW-07-57/Demolish, Rebuild House
    F. Sargeant/28 Tinker Hill Road/#IW-07-58/Install Dry Hydrant
    G. Lecher/47 West Shore Road/#IW-07-59/Remove Pier, Cap Buttress
    H. Hackney-Holiman/125 West Shore Road/#IW-07-60/Studio and Deck Reconstruction

    V. New Applications
    A. Bowles/52 Carmel Hill Road/#IW-07-61/Subdivision Feasibility, Driveway

    VI. Enforcement
    A. Report
    B. Carter/292 Walker Brook Road (141 Shinar Mountain Road)/#IW-04-V8/Repair of Retaining Wall
    C. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Filling, Clear Cutting
    D. Wright/59 Scofield Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Filling, and Soil Disturbance
    E. Steep Rock Assn./River Road/Clearing of "McKennee" field
    F. Reinhardt and Cremona/Perkins Road/Execution of Approved Restoration Plan
    G. DiBenedetto/212-214/Calhoun Street/Restoration of Understory
    H Rubler/240 Wykeham Road/Clearing and Driveway Washout
    I. Fowler/138 Nichols Hill Road/#IW-05-58/Remediation Per Order
    J Andersson/34-45 Gunn Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Trenching in Wetlands
    K. Brown/127 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Work along Shore Line
    L. Drakeley/59 River Road/Unauthorized Clearing/#IW-07-V1
    M. Jankco/11 June Road/Excavation, Build Steps/#IW-07-V9
    N. Cornelio/101 West Shore Road/Excavation, Install Conduit/#IW-07-V10
    O. Mello/183 Woodbury Road/Unauthorized Bridge-Culvert Work in Brook/#IW-07-V11
    P. Action Taken by Wetlands Agent

    VII. Other Business
    A. Myfield, LLC./7 Mygatt Road/Request to Revise Permit #IW-05-54
    B. Vote on Revision of By-Laws/Reducing Quorum to Three
    C. Fine Schedule/Revision of Ordinance #711
    D. Removal of Appointed Commissioners for Non Participation
    E. Tracking Assigned Tasks

    VIII. Communications
    A. 10/19/07 Referral from Planning Commission Re: Implementation POCD

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 11/9/07

    By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: November 11, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its regularly scheduled meeting held on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 the Washington Planning Commission took the following action:

    APPROVED: The application submitted by Mr. and Mrs. Abella for a 3 lot resubdivision at 44 Scofield Hill Road with condition.

    Dated 11/9/07

    By Janet M. Hill
    Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: November 10, 2007
    WARNING
    TOWN OF WASHINGTON, CONNECTICUT
    SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
    November 13, 2007

    The voters and electors of the Town of Washington are hereby warned that a Special Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, Connecticut to consider and act upon the following:

    1. Shall the Town of Washington approve a resolution to endorse the Litchfield Hills Public Works Equipment Cooperative as proposed under the Regional Incentive Performance Program referenced in Section 8 of Public Act 07-239 (An Act Concerning Responsible Growth). Further information regarding this cooperative is available in the office of the Town Clerk.

    Dated at Washington, CT this 5th day of November 2007.

    Richard C. Sears
    Nicholas N. Solley
    Mark E. Lyon
    Board of Selectmen

    (A Public Information Meeting will be held following the Special Town Meeting to discuss the Washington Primary School Building Committee's Master Plan for renovations.)

    [See Special Town Meeting for more details.]


    Posted: November 9, 2007
    WASHINGTON HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

    AGENDA

    Public Hearings - Regular Meeting
    November 13, 2007

    7:30PM Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARINGS
    7:30PM:
    Laffont /128 Calhoun Street /Lighting plan, chimney and barn details.
    Immediately following:
    DiBenedetto /214 Calhoun Street /Construct utility barn.

    REGULAR MEETING
    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates

    II. Pending Business
    A. Laffont /128 Calhoun Street /Lighting plan, chimney and barn details.
    B. DiBenedetto /214 Calhoun Street /Construct utility barn.

    III. Consideration of the Minutes
    10/15/07

    IV. Other Business
    A. Discussion /10 Sunny Ridge Road

    V. Adjournment

    Dated November 1, 2007
    Martha T. Shade, Clerk


    Posted: November 8, 2007
    Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2007 13:42:04 -0800 (PST)
    From: Patte <pattepico7@snet.net>
    Subject: Notice re: Nov Housing Commission mtg
    To: Sheila Anson <townclerk@washingtonct.org>,

    Please be advised as to the following:

    The November 19, 2007 regularly scheduled meeting of The Washington Housing Commission has been cancelled due to the absence of a quorum. In its place, The Housing Commission will be conducting an out-of-town investigation of Senior Housing options on November 7, 2007.

    The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Housing Commission will take place on Monday, December 10,2007 at 5p.m in the Land Use Room of Bryan Town Hall.


    Posted: November 7, 2007
    Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 06:17:02 -0800 (PST)
    From: Patte <pattepico7@snet.net>
    Subject: Mtg this Thurs
    To: Sheila Anson <townclerk@washingtonct.org>,

    Notice:
    The Beach Committee will be holding a meeting at 7
    p.m. on Thursday, November 8, in the Land Use Room,
    Town Hall.


    Posted: November 6, 2007
    Planning Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting
    Wednesday, November 7, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARING

    Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/3 Lot Resubdivision/Con't.

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates
    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Public Hearings - Regular Meeting - 10/2/07
    III. Motion to Include Subsequent Business Not Already Posted on the Agenda
    IV. Pending Applications
    A. Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/3 Lot Resubdivision
    V. New Applications
    A. Klein-Cannizzaro/285 West Shore Road/2 Lot Subdivision
    VI. Other Business
    A. Brown-Caroll/41 Buffum Road/2 Lot Resubdivision/ Conservation Easement
    B. Referral from Zoning/Revision of Zoning Regs/ Accessory Apartments, Fences and Walls, and Non Conforming Docks
    C. Revision of the Subdivision Regulations
    D. Procedures for Conservation Easements
    VII. Communications
    A. Approval of 2008 Calendar
    VIII. Public Comment
    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 11/2/07

    By: Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: November 5, 2007
    Conservation Commission
    Open Space Committee

    AGENDA - Thursday, Nov 8, 2007 at 4 PM

    Minutes of Oct 2007 meeting

    Cell Tower Update - Diane Dupuis

    Marbledale Historic District Survey - Rick Distel

    Open Space Possibilities - Review properties on the market - Joanne Caldara

    Review land use regs for recommendations to better align them with Town goals - Committee

    Parcel Evaluation ($485,000 in Open Space $ Fund with approval of new budget)
    " Review Natural Resource Inventory Maps
    " Steep Rock Map of permanently protected land in Town

    Evaluation Criteria Review Please review the criteria

    Goals for 2007
    " Prepare, implement and regularly update open space action plan (p. 3-20 TPOCD)
    " Investigate/evaluate available parcels for preservation based on definition* of OS
    o Review OS Plan's criteria and rating system
    " Municipal Tax Abatement for Conservation Easements
    " RT 202 Corridor and Marbledale protection
    o Evaluate Kent's "village zone"
    o Work with appropriate town commissions
    " Publish an annual report of status of permanently preserved OS

    Open Space in Spring 07 Town Newsletter

    As of the end of 2006, approximately 5,600 acres or 22.6% of Washington has become permanently protected open space. In addition, about 4,577 acres of forestland, plus 2,905 acres of farmland (7,482 acres) or 30% of Town are temporarily protected under PA 490.

    "Open space" is defined as "land permanently preserved for agriculture, forestry, recreation, wildlife habitat, natural resources conservation, maintenance of community character or as undeveloped land."(Open Space Plan 2002 & TPOCD 2003 p. 3-5)) The Town goal is to permanently protect 30% by 2015.

    Working documents: Natural Resource Inventory Report and Recommendations, Open Space Plan and TPOCD (posted on town web site):
    " Conceptual Future Land Use Map 8-3
    " Village Centers for greenway and open space preservation possibilities
    " Strategies Summary: See p. 3-20
    " Open Space Greenway Plan (Map. 3-9)

    Meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday of the month.


    Posted: November 5, 2007
    Conservation Commission

    Agenda for Nov. 7, 2007 meeting @ 5PM

    Seating of Alternates

    Minutes Oct. 3 2007

    Referrals or new projects (Stop in Land Use and Review Applications)
    " Abella CE
    " Larsen Farm
    " Canning Conservation Easement

    Walker Brook Subdivision-New Milford

    Drought Management, Water Resources and Aquifer Protection

    Scenic Road Designation for RT 202 - progress report

    Subcommittee Reports:
    " Cell Tower Update - Diane Dupuis
    " Scenic Road - Joe Gitterman
    o Current Proposals
    o State Scenic Road designation for RT 202
    " Archaeological Resources Protection - Susan Payne
    o Nothing in the Zoning Regs; create recommendation for Zoning
    " Open Space Committee.
    " Ridgeline Protection- Linda Frank
    " Greenway - Keith Templeton is the new chairman
    " Management and Monitoring of Town properties - Linda Frank
    " Water Resources Monitoring and Protection- Phil Markert

    Top Priorities for Action from TPOCD -
    " Are the Town's land use regulations working to meet the TPOCD goals?

    For your calendar: Nov. 7th special program at 7 PM Clean Air - Cool Planet by Adam Markham

    Other Business
    " BOS seeking volunteers for an Energy Task Force - anyone from CC want to volunteer?

    Commission Goals for 2007:
    " Route 202 Enhancement
    " Key properties/areas of Town to conserve/permanently protect
    " Strategies for Land Preservation
    o TDR's (Transfer of Development Rights) - Kelly Boling
    o Municipal Tax Abatement for Conservation Easements - Dan Sherr
    o Conservation or Cluster Development - to be researched
    " Info from various towns has been collected for review


    Posted: November 4, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    The WASHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS will hold Public Hearings on Thursday November 15, 2007 at 7:30pm. in the Land Use Room, 2 Bryan Plaza, Washington, CT in re the following:

    ZBA-0720 Continued Request of Timothy M. Coakley, 2 Valley Road, application for variance to Zoning Regulations 11.6.1c (front setback), 17.4 (increasing nonconformity (and 12.1.2 (Shepaug River setback) to add a dormer and deck to existing house.

    ZBA-0721 Request of Steven Shapiro, 50 Turner Road, petition for special exception, a request for generator to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Sections 12.14.1, 12.14.2, and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations to move a generator.

    ZBA-0722 Request of Rumsey Hall School, 184/201 Romford Road, petition for special exception, a request for generator to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Sections 12.14.1, 12.14.2, and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations to move a generator.

    ZBA-0723 Request of Shauna Holiman and Robert Hackney, 125 West Shore Road, an application for a variance to Zoning Regulations 11.6 (setback), 12.1.1 (setback to wetlands and watercourse), 17.4 (increase the nonconformity) to rebuild a cabana and deck.

    ZBA-0724 Request of Holly Hill Farm LLC, 87 Whittlesey Road, petition for special exception, a request for generator to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Sections 12.14.1, 12.14.2, and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations to move a generator.

    At the Hearings interested parties will be heard and written communications received. Immediately following each Hearing, the board will meet to discuss and decide the applications, which are available for public review in the Land Use Office, Town Hall.

    Pamela L. Osborne, ZBA Secretary


    Posted: November 3, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    The WASHINGTON HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION will conduct a Public Hearing in the Land Use Meeting Room, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, CT on Tuesday, November 13, 2007, at 7:30PM to consider the following applications for a Certificate of Appropriateness:

    Laffont /128 Calhoun Street /Lighting plan, chimney and barn details.

    DiBenedetto /214 Calhoun Street /Construct utility barn.

    At this Hearing interested persons may appear and written communications will be received. The applications are on file in the Land Use Office, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, CT.

    Dated November 1, 2007,

    Martha T. Shade, Clerk


    Posted: November 2, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its regular meeting held on October 24, 2007 the Washington Inland Wetlands Commission took the following action:

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-50 submitted by Mrs. Jackson to construct a house and driveway at 55 Old North Road with condition.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-53 submitted by Mr. and Mrs. Carron to dredge the pond at 58 Gunn Hill Road.

    APPROVED: The request by Mr. Lecher to revise Permit #IW-07-42 for stone stairs to replace the wooden stairs approved at 47 West Shore Road with condition.

    APPROVED: To keep in effect the enforcement order reissued on 10/22/07 to Mr. Andersson for unauthorized activities at 34-45 Gunn Hill Road.

    Dated 10/31/07

    By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: November 1, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    AGENDA
    November 1, 2007
    4:30p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order

    2. Approval of Minutes
    " Minutes of the October 18, 2007 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen.

    3. Communications

    4. Appointments/Resignations

    5. OLD BUSINESS
    " Awarding of Tennis Court Resurfacing bid
    " Painter Ridge Road Improvement Project Resolution

    6. NEW BUSINESS
    " Public Works Equipment Collaborative

    7. Visitors

    8. Adjournment


    Posted: October 27, 2007
    AGENDA
    Pension Committee

    October 29, 2007
    5:00 p.m.

    The Pension Committee of the Town of Washington will meet on Monday, October 29, 2007 at 5 p.m. in the Selectman's Office to discuss the Pension statements and the Committee's investment policy.

    Dated at Washington, Connecticut this 26th day of October, 2007.

    Kathy Gollow
    Pension Committee Secretary


    Posted: October 26, 2007
    HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

    RE: Notice of Date Change

    The Regular Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 12, 2007, has been changed to Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 7:30PM in the Land Use Meeting Room.

    Dated October 24, 2007
    Martha T. Shade, Clerk


    Posted: October 24, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    WARNING
    November 6, 2007 Municipal Election

    The Electors of the Town of Washington are hereby warned and notified that the Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Bryan Memorial Town Hall to elect all Town Officers as required by law. The AccuVote OS Optical Scan, an electronic scanning device used to record and tally paper ballots and absentee ballots, will be used; absentee ballots will be scanned at said town hall.

    The following offices are to be filled: First Selectman, Selectman, Town Treasurer, Tax Collector, Board of Finance, Board of Finance Alternate, Board of Assessment Appeals, Zoning Commission, Zoning Commission Alternate, Zoning Board of Appeals, Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate.

    Dated at Washington, Connecticut this 23rd day of October 2007.

    Sheila M. Anson
    Town Clerk


    Posted: October 23, 2007
    Inland Wetlands Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting
    October 24, 2007
    7:00 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    SHOW CAUSE HEARING
    Andersson/35-45 Gunn Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Trenching of Wetlands

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members / Alternates

    II. Motion to Add Subsequent Business Not Already Posted on the Agenda

    III. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting 10/10/07
    B. Site Inspection/Barnet/10/16/07
    C. Site Inspection/Carron/10/16/07
    D. Site Inspection/Fisher/10/16/07
    E. Site Inspection/Adams/10/16/07

    IV. Pending Applications
    A Stiteler/262 West Shore Road/#IW-07-43/Boathouse
    B. Jackson/55 Old North Road/#IW-07-50/Single Family Dwelling
    C. Barnet/32 Sabbaday Lane/#IW-07-52/Reconstruct Barn
    D. Carron/58 Gunn Hill Road/#IW-07-53/Dredge Pond
    E. Fisher/66 Calhoun Street/#IW-07-54/Landscaping and Planting
    F. Adams/233 West Shore Road/#IW-07-55/Extend Wall, Plant Hedge, Install Fence
    G. Washington Club, Inc./8 Golf Course Road/#IW-07-56/Dredge Pond

    V. New Applications
    A. Oberndorf/151 West Shore Road/#IW-07-57/Demolish and Rebuild House
    B. Sargeant/28 Tinker Hill Road/#IW-07-58/Install Dry Hydrant
    C. Lecher/47 West Shore Road/#IW-07-59/Remove Pier, Cap Buttress

    VI. Enforcement
    A. Report
    B. Carter/292 Walker Brook Road (141 Shinar Mountain Road)/#IW-04-V8/Repair of Retaining Wall
    C. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Filling, Clear Cutting
    D. Wright/59 Scofield Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Filling, and Soil Disturbance
    E. Steep Rock Assn./River Road/Clearing of "McKennee" field
    F. Reinhardt and Cremona/Perkins Road/Execution of Approved Restoration Plan
    G. DiBenedetto/212-214/Calhoun Street/Restoration of Understory
    H Rubler/240 Wykeham Road/Clearing and Driveway Washout
    I. Fowler/138 Nichols Hill Road/#IW-05-58/Remediation Per Order
    J Andersson/34-45 Gunn Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Trenching in Wetlands
    K. Brown/127 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Work along Shore Line
    L. Drakeley/59 River Road/Unauthorized Clearing/#IW-07-V1
    M. Crumrine/206 Litchfield Turnpike/Shed/#IW-07-V5
    N. Alldredge-Daly/300 West Shore Road/#IW-07-V6/Rebuild Lake Shore Wall
    O. Jankco/11 June Road/Excavation, Build Steps/#IW-07-V9
    P. Cornelio/101 West Shore Road/Excavation, Install Conduit/#IW-07-V10
    Q. Action Taken by Wetlands Agent

    VII. Other Business
    A. Fine Schedule
    B. Revision of By-Laws/Quorum, Removal of Members for Non Participation

    VIII. Communications
    A. 10/19/07 Referral from Planning Commission Re: Implementation POCD

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 10/22/07

    By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: October 21, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its regular meeting held on October 10, 2007 the Washington Inland Wetlands Commission took the following action:

    DENIED: Application #IW-07-44 submitted by Mr. Sarjeant for a dry hydrant at 28 Tinker Hill Road due to lack of information.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-47 submitted by Mr. Renick to replace the retaining wall at 12 Green Hill Road with condition.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-49 submitted by Mrs. Sutter to renovate the lake house at 251 West Shore Road.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-51 submitted by Mr. and Mrs. Laffont for a driveway and conduits at 128 Calhoun Street with conditions.

    APPROVED: The request to amend Permit #IW-07-10 by Mr. Adams to relocate the pool at 233 West Shore Road.

    APPROVED: To keep in effect the 10/2/07 enforcement order issued to Mr. Andersson for violations at 34-45 Gunn Hill Road, with revisions.

    APPROVED: Regarding Carter/292 Walker Brook Road/#IW-04-V8: to accept the retaining wall as constructed and described in the 10/1/07 material from Milone and MacBroom, with conditions.

    Dated 10/19/07 By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: October 20, 2007
    Zoning Commission

    AGENDA
    Public Hearing - Regular Meeting
    Monday, October 22, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARINGS
    Stiteler-Giddens/262 West Shore Road/Special Permit: Section 6.4.9/Boathouse/Con't.

    REGULAR MEETING
    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates
    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting 9/24/07
    III. Pending Applications
    A. Stiteler-Giddins/262 West Shore Road/Special Permit: Section 6.4.9/Boathouse
    IV. New Applications
    A. Devereux Glenholme School/81 Sabbaday Lane/Special Permit: Section 4.4.10/Theatre
    V. Other Business
    A. Preliminary Discussion/Myfield, LLC./Possible Modifications to Approved Plan
    B. Preliminary Discussion/Rumsey Hall School/184 Romford Road/Construct Two Dormitories and Hockey Rink
    C. Preliminary Discussion/Possible Revision of Regs to Permit Inns on Town Roads as Well as State Highways
    D. Revision of the Zoning Regulations for Accessory Apartments
    E. Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Stone Walls and Fences
    F. Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Docks
    VI. Privilege of the Floor
    VII. Communications
    A. Memo-Questionaire Re: Implementation of 2003 Plan of Cons. and Dev. and Depot Study
    VIII.Enforcement
    A. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Shop and Storage Use
    B. Sign Violations
    IX. Adjournment
    Dated 10/19/07
    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: October 18, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    AGENDA
    October 18, 2007
    4:30p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order

    2. Approval of Minutes
    " Minutes of the October 4, 2007 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen

    3. Communications

    4. Appointments/Resignations

    5. OLD BUSINESS
    " Opening of Bid for Tennis Court Resurfacing

    6. NEW BUSINESS
    " WPS Lease - Attorney David Miles
    " Painter Ridge Road Project - Highway Director Kevin Smith
    " Resolution - Getting Greener

    7. Visitors

    8. Adjournment


    Posted: October 13, 2007
    Washington Candidates Debate

    The candidates for First Selectman and Board of Selectmen will host a debate at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 18, in Bryan Memorial Town Hall.

    Mark Lyon and Jim Brinton, Republican candidates, and Richard Sears and Nick Solley, Democratic candidates, will answer questions and discuss key issues of the campaign in preparation for the upcoming November election.

    The debate will be moderated by Art Cummings, editor of The Danbury News Times and former editor of The Greater New Milford Spectrum.

    All Washington residents and electors are encouraged to attend.

    Further information is available by contacting the Republican or Democratic Town Committees.


    Posted: October 12, 2007
    AGENDA
    Board of Finance Meeting
    October 15, 2007
    5:00 p.m.

    1. Call to Order

    2. Minutes: September, 2007

    3. Treasurer's Report

    5. Tax Collector's Report

    6. Financial Reports

    7. Old Business:
    Report on School Building Construction

    8. New Business:
    WCHT - request for funding
    Selectman's Report
    Ex-Budget Request

    9. Adjournment


    Posted: October 6, 2007
    Inland Wetlands Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting
    October 10, 2007
    6:45 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    SHOW CAUSE HEARING
    Andersson/35-45 Gunn Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Trenching of Wetlands

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members / Alternates

    II. Motion to Add Subsequent Business Not Already Posted on the Agenda

    III. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting 9/12/07
    B. Site Inspection/Jackson/9/18/07
    C. Site Inspection/Laffont/128 Calhoun Street/9/18/07

    IV. Pending Applications
    A Stiteler/262 West Shore Road/#IW-07-43/Boathouse
    B. Sarjeant/28 Tinker Hill Road/#IW-07-44/Install Dry Hydrant
    C. Renick/12 Green Hill Road/#IW-07-47/Replace Retaining Wall
    D. Sutter/251 West Shore Road/#IW-07-49/Renovate Lake House
    E. Jackson/55 Old North Road/#IW-07-50/Single Family Dwelling
    F. Laffont/128 Calhoun Street/#IW-07-51/Driveway and Conduits

    V. New Applications
    A. Barnet/32 Sabbaday Lane/#IW-07-52/Reconstruct Barn
    B. Carron/58 Gunn Hill Road/#IW-07-53/Dredge Pond
    C. Fisher/66 Calhoun Street/#IW-07-54/Landscaping and Planting

    VI. Enforcement
    A. Report
    B. Carter/292 Walker Brook Road (141 Shinar Mountain Road)/#IW-04-V8/Repair of
    Retaining Wall
    C. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Filling, Clear Cutting
    D. Wright/59 Scofield Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Filling, and Soil Disturbance
    E. Plourde/33 East Shore Road/Unauthorized Clear Cutting
    F. Steep Rock Assn./River Road/Clearing of "McKennee" field
    G. Reinhardt and Cremona/Perkins Road/Execution of Approved Restoration Plan
    H. DiBenedetto/212-214/Calhoun Street/Restoration of Understory
    I. Rubler/240 Wykeham Road/Clearing and Driveway Washout
    J. Fowler/138 Nichols Hill Road/#IW-05-58/Remediation Per Order
    K Andersson/34-45 Gunn Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Trenching in Wetlands
    L. Brown/127 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Work along Shore Line
    M. Howard Family Trust/99 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Wall, Possible Slope Failure, and Work on Lake Shore
    N. Drakeley/59 River Road/Unauthorized Clearing/#IW-07-V1
    O. Crumrine/206 Litchfield Turnpike/Shed/#IW-07-V5
    P. Alldredge-Daly/300 West Shore Road/Rebuild Lake Shore Wall/#IW-07-V6
    Q. Matthews/50 Painter Ridge Road/Excavation, Trench/#IW-07-V8
    R. Jankco/11 June Road/Excavation, Build Steps/#IW-07-V9
    S. Cornelio/101 West Shore Road/Excavation, Install Conduit/#IW-07-V10
    T. Action Taken by Wetlands Agent
    1. Gorra/278 New Milford Turnpike/Install Fence

    VII. Other Business
    A. Fine Schedule
    B. EO Job Description and Addendum

    VIII. Communications

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 10/5/07

    By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: October 5, 2007
    Conservation Commission
    Open Space Committee

    AGENDA - Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 4 PM

    Minutes of July 2007 meeting (no Aug. mtg and no Sept mtg no quorum)

    Cell Tower Update - Diane Dupuis

    Marbledale Historic District Survey - Rick Distel

    Open Space Possibilities - Review properties on the market - Joanne Caldara

    Review land use regs for recommendations to better align them with Town goals - Committee

    Parcel Evaluation ($485,000 in Open Space $ Fund with approval of new budget)
    " Review Natural Resource Inventory Maps
    " Steep Rock Map of permanently protected land in Town

    Evaluation Criteria Review Please review the criteria

    Goals for 2007
    " Prepare, implement and regularly update open space action plan (p. 3-20 TPOCD)
    " Investigate/evaluate available parcels for preservation based on definition* of OS
    o Review OS Plan's criteria and rating system
    " Municipal Tax Abatement for Conservation Easements
    " RT 202 Corridor and Marbledale protection
    o Evaluate Kent's "village zone"
    o Work with appropriate town commissions
    " Publish an annual report of status of permanently preserved OS

    Open Space in Spring 07 Town Newsletter

    As of the end of 2006, approximately 5,600 acres or 22.6% of Washington has become permanently protected open space. In addition, about 4,577 acres of forestland, plus 2,905 acres of farmland (7,482 acres) or 30% of Town are temporarily protected under PA 490.

    "Open space" is defined as "land permanently preserved for agriculture, forestry, recreation, wildlife habitat, natural resources conservation, maintenance of community character or as undeveloped land."(Open Space Plan 2002 & TPOCD 2003 p. 3-5)) The Town goal is to permanently protect 30% by 2015.

    Working documents: Natural Resource Inventory Report and Recommendations, Open Space Plan and TPOCD (posted on town web site):
    " Conceptual Future Land Use Map 8-3
    " Village Centers for greenway and open space preservation possibilities
    " Strategies Summary: See p. 3-20
    " Open Space Greenway Plan (Map. 3-9)

    Meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday of the month.


    Posted: October 4, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its regularly scheduled meeting held on September 24, 2007, the Washington Zoning Commission took the following action:

    APPROVED: The Special Permit application: Section 13.11 submitted by Mr. Freer for a detached accessory apartment at 246 Woodbury Road.

    APPROVED: The revision of the Special Permit issued to the Washington Community Housing Trust for affordable housing units at 16 Church Street to allow paving of the driveway-parking area in front of the lower apartments.

    Dated 10/3/07
    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: October 3, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    AGENDA
    October 4, 2007
    4:30p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order

    2. Minutes
    " Approval of the minutes of the September 20, 2007 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen.

    3. Communications

    4. Appointments/Resignations

    5. OLD BUSINESS
    " Awarding of Generator Bid.
    " Renewable Energy Task Force.
    " Waste Oil Furnace

    6. NEW BUSINESS
    " Extend an Invitation to bid for Tennis Court Resurfacing.

    7. Visitors

    8. Adjournment


    Posted: September 30, 2007
    Planning Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting

    October 2, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARINGS
    Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/3 Lot Resubdivision/Con't.

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates

    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Public Hearings - Regular Meeting - 9/4/07

    III. Motion to Include Subsequent Business Not Already Posted on the Agenda

    IV. Pending Applications
    A. Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/3 Lot Resubdivision

    V. New Applications

    VI. Other Business
    A. Brown-Caroll/41 Buffum Road/2 Lot Resubdivision/ Conservation Easement
    B. Implementation of 2003 Plan of Consev. and Dev.

    VII. Communications
    A. Referral from Board of Selectmen/Discontinuance of Section of Old River Road

    VIII. Public Comment

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 9/28/07
    By: Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: September 28, 2007
    Conservation Commission

    Agenda for Oct. 3, 2007 meeting @ 5PM

    Seating of Alternates

    Minutes Sept. 5, 2007

    Referrals or new projects (Stop in Land Use and Review Applications)--
    " New applicatios?

    Walker Brook Subdivision-New Milford - What action should CC take? (Hay letter forwarded before)

    Top Priorities for Action from TPOCD -
    " Are the Town's land use regulations working to meet the TPOCD goals?

    Scenic Road Designation for RT 202 - progress report (need to get going!)

    Subcommittee Reports:
    " Cell Tower Update - Diane Dupuis
    " Scenic Road - Joe Gitterman
    o Current Proposals
    o State Scenic Road designation for RT 202
    " Archaeological Resources Protection - Susan Payne
    o Nothing in the Zoning Regs
    o Discussion of recommendation for Zoning
    " Open Space Committee - no meeting in Aug.
    " Ridgeline Protection- Linda Frank
    " Greenway - Keith Templeton is the new chairman
    " Management and Monitoring of Town properties - Linda Frank
    " Water Resources Monitoring and Protection- Phil Markert

    For your calendar: Nov. 7th special program at 7 PM Clean Air - Cool Planet

    Other Business
    " BOS seeking volunteers for an Energy Task Force - anyone from CC want to volunteer? If interested let Dick Sears know.

    Commission Goals for 2007:
    " Route 202 Enhancement
    " Key properties/areas of Town to conserve/permanently protect
    " Strategies for Land Preservation
    o TDR's (Transfer of Development Rights) - Kelly Boling
    o Municipal Tax Abatement for Conservation Easements - Dan Sherr
    o Conservation or Cluster Development - to be researched
    " Info from various towns has been collected for review


    Posted: September 27, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    The WASHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS will hold Public Hearings on Thursday October 18, 2007 at 7:30pm. in the Land Use Room, 2 Bryan Plaza, Washington, CT in re the following:

    ZBA-0715 Continued Request of Winifred Walsh, 95 Roxbury Road, petition for special exception, a request for generator to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Sections 12.14.1, 12.14.2, and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations.

    ZBA-0716 Continued Request of David Connolly, 253 New Milford Turnpike, application for variance to Zoning Regulations 16.5.1 (sign setback) and 16.5.4 (more than two signs), to install signage.

    ZBA-0719 Request of Peter & Barbara Wodtke, 155 West Shore Road, petition for special exception for expansion of nonconforming dwelling to add dormers to existing house.

    ZBA-0720 Request of Timothy M. Coakley, 2 Valley Road, application for variance to Zoning Regulations 11.6.1c (front setback), 17.4 (increasing nonconformity (and 12.1.2 (Shepaug River setback) to add a dormer and deck to existing house.

    ZBA-0721 Request of Steven Shapiro, 50 Turner Road, petition for special exception, a request for generator to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Sections 12.14.1, 12.14.2, and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations to move a generator.

    At the Hearings interested parties will be heard and written communications received. Immediately following each Hearing, the board will meet to discuss and decide the applications, which are available for public review in the Land Use Office, Town Hall.

    Pamela L. Osborne, ZBA Secretary


    Posted: September 26, 2007
    WASHINGTON PARKS & RECREATION

    Agenda for Meeting
    October 1st 2007
    7:00 p.m.

    REGULAR BUSINESS

    WELCOME Michael Gorra

    Approval of minutes from September 10th 2007 Meeting

    I. Review of Old Business
    a. River Walk Park
    b. Beach/Boat Launch
    c. Tennis Courts
    f. Golf & Gamble

    Coodinator's Report

    II. New Business

    Chairman's Report


    Posted: September 25, 2007
    WARNING

    TOWN OF WASHINGTON, CONNECTICUT
    ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

    The voters and electors of the Town of Washington are hereby warned that the Annual Town Meeting will be held on Monday, October 1, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, Connecticut to consider and act upon the following:

    1. To set the dates for the annual town budget hearing and meeting in May 2008.

      RESOLVED: That the annual Town Budget Hearing to consider the 2008-2009 fiscal year budget by scheduled for May 8, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. and that the annual Town Budget Meeting be scheduled for May 22, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

    2. To amend the Town's Transfer Station ordinance.

      RESOLVED: To amend the Transfer Station Ordinance 306D as follows: Delete: Brush smaller than 6" in diameter will be accepted at the discretion of the Selectmen. Weather conditions, capacity and the time of year will be limiting factors.

      The Board of Selectmen will determine the disposal fees for bulky waste Add: and what will or will not be accepted at the Transfer Station.


    Posted: September 24, 2007
    Inland Wetlands Commission

    NOTICE

    To: Sheila Anson, Town Clerk
    Inland Wetlands Commissioners
    Public
    From: Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator
    Re: Cancellation of Meeting

    The September 26, 2007 Inland Wetlands Commission meeting has been cancelled because there will be no quorum.

    The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the Land Use Meeting Room, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, Ct.

    Dated 9/19/07
    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: September 23, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At A Public Hearing on September 20, 2007 the WASHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS took the following actions:

    APPROVED: ZBA-0714 Request of Edgar D. Mason III, 151 West Shore Road, application for variance to Zoning Regulations 21.1.37 (definition lot coverage) and 11.5.1 (maximum lot coverage) for expansion of dwelling.

    APPROVED: ZBA-0717 Request of Franklin Berger, 386 Nettleton Hollow Road, petition for special exception a request for air conditioner equipment to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Sections 12.14.1, 12.14.2, and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations.

    DENIED: ZBA-0718 Request of Rodman B. Funston, 294 West Shore Road, application for a variance to Zoning Regulations 11.5.1.a (lot coverage) to build a fireplace.

    Pamela L. Osborne
    ZBA Secretary


    Posted: September 22, 2007
    Zoning Commission

    AGENDA
    Public Hearing - Regular Meeting
    Monday, September 24, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARINGS

    Stiteler-Giddens/262 West Shore Road/Special Permit: Section 6.4.9/Boathouse/Con't.

    Freer/246 Woodbury Road/Special Permit: Section 13.11/Detached Accessory Apartment/Con't.

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates
    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting 8/27/07
    III. Pending Applications
    A. Freer/246 Woodbury Road/Special Permit: Section 13.11/ Detached Accessory Apartment
    B. Stiteler-Giddins/262 West Shore Road/Special Permit: Section 6.4.9/Boathouse
    IV. New Applications
    V. Other Business
    A. Washington Community Housing Trust/16 Church Street/Revision of Affordable Housing Special Permit
    B. Revision of the Zoning Regulations for Accessory Apartments
    C. Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Stone Walls and Fences
    D. Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Docks
    VI. Privilege of the Floor
    VII. Communications
    VIII.Enforcement
    A. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Shop and Storage Use
    B. Sign Violations
    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 9/21/07
    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: September 20, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its regular meeting held on September 12, 2007 the Washington Inland Wetlands Commission took the following action:

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-39 submitted by James Calhoun House, LLC. for drainage improvements at 156 Calhoun Street.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-45 submitted by Mr. Charvillat to repair the dam at 96 Roxbury Road with conditions.

    DENIED: Application #IW-07-46 submitted by Mr. Palone for a driveway and house at 84 West Morris Road because there were feasible and prudent alternatives.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-48 submitted by the Town of Washington for aesthetic improvements at 5 East Shore Road with conditions.

    APPROVED: The request to amend Permit #IW-02-07 by Mr. Berger for changes to the drainage system at 392 Nettleton Hollow Road subject to final review by the Commission's consultant.

    DENIED: The request submitted by Mr. McCuellers to revise Permit #IW-07-21 for the installation of conduits along the route of the temporary driveway at 18 Plumb Hill Road.

    Dated 9/19/07
    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: September 19, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    AGENDA
    September 20, 2007
    4:30p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order

    2. Approval of Minutes
    " Minutes of the September 6, 2007 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen

    3. Communications

    4. Appointments/Resignations
    " Resignation of Kathy Coe - alternate IW Commission
    " Resignation of Reese Owens - Building & Properties Committee

    5. OLD BUSINESS
    " Used Oil Furnace
    " Awarding of Bids for:
    1. Boat Ramp & Parking
    2. Fire Cistern, New Preston
    3. Concrete Floor, Town Garage
    " Opening of Bids for:
    1. Request for Proposal for Engineering Services, Walker Brook Road.
    2. Generator

    6. NEW BUSINESS
    " Authorization to sign "Nondiscrimination Certification"
    " Renewable Energy Task Force
    " 29 Revere Road property
    " October 1, 2007 Town Meeting Agenda

    7. Visitors
    " Ryan Thompson - Senior Project

    8. Adjournment


    Posted: September 18, 2007
    Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 06:20:32 -0700
    From: Patte
    Subject: Beach committee
    To: Sheila Anson

    Dear Sheila,
    The first meeting of the Beach Committee is
    Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Land Use Room.
    This is not an ongoing committee. It is limited to
    approxmiately 4 mtgs.
    The Chairperson is Ray Reich. I will not have the
    other committee members' names until after the first
    mtg. Dates may be changed, etc. Best, Patte


    Posted: September 16, 2007

    AGENDA
    Board of Finance Meeting
    September 17, 2007
    5:00 p.m.

    1. Call to Order

    2. Minutes: August, 2007

    3. Treasurer's Report

    5. Tax Collector's Report

    6. Financial Reports

    7. Old Business:
    Report on School Building Construction

    8. New Business:
    Selectman's Report

    9. Adjournment


    Posted: September 11, 2007
    Inland Wetlands Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting
    September 12, 2007
    7:00 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members / Alternates

    II. Motion to Add Subsequent Business Not Already Posted on the Agenda

    III. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting 8/15/07
    B. Site Inspection/James Calhoun House, LLC./8/21/07
    C. Site Inspection/Palone/8/21/07
    D. Site Inspection/Town of Washington/8/21/07
    E. Site Inspection/Reinhardt and Cremona/8/21/07

    IV. Pending Applications
    A James Calhoun House, LLC./156 Calhoun St./#IW-07-39/Drainage Improvements
    B. Stiteler/262 West Shore Road/#IW-07-43/Boathouse
    C. Sarjeant/28 Tinker Hill Road/#IW-07-44/Install Dry Hydrant
    D. Charvillat/96 Roxbury Road//#IW-07-45/Repair Dam
    E. Palone/84 West Morris Road/#IW-07-46/Construct House, Driveway
    F. Renick/12 Green Hill Road/#IW-07-47/Replace Retaining Wall
    G. Town of Washington/5 East Shore Road/#IW-07-48 Aesthetic Improvements

    V. New Applications
    A. Sutter/251 West Shore Road/#IW-07-49/Lake House Renovations
    B. Jackson/55 Old North Road/#IW-07-50/Construct Single Family Dwelling

    VI. Enforcement
    A. Report
    B. Carter/292 Walker Brook Road (141 Shinar Mountain Road)/#IW-04-V8/Repair of Retaining Wall
    C. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Filling, Clear Cutting
    D. Wright/59 Scofield Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Filling, and Soil Disturbance
    E. Plourde/33 East Shore Road/Unauthorized Clear Cutting
    F. Steep Rock Assn./River Road/Clearing of "McKennee" field
    G. Reinhardt and Cremona/Perkins Road/Execution of Approved Restoration Plan
    H. DiBenedetto/212-214/Calhoun Street/Restoration of Understory
    I. Rubler/240 Wykeham Road/Clearing and Driveway Washout
    J. Fowler/138 Nichols Hill Road/#IW-05-58/Remediation Per Order
    K Andersson/34-45 Gunn Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Trenching in Wetlands
    L. Brown/127 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Work along Shore Line
    M. Howard Family Trust/99 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Wall, Possible Slope Failure, and Work on Lake Shore
    N. Drakeley/59 River Road/Unauthorized Clearing/#IW-07-V1
    O. Gutierrez/13 Dark Entry Road/Unauthorized Deposition/#IW-07-V3
    P. Levande/137 West Shore Road/Excavation, Installation of Pipes/#IW-07-V4
    Q. Adams/233 West Shore Road/Discussion of Dock Violation/#IW-07-10
    R. Crumrine/206 Litchfield Turnpike/Shed/#IW-07-V5
    S. Alldredge-Daly/300 West Shore Road/Rebuild Lake Shore Wall/#IW-07-V6
    T. Action Taken by Wetlands Agent
    1) Braverman/38 Barnes Road/Demolish Shed, Construct Garage

    VII. Other Business
    A. Berger/392 Nettleton Hollow Road/Request to Amend Permit #IW-02-07
    B. Adams/233 West Shore Road/Request to Amend Permit #IW-07-10
    C. Fine Schedule
    D. EO Job Description and Addendum

    VIII. Communications

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 9/10/07

    By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: September 10, 2007
    Conservation Commission
    Open Space Committee

    AGENDA - Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 4 PM

    Minutes of July 2007 meeting (no Aug. mtg)

    Cell Tower Update - Diane Dupuis

    Marbledale Historic District Survey - Rick Distel

    Open Space Possibilities - Review properties on the market - Joanne Caldara

    Review land use regs for recommendations to better align them with Town goals - Committee

    Parcel Evaluation ($485,000 in Open Space $ Fund with approval of new budget)
    " Review Natural Resource Inventory Maps
    " Steep Rock Map of permanently protected land in Town

    Evaluation Criteria Review Please review the criteria

    Goals for 2007
    " Prepare, implement and regularly update open space action plan (p. 3-20 TPOCD)
    " Investigate/evaluate available parcels for preservation based on definition* of OS
    o Review OS Plan's criteria and rating system
    " Municipal Tax Abatement for Conservation Easements
    " RT 202 Corridor and Marbledale protection
    o Evaluate Kent's "village zone"
    o Work with appropriate town commissions
    " Publish an annual report of status of permanently preserved OS

    Open Space in Spring 07 Town Newsletter

    As of the end of 2006, approximately 5,600 acres or 22.6% of Washington has become permanently protected open space. In addition, about 4,577 acres of forestland, plus 2,905 acres of farmland (7,482 acres) or 30% of Town are temporarily protected under PA 490.

    "Open space" is defined as "land permanently preserved for agriculture, forestry, recreation, wildlife habitat, natural resources conservation, maintenance of community character or as undeveloped land."(Open Space Plan 2002 & TPOCD 2003 p. 3-5)) The Town goal is to permanently protect 30% by 2015.

    Working documents: Natural Resource Inventory Report and Recommendations, Open Space Plan and TPOCD (posted on town web site):
    " Conceptual Future Land Use Map 8-3
    " Village Centers for greenway and open space preservation possibilities
    " Strategies Summary: See p. 3-20
    " Open Space Greenway Plan (Map. 3-9)

    Meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday of the month.


    Posted: September 9, 2007
    REGULAR MEETING

    WASHINGTON HOUSING COMMISSION
    Monday, September 10, 2007
    5:00pm - Bryan Town Hall - Land Use Room

    AGENDA

    I. Call to Order

    II. Minutes of July 9, 2007 Meeting

    III. Inclusion of Items Not on Agenda

    IV. Reports
    A. Presentation of Senior Housing Survey Report - Wayne Hileman
    B. River Front Loop - Sue Werkhoven
    C. Affordable Housing Appeals List Update
    D. Myfield Visit

    V. Communications

    VI. New Business
    A. Schedule Visits to Neighboring Housing Trusts/Developments
    B. Discussion of Long Range Plan - Don Brigham

    VII. Adjourn


    Posted: September 8, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its regularly scheduled meeting held on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 the Washington Planning Commission took the following action:

    APPROVED: The application submitted by Brown-Carroll for a 2 lot resubdivision at 41 Buffum Road with conditions.

    Dated 9/6/07

    By Janet M. Hill
    Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: September 7, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    The WASHINGTON HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION will conduct a Public Hearing in the Land Use Meeting Room, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, CT on Monday, September 17, 2007, at 7:30PM to consider the following application for a Certificate of Appropriateness:

    Laffont /128 Calhoun Street /New dwelling w/attached guest house, detached garage and inground pool.

    At this Hearing interested persons may appear and written communications will be received. The application is on file in the Land Use Office, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, CT.

    Dated September 6, 2007,
    Martha T. Shade, Clerk


    Posted: September 6, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE
    Town of Washington

    At its regularly scheduled meeting held on August 27, 2007, the Washington Zoning Commission took the following action:

    APPROVED: The Special Permit application: Section 4.4.15 submitted by Mr. Henisz for a psychotherapy office at 52 West Church Hill Road.

    Dated 9/6/07

    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: September 5, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    AGENDA
    September 6, 2007
    4:30p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order

    2. Approval of Minutes
    " Minutes of the August 23, 2007 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen

    3. Communications

    4. Appointments/Resignations

    5. OLD BUSINESS
    " Opening of Bid for Boat Ramp & Parking
    " Opening of Bid for Fire Cistern, New Preston
    " Opening of Bid for Concrete Floor - Town Garage

    6. NEW BUSINESS
    " Extend a Request for Proposal for Engineering Services for Walker Brook Road Bridge
    " Extend an Invitation to Bid for Tennis Court Resurfacing
    " Extend an Invitation to Bid for Town Hall Generator
    " Proclamation Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the New Preston Congregational Church
    " 9/11 Proclamation Honoring Town Emergency Services
    " Sign for Nick Platt Field
    " E-Waste Recycling
    " Used oil furnace

    7. Visitors

    8. Adjournment


    Posted: September 3, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    The WASHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS will hold Public Hearings on Thursday September 20, 2007 at 7:30pm. in the Land Use Room, 2 Bryan Plaza, Washington, CT in re the following:

    ZBA-0714 Continued Request of Edgar D. Mason III, 151 West Shore Road, application for variance to Zoning Regulations 21.1.37 (definition lot coverage) and 11.5.1 (maximum lot coverage) for expansion of dwelling.

    ZBA-0717 Continued Request of Franklin Berger, 386 Nettleton Hollow Road, petition for special exception a request for air conditioner equipment to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Sections 12.14.1, 12.14.2, and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations.

    ZBA-0715 Continued Request of Winifred Walsh, 95 Roxbury Road, petition for special exception, a request for generator to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Sections 12.14.1, 12.14.2, and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations.

    ZBA-0716 Request of David Connolly, 253 New Milford Turnpike, application for variance to Zoning Regulations 16.5.1 (sign setback) and 16.5.4 (more than two signs), to install signage.

    ZBA-0718 Request of Rodman B. Funston, 294 West Shore Road, application for a variance to Zoning Regulations 11.5.1.a (lot coverage) to build a fireplace.

    At the Hearings interested parties will be heard and written communications received. Immediately following each Hearing, the board will meet to discuss and decide the applications, which are available for public review in the Land Use Office, Town Hall.

    Pamela L. Osborne, ZBA Secretary


    Posted: September 2, 2007
    Planning Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting

    September 4, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARINGS
    Brown-Carroll/41 Buffum Road/2 Lot Resubivision
    Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/3 Lot Resubdivision/Con't.

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates

    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting - 8/7/07

    III. Motion to Include Subsequent Business Not Already Posted on the Agenda

    IV. Pending Applications
    A. Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/3 Lot Resubdivision
    B. Brown-Carroll/41 Buffum Road/2 Lot Resubdivision

    V. New Applications

    VI. Other Business

    VII. Communications
    A. Referral from Board of Selectmen/Discontinuance of Section of Old River Road
    B. Report from League of Conservation Voters
    C. Lake Waramaug Country Club Water Diversion Application
    D. 2007 VTASLA Awards

    VIII. Public Comment

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 8/31/07
    By: Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: September 1, 2007
    Conservation Commission

    Agenda for Sept. 5, 2007 meeting @ 5PM

    Seating of Alternates

    Minutes of August 1, 2007

    Referrals or new projects (Stop in Land Use and Review Applications)
    " Browne/Buffum Rd CE
    " Aragi Woodridge Subdivision (Hearing on 9/12/07)
    " Abella subdivision Update
    " New applications?

    Top Priorities for Action from TPOCD -
    " Are the Town's land use regulations working to meet the TPOCD goals?

    Subcommittee Reports:
    " Cell Tower Update - Diane Dupuis
    " Scenic Road - Joe Gitterman
    o Current Proposals
    o State Scenic Road designation for RT 202
    " Archaeological Resources Protection - Susan Payne
    o Nothing in the Zoning Regs
    o Discussion of recommendation for Zoning
    " Open Space Committee - no meeting in Aug.
    " Ridgeline Protection- Linda Frank
    " Greenway - next meeting Sept. 10th
    o River Front Loop: Invasives Workshops - Betsy Corrigan
    " Management and Monitoring of Town properties - Linda Frank
    " Water Resources Monitoring and Protection- Phil Markert

    For your calendar: Nov. 7th special program at 7 PM Clean Air - Cool Planet

    Other Business

    Commission Goals for 2007:
    " Route 202 Enhancement
    " Key properties/areas of Town to conserve/permanently protect
    " Strategies for Land Preservation
    o TDR's (Transfer of Development Rights) - Kelly Boling
    o Municipal Tax Abatement for Conservation Easements - Dan Sherr
    o Conservation or Cluster Development - to be researched
    " Info from various towns has been collected for review


    Posted: August 27, 2007
    Zoning Commission

    AGENDA
    Public Hearing - Regular Meeting
    Monday, August 27, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARINGS

    Henisz/52 West Church Hill Road/Special Permit: Section 4.4.15/ General Home Occupation/Psychiatrist's Office

    Stiteler-Giddens/262 West Shore Road/Special Permit: Section 6.4.9/Boathouse

    Freer/246 Woodbury Road/Special Permit: Section 13.11/Detached Accessory Apartment

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates

    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting 7/23/07

    III. Pending Applications
    A. Henisz/52 West Church Hill road/Special Permit: Section 4.4.15/General Home Occupation (Public Hearing scheduled for August 27)
    B. Freer/246 Woodbury Road/Special Permit: Section 13.11/ Detached Accessory Apartment
    C. Stiteler-Giddins/262 West Shore Road/Special Permit: Section 6.4.9/Boathouse

    IV. New Applications

    V. Other Business
    A. Final Report of 2006 Senior Housing Survey/Discussion with Mr. Hileman of the Housing Commission
    B. Revision of the Zoning Regulations for Accessory Apartments
    C. Discussion of Possible Revisions of the Regulations
    1) Inns
    2) Fences and Walls
    3) Docks
    4) Helipads

    VI. Privilege of the Floor

    VII. Communications

    VIII.Enforcement
    A. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Shop and Storage Use

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 8/24/07

    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: August 22, 2007
    Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

    Agenda
    August 23, 2007
    4:30 p.m.
    Land Use Room

    Call to order

    Approval of Minutes: August 9, 2007 – Regular Meeting

    Communications
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    4. Appointments/Resignations:
    Vacancy – Inland Wetlands Alternate

    5. Old Business:
    Scenic Road – Route 202, Marbeldale

    6. New Business:
    Fire Marshal – Ralph Miller, Director of Field Services
    CT Fire Marshal’s Office
    Road Discontinuance – Portion of Old River Road
    Senior Housing Survey – Wayne Hileman
    Beautification Project – Bee Brook & Calhoun

    7. Visitors: Margaret Freeland

    8. Adjournment


    Posted: August 19, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At A Public Hearing on August 16, 2007 the WASHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS took the following actions:

    APPROVED: ZBA-0712 Request of William Freer, 246 Woodbury Road, application for variance to Zoning Regulation 13.11.3h (accessory apartment detached shared driveway use) to build a detached accessory apartment.

    APPROVED: ZBA-0711 Request of John & Arlene Glantz, 7 Senff Road, petition for special exception for expansion of nonconforming dwelling, to build dormer.

    DENIED: ZBA-0713 Request of Edgar D. Mason III, 151 West Shore Road, petition for special exception for expansion of non conforming dwelling.

    Pamela L. Osborne
    ZBA Secretary


    Posted: August 18, 2007
    AGENDA
    Board of Finance Meeting
    August 20, 2007
    5:00 p.m.

    1. Call to Order

    2.

    3. Minutes: June, 2007

    4. Treasurer’s Report

    5. Tax Collector’s Report

    6. Financial Reports

    7. Old Business:
    Fire Co. – Ex-budget appropriation
    Report on School Building Construction

    8. New Business:

    9. Executive Session: Real Estate

    9. Adjournment


    Posted: August 17, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    Per Section 8-26 of the CGS, the Washington Planning Commission has scheduled public hearings at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 in the Land Use Meeting Room, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, Ct. to consider the following applications:

    7:30 p.m. - Brown-Carroll/41 Buffum Road/2 Lot Resubdivision

    Immediately following: Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/3 Lot Resubdivision/Con't.

    At these hearings interested persons may appear and be heard and written communications will be received. The applications are on file in the Land Use Office, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, Ct.

    Dated 8/15/07
    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: August 16, 2007

    BOARD OF SELECTMEN
    And
    Washington Primary School Building Committee

    CANCELLATION OF SPECIAL MEETING

    The Tuesday, August 22, 2007 meeting of the Washington Primary School Building Committee has been cancelled

    The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 7:00pm.

    Pamela L. Osborne, Secretary


    Posted: August 14, 2007
    Inland Wetlands Commission

    AGENDA
    Show Cause Hearing - Public Hearing - Regular Meeting
    August 15, 2007
    6:15 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    SHOW CAUSE HEARING
    Howard Family Trust/99 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Wall and Lake Shore Work

    PUBLIC HEARING
    Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/#IW-07-35/3 Lot Resubdivision/Con't.

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members / Alternates

    II. Motion to Add Subsequent Business Not Already Posted on the Agenda

    III. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting 7-11-07
    B. Site Inspection/Aragi/9 Wilbur Road/7/16/07
    C. Site Inspection/Allen/158 Popple Swamp Road/7/16/07
    D. Site Inspection/Lecher/47 West Shore Road/7/16/07
    E. Site Inspection/Brown/127 West Shore Road/7/16/07

    IV. Pending Applications
    A Walsh/95 Roxbury Road/#IW-07-32/Clean Out and Maintain Pond, Install Thermal Heating System
    B. Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/#IW-07-35/3 Lot Resubdivision
    C. Allen/158 Popple Swamp Road/#IW-07-38/Construct Pond
    D. James Calhoun House, LLC./156 Calhoun St./#IW-07-39/Drainage Improvements
    E. Aragi/9 Wilbur Road/#IW-07-40/8 Lot Subdivision
    F. Etherington/49 Wheaton Road/#IW-07-41/Install Dry Hydrant
    G. Lecher/47 West Shore Road/#IW-07-42/Garage Addition, Steps, Resurface Driveway
    H. Stiteler/262 West Shore Road/#IW-07-43/Boathouse

    V. New Applications
    A. Sarjeant/28 Tinker Hill Road/#IW-07-44/Install Dry Hydrant
    B. Charvillat/96 Roxbury Road/#IW-07-45/Repair Dam
    C. Palone/84 West Morris Road/#IW-07-46/Construct House
    D. Renick/12 Green Hill Road/#IW-07-47/Replace Retaining Wall
    E. Town of Washington/5 East Shore Road/#IW-07-48/Aesthetic Improvement

    VI. Enforcement
    A. Report
    B. Carter/292 Walker Brook Road(141 Shinar Mountain Road)/#IW-04-V8/Repair of
    Retaining Wall
    C. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Filling, Clear Cutting
    D. Wright/59 Scofield Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Filling, and Soil Disturbance
    E. Plourde/33 East Shore Road/Unauthorized Clear Cutting
    F. Steep Rock Assn./River Road/Clearing of "McKennee" field
    G. Reinhardt and Cremona/Perkins Road
    H. DiBenedetto/212-214/Calhoun Street/Restoration of Understory
    I. Rubler/240 Wykeham Road/Clearing and Driveway Washout
    J. Fowler/138 Nichols Hill Road/#IW-05-58/Remediation Per Order
    K Andersson/34-45 Gunn Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Trenching in Wetlands
    L. Brown/127 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Work along Shore Line
    M. Howard Family Trust/99 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Wall, Possible Slope Failure, and Work on Lake Shore
    N. Drakeley/59 River Road/Unauthorized Clearing/#IW-07-V1
    O. Tulkoff/48 Hinkle Road/Unauthorized Clearcutting/#IW-07-V2
    P. Gutierrez/13 Dark Entry Road/Unauthorized Deposition/#IW-07-V3
    Q. Levande/137 West Shore Road/Excavation, Installation of Pipes/#IW-07-V4
    R.. Action Taken by Wetlands Agent

    VII. Other Business
    A. Brown/127 West Shore Road/Request to Amend Permit #IW-06-25
    B. Berger/392 Nettleton Hollow Road/Request to Amend Permit #IW-02-07
    C. Myfield, LLC./7 Mygatt road/Request to Amend Permit #IW-05-54
    D. Sears/43 Cook Street/Request to Amend Permit #IW-07-24
    E. Adams/233 West Shore Road/Covering-Remodeling of Concrete Dock
    F. Fine Schedule

    VIII. Communications

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 8/13/07

    By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: August 8, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    AGENDA
    August 9, 2007
    4:30p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order

    2. Approval of Minutes
    " Minutes of the July 26, 2007 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen.

    3. Communications

    4. Appointments/Resignations

    5. OLD BUSINESS
    " To award the Bid for the Dump Truck
    " To award the Bid for the Roller
    " To award the Bid for the Chipper
    " Boat Ramp Bid update

    6. NEW BUSINESS

    7. Visitors

    8. Adjournment


    Posted: August 4, 2007
    Planning Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting
    August 7, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARING
    Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/3 Lot Resubdivision

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates

    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting - 7/10/07

    III. Motion to Include Subsequent Business Not Already Posted on the Agenda

    IV. Pending Applications
    A. Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/3 Lot Resubdivision
    B. Aragi/9 Wilbur Road/8 Lot Subdivision

    V. New Applications
    A. Brown-Carroll/41 Buffum Road/2 Lot Resubdivision

    VI. Other Business

    VII. Communications
    A. Report from League of Conservation Voters

    VIII. Public Comment

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 8/3/07
    By: Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: August 3, 2007
    Inland Wetlands Commission

    PUBLIC NOTICE

    The Inland Wetlands Commission meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, August 8, 2007 has been changed to Wednesday, August 15. The public hearing for the Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/3 Lot Subdivision application will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will follow at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held as usual in the Land Use Meeting Room, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, Ct.

    Date 8/3/07
    Janet M. Hill
    Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: August 2, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    The Washington Inland Wetlands Commission will reconvene a public hearing on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. in the Land Use Meeting Room, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, Ct. to consider the following application:

    Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/#IW-07-35/3 Lot Resubdivision

    Please note this is a change in date.

    At this hearing interested persons may appear and be heard and written communications will be received. The application is on file in the Land Use Office, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot.

    Dated 7/27/07
    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: July 31, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    The WASHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS will hold Public Hearings on Thursday August 16, 2007 at 7:30pm. in the Land Use Room, 2 Bryan Plaza, Washington, CT in re the following:

    ZBA-0711 Continued Request of John & Arlene Glantz, 7 Senff Road, petition for special exception for expansion of nonconforming dwelling, to build dormer and front door porch roof covering "Portico".

    ZBA-0712 Continued Request of William Freer, 246 Woodbury Road, application for variance to Zoning Regulation 13.11.3h (accessory apartment detached shared driveway use) to build a detached accessory apartment.

    ZBA-0713 Request of Edgar D. Mason III, 151 West Shore Road, petition for special exception for expansion of non conforming dwelling.

    ZBA-0714 Request of Edgar D. Mason III, 151 West Shore Road, application for variance to Zoning Regulations 21.1.37 (definition lot coverage) and 11.5.1 (maximum lot coverage) for expansion of dwelling.

    ZBA-0715 Request of Winifred Walsh, 95 Roxbury Road, petition for special exception, a request for generator to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Sections 12.14.1, 12.14.2, and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations.

    ZBA-0716 Request of David Connolly, 253 New Milford Turnpike, application for variance to Zoning Regulations 16.5.1 (sign setback) and 16.5.4 (more than two signs), to install signage.

    ZBA-0717 Request of Franklin Berger, 386 Nettleton Hollow Road, petition for special exception a request for air conditioner equipment to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Sections 12.14.1, 12.14.2, and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations.

    At the Hearings interested parties will be heard and written communications received. Immediately following each Hearing, the board will meet to discuss and decide the applications, which are available for public review in the Land Use Office, Town Hall.

    Pamela L. Osborne, ZBA Secretary


    Posted: July 30, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its regularly scheduled meeting held on July 23, 2007, the Washington Zoning Commission took the following action:

    APPROVED: A revision to the 2/07 Special Permit issued to 2 Wheaton, LLC. for offices and variation of setback at 2 Wheaton Road for changes to the handicapped ramp.

    RESCINDED: The 10/23/06 approval granted to Mrs. Whitney for a first cut at 191 Roxbury Road.

    Dated 7/25/07

    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: July 30, 2007
    Conservation Commission

    Agenda for August 1, 2007 meeting @ 5PM

    Seating of Alternates

    Minutes of July 11, 2007

    Referrals or new projects (Review Land Use Applications before mtg & read minutes of Inland Wetlands, Planning and Zoning to be up-to-date on applications.)
    " Abella/Scofield - to be resubmitted to Planning on Aug. 7th
    " New applications?

    Village District Overlay Zone - to review (See Kelly's Document)

    RT 202 Corridor Enhancement Recommendations - to discuss (See Kelly's Document)

    Cultural/Archaeological Resource Regulations - Please review handout for discussion.

    Subcommittee Reports:
    " Cell Tower Update - Diane Dupuis
    " Greenway & River Front Loop - Susan Payne
    " Ridgeline Protection - Linda Frank and Open Space Committee
    " Management and Monitoring of Town properties - Linda Frank
    o Review Town properties for those that might benefit from a management plan
    " Open Space Committee - Susan Payne (Meeting time change to 4 PM - no Aug. meeting)
    " Scenic Road - Joe Gitterman
    o Current Proposals
    o State Scenic Road designation for RT 202 Corridor - Kelly/FU with BOS
    " Flora & Fauna - Betsy Corrigan & Diane Dupuis
    " Land Use Data Management/training of Town Land Use staff - Kelly Boling & Pam Osborne
    " Water Resources Monitoring and Protection- Phil Markert

    Proposal for Rural Roadscape Zone Regulations to be reviewed and simplified - Kelly Boling

    Other Business

    Commission Goals for 2007
    " Route 202 Enhancement )
    " Strategies of Land Preservation
    o TDR's (Transfer of Development Rights) - Kelly Boling
    o Municipal Tax Abatement for Conservation Easements - Dan Sherr
    o Conservation or Cluster Development -to be researched
    " Info from various towns has been collected for review
    " Key properties/areas to conserve/permanently protect


    Posted: July 29, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    The Washington Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing to consider the following application on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 in the Land Use Meeting Room, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, Ct.

    7:30 p.m. - Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/3 Lot Resubdivision

    At this hearing interested persons may appear and written communications will be received. The application is on file in the Land Use Office, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, Ct.

    Dated 7/24/07
    Janet M. Hill
    Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: July 22, 2007
    Cancellation of Meeting

    The Washington Conservation Commission's Open Space Committee is cancelling their August 9, 2007 meeting to 4:00pm.

    Next regular scheduled meeting is September 13, 2007 at 4:00pm.

    Pamela L. Osborne, Secretary


    Posted: July 21, 2007
    Zoning Commission

    AGENDA
    Public Hearing - Regular Meeting
    Monday, July 23, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates

    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Public Hearings - Regular Meeting 6/25/07

    III. Pending Applications
    A. Henisz/52 West Church Hill road/Special Permit: Section 4.4.15/General Home Occupation (Public Hearing scheduled for August 27)
    B. Freer/246 Woodbury Road/Special Permit: Section 13.11/ Detached Accessory Apartment
    C. Stiteler-Giddins/262 West Shore Road/Special Permit: Section 6.4.9/Boathouse

    IV. New Applications
    V. Other Business
    A. Myfield, LLC/7 Mygatt Road/Requests to Amend Affordable Housing Approval (Public Hearing scheduled for August 27)
    B. 2 Wheaton, LLC./2 Wheaton Road/Revision of 2/26/07 Special Permit/Change in Handicapped Ramp
    C. Rescind 10/23/06 Approval of Whitney/191 Roxbury Road/ First Cut
    D. Revision of the Zoning Regulations for Accessory Apartments

    VI. Privilege of the Floor

    VII. Communications

    VIII.Enforcement
    A. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Shop and Storage Use

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 7/20/07

    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: July 20, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its regular meeting held on July 11, 2007 the Washington Inland Wetlands Commission took the following action:

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-22 submitted by Mr. Clark to remove a culvert and replace a second culvert at 6 Romford Road.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-27 submitted by Wykeham Partners, LLC. for a pool, tennis court, and site improvements at 240 Wykeham Road with conditions.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-30 submitted by Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan to repair the pond and maintain the pasture at 56 Dark Entry Road with condition.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-33 submitted by Mr. Condon and Ms. Fornasier for a house addition at 57 Findley Road.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-34 submitted by Mr. and Mrs. Hochberg for a driveway at 15 Couch Road.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-26 submitted the Town of Washington for drainage improvements at 201 Romford Road with condition.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-28 submitted by Mr. Luers to install a dry hydrant at 44 Upper Church Hill Road.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-29 submitted by Mr. and Mrs. Bardell to install a dry hydrant at 166 Baldwin Hill Road.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-31 submitted by Ms. Capeci and Mr. Coghlan to install a swimming pool at 196 Roxbury Road with conditions.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-36 submitted by Mr. Guliano to install a basketball court at 19 Winston Drive with condition.

    APPROVED: Revision of Permit #IW-05-41 issued to Mr. Sachs for pond maintenance at 35 Potash Hill Road.

    Dated 7/19/07

    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: July 19, 2007
    WASHINGTON PARKS & RECREATION

    Agenda for Meeting
    July 23rd 2007
    7:00 p.m.

    REGULAR BUSINESS

    Approval of minutes from June 18th 2007 Meeting

    I. Review of Old Business
    a. Beach/Boat Launch
    b. Bowling Alley
    c. Little League
    d. Movie Night
    e. Fireworks
    f. River Walk Park
    g. Tennis Courts
    k. Horrigan/Swanson Tournament

    Coodinator's Report

    II. New Business
    a. Signs at Nick Platt Field & Beach
    b. Senior Project/ Ted Alex Field

    Chairman's Report


    Posted: July 16, 2007

    BOARD OF SELECTMEN
    And
    Washington Primary School Building Committee

    NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

    Tuesday, July 17, 2007
    7:00 p.m.
    Land Use Room
    Bryan Memorial Town Hall

    AGENDA:
    Continued discussion of renovation options for the Washington Primary School


    Posted: July 11, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    AGENDA
    July 12, 2007
    4:30p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order

    2. Approval of Minutes
    " Approval of Minutes of the June 28, 2007 Regular Meeting and the July 5, 2007 Special Meeting of the Board of Selectmen.

    3. Communications

    4. Appointments/Resignations
    " Appointment of John Boyer to the Washington Primary School Building Committee.
    " Appointment of Stephen Wadelton (U) as Zoning Alternate until 11/07.

    5. OLD BUSINESS

    6. NEW BUSINESS
    " Smart Power - Clean Energy Proposal and Resolution
    " Extend an Invitation to Bid for a 2008 Dump Truck due July 26, 2007
    " Extend an Invitation to Bid for a 2007 Pickup Truck due July 26, 2007
    " Extend an Invitation to Bid for a Roller due July 26, 2007
    " Extend an Invitation to Bid for a Wood Chipper due July 26, 2007

    7. Visitors

    8. Adjournment

    9. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    10. Adjournment


    Posted: July 10, 2007
    Conservation Commission
    Open Space Committee

    AGENDA - Thursday, July 12, 2007 at 4 PM

    Minutes of June 14, 2007 meeting

    Cell Tower Update

    Review Boling's RT 202 Enhancement Plan (attached) - Ongoing study of RT 202 Corridor

    Ridgeline Protection - Review Peaks & Prominences Map; Sherr to obtain Kent regs

    Parcel Evaluation ($485,000 in Open Space $ Fund with approval of new budget)
    " Review Natural Resource Inventory Maps
    " Steep Rock Map of permanently protected land in Town

    Evaluation Criteria Review Please review the criteria

    Goals for 2007
    " Prepare, implement and regularly update open space action plan (p. 3-20 TPOCD)
    " Investigate/evaluate available parcels for preservation based on definition* of OS
    o Review OS Plan's criteria and rating system
    " Municipal Tax Abatement for Conservation Easements
    " RT 202 Corridor and Marbledale protection
    o Evaluate Kent's "village zone"
    o Work with appropriate town commissions
    " Publish an annual report of status of permanently preserved OS

    Open Space in Spring 07 Town Newsletter

    As of the end of 2006, approximately 5,600 acres or 22.6% of Washington has become permanently protected open space. In addition, about 4,577 acres of forestland, plus 2,905 acres of farmland (7,482 acres) or 30% of Town are temporarily protected under PA 490.

    "Open space" is defined as "land permanently preserved for agriculture, forestry, recreation, wildlife habitat, natural resources conservation, maintenance of community character or as undeveloped land."(Open Space Plan 2002 & TPOCD 2003 p. 3-5)) The Town goal is to permanently protect 30% by 2015.

    Working documents: Natural Resource Inventory Report and Recommendations, Open Space Plan and TPOCD (posted on town web site):
    " Conceptual Future Land Use Map 8-3
    " Village Centers for greenway and open space preservation possibilities
    " Strategies Summary: See p. 3-20
    " Open Space Greenway Plan (Map. 3-9)

    Meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday of the month.


    Posted: July 9, 2007
    REGULAR MEETING

    WASHINGTON HOUSING COMMISSION
    Monday, July 9, 2007
    5:00pm - Bryan Town Hall - Land Use Room

    AGENDA

    I. Call to Order

    II. Minutes of June 11, 2007 Meeting

    III. Inclusion of Items Not on Agenda

    IV. Updates
    A. Deed Restrictions - Ellsworth & Starberry
    B. Commission Chair Meeting - Liddy Adams
    C. River Front Loop - Sue Werkhoven

    V. Senior Housing Survey
    A. Approve final report
    B. Schedule printing & referrals to Planning & Zoning

    VI. Other Business
    A. Proposed Housing Plan Discussion - Don Brigham
    B. Plan visit to Cornwall Housing Trust

    VII. Adjourn


    Posted: July 9, 2007

    BOARD OF SELECTMEN
    And
    Washington Primary School Building Committee

    NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

    Tuesday, July 10, 2007
    7:00 p.m.

    Upstairs Meeting Room
    Bryan Memorial Town Hall

    AGENDA:

    General Discussion Re: Washington Primary School Building Plans


    Posted: July 6, 2007
    NOTICE MEETING CANCELATION

    THE BOARD OF FINANCE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR JULY 16, 2007 WILL NOT BE HELD. THENEXT REGULAR MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 20, 2007 AT 5 P.M.


    Posted: July 5, 2007

    HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

    AGENDA

    Regular Meeting
    July 16, 2007

    7:30PM Land Use Meeting Room

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates

    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    6/18/07

    III. Other Business
    A. Khouri & Bass /75 Green Hill Road /Informal Discussion - Renovations

    IV. Adjournment

    Dated July 5, 2007,
    Martha T. Shade, Clerk


    Posted: July 4, 2007

    BOARD OF SELECTMEN

    NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

    Thursday, July 5, 2007
    4:30 p.m.
    Land Use Room

    AGENDA:
    " Awarding of Bid for Telephone System for Town Offices
    " Appointment of Director of Health
    " Appointment to Washington Primary School Study Committee


    Posted: June 30, 2007
    Planning Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting
    July 10, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates

    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting - 6/5/07
    B. Site Inspection - 6/9/07

    III. Motion to Include Subsequent Business Not Already Posted on the Agenda

    IV. New Applications
    A. Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/3 Lot Resubdivision

    VI. Other Business
    A. Referral from Board of Selectmen/8-24: Municipal Improvement/Executive Session
    B. Revision of Subdivision Regulations
    C. Brown-Carroll/41 Buffum Road/Condition of 5/1/07 Approval of 2 Lot Resubdivision

    VII. Communications
    A. 6/20/07 email from Mr. Boling re: Discontinuance of Old River Road

    VIII. Public Comment

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 6/29/07
    By: Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: June 29, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    The WASHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS will hold Public Hearings on Thursday July 19, 2007 at 7:30pm. in the Land Use Room, 2 Bryan Plaza, Washington, CT in re the following:

    ZBA-0711 Request of John & Arlene Glantz, 7 Senff Road, petition for special exception for expansion of nonconforming dwelling, to build dormer and front door porch roof covering "Portico".

    ZBA-0712 Request of William Freer, 246 Woodbury Road, application for variance to Zoning Regulation 13.11.3h (accessory apartment detached shared driveway use) to build a detached accessory apartment.

    At the Hearings interested parties will be heard and written communications received. Immediately following each Hearing, the board will meet to discuss and decide the applications, which are available for public review in the Land Use Office, Town Hall.

    Pamela L. Osborne, ZBA Secretary


    Posted: June 28, 2007
    Conservation Commission

    Agenda for July 11, 2007 meeting @ 5PM

    Seating of Alternates

    Minutes of June 6, 2007

    Referrals or new projects (Review Land Use Applications before mtg & read minutes of Inland Wetlands, Planning and Zoning to be up-to-date on applications.)
    " Abella Subdivision - Scofield Rd -updates or changes?
    " Young Elliott's Farm subdivision/approved by Planning.
    " Other?
    o Buffum Rd/Brown Property?

    Discuss David Thomson's Proposal to plants trees in upland review areas.

    Village District Overlay Zone - to review (See Kelly's Document)

    RT 202 Corridor Enhancement Recommendations - to discuss (See Kelly's Document)

    Cultural/Archaeological Resource Regulations - Please review handout for discussion.

    Subcommittee Reports:
    " Cell Tower Update - Diane Dupuis
    o re Verizon application for 2 sites on RT 202 in Marbledale (Docket #332)
    o June 21st CT Siting Council public hearing at 7 PM at Town Hall
    " Greenway & River Front Loop - Susan Payne
    " Ridgeline Protection - Linda Frank and Open Space Committee
    " Management and Monitoring of Town properties - Linda Frank
    o Review Town properties for those that might benefit from a management plan
    " Open Space Committee - Susan Payne (Meeting time change to 4 PM
    " Scenic Road - Joe Gitterman
    o Current Proposals
    o State Scenic Road designation for RT 202 Corridor
    " Flora & Fauna - Betsy Corrigan & Diane Dupuis
    " Land Use Data Management/training of Town Land Use staff - Kelly Boling & Pam Osborne
    " Water Resources Monitoring and Protection- Phil Markert

    Proposal for Rural Roadscape Zone Regulations to be reviewed and simplified - Kelly Boling

    Other Business

    Commission Goals for 2007
    " Route 202 Enhancement )
    " Strategies of Land Preservation
    o TDR's (Transfer of Development Rights) - Kelly Boling
    o Municipal Tax Abatement for Conservation Easements - Dan Sherr
    o Conservation or Cluster Development -to be researched
    " Info from various towns has been collected for review
    " Key properties/areas to conserve/permanently protect


    Posted: June 27, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    AGENDA
    June 28, 2007
    4:30p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order

    2. Approval of Minutes
    " Minutes of the June 14, 2007 Regular Meeting and the June 19, 2007 Special Meeting of the Board of Selectmen.

    3. Communications

    4. Appointments/Resignations
    " Reappointment of David Showalter to the Buildings & Property Commission until 7/1/10.
    " Reappointment of Marguerite Purnell and Mark E. Picton as regular members of the Inland Wetlands Commission until 6/30/10.
    " Reappointment of David Thomason as an alternate member of the Inland Wetlands Commission until 6/30/10.
    " Reappointment of Ruth M. Alex to the Judea Cemetery Commission until 6/30/12.
    " Reappointment of Edwin Matthews to the Lake Waramaug Authority until 6/30/10.

    5. OLD BUSINESS
    " Opening of Bids for a Telephone System for Town Offices.
    " Opening of Bids for Chip Sealing.

    6. NEW BUSINESS
    " Personnel - Leave of Absence Request
    " Personnel - Groundskeeper Job Description
    " Arts Charity Request
    " Road Discontinuance Report
    " Transfer Station DEP Permit
    " Washington Primary School
    " Extend an Invitation to Bid for roof replacement of the Pavilion Hall, New Preston.

    7. Visitors

    8. Adjournment

    9. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    10. Adjournment


    Posted: June 25, 2007
    Zoning Commission
    Public Hearing - Regular Meeting
    Monday, June 25, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARING

    McTiernan/52 Calhoun Street/Special Permit: Section 13.11/ Detached Accessory Apartment/Con't.

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates
    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Public Hearings - Regular Meeting 5/21/07
    III. Pending Application
    A. McTiernan/52 Calhoun Street/Spec. Permit: Sect. 13.11/ Detached Accessory Apartment
    IV. New Applications
    A. Henisz/52 West Church Hill Road/Special Permit: Section 4.4.15/General Home Occupation
    B. Freerer/ 246 Woodbury Road/Special Permit: Section 13.11/Detached Accessory Apartment
    C. Stiteler-Giddens/262 West Shore Road/Special Permit: Section 6.4.9/Boathouse
    V. Other Business
    A. Myfield, LLC/7 Mygatt Road/Requests to Amend Affordable Housing Approval
    1. Coverage
    2. Comparability
    B. Review of First Cut Approval Process
    C. Revision of the Zoning Regulations for Accessory Apartments
    VI. Privilege of the Floor
    VII. Communications
    VIII.Enforcement
    A. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Shop and Storage Use
    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 6/22/07

    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: June 22, 2007
    Notice of Time Change for Conservation/Open Space Comm. Meetings

    The Conservation/Open Space Comm. has changed its meeting time to 4:00pm from the July 2007 meeting on.

    Remaining Meeting Dates for 2007:

    July 12*
    August 9*
    September 13
    October 11
    November 8
    December 13*

    All Open Space Committee meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month in the Land Use Meeting Room, except those dates listed above with a * which will be held on the second floor of the Town Hall at the Bryan Memorial Town Hall.

    Respectfully Submitted,
    Pamela L. Osborne, Secretary


    Posted: June 22, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At A Public Hearing on June 20, 2007 the WASHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS took the following actions:

    APPROVED: ZBA-0706 Request of Floyd Williams, 210 Bee Brook Road, application for variance from Zoning Regulations 11.6.11.c (setback) and 17.4 (increasing the nonconformity of a nonconforming structure) to enclose an existing deck.

    APPROVED: ZBA-0709 Request of Ralph & Stacey Caprilozzi, 217 New Milford Trpk., application for variance from Zoning Regulations 11.5.1.a (lot coverage) and 11.6.1.b (setback) to construct a garage.

    APPROVED: ZBA-0710 Request of Howard & Jane Barnet Jr., 32 Sabbaday Lane, application for variance from Zoning Regulations 11.6.1c (setback), 12.1.1 (wetlands setback) and 17.4 (increasing the nonconformity of a nonconforming structure) to reconstruct barn.

    Pamela L. Osborne
    ZBA Secretary


    Posted: June 15, 2007
    AGENDA
    Board of Finance Meeting
    June 18, 2007
    5:00 p.m.

    1. Call to Order

    2. Guests: Fire Co. - Ex-budget appropriation

    3. Minutes: Budget Hearing/Mill Rate Meeting

    4. Treasurer's Report

    5. Tax Collector's Report

    6. Financial Reports

    7. Old Business:
    Report on School Building Construction

    8. New Business:

    9. Adjournment


    Posted: June 13, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    AGENDA
    June 14, 2007
    4:30p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order

    2. Approval of Minutes
    " Minutes of the May 31, 2007 Regular Meeting and the June 7, 2007 Special Meeting of the Board of Selectmen

    3. Communications

    4. Appointments/Resignations

    5. OLD BUSINESS
    " Awarding of Town Hall Master Plan Bid

    6. NEW BUSINESS
    " Route 202 State Scenic Road Designation
    " Extend an Invitation to Bid for a Telephone System for Town Offices
    " Land Use Enforcement Officer Job Description

    7. Visitors

    8. Adjournment


    Posted: June 11, 2007
    Conservation Commission
    Open Space Committee

    AGENDA - Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 5 PM

    Minutes of May 10, 2007 meeting

    Cell Tower Update

    Site Visit (June 9th) former Moore 31+-acre property on RT 202

    Review Boling's RT 202 Enhancement Plan (attached) - Ongoing study of RT 202 Corridor

    Ridgeline Protection - Review Peaks & Prominences Map; Sherr to obtain Kent regs

    Parcel Evaluation ($485,000 in Open Space $ Fund with approval of new budget)
    " Review Natural Resource Inventory Maps
    " Chick will bring Steep Rock Map of permanently protected land in Town

    Evaluation Criteria Review Please review the criteria

    Goals for 2007
    " Prepare, implement and regularly update open space action plan (p. 3-20 TPOCD)
    " Investigate/evaluate available parcels for preservation based on definition* of OS
    o Review OS Plan's criteria and rating system
    " Municipal Tax Abatement for Conservation Easements
    " RT 202 Corridor and Marbledale protection
    o Evaluate Kent's "village zone"
    o Work with appropriate town commissions
    " Publish an annual report of status of permanently preserved OS

    Open Space in Spring 07 Town Newsletter

    As of the end of 2006, approximately 5,600 acres or 22.6% of Washington has become permanently protected open space. In addition, about 4,577 acres of forestland, plus 2,905 acres of farmland (7,482 acres) or 30% of Town are temporarily protected under PA 490.

    "Open space" is defined as "land permanently preserved for agriculture, forestry, recreation, wildlife habitat, natural resources conservation, maintenance of community character or as undeveloped land."(Open Space Plan 2002 & TPOCD 2003 p. 3-5)) The Town goal is to permanently protect 30% by 2015.

    Working documents: Natural Resource Inventory Report and Recommendations, Open Space Plan and TPOCD (posted on town web site):
    " Conceptual Future Land Use Map 8-3
    " Village Centers for greenway and open space preservation possibilities
    " Strategies Summary: See p. 3-20
    " Open Space Greenway Plan (Map. 3-9)

    Meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday of the month.


    Posted: June 10, 2007
    WASHINGTON HOUSING COMMISSION
    Monday, June 11, 2007
    5:00pm - Bryan Town Hall - Land Use Room

    AGENDA

    I. Call to Order

    II. Minutes of April 9, 2007 Meeting

    III. Inclusion of Items Not on Agenda

    IV. Updates
    A. Deed Restrictions

    V. Senior Housing Survey
    A. Incorporation of Comments into Report
    B. Discussion of Recommendation

    VI. Other Business
    A. Proposed Housing Plan Discussion - Don Brigham
    B. Discussion of Visit to Litchfield Housing Trust

    VII. Executive Session

    VIII. Adjourn


    Posted: June 9, 2007
    Notice of Special Meeting

    BOARD OF SELECTMEN

    Tuesday, June 19, 2007
    5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Land Use Room
    Bryan Memorial Town Hall

    AGENDA

    Meeting with Board and Commission Chairmen
    Conversation
    Updates

    Please RSVP to Mary Anne Greene: 860-868-2259


    Posted: June 8, 2007
    Inland Wetlands Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting
    June 13, 2007
    6:00 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARING
    Town of Washington/16 Titus Road/#IW-07-23/Clean Up, Install Walking Path

    REGULAR MEETING
    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members / Alternates

    II. Motion to Add Subsequent Business Not on the Agenda

    III. Consideration of Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting -5/23/07
    B. Special Meeting/McCuellers/18 Plumb Hill Road/5/29/07
    C. Special Meeting/Clark/6 Romford Road/5/29/07
    D. Special Meeting/Sears/43 Cook Street/5/29/07
    E. Special Meeting/Town of Washington/16 Titus Road/5/30/07

    IV. Pending Applications
    A Lewinter/86 Roxbury Road/#IW-07-12/Construct Barn
    B. McCuellers/18 Plumb Hill Road/#IW-07-21/Reconstruct Barn, Temporary Access
    C. Clark/6 Romford Road/#IW-07-22/Remove Culverts, Replace Second Culvert
    D. Town of Washington/#IW-07-23/Clean Up, Install Walking Path
    E. Sears/43 Cook Street/#IW-07-24/Streambank Stabilization
    F. Yourwith/259 New Milford Turnpike/#IW-07-25/Drainage Swale

    V. New Applications
    A. Town of Washington/Vicinity of 201 Romford Road/#IW-07-26/Drainage Improvements
    B. Wykeham Partners, LLC./240 Wykeham Road/#IW-07-27/Pool, Tennis Court, Site Improvements
    C. Luers/44 Upper Church Hill Road/#IW-07-28/Dry Hydrant
    D. Bardel/166 Baldwin Hill Road/#IW-07-29/Dry Hydrant

    VI. Enforcement
    A. Report
    B. Carter/292 Walker Brook Road(141 Shinar Mountain Road)/#IW-04-V8/Repair of Retaining Wall
    C. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Filling, Clear Cutting
    D. Caco/16 Flirtation Avenue/Unauthorized Clearing, Grading
    E. Wright/59 Scofield Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Filling, and Soil Disturbance
    F. Plourde/33 East Shore Road/Unauthorized Clear Cutting
    G. Yourwith/259 New Milford Turnpike/Unauthorized Excavation and Installation of Drain
    H. Steep Rock Assn./River Road/Clearing of "McKennee" field
    I. Reinhardt and Cremona/Perkins Road
    J. DiBenedetto/212-214/Calhoun Street/Restoration of Understory
    K. Rubler/240 Wykeham Road/Clearing and Driveway Washout
    L. Fowler/138 Nichols Hill Road/#IW-05-58/Remediation Per Order
    M. Bransfield/21 Walker Brook Road/Unauthorized Activities
    N. Andersson/34-45 Gunn Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Trenching in Wetlands
    O. Brown/127 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Work along Shore Line
    P. Howard Family Trust/99 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Wall, Possible Slope Failure
    Q. Action Taken by Wetlands Agent

    VII. Other Business
    A. DEP Aquatic Pesticide Permit Application Process/Canal/Sabbaday Lane

    VIII. Communications
    A. Hands on GPS training course

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 6/8/07

    By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: June 7, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    The WASHINGTON HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION will conduct a Public Hearing in the Land Use Meeting Room, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, CT on Monday, June 18, 2007, at 7:30PM to consider the following application for a Certificate of Appropriateness:

    Dedell, Shapiro /156 Calhoun Street /swimming pool

    At this Hearing interested persons may appear and written communications will be received. The application is on file in the Land Use Office, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, CT.

    Dated June 7, 2007,
    Martha T. Shade, Clerk


    Posted: June 7, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its regularly scheduled meeting held on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 the Washington Planning Commission took the following action:

    APPROVED: The application submitted by Young Elliot's Farm, LLC. for a 2 lot subdivision at 110 Calhoun Street with conditions.

    Dated 6/6/07
    By Janet M. Hill
    Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: June 6, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its regular meeting held on May 23, 2007 the Washington Inland Wetlands Commission took the following action:

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-19 submitted by Mr. Fisher to install a curtain drain at 66 Calhoun Street with condition.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-20 submitted by Mr. Peloquin to construct a fence, stain the deck, and install doors at 15 East Shore Road with conditions.

    Dated 5/6/07
    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: June 6, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its Regular Meeting held on May 21, 2007 the Washington Zoning Commission took the following action:

    APPROVED: The Special Permit application, Section 4.4.10 submitted by John Dorr Nature Lab to demolish the existing lodge, build a classroom building, construct additions to the dormitory, etc. at 220 Nettleton Hollow Road.

    APPROVED: The Special Permit application, Section 13.11 submitted by Mr. Parsell for a detached accessory apartment at 13 Top Pasture Road.

    APPROVED: The application submitted by Tattatuck Farm, LLC. for a first cut at 165-171 Sabbaday Lane.

    APPROVED: A two year extension of the Special Permit: Section 13.16 issued to Mr. Wright for Shop and Storage Use at 14 Kinney Hill Road.

    APPROVED: Revision of the Washington Zoning Regulations: Section 2.3.2.g to prohibit drive through eating and drinking establishments.

    Dated 6/4/07
    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: June 5, 2007

    BOARD OF SELECTMEN
    NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

    Thursday, June 7, 2007
    4:30 p.m.
    Land Use Room

    AGENDA:
    Executive Session: Real Estate Discussion


    Posted: June 1, 2007
    Planning Commission

    AGENDA
    Public Hearings - Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, June 5, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARINGS
    Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/3 Lot Resubdivision
    Young Elliot's Farm, LLC./110 Calhoun Street/2 Lot Subdivision/ Con't.

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates

    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting - 5/1/07

    III. Motion to Include Subsequent Business Not Already Posted on the Agenda

    IV. Pending Applications
    A. Young Elliot's Farm, LLC./110 Calhoun Street/2 Lot Subdivision
    B. Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/3 Lot Resubdivision

    V. New Applications

    VI. Other Business
    A. Town of Washington/16 Titus Road/Clean Up and Install Walking Path
    B. Revision of Subdivision Regulations

    VII. Communications

    VIII. Public Comment

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 6/1/07
    By: Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: May 31, 2007
    Conservation Commission

    Agenda for June 6, 2007 meeting @ 5PM

    Seating of Alternates

    Minutes of May 2, 2007

    Referrals or new projects (Review Land Use Applications before mtg. & read minutes of Inland Wetlands, Planning and Zoning to be up-to-date on applications.)
    " Abella Subdivision - Scofield Rd
    " Young Elliott's Farm status
    " Other?

    Criteria for conservation easements required by Planning Commission for subdivisions

    Village District Overlay Zone - to review (Document to be provided by Kelly)

    RT 202 Corridor Enhancement Recommendations - to discuss (Document to be provided by Kelly)

    Cultural/Archaeological Resource Regulations

    Subcommittee Reports:
    " Cell Tower Update - Diane Dupuis
    o re Verizon application for 2 sites on RT 202 in Marbledale (Docket #332)
    o June 21st CT Siting Council public hearing at 7 PM at Town Hall
    " Greenway & River Front Loop - Susan Payne
    " Ridgeline Protection - Linda Frank and Open Space Committee
    " Management and Monitoring of Town properties - Linda Frank
    o Review Town properties for those that might benefit from a management plan
    " Open Space Committee - Susan Payne
    " Scenic Road - Joe Gitterman
    o Current Proposals
    o State Scenic Road designation for RT 202 Corridor
    " Flora & Fauna - Betsy Corrigan & Diane Dupuis
    " Land Use Data Management/training of Town Land Use staff - Kelly Boling & Pam Osborne
    o ArcView Hook UpWiFi - Dan Sherr
    o Needs Assessment - Dan Sherr
    " Water Resources Monitoring and Protection- Phil Markert

    Proposal for Rural Roadscape Zone Regulations to be reviewed and simplified - Kelly Boling

    Other Business

    Commission Goals for 2007
    " Route 202 Enhancement
    " Strategies of Land Preservation
    o TDR's (Transfer of Development Rights) - Kelly Boling
    o Municipal Tax Abatement for Conservation Easements - Dan Sherr
    o Conservation or Cluster Development -to be researched
    " Info from various towns has been collected for review
    " Key properties/areas to conserve/permanently protect


    Posted: May 30, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    AGENDA
    May 30, 2007
    4:30p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order

    2. Approval of Minutes
    " Approval of the May 17, 2007 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen and the May 22, 2007 Special Meeting of the Board of Selectmen.

    3. Communications

    4. Appointments/Resignations

    5. OLD BUSINESS
    " Opening of Bids for Town Hall Master Plan
    " Opening of Bids for re-roofing of Pavilion Hall, New Preston

    6. NEW BUSINESS
    " Ray Underwood - Village Improvement Society New Preston Falls project
    " Resolution empowering the First Selectman to sign the Resident Trooper Contract with the State of Connecticut
    " Resolution authorizing the First Selectman to sign DOT Grant Agreement
    " Regional Shelter Memorandum of Understanding
    " Awarding of demolition contract for Town Boat House

    7. Visitors

    8. Adjournment


    Posted: May 23, 2007
    1. and 2. below contain the final budget figures for the Town Meeting:

    TOWN OF WASHINGTON
    TOWN MEETING
    MAY 24, 2007

    1. GENERAL FUND BUDGET:
    RESOLVED: That the 2007-2008 General Fund Expenditures Budget be approved in the amount of $3,789,094.

    2. NONRECURRING CAPITAL FUND:
    RESOLVED: That the 2007-2008 Nonrecurring Capital Expenditures Budget be approved in the net amount of $1,069,603.

    3. ELLSWORTH APARTMENTS:
    RESOLVED: That the Town Ordinance originally enacted on May 23, 2002 and granting a full tax abatement for seven affordable rate rental units owned by the First Congregational Church at Ellsworth Apartments at #16 Bee Brook Road be amended to reduce the number of affordable rate rental units to four, thus allowing this building to be taxed at 43% (3/7) of its assessed value.

    4. BOARD OF EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVES:
    RESOLVED: To elect two (2) representatives to the Shepaug Valley Regional School District #12 Board of Education. Said terms to continue until June 30, 2011.


    Posted: May 22, 2007
    Superintendents' Forum

    Wednesday, May 23 7:00 - 9:00 PM Roxbury's Minor Memorial Library

    Please join us for a conversation with Region 12's current and former CEOs concerning the Educational Aspects of Region 12's Elementary Facilities Issues.

    Superintendent Dr. Bruce Storm, Dr. Richard Carmelich and Mr. Thomas Jokubaitis will participate. Peter Hurlbut, Roxbury Town Clerk, will moderate. The audience will be invited to ask questions.


    Posted: May 21, 2007
    Inland Wetlands Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting
    May 23, 2007
    6:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARING
    Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/#IW-07-06/3 Lot Resubdivision/Con't.

    REGULAR MEETING
    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members / Alternates

    II. Motion to Add Subsequent Business Not on the Agenda

    III. Consideration of Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting -5/9/07

    IV. Pending Applications
    A Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/#IW-07-06/3 Lot Resubdivision
    B. Lewinter/86 Roxbury Road/#IW-07-12/Construct Barn
    C. Fiisher/66 Calhoun Street/#IW-07-19/Install Curtain Drain
    D. Peloquin/15 East Shore Road/#IW-07-20/Construct Wall, Stain Deck

    V. New Applications
    A. McCullers/18 Plumb Hill Road/#IW-07-21/Reconstruct Barn, Temporary Access
    B. Clark/6 Romford Road/#IW-07-22/Remoe Culvert, Replace Second Culvert
    C. Town of Washington/16 Titus Road/#IW-07-23/Clean-up, Install Walking Path

    VI. Enforcement
    A. Report
    B. Carter/292 Walker Brook Road(141 Shinar Mountain Road)/#IW-04-V8/Repair of Retaining Wall
    C. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Filling, Clear Cutting
    D. Caco/16 Flirtation Avenue/Unauthorized Clearing, Grading
    E. Wright/59 Scofield Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Filling, and Soil Disturbance
    F. Plourde/33 East Shore Road/Unauthorized Clear Cutting
    G. Yourwith/259 New Milford Turnpike/Unauthorized Excavation and Installation of Drain
    H. Steep Rock Assn./River Road/Clearing of "McKennee" field
    I. Reinhardt and Cremona/Perkins Road/Discussion with Mr. Childs Re: Restoration Plan
    J. DiBenedetto/212-214/Calhoun Street/Restoration of Understory
    K. Rubler/240 Wykeham Road/Clearing and Driveway Washout
    L. Fowler/138 Nichols Hill Road/#IW-05-58/Remediation Per Order
    M. Bransfield/21 Walker Brook Road/Unauthorized Activities
    N. Andersson/34-45 Gunn Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Trenching in Wetlands
    O. Brown/127 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Work along Shore Line
    P. Action Taken by Wetlands Agent

    VII. Other Business
    A. DEP Aquatic Pesticide Permit Application Process
    B. Vote on Revision of By-Laws/Term Limits

    VIII. Communications

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 5/21/07

    By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: May 20, 2007
    Zoning Commission
    Public Hearing - Regular Meeting
    Monday, May 21, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARINGS
    John Dorr Nature Lab/220 Nettleton Hollow Road/Special Permit: Section 4.4.10/Demolition of Lodge, Construct Larger Classroom Building, Addition to Dormitory
    McTiernan/52 Calhoun Street/Special Permit: Section13.11/Detached Accessory Apartment
    Parsell/13 Top Pasture Road/Special Permit: Section 13.11/ Detached Accessory Apartment
    Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Prohibition of Drive Through Eating and Drinking Establishments in All Districts/Section 2.3.2.G

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates

    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting 4/23/07

    III. New Applications

    IV. Pending Applications
    A. John Dorr Nature Lab/220 Nettleton Hollow Road/Special Permit: Section 4.4.10/Demolition of Lodge, Construct Larger Classroom Building, Addition to Dormitory
    B. McTiernan/52 Calhoun Street/Special Permit: Section 13.11/Detached Apartment
    C. Parsell/13 Top Pasture Road/Special Permit: Section 13.11/Detached Apartment

    V. New Application
    A. Tatetuck Farm, LLC./165-171 Sabbaday Lane/First Cut

    VI. Other Business
    A. Preliminary Discussion/Ebner/Mt. Tom Rd./Camp Expansion
    B. Wright/14 Kinney Hill Road/Renewal of Special Permit: Section 13.16/Shop and Storage Use by Contractors and Building Tradesmen
    C. Myfield, LLC/7 Mygatt Road/Discussion Re: Comparability
    D. Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Section 13.20: Eating and Drinking Establishments in All Commercial Districts/Definition of Formula Restaurant
    E. Verizon Cell Tower Appication/Public Hearing 6/21/07

    VI. Privilege of the Floor

    VII. Communications

    VIII.Enforcement
    A. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Shop and Storage Use

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 5/18/07

    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: May 19, 2007
    AGENDA
    Board of Finance Meeting
    May 21, 2007
    5:00 p.m.

    1. Call to Order
    2. Minutes: April 16 & April 30, 2007 Meetings
    3. Treasurer's Report
    4. Tax Collector's Report
    5. Financial Reports
    6. Old Business:
    Report on School Building Construction
    7. New Business:
    Set General Fund and Capital Budgets for 2007-2008
    Selectman's Report
    8. Adjournment


    Posted: May 18, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At A Public Hearing on May 17, 2007 the WASHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS took the following actions:

    APPROVED: ZBA-0707 Request of H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut Inc., 43 Wilbur Road, request for a special exception for expansion of nonconforming accessory building.

    APPROVED: ZBA-0708 Request of Lars Andersson, 35 Gunn Hill Road, request for a special exception for expansion of nonconforming dwelling.

    Pamela L. Osborne
    ZBA Secretary


    Posted: May 16, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    AGENDA
    May 17, 2007
    4:30p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order
    2. Approval of Minutes
    " Minutes of the May 3, 2007 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen
    3. Communications
    4. Appointments/Resignations
    5. OLD BUSINESS
    " Verizon Cell Tower application
    6. NEW BUSINESS
    " Extend an Invitation to Bid for Roof Replacement at Pavilion Hall, New Preston
    7. Visitors
    8. Adjournment


    Posted: May 15, 2007

    WARNING
    TOWN OF WASHINGTON, CONNECTICUT
    ANNUAL TOWN BUDGET MEETING
    May 24, 2007

    The voters and electors of the Town of Washington are hereby warned that a Town Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington, Connecticut, to consider and act upon the following agenda:

    1. To consider and act upon the proposed General Fund Expenses for the 2007-2008 fiscal year.

    2. To consider and act upon the proposed Nonrecurring Capital Expenses for the 2007-2008 fiscal year.

    3. To discuss and consider amending the tax abatement granted to the First Congregational Church for the Ellsworth Apartments.

    4. To elect representatives to the Shepaug Valley Region #12 Board of Education.

    A copy of all information pertinent to this meeting is available in the Office of the Town Clerk.

    Dated at Washington, Connecticut this 7th day of May 2007.

    Richard C. Sears
    Nicholas N. Solley
    Mark E. Lyon
    Board of Selectmen

    [See Annual Town Budget Meeting for more information.]


    Posted: May 12, 2007
    The May 14 mtg of the Housing Commission has been canceled. The next meeting is on June 11 at the usual time & place.


    Posted: May 9, 2007
    WASHINGTON PARKS & RECREATION

    Agenda for Meeting
    May 14th 2007
    6:00 p.m.
    to be held at:
    Washington Town Beach/Boat Launch

    REGULAR BUSINESS

    WELCOME

    Approval of minutes from April 9th 2007 Meeting

    I. Review of Old Business
    a. River Walk Park
    b. Beach/Boat Launch
    c. Playgrounds
    d. Bowling Alley
    e. Little League
    f. Logo for Park & Rec
    g. Movie Night
    h. Budget
    i. Relay For Life
    j. Fireworks

    Coodinator's Report

    II. New Business
    a. Gunn Library - Summer Reading Donation


    Posted: May 9, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its regularly scheduled meeting held on Tuesday, May 1, 2007 the Washington Planning Commission took the following action:

    APPROVED: The application submitted by Mr. Brown and Ms. Carroll for a 2 lot resubdivision at 41 Buffum Road with conditions.

    Dated 5/9/07
    By Janet M. Hill
    Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: May 9, 2007
    Invitation to Bid

    The Town of Washington requests sealed bids for a "Master Plan" for upgrade/replacement of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems of Bryan Memorial Town Hall. Master Plan report will allow for phased work, suggest optional approaches and energy efficiencies, and include design and architectural recommendations and pricing estimates.

    A site visit is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at Bryan Memorial Town Hall, 2 Bryan Plaza, Washington Depot, CT. Bids will be received until 4:00 p.m., May 31, 2007 at the above address.

    Details may be obtained from the Selectman's Office, 2 Bryan Plaza, Washington Depot, CT 06794. Telephone: 860-868-2259. Email: selectmen@washingtonct.org.

    Dated at Washington, Connecticut this 4th day of May 2007.

    Richard C. Sears
    Nicholas N. Solley
    Mark E. Lyon
    Board of Selectmen


    Posted: May 8, 2007
    Inland Wetlands Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting
    May 9, 2007
    6:00 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARING
    Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/#IW-07-06/3 Lot Resubdivision

    REGULAR MEETING
    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members / Alternates

    II. Motion to Add Subsequent Business Not on the Agenda

    III. Consideration of Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting -4/25/07
    B. Site Inspection Minutes
    1. Malamed/ 5/3/07
    2. Andersson/5/3/07

    IV. Pending Applications
    A Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/#IW-07-06/3 Lot Resubdivision
    B. Hochberg/15 Couch Road/#IW-07-09/Driveway
    C. Adams/233 West Shore Road/#IW-07-10/Renovations, Driveway Reconfiguration, Inground Pool, Etc.
    D. Lewinter/86 Roxbury Road/#IW-07-12/Construct Barn
    E. Paggioli/1 Tinker Hill Road/#IW-07-15/Replace Floating Dock
    F. Steep Rock Assn./147 Sabbaday Lane/#IW-07-16/Replace Culvert
    G. Anderson/15 River Road/#IW-07-17/Reconstruct House
    H. Malamed/115 River Road/#IW-07-18/Inground Pool

    V. New Applications
    A. Fisher/66 Calhoun Street/#IW-07-19/Basement Drainage

    VI. Enforcement
    A. Report
    B. Carter/292 Walker Brook Road(141 Shinar Mountain Road)/#IW-04-V8/Repair of
    Retaining Wall
    C. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Filling, Clear Cutting
    D. Caco/16 Flirtation Avenue/Unauthorized Clearing, Grading
    E. Wright/59 Scofield Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Filling, and Soil Disturbance
    F. Plourde/33 East Shore Road/Unauthorized Clear Cutting
    G. Yourwith/259 New Milford Turnpike/Unauthorized Excavation and Installation of Drain
    H. Steep Rock Assn./River Road/Clearing of "McKennee" field
    I. Reinhardt and Cremona/Perkins Road/Discussion with Mr. Childs Re: Restoration Plan
    J. Feola/84 Carmel Hill Road/Restoration of Vernal Pool
    K. DiBenedetto/212-214/Calhoun Street/Restoration of Understory
    L. Rubler/240 Wykeham Road/Clearing and Driveway Washout
    M. Fowler/138 Nichols Hill Road/#IW-05-58/Remediation Per Order
    N. Bransfield/21 Walker Brook Road/Unauthorized Activities
    O. Action Taken by Wetlands Agent

    VII. Other Business
    A. DEP Aquatic Pesticide Permit Application Process
    B. Revision of By-Laws

    VIII. Communications

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 5/7/07

    By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: May 6, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its regular meeting held on April 25, 2007 the Washington Inland Wetlands Commission took the following action:

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-65 submitted by Mr. Tompkins to construct a driveway at 39 Tompkins Hill Road.

    APPROVED IN PART: Application #IW-07-10 submitted by Mr. Adams for 1) cleaning out sumps with condition, 2) construction on carriage house with conditions, and 3) removal of rotted tree on the Getnick boundary at 233 West Shore Road.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-11 submitted by the John Dorr Nature Lab of the Horace Mann School for demolition of lodge and outbuildings, additions to dormitory, and construction of classroom building at 220 Nettleton Hollow Road with conditions.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-13 submitted by Ms. Walsh to build a stone wall at 95 Roxbury Road with condition.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-14 submitted by Mr. Parsell to install a septic system, enlarge the garage, add on to the kitchen, and build a detached accessory apartment at 13 Top Pasture Road with conditions.

    UPHELD: The 4/18/07 enforcement order issued to Mr. DiBenedetto for unauthorized clearing at 212-214 Calhoun Street with modifications.

    Dated 5/4/07
    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: May 5, 2007
    Conservation Commission
    Open Space Committee

    AGENDA - Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 5 PM

    Minutes of April 12, 2007 meeting

    OS Committee Membership

    Cell Tower Update

    Evaluation Criteria Review Please review the criteria

    Report on Tax Abatement - Charles Lamuniere with Dan Sherr & Chick Treadway

    Parcel Evaluation (ongoing)

    Goals for 2007
    " Prepare, implement and regularly update open space action plan (p. 3-20 TPOCD)
    " Investigate/evaluate available parcels for preservation based on definition* of OS
    o Review OS Plan's criteria and rating system
    " Municipal Tax Abatement for Conservation Easements
    " RT 202 Corridor and Marbledale protection
    o Evaluate Kent's "village zone"
    o Work with appropriate town commissions
    " Publish an annual report of status of permanently preserved OS

    Open Space in Spring 07 Town Newsletter

    As of the end of 2006, approximately 5,600 acres or 22.6% of Washington has become permanently protected open space. In addition, about 4,577 acres of forestland, plus 2,905 acres of farmland (7,482 acres) or 30% of Town are temporarily protected under PA 490.

    "Open space" is defined as "land permanently preserved for agriculture, forestry, recreation, wildlife habitat, natural resources conservation, maintenance of community character or as undeveloped land."(Open Space Plan 2002 & TPOCD 2003 p. 3-5)) The Town goal is to permanently protect 30% by 2015.

    Working documents: Natural Resource Inventory Report and Recommendations, Open Space Plan and TPOCD (posted on town web site):
    " Conceptual Future Land Use Map 8-3
    " Village Centers for greenway and open space preservation possibilities
    " Strategies Summary: See p. 3-20
    " Open Space Greenway Plan (Map. 3-9)

    Meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday of the month.


    Posted: May 4, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    The WASHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS will hold Public Hearings on Thursday May 17, 2007 at 7:30pm. in the Land Use Room, 2 Bryan Plaza, Washington, CT in re the following:

    ZBA-0706 Request of Floyd Williams, 210 Bee Brook Road, application for variance from Zoning Regulations 11.6.11.c (setback) and 17.4 (increasing the nonconformity of a nonconforming structure) to enclose an existing deck.

    ZBA-0707 Request of H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut Inc., 43 Wilbur Road, request for a special exception for expansion of nonconforming accessory building.

    ZBA-0708 Request of Lars Andersson, 35 Gunn Hill Road, request for a special exception for expansion of nonconforming dwelling.

    ZBA-0709 Request of Ralph & Stacey Caprilozzi, 217 New Milford Trpk., application for variance from Zoning Regulations 11.5.1.a (lot coverage) and 11.6.1.b (setback) to construct a garage.

    At the Hearings interested parties will be heard and written communications received. Immediately following each Hearing, the board will meet to discuss and decide the applications, which are available for public review in the Land Use Office, Town Hall.

    Pamela L. Osborne, ZBA Secretary


    Posted: May 3, 2007
    Notice of Budget Hearing

    The voters and electors of the Town of Washington are hereby warned that the Annual Town Budget Hearing will be held on Thursday, May 10th, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, CT to consider the General Fund and Capital Fund expenditures for the 2006-2007 fiscal year, a copy of which is on file in the office of the Town Clerk.

    At this hearing interested persons will be heard and written communication will be received and read aloud.

    Dated at Washington, Connecticut, this 2nd day of May, 2007.

    Michael Jackson, Chairman
    Board of Finance


    Posted: May 2, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    AGENDA
    May 3, 2007
    4:30p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order

    2. Approval of Minutes
    " Approval of minutes of the April 19, 2007 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen

    3. Communications
    " Letter from Maria del Pilar Angulo

    4. Appointments/Resignations
    " Appointment of Roderick M. Wyant III as an alternate to Zoning Board of Appeals until 11/09
    " Appointment of Edgar Berner to the Beach Facilities Committee
    " Appointment of the 16 Titus Road Committee

    5. OLD BUSINESS

    6. NEW BUSINESS
    " Invitation to Bid for Master Plan, Bryan Memorial Town Hall
    " Setting of Agenda for the May 24th Annual Town Budget Meeting

    7. Visitors

    8. Adjournment


    Posted: May 1, 2007
    Legal Notice

    The WASHINGTON ZONING COMMISSION has scheduled the following public hearings on Monday, May 21, 2007 in the Land Use Meeting Room, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, Ct. to consider the following Special Permit applications and revisions to the Washington Zoning Regulations:

    7:30 p.m. - John Dorr Nature Lab/220 Nettleton Hollow Road/ Section 4.4.10/Demolish Lodge and Outbuildings, Construct Enlarged Classroom Building, Additions to Dormitory

    Immediately following - McTiernan/52 Calhoun Street/Section 13.11/ Detached Accessory Apartment

    Immediately following - Parsell/13 Top Pasture Road/Section 13.11/ Detached Accessory Apartment

    Immediately following - Revisions to the Washington Zoning Regulations/Proposed Section 2.3.2/Prohibition of Drive Through Eating and Drinking Establishments

    At these hearings interested persons may appear and be heard and written communications will be received. The applications and proposed revisions are on file in the Land Use Office, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, Ct.

    Dated 4/27/07
    By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: April 30, 2007
    Conservation Commission

    Agenda for May 2, 2007 meeting @ 5PM

    Seating of Alternates

    Minutes of April 4, 2007

    Commission Goals for 2007
    " Route 202 Enhancement
    " Strategies of Land Preservation
    o TDR's (Transfer of Development Rights) - Kelly Boling
    o Municipal Tax Abatement for Conservation Easements - Dan Sherr
    o Conservation or Cluster Development -to be researched
    " Info from various towns has been collected for review
    " Key properties/areas to conserve/permanently protect

    Referrals or new projects (Stop in Land Use and Review Applications)
    " Abella Subdivision - Scofield Rd
    " Young Elliott's Farm status?
    " Browne Subdivision - Buffum Rd
    " Other?
    Also, read minutes of Inland Wetlands, Planning and Zoning to be up-to-date on applications.

    Subcommittee Reports:
    " Cell Tower Update - Diane Dupuis
    o re Verizon application for 2 sites on RT 202 in Marbledale -filed 3/29/07 -Docket #332
    " Greenway & River Front Loop - Susan Payne
    " Management and Monitoring of Town properties - Linda Frank
    o Review Town properties for those that might benefit from a management plan
    " Open Space Committee - Susan Payne
    " Scenic Road - Joe Gitterman
    o Current Proposals
    o State Scenic Road designation for RT 202 Corridor
    " Flora & Fauna - Betsy Corrigan & Diane Dupuis
    " Land Use Data Management/training of Town Land Use staff - Kelly Boling & Pam Osborne
    o ArcView Hook UpWiFi - Dan Sherr
    o Needs Assessment - Dan Sherr
    " Water Resources Monitoring and Protection- Phil Markert

    Proposal for Rural Roadscape Zone Regulations - Kelly Boling

    Other Business

    RSVP: E-mail: Conservation@WashingtonCT.org or call 868-0423, Pam, if you CANNOT attend.


    Posted: April 29, 2007
    Planning Commission

    AGENDA
    Public Hearings - Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, May 1, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARINGS
    Brown-Carroll/41 Buffum Road/2 Lot Resubdivision
    Young Elliot's Farm, LLC./110 Calhoun Street/2 Lot Subdivision

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates

    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting - 4/3/07
    B. Brown-Carroll site inspection - 4/21/07
    C. Abella site inspection - 4/21/07

    III. Motion to Include Subsequent Business Not Already Posted on the Agenda

    IV. Pending Applications
    A. Young Elliot's Farm, LLC./110 Calhoun Street/2 Lot Subdivision
    B. Brown-Carroll/41 Buffum Road/2 Lot Resubdivision
    C. Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/3 Lot Resubdivision

    V. New Applications

    VI. Other Business
    A. Preliminary Discussion/Washington Partners/108 New Milford Turnpike
    B. Revision of Subdivision Regulations
    C. Referral from Zoning Commission/Revision of Zoning Regulations/Prohibition of Drive-through Restaurants

    VII. Communications
    VIII. Public Comment
    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 4/27/07
    By: Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: April 26, 2007
    AGENDA

    Board of Finance Special Meeting
    April 30, 2007
    5:00 p.m.

    1. Call to Order.

    2. Appointment of Auditor for 2006-07 fiscal year.

    3. Continuation of discussion on proposed 2007-2008 General Fund and Nonrecurring Capital Fund Budgets.


    Posted: April 25, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its regularly scheduled meeting held on April 23, 2007, the Washington Zoning Commission took the following action:

    APPROVED: Special Permit renewal: Section 13.14 issued to Mrs. Murgio to operate a bed and breakfast establishment at 21 New Preston Hill Road.

    Dated 4/25/07
    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: April 23, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    The Washington Inland Wetlands Commission has scheduled a public hearing on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. in the Land Use Meeting Room, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, Ct. to consider the following application:

    Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/#IW-07-06/3 Lot Subdivision

    At this hearing interested persons may appear and be heard and written communications will be received. The application is on file in the Land Use Office, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot.

    Dated 4/20/07
    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: April 22, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At A Public Hearing on April 19, 2007 the WASHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS took the following actions:

    APPROVED: ZBA-0704 Request of Diana E. & Eugene A. Pinover, 12 Senff Road, petition for special exception for expansion of nonconforming dwelling.

    APPROVED: ZBA-0705 Request of Rumsey Hall School, 201 Romford Road (317 Sabbaday Lane), petition for special exception for expansion of nonconforming dwelling.

    Pamela L. Osborne
    ZBA Secretary


    Posted: April 21, 2007
    Zoning Commission
    Public Hearing - Regular Meeting
    Monday, April 23, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates

    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting 3/26/07

    III. New Applications
    A. Murgio/21 New Preston Hill Road/Renewal/Section 13.14/Bed and Breakfast Establishment
    B. John Dorr Nature Lab/220 Nettleton Hollow Road/Special Permit: Section 4.4.10/Demolition of Lodge, Construct Larger Classroom Building, Addition to Dormitory
    C. McTiernan/52 Calhoun Street/Special Permit: Section 13.11/Detached Apartment
    D. Parsell/13 Top Pasture Road/Special Permit: Section 13.11/Detached Apartment

    IV. Other Business
    A. Myfield, LLC/7 Mygatt Road/Discussion Re: Comparability
    B. Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Section 13.20: Eating and Drinking Establishments in All Commercial Districts/Definition of Formula Restaurant
    C. Verizon Cell Tower Appication/3/22/07 Memo from Conservation Commission to Board of Selectmen

    V. Privilege of the Floor

    VI. Communications

    VII. Enforcement
    A. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Shop and Storage Use

    VIII. Adjournment

    Dated 4/20/07

    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: April 20, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its regular meeting held on April 11, 2007 the Washington Inland Wetlands Commission took the following action:

    DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE: Application #IW-07-65 submitted by Mr. Tompkins to construct a driveway at 39 Tompkins Hill Road subject to condition.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-07 submitted by Brown-Carroll for a 2 lot resubdivision at 41 Buffum Road with condition.

    APPROVED IN PART: Application #IW-07-10 submitted by Mr. Adams for exterior work on the boathouse at 233 West Shore Road with conditions.

    Dated 4/20/07
    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: April 18, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    AGENDA
    April 19, 2007
    4:30p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order

    2. Approval of Minutes
    " Minutes of the April 5, 2007 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen

    3. Communications

    4. Appointments/Resignations
    " Beach Facilities Committee

    5. OLD BUSINESS
    " Awarding of Revaluation Bid
    " Request for Proposal for a master plan for Town Hall

    6. NEW BUSINESS

    7. Visitors

    8. Adjournment


    Posted: April 14, 2007

    AGENDA
    Board of Finance Meeting
    April 16, 2007
    5:00 p.m.

    1. Call to Order

    2. Minutes: March 9, 2007 Regular Meeting

    3. Treasurer's Report

    4. Tax Collector's Report

    5. Financial Reports

    6. Old Business:
    Report on School Building Construction

    7. New Business:
    Selectmen's Proposed Budget for 2007-2008

    8. Adjournment


    Posted: April 10, 2007
    Inland Wetlands Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting
    April 11, 2007
    7:00 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members / Alternates

    II. Motion to Add Subsequent Business Not on the Agenda

    III. Consideration of Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting -3/28/07
    B. Site Inspection Minutes
    1. 4-4-07/John Dorr Nature Lab/220 Nettleton Hollow Road/#IW-07/11
    2. 4-4-07/Rubler/240 Nettleton Hollow Road
    3. 4-4-07/DiBenedetto/212-214 Calhoun Street
    4. 4/5/07/Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/#IW-07-06
    5. 4-5-07/Hochberg/15 Couch Road/#IW-07-09
    6. 4-5-07/Adams/233 West Shore Road/#IW-07-10

    IV. Pending Applications
    A Tompkins/39 Tompkins Hill Road/#IW-07-05
    B. Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/#IW-07-06/3 Lot Subdivision
    C. Brown-Carroll/41 Buffum Road/#IW-07-07/2 Lot Resubdivision
    D. Hochberg/15 Couch Road/#IW-07-09/Driveway
    E. Adams/233 West Shore Road/#IW-07-10/Renovations, Driveway Reconfiguration, Inground Pool, Etc.
    F. John Dorr Nature Lab/220 Nettleton Hollow Road/#IW-07-11/Demolish and Reconstruct Building

    V. New Applications
    A. Lewinter/86 Roxbury Road/#IW-07-12/Construct Barn
    B. Walsh/95 Roxbury Road/#IW-07-13/Build Stone Wall
    C. Parsell/13 Top Pasture Road/#IW-07-14/Addition and Installation of Septic System

    VI. Enforcement
    A. Report
    B. Carter/292 Walker Brook Road(141 Shinar Mountain Road)/#IW-04-V8/Repair of
    Retaining Wall
    C. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Filling, Clear Cutting
    D. Caco/16 Flirtation Avenue/Unauthorized Clearing, Grading
    E. Collins/323 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Clearcutting and Soil Disturbance
    F. Wright/59 Scofield Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Filling, and Soil Disturbance
    G Plourde/33 East Shore Road/Unauthorized Clear Cutting
    H. Yourwith/259 New Milford Turnpike/Unauthorized Excavation and Installation of Drain
    I. Tompkins/Tompkins Hill Road/Driveway Fill in Regulated Area
    J. Puertas/72 Horse Heaven Road/Unauthorized Clearing
    K. Steep Rock Assn./River Road/Clearing of "McKennee" field
    L. Reinhardt and Cremona/Perkins Road/Discussion with Mr. Childs Re: Restoration Plan
    M. Feola/84 Carmel Hill Road/Restoration of Vernal Pool
    N. DiBenedetto/212-214/Calhoun Street/Restoration of Understory
    O. Rubler/240 Wykeham Road/Clearing and Driveway Washout
    P. Fowler/138 Nichols Hill Road/#IW-05-58/Remediation Per Order
    Q. Action Taken by Wetlands Agent

    VII. Other Business

    VIII. Communications
    A. FYI/Copy of Verizon Cell Tower Application to Ct. Siting Council

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 4/11/07

    By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: April 9, 2007
    WASHINGTON HOUSING COMMISSION
    Monday, April 9, 2007
    5:00pm - Bryan Town Hall - Land Use Room

    AGENDA

    I. Call to Order

    II. Minutes of March 12, 2007 Meeting

    III. Inclusion of Items Not on Agenda

    IV. Updates
    A. 2007/08 Town Budget request
    B. Deed Restrictions
    1. Progress Report
    2. Possible Tax Abatement for Voluntary Restrictions
    C. Article for Town Newsletter

    V. Senior Housing Survey
    A. Incorporation of Comments into Report
    B. Discussion of Recommendation

    VI. Other Business
    A. Proposed Housing Plan Discussion - Don Brigham
    B. Andersen Proposal for Existing Housing
    C. Change of Meeting Date/Time

    VII. Adjourn


    Posted: April 6, 2007
    Conservation Commission
    Open Space Committee

    AGENDA - Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 5 PM

    Minutes of March 8, 2007 meeting

    OS Committee Membership

    Cell Tower Update

    Procedures- Patte Doran

    Evaluation Criteria Review

    Report on Tax Abatement - Charles Lamuniere with Dan Sherr & Chick Treadway

    Parcel Evaluation (ongoing)

    Goals for 2007
    " Prepare, implement and regularly update open space action plan (p. 3-20 TPOCD)
    " Investigate/evaluate available parcels for preservation based on definition* of OS
    o Review OS Plan's criteria and rating system
    " Municipal Tax Abatement for Conservation Easements
    " RT 202 Corridor and Marbledale protection
    o Evaluate Kent's "village zone"
    o Work with appropriate town commissions
    " Publish an annual report of status of permanently preserved OS (See below/Spring 2007 Town Newsletter)

    Open Space

    As of the end of 2006, approximately 5,600 acres or 22.6% of Washington has become permanently protected open space. In addition, about 4,577 acres of forestland, plus 2,905 acres of farmland (7,482 acres) or 30% of Town are temporarily protected under PA 490.

    "Open space" is defined as "land permanently preserved for agriculture, forestry, recreation, wildlife habitat, natural resources conservation, maintenance of community character or as undeveloped land."(Open Space Plan 2002 & TPOCD 2003 p. 3-5)) The Town goal is to permanently protect 30% by 2015.

    Working documents: Natural Resource Inventory Report and Recommendations, Open Space Plan and TPOCD (posted on town web site):
    " Conceptual Future Land Use Map 8-3
    " Village Centers for greenway and open space preservation possibilities
    " Strategies Summary: See p. 3-20
    " Open Space Greenway Plan (Map. 3-9)


    Posted: April 5, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    The WASHINGTON HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION will conduct a Public Hearing in the Land Use Meeting Room, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, CT on Monday, April 16, 2007, at 7:30PM to consider the following application for a Certificate of Appropriateness:

    Est. of J. Averill & T. Averill /250 Calhoun Street/ Install wood fired boiler in insulated shed.

    At this Hearing interested persons may appear and written communications will be received. The application is on file in the Land Use Office, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, CT.

    Dated April 4, 2007,
    Martha T. Shade, Clerk


    Posted: April 4, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    AGENDA
    April 5, 2007
    4:30p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order

    2. Approval of Minutes
    " Approval of the March 22, 2007 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen

    3. Communications

    4. Appointments/Resignations

    5. OLD BUSINESS
    " Opening of Revaluation Bids

    6. NEW BUSINESS
    " Elementary Schools
    " Tree Warden Appointment
    " 16 Titus Road Committee

    7. Visitors
    " Ken Cornet - Town Maintenance vs. Town Projects

    8. Adjournment


    Posted: April 1, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    The WASHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS will hold Public Hearings on Thursday April 19, 2007 at 7:30pm. in the Land Use Room, 2 Bryan Plaza, Washington, CT in re the following:

    ZBA-0704 Request of Diana E. & Eugene A. Pinover, 12 Senff Road, petition for special exception for expansion of nonconforming dwelling.

    ZBA-0705 Request of Rumsey Hall School, 201 Romford Road (317 Sabbaday Lane), petition for special exception for expansion of nonconforming dwelling.

    At the Hearings interested parties will be heard and written communications received. Immediately following each Hearing, the board will meet to discuss and decide the applications, which are available for public review in the Land Use Office, Town Hall.

    Pamela L. Osborne, ZBA Secretary


    Posted: March 31, 2007
    Planning Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, April 3, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARING
    Young Elliot's Farm, LLC./110 Calhoun Street/2 Lot Subdivision

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates

    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting - 3/6/07

    III. Motion to Include Subsequent Business Not Already Posted on the Agenda

    IV. Pending Application
    A. Young Elliot's Farm, LLC./110 Calhoun Street/2 Lot Subdivision

    V. New Applications
    A. Brown-Carroll/41 Buffum Road/2 Lot Resubdivision
    B. Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/3 Lot Resubdivision

    VI. Other Business
    A. Revision of Subdivision Regulations-Discussion with Mr. McGuinness, NWCt.COG
    B. Referral from Zoning Commission/Revision of Zoning Regulations/Section 13.20: Eating and Drinking Establishments

    VII. Communications

    VIII. Public Comment

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 3/30/07
    By: Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: March 30, 2007
    Conservation Commission

    Agenda for April 4, 2007 meeting @ 5PM

    Seating of Alternates

    Minutes of Mar. 7, 2007

    Commission Goals for 2007
    " Route 202 Enhancement
    " Strategies of Land Preservation
    o TDR's (Transfer of Development Rights) - Kelly Boling
    o Municipal Tax Abatement for Conservation Easements - Dan Sherr
    o Conservation or Cluster Development -to be researched
    " Info from various towns has been collected for review
    " Key properties/areas to conserve/permanently protect

    Referrals or new projects (Stop in Land Use and Review Applications)
    " Young Elliott's Farm
    " Others?
    Also, read minutes of Inland Wetlands, Planning and Zoning to be up-to-date on applications.

    Subcommittee Reports:
    " Cell Tower Update - Diane Dupuis
    o re Verizon application for 2 sites on RT 202 in Marbledale -filed 3/29/07
    " Management and Monitoring of Town properties - Linda Frank
    o Review Town properties for those that might benefit from a management plan
    " Open Space Committee - Susan Payne
    " Scenic Road - Joe Gitterman
    o Current Proposals
    o State Scenic Road designation for RT 202 Corridor
    " Flora & Fauna - Betsy Corrigan & Diane Dupuis
    o Invasives ID Walk on April 22nd - Meet at Primary School Pavilion at Noon
    " Land Use Data Management/training of Town Land Use staff - Kelly Boling & Pam Osborne
    o ArcView Hook UpWiFi - Dan Sherr
    o Needs Assessment - Dan Sherr
    " Water Resources Monitoring and Protection- Phil Markert

    Proposal for Rural Roadscape Zone Regulations - Kelly Boling

    Other Business


    Posted: March 29, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its Regular Meeting held on March 27, 2007 the Washington Zoning Commission took the following action:

    APPROVED: Revisions to the Zoning Regulations: Addition of 1) Section 12.15: Outdoor Lighting in Residential Districts, 2) Sections 4.3.8, 5.3.6, 6.3.6, 7.3.18, 8.3.19, 9.3.6, 10.3.5: outdoor sports courts in all districts shall be unilluminated, 3) Sections 14.2.e, 14.3.l: all sketch plans and site plans shall include the location and description of all exterior lighting fixtures, 4) Section 16.3.4 to regulate illumination of signs.

    APPROVED: Revisions to the Zoning Regulations: Addition of 1) Section 13.20 to permit Outdoor Wood Burning Furnaces by Special Permit, 2) definition of outdoor wood burning furnace in Section 21.1, 3) Outdoor Wood Burning Furnace to the list of uses permitted by Special Permit in each district.

    Dated 3/27/07
    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: March 28, 2007
    Inland Wetlands Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting
    March 28, 2007
    7:00 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members / Alternates

    II. Motion to Add Subsequent Business Not on the Agenda

    III. Consideration of Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting -3/14/07

    IV. Pending Applications
    A Hardy and Gill/211 Baldwin Hill Road/#IW-07-03/Single Family Dwelling
    B. Tompkins/39 Tompkins Hill Road/#IW-07-05
    C. Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/#IW-07-06/3 Lot Subdivision
    D. Brown-Carroll/41 Buffum Road/#IW-07-07/2 Lot Resubdivision
    E. Matthews/50 Painter Ridge Road/#IW-07-08/Addition to Dwelling
    F. Hochberg/15 Couch Road/#IW-07-09/Driveway
    G. Adams/233 West Shore Road/#IW-07-10/Renovations, Driveway Reconfiguration, Inground Pool, Etc.

    V. New Applications

    VI. Enforcement
    A. Report
    B. Carter/292 Walker Brook Road(141 Shinar Mountain Road)/#IW-04-V8/Repair of Retaining Wall
    C. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Filling, Clear Cutting
    D. Caco/16 Flirtation Avenue/Unauthorized Clearing, Grading
    E. Collins/323 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Clearcutting and Soil Disturbance
    F. Wright/59 Scofield Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Filling, and Soil Disturbance
    G Plourde/33 East Shore Road/Unauthorized Clear Cutting
    H. Yourwith/259 New Milford Turnpike/Unauthorized Excavation and Installation of Drain
    I. Tompkins/Tompkins Hill Road/Driveway Fill in Regulated Area
    J. Puertas/72 Horse Heaven Road/Unauthorized Clearing
    K. Steep Rock Assn./River Road/Clearing of "McKennee" field
    L. Reinhardt and Cremona/Perkins Road/Discussion with Mr. Childs Re: Restoration Plan
    M. Feola/84 Carmel Hill Road/Restoration of Vernal Pool
    N. DiBenedetto/212-214/Calhoun Street/Restoration of Understory
    O. Rubler/240 Wykeham Road/Clearing and Driveway Washout
    P. Fowler/138 Nichols Hill Road/#IW-05-58/Remediation Per Order
    Q. Action Taken by Wetlands Agent

    VII. Other Business
    A. Aquatic Pesticide Permit Applic.Renewal/Meyer/106 Shearer Road (Pond on Senff Rd.)

    VIII. Communications
    A. Distribution of DEP Memo Re: Pesticide Program

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 3/23/07 By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: March 24, 2007
    Zoning Commission
    Public Hearing - Regular Meeting
    Monday, March 26, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARINGS

    7:30 p.m. - Revisions to the Washington Zoning Regulations:
    1) Proposed new Section 12.15: Outdoor Lighting in Residential Districts
    2) Sections 4.3.8/ 5.3.6, 6.3.6, 7.3.18, 8.3.19, 9.3.6, and 10.3.5: Requirement that outdoor sports courts in all districts be unilluminated
    3) Sections 14.2.e and 14.3.l: Requirement that all sketch plans and site plans submitted with zoning and Special Permit applications include the location and description of all exterior lighting fixtures
    4) Section 2.3.2: Prohibition of Outdoor Wood and Other Fuel Burning Furnaces

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates

    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting 2/26/07

    III. New Applications

    IV. Other Business
    A. Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Section 12.15: Outdoor Residential Lighting Regulations, Unlighted Outdoor Sports Courts, Site and Sketch Plan Requirements, and Prohibition of Outdoor Wood and Other Fuel Fired Furnaces
    B. Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Section 13.20: Eating and Drinking Establishments in All Commercial Districts/Definition of Formula Restaurant
    C. Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Section 13.19: Telecommunications Antennae, Towers, and Facilities
    D. Verizon Cell Tower Appication/3/22/07 Memo from Conservation Commission to Board of Selectmen

    V. Privilege of the Floor

    VI. Communications
    A. Rural Roadscape Zone - Discussion re: 12/6/06 Draft

    VII. Enforcement
    A. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Shop and Storage Use

    VIII. Adjournment

    Dated 3/23/07

    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: March 21, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    AGENDA
    March 22, 2007
    4:30p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order

    2. Approval of Minutes
    " Minutes of the March 8, 2007 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen

    3. Visitors
    " Susan Payne - cell towers
    " Joe Mustich - petitioning efforts

    4. Communications
    " Letter from Region #12 School Board

    5. Appointments/Resignations

    6. OLD BUSINESS
    " Elderly Tax Relief income figure increase request

    7. NEW BUSINESS
    " Alert Notification System

    8. Adjournment


    Posted: March 16, 2007

    AGENDA
    Board of Finance Meeting
    March 21, 2007
    5:00 p.m.

    1. Call to Order

    2. Minutes: February 26, 2007 Regular Meeting

    3. Visitors:
    Fire Company
    Art Mulligan, Health Insurance Agent

    4. Treasurer's Report

    5. Tax Collector's Report

    6. Financial Reports

    7. Old Business:
    Report on School Building Construction

    8. New Business:
    Selectman's Report
    Radio Grant Funds

    10. Adjournment


    Posted: March 15, 2007
    NOTICE

    At the Special Town Meeting held on March 8, 2007, the following action was taken:

    1. Resolution approved authorizing Richard C. Sears, First Selectman, to enter into and sign contracts on behalf of the Town of Washington with the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection; and, further, to provide such additional information and execute such other documents as may be required by the state and federal governments in connection with said contract and to execute any amendments, recisions, and revisions thereto. Resolution to become effective upon publication.

    2. Resolution approved to amend the Town Ordinance "Tax Relief Program for Elderly and Disabled Homeowners" by deleting the amount of "$36,900" as the total income allowable for applicants and adding "An amount recommended from time to time by the tax assessor and approved by the Boards of Finance and Selectmen of the Town of Washington." Said amendment effective April 1, 2007.

    Dated at Washington Connecticut, this 15th day of March, 2007.

    Richard C. Sears
    Nicholas N. Solley
    Mark E. Lyons
    Board of Selectmen


    Posted: March 13, 2007
    Inland Wetlands Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting
    March 14, 2007
    7:00 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    SHOW CAUSE HEARING
    Rubler/240 Wykeham Road/Clearing, Driveway Washout

    REGULAR MEETING .

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members / Alternates

    II. Motion to Add Subsequent Business Not on the Agenda

    III. Consideration of Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting -2/28/07

    IV. Pending Applications
    A Hardy and Gill/211 Baldwin Hill Road/#IW-07-03/Single Family Dwelling
    B. Tompkins/39 Tompkins Hill Road/#IW-07-05
    C. Abella/44 Scofield Hill Road/#IW-07-06/3 Lot Subdivision

    V. New Applications
    A. Brown-Carroll/41 Buffum Road/#IW-07-07/2 Lot Resubdivision

    VI. Enforcement
    A. Report
    B. Carter/292 Walker Brook Road(141 Shinar Mountain Road)/#IW-04-V8/Repair of Retaining Wall
    C. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Filling, Clear Cutting
    D. Caco/16 Flirtation Avenue/Unauthorized Clearing, Grading
    E. Collins/323 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Clearcutting and Soil Disturbance
    F. Wright/59 Scofield Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Filling, and Soil Disturbance
    G Plourde/33 East Shore Road/Unauthorized Clear Cutting
    H. Yourwith/259 New Milford Turnpike/Unauthorized Excavation and Installation of Drain
    I. Tompkins/Tompkins Hill Road/Driveway Fill in Regulated Area
    J. Puertas/72 Horse Heaven Road/Unauthorized Clearing
    K. Steep Rock Assn./River Road/Clearing of "McKennee" field
    L. Reinhardt and Cremona/Perkins Road
    M. Feola/84 Carmel Hill Road/Restoration of Vernal Pool
    N. DiBenedetto/212-214/Calhoun Street/Restoration of Understory
    O. Rubler/240 Wykeham Road/Clearing and Driveway Washout
    P. Action Taken by Wetlands Agent

    VII. Other Business
    A. Aquatic Pesticide Permit Application/Robinson/Clark Road

    VIII. Communications
    A. Discussion - Procedures for Town Initiated Open Space

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 3/12/07
    By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: March 10, 2007
    WASHINGTON HOUSING COMMISSION
    Monday, March 12, 2007
    5:00 pm - Bryan Town Hall - Land Use Room

    AGENDA

    I. Call to Order

    II. Minutes of February 12, 2007 Meeting

    III. Inclusion of Items Not on Agenda

    IV. Visitors
    A. The Washington Community Housing Trust
    1. Dialogue
    2. Public Comment

    V. 2008 Town Budget
    A. Review and approve budget request for fiscal year 2008
    1. Recurring expenses
    2. Capital non-recurring expenses (Affordable Housing Fund)

    VI. Senior Housing Survey
    A. Review article for Town Newsletter
    B. Continue work on official report

    VII. Other Business
    A. Possible tax abatement for voluntary restrictions
    B. Reference sheets
    1. Renter/Landlord reference
    2. Definitions
    C. Change of meeting date and/or time
    D. Proposed Housing Plan Discussion - Don Brigham

    VIII. Adjourn


    Posted: March 9, 2007
    PRESS RELEASE

    The Town of Washington announces that Verizon Wireless will fly a balloon at each of the proposed cell site locations in New Preston on Saturday March 17, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. If weather conditions are unfavorable, the balloons will be flown on Sunday, March 18th.

    Citizens are invited to view the balloons at 167 New Milford Turnpike and 16 Mountain Road, New Preston. Verizon plans to submit an application to the CT Siting Council on March 22nd. Public comment to the Conservation Commission will be received until March 20th at Bryan Memorial Town Hall, 2 Bryan Plaza, Washington Depot, CT 06794 or (conservation@washingtonct.org).

    For more information call the Washington Selectmen’s office: 868-2259.


    Posted: March 8, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    The WASHINGTON HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION will conduct a Public Hearing in the Land Use Meeting Room, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, CT on Monday, March 19, 2007, at 7:30PM to consider the following applications for a Certificate of Appropriateness:

    The Gunnery School, Inc. /99 Green Hill Road /Raise lower section of existing deck to level of tennis courts.

    Washington Family Associates /32 Sunny Ridge Road Swimming pool w/fence

    At this Hearing interested persons may appear and written communications will be received. The application is on file in the Land Use Office, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, CT.

    Dated March 8, 2007,
    Martha T. Shade, Clerk


    Posted: March 7, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    AGENDA
    March 8, 2007
    4:30p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order

    2. Approval of Minutes
    " Minutes of the February 22, 2007 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen
    " Minutes of the February 26, 2007 Special Meeting of the Board of Selectmen

    3. Visitors

    4. Communications

    5. Appointments/Resignations

    6. OLD BUSINESS

    7. NEW BUSINESS
    " Extend an Invitation to Bid for a Town-wide Revaluation of all real estate, tax and tax exempt, effective October 1, 2008.

    8. Adjournment


    Posted: March 6, 2007
    Notice of Budget Work Sessions

    The Board of Selectmen will meet on Wednesday, March 7 and Monday, March 12, 2007 at 4:30 p.m. to work on the proposed 2007-2008 budget.

    Dated at Washington, Connecticut this 5th day of March, 2007.
    Kathy Gollow
    Selectman's Assistant


    Posted: March 2, 2007
    Planning Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, March 6, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates

    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting - 2/6/07
    B. Special Meeting - 2/24/07

    III. Motion to Include Subsequent Business Not Already Posted on the Agenda

    IV. Pending Application
    A. Young Elliot's Farm, LLC./110 Calhoun Street/2 Lot Subdivision

    V. New Application

    VI. Other Business
    A. Referral from Zoning Commission/Revision of Zoning Regulations/Section 13.20: Eating and Drinking Establishments
    B. Revision of Subdivision Regulations/Sections 3.4.3.A Re: Posting of Signs for Public Hearings and 6.5.1 Re: Method of Measuring Length of Cul-de-sac.

    VII. Communications

    VIII. Public Comment

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 3/2/07
    By: Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: March 2, 2007
    Conservation Commission

    Agenda for March 7, 2007 meeting @ 5PM

    Seating of Alternates

    Minutes of Feb. 7, 2007

    Commission Goals for 2007
    " Route 202 Enhancement
    " Strategies of Land Preservation
    o TDR's (Transfer of Development Rights) - Kelly Boling
    o Municipal Tax Abatement for Conservation Easements - Dan Sherr
    o Conservation or Cluster Development -to be researched
    " NWCOG - Dan McGuiness (Payne)
    " Council of Municipal Governments (Osborne)
    " Key properties/areas to conserve/permanently protect

    Referrals or new projects (Stop in Land Use and Review Applications)
    Also, read minutes of Inland Wetlands, Planning and Zoning to be up-to-date on applications.

    Subcommittee Reports:
    " Cell Tower Update - Diane Dupuis
    o 3/5/07 Zoning Hearing at 7:30 PM re Verizon application for 2 sites on RT 202 in Marbledale
    " Management and Monitoring of Town properties - Linda Frank
    o Review Town properties for those that might benefit from a management plan
    " Open Space Committee - Susan Payne
    " Scenic Road - Joe Gitterman
    o Current Proposals
    o State Scenic Road designation for Route 202 Corridor
    " Flora & Fauna - Betsy Corrigan & Diane Dupuis
    o Earth Day 2007
    o Educating public re Invasives
    " Land Use Data Management/training of Town Land Use staff - Kelly Boling & Pam Osborne
    o ArcView Hook UpWiFi - Dan Sherr
    o Needs Assessment - Dan Sherr
    " Water Resources Monitoring and Protection- Phil Markert

    Proposal for Rural Roadscape Zone Regulations - Kelly Boling

    Other Business


    Posted: March 2, 2007
    Conservation Commission
    Open Space Committee

    AGENDA

    Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 5 PM

    Minutes of February 8, 2007 meeting

    OS Committee Membership

    Report on Tax Abatement - Charles Lamuniere (with Dan Sherr & Chick Treadway)

    Report on PA 490 Eligibility Requirements- Patte Doran

    Goals for 2007
    " Prepare, implement and regularly update open space action plan (p. 3-20 TPOCD)
    " Investigate/evaluate available parcels for preservation based on definition* of OS
    o Review OS Plan's criteria and rating system
    " Municipal Tax Abatement for Conservation Easements
    " RT 202 Corridor and Marbledale protection
    o Evaluate Kent's "village zone"
    o Work with appropriate town commissions
    " Publish an annual report of status of permanently preserved OS (See below/Spring 2007 Town Newsletter)

    Open Space

    As of the end of 2006, approximately 5,600 acres or 22.6% of Washington has become permanently protected open space. In addition, about 4,577 acres of forestland, plus 2,905 acres of farmland (7,482 acres) or 30% of Town are temporarily protected under PA 490.

    "Open space" is defined as "land permanently preserved for agriculture, forestry, recreation, wildlife habitat, natural resources conservation, maintenance of community character or as undeveloped land."(Open Space Plan 2002 & TPOCD 2003 p. 3-5)) The Town goal is to permanently protect 30% by 2015.

    Working documents: Natural Resource Inventory Report and Recommendations, Open Space Plan and TPOCD (posted on town web site):
    " Conceptual Future Land Use Map 8-3
    " Village Centers for greenway and open space preservation possibilities
    " Strategies Summary: See p. 3-20
    " Open Space Greenway Plan (Map. 3-9)

    Meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday of the month.


    Posted: March 1, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its regularly scheduled meeting held on February 26, 2007, the Washington Zoning Commission took the following action:

    APPROVED: The Special Permit application: Sections 9.4.1.f and 9.5.3 submitted by 2 Wheaton, LLC. for professional offices, handicapped ramp, raising the roof, and relaxation of the minimum setback requirements at 2 Wheaton Road.

    APPROVED: The Special Permit application: Section 13.11.3 submitted by Mr. Sachs for a detached accessory apartment at 104 Kielwasser Road.

    Dated 3/1/07
    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: March 1, 2007
    Zoning Board of Appeals
    Meeting date cancellation

    The Zoning Board of Appeals is cancelling their March 15, 2007 meeting as there were no applications submitted. Their next scheduled meeting is on Thursday April 19, 2007 at 7:30pm.

    Pamela L. Osborne, Secretary


    Posted: February 27, 2007
    WARNING

    TOWN OF WASHINGTON, CONNECTICUT

    SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

    The voters and electors of the Town of Washington are hereby warned that a Special Town Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, Connecticut to consider and act upon the following:

    1. To authorize Richard C. Sears, First Selectman, to enter into and sign contracts on behalf of the Town of Washington with the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.

    2. To amend the Town Ordinance "Tax Relief Program for Elderly and Disabled Homeowners."

    Dated at Washington Connecticut, this 27th day of February, 2007.

    Richard C. Sears
    Nicholas N. Solley
    Mark E. Lyons Board of Selectmen


    Posted: February 27, 2007
    Inland Wetlands Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting
    February 28, 2007
    7:00 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room
    REGULAR MEETING .

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members / Alternates

    II. Motion to Add Subsequent Business Not on the Agenda

    III. Consideration of Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting -1/24/07
    B. Site Inspection/Puertas/72 Horse Heaven Road
    C. Site Inspection/Steep Rock Assn./River Road

    IV. Pending Applications
    A Rising/191 West Shore Road/#IW-06-46/Repair Septic System
    B. Hardy and Gill/211 Baldwin Hill Road/#IW-07-03/Single Family Dwelling

    V. New Applications
    A. Tompkins/39 Tompkins Hill Road/#IW-07-05/Driveway

    VI. Enforcement
    A. Report
    B. Carter/292 Walker Brook Road(141 Shinar Mountain Road)/#IW-04-V8/Repair of Retaining Wall
    C. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Filling, Clear Cutting
    D. Caco/16 Flirtation Avenue/Unauthorized Clearing, Grading
    E. Collins/323 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Clearcutting and Soil Disturbance
    F. Wright/59 Scofield Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Filling, and Soil Disturbance
    G Plourde/33 East Shore Road/Unauthorized Clear Cutting
    H. Yourwith/259 New Milford Turnpike/Unauthorized Excavation and Installation of Drain
    I. Tompkins/Tompkins Hill Road/Driveway Fill in Regulated Area
    J. Puertas/72 Horse Heaven Road/Unauthorized Clearing
    K. Steep Rock Assn./River Road/Clearing of "McKennee" field
    L. Reinhardt and Cremona/Perkins Road
    M. Feola/84 Carmel Hill Road/Restoration of Vernal Pool
    N. DiBenedetto/213 Calhoun Street/Restoration of Understory
    O. Spring Hill Farm/69 Whittlesey Road/#IW-05-74
    P. Action Taken by Wetlands Agent

    VII. Other Business
    A. Report on 1 Green Hill Road Soil Contamination Clean Up
    B. Lake Waramaug Task Force Report re: Invasive Weed Eradication Program
    C. Revision of Regulations

    VIII. Communications
    A. Various Documents from DEP: 1) 2006 Legislation Advisory 2) Public Act #06-53 3) Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Reporting Program Status and Trends for 2003, 4) Municipal Inland Wetlands Training Program 2002 Summary Report

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 2/26/07
    By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: February 27, 2007
    MEETING NOTICE

    Special Meeting of the Board of Selectmen

    Tuesday, February 27, 2007
    5:00 p.m.
    Land Use Room

    AGENDA: Town Board and Commission Updates


    Posted: February 26, 2007

    Notice of Budget Work Session and Special Meeting of the Board of Selectmen

    A budget work session will be held by the Board of Selectmen on Monday, February 26, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. to continue work on the proposed 2007-08 budget.

    A Special Meeting will also be held on Monday, February 26th at 4:45 p.m. to amend the date for the Special Town Meeting authorizing Richard C. Sears, First Selectman, to enter into and sign contract on behalf of the Town with the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and to amend the Town Ordinance "Tax Relief Program for Elderly and Disabled Homeowners."

    Dated at Washington, Connecticut, this 23rd day of February, 2007.


    Posted: February 24, 2007
    Zoning Commission
    Regular Meeting
    Monday, February 26, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARINGS

    7:30 p.m. - 2 Wheaton, LLC./2 Wheaton Road/Special Permit: Sections 9.4.1.f and 9.5.3: Professional Offices and Relaxation of the Setback Requirement

    Immediately following: Sachs/104 Kielwasser Road/Special Permit: Section 13.11.3/Detached Accessory Apartment

    Immediately following: Revisions to the Washington Zoning Regulations:
    1) Proposed new Section 12.15: Outdoor Lighting in Residential Districts
    2) Sections 4.3.8/ 5.3.6, 6.3.6, 7.3.18, 8.3.19, 9.3.6, and 10.3.5: Requirement that outdoor sports courts in all districts be unilluminated
    3) Sections 14.2.e and 14.3.l: Requirement that all sketch plans and site plans submitted with zoning and Special Permit applications include the location and description of all exterior lighting fixtures
    4) Section 2.3.2: Prohibition of Outdoor Wood and Other Fuel Burning Furnaces

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates

    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting 1/22/07

    III. Pending Applications
    A. 2 Wheaton, LLC./2 Wheaton Road/Special Permit: Section 9.4.1.f/Professional Offices and Handicapped Ramp
    B. Sachs/104 Kielwasser Road/Special Permit: Section 13.11.3/Detached Accessory Apartment

    IV. Other Business
    A. Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Section 12.15: Outdoor Residential Lighting Regulations, Unlighted Outdoor Sports Courts, Site and Sketch Plan Requirements, and Prohibition of Outdoor Wood and Other Fuel Fired Furnaces
    B. Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Section 13.20: Eating and Drinking Establishments in All Commercial Districts (Public Hearing 3/26/07)
    C. Revision of the Zoning Regulations/Section 13.19: Telecommunications Antennae, Towers, and Facilities

    V. Privilege of the Floor

    VI. Communications
    A. Rural Roadscape Zone - Discussion re: 12/6/06 Draft

    VII. Enforcement
    A. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Shop and Storage Use

    VIII. Adjournment
    Dated 2/22/07

    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator

    Reminder: Informational Meeting
    March 5, 2007 - 7:30 p.m.
    Main Hall, Bryan Memorial Town Hall
    Verizon presentation on telecommunications facility (cell tower) proposals in Marbledale and public input


    Posted: February 23, 2007

    AGENDA
    Board of Finance Meeting
    February 26, 2007
    5:00 p.m.

    1. Call to Order
    2. Minutes: January 22, 2007 Regular Meeting
    4. Treasurer's Report
    5. Tax Collector's Report
    6. Financial Reports
    7. Old Business:
    Report on School Building Construction
    8. New Business:
    Selectman's Report
    9. Selectman's Report
    10. Adjournment


    Posted: February 21, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    AGENDA
    February 22, 2007
    4:30p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order

    2. Approval of Minutes
    " Minutes of the February 8, 2007 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen

    3. Visitors

    4. Communications

    5. Appointments/Resignations

    6. OLD BUSINESS
    " To set the agenda for a Special Town Meeting on March 1, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
    1. To authorize First Selectman Sears to enter into a contract with the DEP for the boat launch
    2. To amend the Tax Relief Program for Elderly and Disabled Homeowners Program

    7. NEW BUSINESS

    8. Adjournment


    Posted: February 20, 2007
    The Washington Zoning Commission has scheduled a Special Meeting on Monday, March 5, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Hall, Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, Ct.

    Agenda:

    1. Presentation of wireless communications facility application by Verizon for alternative locations at 16 Mountain Road (off Findley Road) and 167 New Milford Turnpike

    2. Public comment

    Dated 2/20/07
    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: February 14, 2007
    The Inland Wetlands scheduled to meet this evening, February 14, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. has been canceled due to inclement weather. Bryan Memorial Town Hall will close at 2:30 p.m.


    Posted: February 14, 2007
    Inland Wetlands Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting
    February 14, 2007
    7:00 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    REGULAR MEETING .
    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members / Alternates
    II. Motion to Add Subsequent Business Not on the Agenda
    III. Consideration of Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting -1/24/07
    B. Site Inspection/Puertas/72 Horse Heaven Road
    C. Site Inspection/Steep Rock Assn./River Road
    IV. Pending Applications
    A Rising/191 West Shore Road/#IW-06-46/Repair Septic System
    B. Hardy and Gill/211 Baldwin Hill Road/#IW-07-03/Single Family Dwelling
    V. New Applications
    A. Tompkins/39 Tompkins Hill Road/#IW-07-05/Driveway
    VI. Enforcement
    A. Report
    B. Carter/292 Walker Brook Road(141 Shinar Mountain Road)/#IW-04-V8/Repair of Retaining Wall
    C. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Filling, Clear Cutting
    D. Caco/16 Flirtation Avenue/Unauthorized Clearing, Grading
    E. Collins/323 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Clearcutting and Soil Disturbance
    F. Wright/59 Scofield Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Filling, and Soil Disturbance
    G Plourde/33 East Shore Road/Unauthorized Clear Cutting
    H. Yourwith/259 New Milford Turnpike/Unauthorized Excavation and Installation of Drain
    I. Tompkins/Tompkins Hill Road/Driveway Fill in Regulated Area
    J. Puertas/72 Horse Heaven Road/Unauthorized Clearing
    K. Steep Rock Assn./River Road/Clearing of "McKennee" field
    L. Reinhardt and Cremona/Perkins Road
    M. Feola/84 Carmel Hill Road/Restoration of Vernal Pool
    N. DiBenedetto/213 Calhoun Street/Restoration of Understory
    O. Spring Hill Farm/69 Whittlesey Road/#IW-05-74
    P. Action Taken by Wetlands Agent
    VII. Other Business
    A. Lake Waramaug Task Force Report re: Invasive Weed Eradication Program
    B. Revision of Regulations
    VIII. Communications
    A. Various Documents from DEP: 1) 2006 Legislation Advisory 2) Public Act #06-53 3) Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Reporting Program Status and Trends for 2003, 4) Municipal Inland Wetlands Training Program 2002 Summary Report
    IX. Adjournment
    Dated 2/09/07
    By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: February 9, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its regularly scheduled meeting held on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 the Washington Planning Commission took the following action:

    APPROVED: The application for scenic road designation for Couch Road.

    Dated 2/9/07
    By Janet M. Hill
    Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: February 9, 2007
    ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

    AGENDA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2007 LAND USE ROOM 7:30PM

    Call to Order

    Seating of the Members / Alternates

    1. ZBA-0703 Request of Paul A. & Joan H. Marks, 7 Rossiter Road, petition for special exception, a request for generator to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Section 12.14.1, 12.14.2 and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations.
    Continued Public Hearing - Meeting - Vote

    2. Consideration of Minutes of January 18, 2007

    3. Other Business/Discretion of the Chair

    4. Adjournment

    Pamela L. Osborne
    ZBA Secretary


    Posted: February 9, 2007
    WASHINGTON HOUSING COMMISSION
    Monday, February 12, 2007
    5:00 pm - Bryan Town Hall - Land Use Room

    AGENDA

    I. Call to Order

    II. Minutes of January 8, 2007 Meeting

    III. Inclusion of Items Not on Agenda

    IV. Updates
    A. Affordable Housing Appeals List
    B. Area Median Income
    C. Meeting with WCHT
    D. Deed Restrictions

    V. Senior Housing Survey
    A. Overview of Format & Working Discussion
    1. Introduction, Rationale & Method
    2. Findings, Conclusions & Recommendations
    3. Comments
    B. Timeline
    1. Town Newsletter

    VI. Other Business
    A. Schedule
    1. Special Meeting for Survey
    2. Change of Regular Meeting Time
    B. Reference Sheets
    1. Affordability
    2. Definitions
    C. Possible Tax Abatements for Deed Restricted Housing

    VII. Public Comment

    VIII. Adjourn


    Posted: February 9, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At A Public Hearing on January 18, 2007 the WASHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS took the following actions:

    APPROVED: ZBA-0701 Request of Bruce Carusillo, 247 Roxbury Road, petition for special exception, a request for generator to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Section 12.14.1, 12.14.2 and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations.

    APPROVED: ZBA-0702 Request of Barbara Shattuck Kohn, 23 Ferry Bridge Road, petition for special exception, a request for generator to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Section 12.14.1, 12.14.2 and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations.

    CONTINUED: ZBA-0703 Request of Paul A. & Joan H. Marks, 7 Rossiter Road, petition for special exception, a request for generator to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Section 12.14.1, 12.14.2 and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations.

    APPROVED: ZBA-0704 Request of Town of Washington, 59 East Shore Road, for a variance from Zoning Regulations 11.5.1a (lot coverage) and 17.4 (increasing non-conformity) for a parking lot for Lake Waramaug Boat Launch.

    Pamela L. Osborne
    ZBA Secretary


    Posted: February 7, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    REVISED
    AGENDA
    February 8, 2007
    4:30 p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order
    2. Approval of Minutes
    · Minutes of the January 25, 2007 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen
    3. Visitors
    4. Communications
    5. Appointments/Resignations
    6. OLD BUSINESS
    · Elementary Schools Options
    7. NEW BUSINESS
    · Elderly Tax Relief
    · River Front Loop Walking Path
    · Schedule Special Town Meeting – DEP Grant Contract Approval
    8. Adjournment


    Posted: February 4, 2007
    Conservation Commission
    Open Space Committee

    AGENDA

    Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 5 PM

    Note: New meeting day. 1st Thursday of the month. Meets monthly.

    Membership
    " Introduce new
    " Renew commitment for 2007

    Review TPOCD (posted on town web site)
    " Chapter 3 Preserve Rural Character
    " Strategies Summary: See p. 3-20
    " Review Village Centers for greenway and open space preservation possibilities
    " Review Open Space Greenway Plan (Map. 3-9)
    " Review Conceptual Future Land Use (Map 8-3)

    Biodiversity Conservation

    Set Goals for 2007 for Open Space Committee


    Posted: February 3, 2007
    Planning Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, February 6, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARING
    Application for Scenic Road Designation for Couch Road

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates

    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting - 1/2/07

    III. Motion to Include Subsequent Business Not Already Posted on the Agenda

    IV. Pending Applications
    A. Application for Scenic Road Designation for Couch Road

    V. New Application
    A. Young Elliot's Farm, LLC./110 Calhoun Street/2 Lot Subdivision

    VI. Other Business
    A. Referral from Zoning Commission/Revision of Zoning Regulations/Various Sections Re: Requirements for Outdoor Residential Lighting and Prohibition of Outdoor Wood and Other Fuel Fired Furnaces
    B. Revision of Subdivision Regulations/Sections 3.4.3.A Re: Posting of Signs for Public Hearings and 6.5.1 Re: Method of Measuring Length of Cul-de-sac.
    C. 2007-2008 Budget

    VII. Communications
    VIII. Public Comment
    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 2/2/07
    By: Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: February 2, 2007

    HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

    AGENDA

    Public Hearing - Regular Meeting
    February 12, 2007

    7:30PM Selectmen's Office

    PUBLIC HEARING

    7:30PM
    Dedell, Shapiro(cont'd) /156 Calhoun Street /swimming pool w/fence

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates

    II. Pending Business
    A. Dedell, Shapiro(cont'd) /156 Calhoun Street /swimming pool w/fence

    III. Consideration of the Minutes
    10/16/06 and 12/18/06

    IV. Other Business
    A. Election of Officers for 2007
    B. 75 Green Hill Road /Discussion
    C. 10 Sunny Ridge Road /Discussion

    V. Adjournment

    Dated February 1, 2007,
    Martha T. Shade, Clerk


    Posted: February 1, 2007
    Conservation Commission

    Agenda for Feb. 7, 2007 meeting @ 5PM

    Seating of Alternates

    Minutes of Jan. 3, 2007

    Referrals or new projects (Stop in Land Use and Review Applications)
    Also, read minutes of Inland Wetlands, Planning and Zoning to be up-to-date on applications.
    " Allen Aragi-subdivision @ 9 Wilbur Rd/next to Birch Hill Run (Take a drive-by, go up the Birch Hill Run Road and you can see the perc pipes)
    " Other

    Conservation Goals for 2007 - What should be the CC's priorities for 2007

    Subcommittee Reports:
    " Land Use Data Management/training of Town Land Use staff - Kelly Boling & Pam Osborne
    o ArcView Hook Up?
    " Cell Tower Update - Diane Dupuis
    o 3/5/07 Zoning Hearing at 7:30 PM re Verizon application for 2 alternative sites on RT 202 in Marbledale
    " Greenway - Susan Payne
    o River Front Walk
    " Management and Monitoring of Town properties - Linda Frank
    o Are there any town properties in need of a "management plan? Example might be New Preston Falls to eradicate invasives, clear dead trees, make accessible, gateway to NP?
    " Open Space Committee - Susan Payne
    " Scenic Road - Joe Gitterman
    o Current Proposals ( Planning on 2/6/07)
    o State Scenic Road designations
    " Flora & Fauna - Betsy Corrigan & Diane Dupuis
    o Earth Day 2007
    o Educating public re Invasives
    " Water Resources Monitoring and Protection- Phil Markert

    Proposal for Rural Roadscape Zone Regulations - Kelly Boling

    Best Development Practices brochure development (Refer to Kelly's 12-05 draft)

    Other Business


    Posted: January 31, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    At its regular meeting held on January 24, 2007 the Washington Inland Wetlands Commission took the following action:

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-01 submitted by Mr. Coleman to clean out the pond at 112 Walker Brook Road.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-02 submitted by Mr. Brown. for planting and a fence at 127 West Shore Road with conditions.

    APPROVED: Application #IW-07-04 submitted by Young Elliot's Farm, LLC. for a two lot subdivision and wetlands crossing at 110 Calhoun Street.

    UPHELD: The 1/16/07 enforcement order issued to Mr. Plourde for unauthorized clearing at 33 East Shore Road.

    Dated 1/30/07
    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: January 26, 2007
    News Release

    The Washington Grand List for 2006 has been filed with the Town Clerk and shows an increase of 1.7 % over the previous year. The new total is $966,752,170., which is $16,442,840. more than the 2005 Grand list. At 12 mills, this would generate an additional $197,314. in taxes.

    While new construction has continued at its normal (for Washington) pace, the values must be set using the 2003 schedule until the next revaluation which should be in 2008. Along with that fact, some properties have been razed in preparation for new construction. There may have been no building on October 1st, assessment date and the assessment would reflect that.

    The bulk of the increase is in real estate- $15,091,470. with the balance $941,920 in motor vehicles, $409,450. in business personal property.

    Property owners, whose property may have increased in value this past year due to some sort of new construction, will receive a notice in the next few weeks. The Board of Assessment Appeals will meet during March to hear any appeals of these assessments. Application forms, which must be received by February 20th, 2007, are available from the Assessor's Office - 860-868-0398 or P. O. Box 383, Washington Depot, CT 06794

    Barbara S. Johnson, Assessor


    Posted: January 24, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    AGENDA
    January 25, 2007
    4:30p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order

    2. Approval of Minutes
    " Minutes of the January 11, 2007 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen

    3. Visitors

    4. Communications
    " Email from Joe Mustich re: Boat Launch
    " Potter Family letter re: Potter Farm Proposition

    5. Appointments/Resignations
    " Appoint Luis Abella as a regular member of the Zoning Commission until 11/07.

    6. OLD BUSINESS

    7. NEW BUSINESS

    8. Adjournment


    Posted: January 23, 2007
    Inland Wetlands Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting
    January 24, 2007
    6:45 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    SHOW CAUSE HEARING
    Plourde/33 East Shore Road/Unauthorized Clear Cutting

    REGULAR MEETING .
    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members / Alternates
    II. Motion to Add Subsequent Business Not on the Agenda
    III. Consideration of Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting -1/10/07
    B. Site Inspection - Young Elliot's Farm, LLC./1/16/07
    IV. Pending Applications
    A Rising/191 West Shore Road/#IW-06-46/Repair Septic System
    B. Coleman/112 Walker Brook road/#IW-07-01/Clean Out Pond
    C. Brown/127 West Shore Road/#IW-07-02/Planting and Fence
    D. Hardy and Gill/211 Baldwin Hill Road/#IW-07-03/Single Family Dwelling
    E. Young Elliot's Farm, LLC./110 Calhoun Street/#IW-07-04/2 Lot Subdivision
    V. New Applications
    A. Adams/223 West Shore Road/#IW-07-05/Reconstruction of Beach House
    VI. Enforcement
    A. Report
    B. Carter/292 Walker Brook Road(141 Shinar Mountain Road)/#IW-04-V8/Repair of
    Retaining Wall
    C. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Filling, Clear Cutting
    D. Caco/16 Flirtation Avenue/Unauthorized Clearing, Grading
    E. Collins/323 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Clearcutting and Soil Disturbance
    F. Wright/59 Scofield Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Filling, and Soil Disturbance
    G Plourde/33 East Shore Road/Unauthorized Clear Cutting
    H. Yourwith/259 New Milford Turnpike/Unauthorized Excavation and Installation of Drain
    I. Tompkins/Tompkins Hill Road/Driveway Fill in Regulated Area
    J. Shanks/208 Bee Brook Road/Unauthorized Activities in Regulated Area
    K. Puertas/72 Horse Heaven Road/Unauthorized Clearing
    L. Steep Rock Assn./River Road/Clearing of "McKennee" field
    M. Action Taken by Wetlands Agent
    VII. Other Business
    A. Revision of Regulations
    VIII. Communications
    A. 12/22/06 Letter and Brochures from HVA re: Protecting Water Quality
    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 1/22/07
    By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: January 22, 2007
    AGENDA
    Board of Finance Meeting
    January 22, 2007
    5:00 p.m.

    1. Call to Order

    2. Minutes: December 18, 2006 Regular Meeting

    4. Treasurer's Report

    5. Tax Collector's Report

    6. Financial Reports

    7. Old Business:
    Report on School Building Construction

    8. New Business

    9. Selectman's Report

    10. Adjournment


    Posted: January 19, 2007
    Zoning Commission
    Regular Meeting
    Monday, January 22, 2007

    7:30 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARING

    Town of Washington/59 East Shore Road/Special Permit: Section 6.4.4/Boat Ramp and Parking

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates

    II. Consideration of the Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting 12/18/06

    III. Pending Applications
    A. Town of Washington/59 East Shore Road/Spec. Permit: Section 6.4.4/Boat Ramp and Parking

    IV. New Applications
    A. 2 Wheaton, LLC./2 Wheaton Road/Special Permit: Section 9.4.1.f/Professional Offices and Handicapped Ramp

    V. Other Business
    A. Preliminary Discussion/Zelenko/New Milford Turnpike/ Light Manufacturing
    B. Residential Lighting Regulations and Prohibition of Outdoor Wood and Other Fuel Fired Furnaces (Public Hearing 2/26/07)
    C. Regulations Concerning Restaurants and Eating and Drinking Establishments in All Commercial Districts

    VI. Privilege of the Floor

    VII. Communications

    VIII. Enforcement
    A. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Shop and Storage Use
    B. Denscot Pools/269 New Milford Turnpike

    IX. Adjournment

    Dated 1/19/07
    Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: January 18, 2007
    Community Forum on Region 12 Elementary Schools

    The Board of Selectmen will host a public forum regarding Region 12 Elementary Schools at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, January 24th in Bryan Memorial Town Hall. School Board members from the Town of Washington will discuss progress toward solving school facility issues. Descriptions of the "Build to Suit" option to maintain local schools and a regional Elementary School at a Roxbury site will be discussed.

    The purpose of this forum is to present the latest facts and information from Washington school board members. It will be an open dialogue for Washington residents about options to solve the schools impasse.


    Posted: January 10, 2007
    Board of Selectmen
    AGENDA
    January 11, 2007
    4:30p.m.
    Land Use Room

    1. Call to Order

    2. Approval of Minutes
    " Minutes of the December 28, 2006 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen

    3. Visitors
    " Valerie Andersen

    4. Communications

    5. Appointments/Resignations

    6. OLD BUSINESS
    " Potter Farm Proposition

    7. NEW BUSINESS
    " Survey, Titus Road Lot
    " Elementary Schools

    8. Adjournment


    Posted: January 8, 2007
    Inland Wetlands Commission

    AGENDA
    Regular Meeting
    January 10, 2007
    7:00 p.m. Land Use Meeting Room

    REGULAR MEETING .
    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members / Alternates
    II. Motion to Add Subsequent Business Not on the Agenda
    III. Consideration of Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting -12/13/07
    IV. Pending Applications
    A Rising/191 West Shore Road/#IW-06-46/Repair Septic System
    V. New Applications
    A. Coleman/112 Walker Brook Road/#IW-07-01/Clean Out Pond
    B. Brown/127 West Shore Road/#IW-07-02/Planting and Fence
    VI. Enforcement
    A. Report
    B. Carter/292 Walker Brook Road(141 Shinar Mountain Road)/#IW-04-V8/Repair of
    Retaining Wall
    C. Moore/25 Litchfield Turnpike/Unauthorized Filling, Clear Cutting
    D. Caco/16 Flirtation Avenue/Unauthorized Clearing, Grading
    E. Collins/323 West Shore Road/Unauthorized Clearcutting and Soil Disturbance
    F. Wright/59 Scofield Hill Road/Unauthorized Clearing, Filling, and Soil Disturbance
    G Plourde/33 East Shore Road/Unauthorized Clear Cutting
    H. Yourwith/259 New Milford Turnpike/Unauthorized Excavation and Installation of Drain
    I. Bowles/52 Carmel Hill Road/Unauthorized Construction
    J. Tompkins/Tompkins Hill Road/Driveway Fill in Regulated Area
    K. Shanks/208 Bee Brook Road/Unauthorized Activities in Regulated Area
    L. Action Taken by Wetlands Agent
    VII. Other Business
    A. Revision of Regulations
    VIII. Communications
    X. Adjournment

    Dated 1/8/07
    By Janet M. Hill, Land Use Coordinator


    Posted: January 6, 2007
    WASHINGTON HOUSING COMMISSION
    Monday, January 8, 2007
    5:00 pm - Bryan Town Hall - Land Use Room

    AGENDA

    I. Call to Order

    II. Minutes of December 11, 2006 Meeting

    III. Visitors
    A. Valerie Andersen - presentation on converting existing housing to affordable

    IV. Senior Housing Survey
    A. Discussion of results
    1. Findings/Conclusions/Recommendations
    2. Evaluation of Comments
    B. Discussion of Format for Report
    1. Layout
    2. Timetable

    V. Reference Sheets for Town Website
    A. Housing Definitions
    B. Affordability Criteria
    C. Others

    VI. Meeting with WCHT
    A. Date/Location/Format

    VII. Other Business
    A. Litchfield Housing Trust
    B. Possible Tax Abatements for Deed Restricted Housing

    VIII. Adjourn


    Posted: January 5, 2007
    LEGAL NOTICE

    The WASHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS will hold Public Hearings on Thursday January 18, 2006 at 7:30pm. in the Land Use Room, 2 Bryan Plaza, Washington, CT in re the following:

    ZBA-0701 Request of Bruce Carusillo, 247 Roxbury Road, petition for special exception, a request for generator to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Section 12.14.1, 12.14.2 and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations.

    ZBA-0702 Request of Barbara Shattuck Kohn, 23 Ferry Bridge Road, petition for special exception, a request for generator to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Section 12.14.1, 12.14.2 and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations.

    ZBA-0703 Request of Paul A. & Joan H. Marks, 7 Rossiter Road, petition for special exception, a request for generator to be situated farther from the structure principally served than is specified under Section 12.14.1, 12.14.2 and 12.14.3 of the Zoning Regulations.

    ZBA-0704 Request of Town of Washington, 59 East Shore Road, for a variance from Zoning Regulations 11.5.1a (lot coverage) and 17.4 (increasing non-conformity) for a parking lot for Lake Waramaug Boat Launch.

    At the Hearings interested parties will be heard and written communications received. Immediately following each Hearing, the board will meet to discuss and decide the applications, which are available for public review in the Land Use Office, Town Hall.

    Pamela L. Osborne, ZBA Secretary


    Posted: January 3, 2007

    HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

    AGENDA

    Public Hearing - Regular Meeting
    January 8, 2007

    7:30PM Land Use Meeting Room

    PUBLIC HEARING

    7:30PM
    Dedell, Shapiro(cont'd) /156 Calhoun Street /swimming pool w/fence

    REGULAR MEETING

    I. Regular Business
    A. Call to Order
    B. Seating of Members, Alternates

    II. Pending Business
    A. Dedell, Shapiro(cont'd) /156 Calhoun Street /swimming pool w/fence

    III. Consideration of the Minutes
    10/16/06 and 12/18/06

    IV. Other Business
    A. Election of Officers for 2007

    V. Adjournment

    Dated January 2, 2007,
    Martha T. Shade, Clerk


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