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WEST HARTFORD TOWN COUNCIL MEETING


LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER, TOWN HALL
2013-2015 TERM

7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2014

AGENDA NO. 8


1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

3. ROLL CALL:

4.APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Public Hearing 2/25/14 on 2432 Albany Avenue

Public Hearing 2/25/14 on 1253 New Britain Avenue

Town Council 2/25/14

5. PUBLIC FORUM:

6.REPORTS OF TOWN MANAGER:

7.CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT CALENDAR:

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

8. Application on behalf of Sears, Roebuck and Co. (“Applicant”), owner of 1445 New Britain Avenue (“Property”) located within Special Development District #6 (1445-1459 New Britain Avenue) (“Premises”). Applicant proposes to amend SDD #6 to convert approximately 8,437 square feet within the southwest corner of the existing Sears building into a new retail space for Casual Male Retail Store, LLC (“Destination XL”) which will require changes to the exterior of the building including a new entrance, new windows, and tenant signage for DXL Mens Apparel. (759) (This agenda item will be the subject of a formal public hearing on 3-25-14 and may not be addressed during Public Forum pursuant to Town Council Rules.

9. Ordinance (Van Winkle) concerning Medical Marijuana Production Facilities and Dispensaries. (999) (This agenda item will be the subject of a formal public hearing on 3-25-14 and may not be addressed during Public Forum pursuant to Town Council Rules.)

NEW BUSINESS:

10. Application on behalf of Harvest Country Store, LLC and SGL1, LLC, lessee and owner, respectively, of property at 161 Oakwood Avenue, West Hartford (“Property”) to allow the retail sale of beer pursuant to a grocery store beer permit under C.G.S. § 30-20(b), necessitating relief from § 177-36 of the West Hartford Zoning Code (“Code”) which requires a 200 foot separation from the front door of the grocery store to a public park where only 119 feet is provided. This application seeks to place the Property into a special development district to provide relief from Code § 177-36 and to provide greater control over the use of the Property. (1013). This agenda item will be the subject of a formal public hearing and may not be addressed during Public Forum pursuant to Town Council Rules.)

11. Application on behalf of SOF-IX Blueback Square Holdings, L.P. (“BBS”), owner of certain commercial property known as “Blue Back Square” and including 40 South Main Street, 65 Memorial Road, 85 Memorial Road, 38 Isham Road and 75 Isham Road (the “Premises”) to amend the conditions of approval for SDD #113 to grant general permission for outdoor dining as an accessory use throughout the Premises, but in each instance subject to and conditioned upon subsequent approval and permitting of each such proposed accessory use under one of the following sections of the West Hartford Code of Ordinances (the “Code”): § 177-37.2, § 155-26, and § 177-6(C). (1109). (This agenda item will be the subject of a formal public hearing and may not be addressed during Public Forum pursuant to Town Council Rules.)

12. Ordinance (Van Winkle) Revising Procedures for Obtaining Driveway Permits (999, 35) This agenda item will be the subject of a formal public hearing and may not be addressed during Public Forum pursuant to Town Council Rules.)

13. Ordinance (Van Winkle) Permitting Residential Dwellings Within the IG and IR Districts (999) This agenda item will be the subject of a formal public hearing and may not be addressed during Public Forum pursuant to Town Council Rules.)

14. Ordinance (Van Winkle) Permitting Certain Exemptions from Maximum Building Height Requirements (999) This agenda item will be the subject of a formal public hearing and may not be addressed during Public Forum pursuant to Town Council Rules.)

15. Resolution (Van Winkle) Implementing Parking Rate Adjustments. (577)

16. Resolution (Van Winkle) authorizing the Town Manager to apply for a grant in the amount of $16,400 under the Office of Policy and Management’s Regional Performance Incentive Program. (569)

17. Resolution (Van Winkle) approving a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the International Association of Firefighters, Local 1241, for the period July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2016. (1075)

18. Resolution (Van Winkle) to appropriate $28,600 in the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Westmoor Park Fund Budget for the repair and improvement of park facilities. (438)

19. Resolution (Van Winkle) appropriating $2,500 in the Drug Enforcement Fund for the purchase of Portable Breath Test Devices. (1099)

20. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

21. REPORTS OF CORPORATION COUNSEL:

22. APPOINTMENTS:

23. EXECUTIVE SESSION:

REPORTS OF STANDING OR SPECIAL COMMITTEES:

24. From Town Plan and Zoning re 1445 New Britain Avenue – recommending approval. (759)

25. From Town Plan and Zoning Commission re: Ordinance concerning medical marijuana production facilities and dispensaries – recommending approval. (999)

26. From Design Review Advisory Committee re 1445 New Britain Avenue – recommending approval. (759)

27. From Design Review Advisory Committee re 668-674 Farmington Avenue – recommending approval. (1144)

28. From Capitol Region Council of Governments re: 1445 New Britain Avenue – finding no apparent conflict with regional plans and policies or the concerns of neighboring towns. (759)

29. From Capitol Region Council of Governments re: Ordinance concerning medical marijuana production facilities and dispensaries – finding no apparent conflict with regional plans and policies or the concerns of neighboring towns. (999)

30. From Town Plan and Zoning Commission RECENT PLANNING ACTION: 668-678 Farmington Avenue, 60 LaSalle Road, 526 New Park Avenue, 138 (aka 132) Park Road, 188 Westmont, and 134 Norwood Road. (780)

31. From Inland Wetland and Watercourses Agency RECENT PLANNING ACTION: 188 Westmont. (780)

32. Minutes from West Hartford Center Special Services District 3/11/14. (1109)

33. Minutes from Administration and Technology Committee 3/11/14

34. Minutes from Community Planning and Physical Services Committee 3/10/14

35. Minutes from Finance and Budget Committee Meeting 3/10/14

36. Minutes from Public Safety Committee 3/7/14

37. CONSENT CALENDAR:

38. COMMUNICATIONS:

39. PETITIONS:

40. ADJOURNMENT:

Essie S. Labrot

Town Clerk/Council Clerk

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

SUSPENSE ITEMS:

ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST:

  1. Minutes from West Hartford Senior Citizens Advisory Commission 1/21/14
  2. Minutes from Risk Management Advisory Board 1/27/14
  3. Minutes from Town Plan and Zoning Commission Regular Meeting 2/3/14
  4. Minutes of Conservation and Environment Commission 2/24/14
  5. Minutes of Advisory Commission for Persons with Disabilities 3/3/14
  6. Minutes of Substance Abuse Prevention Commission 1/9/14

 

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