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AGENDA NO. 22
WEST HARTFORD TOWN COUNCIL
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016, 7:30 P.M.
LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER, TOWN HALL
2015-2017 TERM

ITEM# TITLE  
1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: 7:52 PM 
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:  
3. ROLL CALL: COUNCILOR DODGE ABSENT. ALTERNATE LIAM SWEENEY PRESENT.
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Town Council Meeting 11-9-2016
Public Hearing- Ordinance Establishing Revised Standards for Ground-Mounted Solar Energy Systems. 11-9-2016
RECEIVED
5. PUBLIC FORUM: NO ONE SPOKE 
6. CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT CALENDAR: ITEMS 12, 15, 18, & 23-31
UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  
7. Application (SDD #147) on behalf of Tongjan Properties, LLC, to rezone 1043 Farmington Avenue, from RMO, Residential/Multifamily-Office District, to RO, Residence-Office District, and then to designate the rezoned parcel as a special development district. The applicant requests the use of the second floor for professional office space. The third floor will be used as storage space. The residential appearance of the building will not be changed as a result of this zone change request. (This agenda item will be the subject of a formal public hearing on December 13, 2016 and may not be addressed during Public Forum pursuant to Town Council Rules.) (1007) APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS, VOTE 9-0
8. Resolution (Van Winkle) Authorizing the Town Manager to obtain Easements from the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, for the Town of West Hartford Park Road / I-84 Improvements. (1025) ADOPTED, 8-0
9.  Resolution (Van Winkle) Authorizing the Town Manager to Execute a Lease of Certain Land at Sedgwick Road. (1066) ADOPTED, 8-0
NEW BUSINESS:
10.  Application on behalf of Seritage SRC Finance LLC ("Applicant"), owner of 1445 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut (the "Property"). The Applicant requests modifications to the existing Special Development District (“SDD””) #6, located at 1445 New Britain Avenue. The requested modifications include the redevelopment of both the Sears retail store and the Sears auto center into multiple retail and restaurant tenants. The redeveloped retail building will contain approximately 151,750 square feet and the redeveloped auto center will contain approximately 34,250 square feet (which includes 13,300 SF of unusable basement space). The facades of both buildings will be updated and refurbished. Associated site improvements including modifications to site parking, signage and landscaping are also requested. (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.) (759)
SET FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON JANUARY 24, 2017 AT 6:45 PM IN THE LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER AND REFERRED TO TPZ & DRAC
11.  Ordinance (Van Winkle) Renaming and Reorganizing Administrative Departments of the Town of West Hartford. (89)
SET FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON JANUARY 10, 2017 AT 7:15 PM IN THE LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER
12.  Resolution (Van Winkle) to Appropriate $4,500 Received From Connecticut Green Bank in the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Capital Projects Fund Budget. (438) ADOPTED, 8-0 
13.  Resolution (Van Winkle) to Appropriate $210,000 in the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Cemetery Trust Fund Budget to Provide Additional Funding in the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Capital Projects Fund Budget for Fairview Cemetery Improvements. (331) ADOPTED, 8-0
14.  Resolution (Van Winkle) to Appropriate Grants Funds Awarded Under the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Local Bridge Program for Braeburn Road Culvert Design Services. (569) ADOPTED, 8-0
15. Resolution (Van Winkle) Appropriating $2,800 in the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 General Fund Budget for the Purchase of Bicycles for the West Hartford Police Department. (195)  ADOPTED, 8-0
16.  Resolution (Van Winkle) to Adopt a Fund Balance Policy for the Town of West Hartford’s General Fund. (1358) ADOPTED, 8-0
17.  Resolution (Cantor) Changing Date of Town Council Meeting. (4) ADOPTED, 8-0
18. Resolution (Van Winkle) to Amend the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Budgets by Appropriating Prior Year Unexpended Grant Funds. (1289)
ADOPTED, 8-0
19. REPORTS OF TOWN MANAGER:
20. ANNOUNCEMENTS:  
21. REPORTS OF CORPORATION COUNSEL:  
22. APPOINTMENTS:
Reappoint Karyl Shaughnessy to the Human Rights Commission term ending 12/31/2019; Reappoint Judith Kelly reappointed to the Human Rights Commission term ending 12/31/2019; Reappoint Sarah Needham to the Parks & Recreation Commission term ending 12/31/2019; Reappoint Matthew Macunas to the Conservation & Environment Commission term ending 12/31/2021; Reappoint Melinda Montovani to the Persons with Disabilities Commission term ending 12/31/2019; Reappoint Dennis Swanton as Town Council Zoning Alternate term ending 12/31/2019; Reappoint Paula Stabnick as Town Council Zoning Alternate term ending 12/31/2019; Appoint John O’Connell as regular member to the Board of Assessment Appeals term ending 12/31/2019; Appoint Jonathan Dixon as regular member to the Board of Assessment Appeals term ending 12/31/2019; Appoint Brian Sulivan as alternate member to Board of Assessment Appeals term ending 12/31/2019; Appoint Dana Gordon as an alternate member to the Board of Assessment Appeals term ending 12/31/2017; Appoint David Mello as an alternate member to the Clean Energy Task Force; Appoint Denise Jackson-Riley to the Human Rights Commission term ending 12/31/2019;  Appoint Sarah Raskin to the Human Rights Commission term ending 12/31/2019.

REPORTS OF STANDING OR SPECIAL COMMITTEES:  
23.  From Town Plan and Zoning- re: Substitute Resolution Authorizing the Town Manager to obtain Easements from the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, for the Town of West Hartford Park Road / I-84 Improvements. Recommending Approval (1025) RECEIVED
24. From Town Plan and Zoning- re: Resolution Authorizing the Town Manager to Execute a Lease of Certain Land at Sedgwick Road.  Recommending Approval (1066) RECEIVED
25.  From Town Plan and Zoning RECENT PLANNING ACTION - re: 1344 New Britain Avenue; 2022 Albany Avenue. (780) RECEIVED
26. Minutes from Special Services District 11-9-2016 RECEIVED
27. Minutes from Community Planning and Physical Services Committee- 11-15-2016 RECEIVED
28. Minutes from Finance and Budget Committee- 11-2-2016  RECEIVED
29. Minutes from Human Services Committee- 11-7-2016  RECEIVED 
30. Minutes from Public Safety Committee- 11-3-2016  RECEIVED
31. Minutes from Finance and Budget & Administration and Technology Committee-11-21-2016   RECEIVED
32. CONSENT CALENDAR: ADOPTED 
33. COMMUNICATIONS:  
34. PETITIONS:  
35. EXECUTIVE SESSION:  
36. ADJOURNMENT: 9:00 PM
Essie S. Labrot
Town Clerk/Council Clerk

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