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AGENDA NO. 24
WEST HARTFORD TOWN COUNCIL
TUESDAY,  JANUARY 24, 2017 7:30 P.M.
LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER, TOWN HALL
2015-2017 TERM

ITEM# TITLE  
1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: 8:47 PM
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:  
3. ROLL CALL: COUNCILOR CASPERSON ABSENT. ALTERNATE HARRY CAPTAIN PRESENT.
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Town Council Meeting 1-10-2017
Public Hearing - Ordinance Renaming & Reorganizing Administrative Departments of the Town of West Hartford 1-10-2017
PUBLIC HEARING & AMENDED TOWN COUNCIL MINUTES RECEIVED
5. PUBLIC FORUM: BRENDAN FOX & JUDY ALLEN SPOKE ON ITEM # 9
6. CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT CALENDAR: ITEMS 17-22 
UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  
7.  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 on January 24, 2017 and may not be addressed during Public Forum pursuant to Town Council Rules.) (759) APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS, 9-0
NEW BUSINESS:  
8. Ordinance (Van Winkle) of the Town of West Hartford Redefining “Kennel” in the West Hartford Code of Ordinances 177-2. (999)
SET FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON FEBRUARY 28, 2017 AT 7:15 PM AND REFERRED TO TPZ & CRCOG.
9. Resolution (Van Winkle) Concerning Budget Procedures of the Metropolitan District Commission. (86) ADOPTED, 6-2
10. Resolution (Van Winkle) to Accept and Appropriate a Donation of $2,750 from West Hartford Little League. (194)  ADOPTED, 8-0
11. Resolution (Van Winkle) Establishing the West Hartford Pedestrian and Bicycle Commission. (900) ADOPTED, 8-0
12. Resolution (Van Winkle) Amending the Fees for Various Recreation Facilities. (194) ADOPTED, 8-0
13. REPORTS OF TOWN MANAGER:  
14. ANNOUNCEMENTS:  
15. REPORTS OF CORPORATION COUNSEL:  
16. APPOINTMENTS:
Appoint Gregory Shimer to Parks & Recreation Advisory Board for a term ending 12-31-2019; Appoint Robin Collins to Parks & Recreation Advisory Board for a term ending 12-31-2019; Appoint Kimberly Ambroise to Substance Abuse Prevention Commission for a term ending 8-31-2017; Appointed to the West Hartford Pedestrian & Bicycle Commission: Scott Franklin for a term ending 12-31-2018; Maryellen Thibodeau for a term ending 12-31-2018; Laurie Silverman for a term ending 12-31-2018; Ken Livingston for a term ending 12-31-2019; James Green for a term ending 12-31-2019; Daniel Firestone for a term ending 12-31-2019; Daniel Johnson for a term ending 12-31-2021; Jill Morawski for a term ending 12-31-2021; Sandra Fry for a term ending 12-31-2021.  Reappoint James Akin to Town Plan & Zoning Commission for a term ending 12-31-2021; Appoint Christopher Syrek to Metropolitan District Commission for a term ending 12-31-2017; Appoint Garrett Sheehan to Veterans Affairs Commission for a term ending 12-31-2019.
REPORTS OF STANDING OR SPECIAL COMMITTEES:  
17.  From Town Plan and Zoning re: 1445 New Britain Avenue. Recommending Approval (759) RECEIVED
18.  From Town Plan and Zoning RECENT PLANNING ACTION- 119 South Street. (780) RECEIVED
19.  From Inland Wetland and Watercourses Agency RECENT PLANNING ACTION- 107 Hillcrest Avenue. (780)   RECEIVED
20. From Senior Citizens Advisory Commission - 2016 Annual Report RECEIVED
21. From Blum, Shapiro & Company, P.C. re: Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 and Federal and State Single Audit Reports. (123) RECEIVED
22. Minutes from Finance and Budget Committee 1-9-2017 RECEIVED
23. CONSENT CALENDAR: ADOPTED 
24. COMMUNICATIONS:  
25. PETITIONS:  
26. EXECUTIVE SESSION:  
27. ADJOURNMENT: 10:55 PM 
Essie S. Labrot
Town Clerk/Council Clerk

ANY INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS SPECIAL ASSISTANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING SHOULD CONTACT JOE KALACHE, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, 561-7570, FIVE DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING.
 
SUSPENSE ITEMS:
Resignation of Jamahl Hines (1-24-2017) from the Substance Abuse Prevention Commission. (321)
Resignation of James Needham (1-24-2017) from the Metropolitan District Commission. (321)
RECEIVED