PLANNING & COMMUNITY Development

CONTACT

OUR OFFICE

Griswold Town Hall

28 Main Street

Jewett City, CT 06351

Phone: 860.376.7060

Fax:  860 376-3789

 

Our office is on the first floor

 of the Town Hall.

 

HOURS:

Monday - Wednesday

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Thursday

8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Friday

8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

 

The Griswold Department of Planning & Community Development serves as technical staff support to the Griswold Board of Selectmen, Planning & Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Conservation Commission & Aquifer Protection Agency, and Economic Development Commission. The Department works closely with these Boards and Commissions to set and to carry out policies for growth of the Borough and the Town, its services, and facilities.

 

 The staff frequently undertakes similar planning involvement in population analyses, community development, economic development, and natural resource protection and is charged with interpretation, review and recommendation for revision of all Borough and Town-wide Land Use Regulations.

 

The Department is also responsible for the preparation of Federal and State grant applications, grant administration, and oversight of grant-funded projects, including the Triangle Wire & Cable Brownfield Remediation & Redevelopment Project

 

Property owners interested in dividing or developing their land are encouraged to consult with the Town Planner before moving forward so as to be informed of the relevant regulations and procedures that must be followed. The Town Planner may be able to assist in identifying land-use options available to the land owner not previously considered.

 

In all cases, the Planning staff is ready to assist any person in need of guidance on the Town’s regulatory policies as they may relate to development of land, provision of public services, or the general health, safety, and welfare of Griswold's residents.

 

Applications to present proposals before Griswold’s Land Use Boards & Commissions are available in the Department office and must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting in conformance with the submission instructions prescribed thereon.

Mario J. Tristany, Jr.

Town Planner

860.376.7060 x111

email me

 

VIEW Town of Griswold, Connecticut

2006 PLAN OF CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT

Commercial Development

 

Property owners interested in dividing or developing their land are encouraged to consult with the Town Planner before moving forward so as to be informed of the relevant regulations and procedures that must be followed. The Town Planner may be able to assist in identifying land-use options available to the land owner not previously considered.

 

    In all cases, the Planning staff is ready to assist any person in need of guidance on the Town’s regulatory policies as they may relate to development of land, provision of public services, or the general health, safety, and welfare of Griswold's residents.

 

    Applications to present proposals before Griswold’s Land Use Boards & Commissions are available in the Department office and must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting in conformance with the submission instructions prescribed thereon.

Land Use Commissions Meeting Dates and Deadlines

Zoning Regulations  &  Zoning Maps

Application Forms

Planning & Zoning

Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals Variance Application

 

Since all ZBA variance requests require a Public Hearings, the ZBA application submission DEADLINE is 15 days prior to the meeting date in order to submit two Legal Notices in a local newpaper pursuant to CT General  Statutes prior to the meeting date.

Inland Wetlands

Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Conservation Commission Regulations

 

Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Application

IWWCC application submission DEADLINE is 15 days prior to the meeting date for Staff and professional review.

FOR WORK PROPOSED AT THE SHORELINE OF OR WITHIN WATERWAYS OF PACHAUG POND BELOW THE DAM SPILLWAY ELEVATION OF  159.52 FEET (NGVD), A CONNECTICUT DEPT. ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION REVIEW IS REQUIRED.

YOU MUST CALL CALL THE DEEP INLAND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION AT 860-424-3866

 

Aquifer Protection Application

Planning & Zoning

IWWCC & APA

Economic Development

Zoning Board of Appeals

2016 Application Deadline

Monday

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12/28/16

01/25/16

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2016 Meeting Date

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2017  Application Deadline

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2017 Meeting Date

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201 7 Application Deadline

01/04/17

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2016 Meeting  Date

01/21/16

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01/18/17

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2017 Application Deadline

12/21/16

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2016 Application Deadline

Please refer to the Aquifer Overlay Zone

on the Griswold Zoning Map to determine whether the location of your proposed business activity requires a review of the Aquifer Protection Agency.

 

Aquifer Protection Application Form for Regulated Activities Municipal

Registration Form

 

Aquifer Protection Application Instructions

Connecticut Land Surveyors

Connecticut Soil Scientists

Click logos for links

LAND USE Commission Meeting Information

The Griswold Land Use Commission consider public hearings prior to the regular meeting to hear petitioner’s remarks and public comment.

 

Efforts will be made to provide adaptations or accommodations, based on individual needs, for qualified individuals with disabilities in any program or service offered

provided that reasonable advance notification has been received.

Meetings of the Town of Griswold Land Use Commissions are formal proceedings. All comments are digitally recorded as well as by the Recording Secretary.

An agenda is provided for the convenience of the public. The format for each item scheduled for public hearing is as follows:

 

  • Discussion / motion is discussed during the regular meeting.
  • Petitioner's remarks
  • Questions from Commission members to petitioner
  • Staff remarks
  • Questions from Commission members to staff
  • Public comment
  • Public comment closed

 

Each application on the agenda will be heard separately and in the order in which it appears, unless the Commission moves to change the order of the agenda.

 

The applicant or petitioner will have an opportunity to present the request to the Commission and the public. Next, staff will give a brief report on the matter.

 

Public comments will then be taken. Each person desiring to speak will be given an opportunity to make comments. Each speaker should approach the podium and state his or her name and address into the record. If there is a spokesperson representing a group, the spokesperson may present the views of the group and those in agreement with the spokesperson may be recognized by standing. If there are written statements or materials provided by the speaker, that material should be presented for the record to the Chairman of the Planning & Zoning Commission during the public hearing.

 

All presentations, whether they are from the petitioner or the public, should be made in front of the Commission members and not from the audience.

definitions

Connecticut General Statutes Annotated

Title 8. Zoning, Planning, Housing and Economic and Community Development (Refs & Annos) Chapter

124. Zoning (Refs & Annos)

C.G.S.A. § 8-2  § 8-2. Regulations  Effective: October 1, 2011 Currentness

 

(a) The zoning commission of each city, town or borough is authorized to regulate, within the limits of such municipality, the height, number of stories and size of buildings and other structures; the percentage of the area of the lot that may be occupied; the size of yards, courts and other open spaces; the density of population and the location and use of buildings, structures and land for trade, industry, residence or other purposes, including water-dependent uses, as defined in section 22a-93, and the height, size and location of advertising signs and billboards. Such bulk regulations may allow for cluster development, as defined in section 8-18. Such zoning commission may divide the municipality into districts of such number, shape and area as may be best suited to carry out the purposes of this chapter; and, within such districts, it may regulate the erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration or use of buildings or structures and the use of land. All such regulations shall be uniform for each class or kind of buildings, structures or use of land throughout each district, but the regulations in one district may differ from those in another district, and may provide that certain classes or kinds of buildings, structures or uses of land are permitted only after obtaining a special permit or special exception from a zoning commission, planning commission, combined planning and zoning commission or zoning board of appeals, whichever commission or board the regulations may, notwithstanding any special act to the contrary, designate, subject to standards set forth in the regulations and to conditions necessary to protect the public health, safety, convenience and property values. Such regulations shall be made in accordance with a comprehensive plan and in adopting such regulations the commission shall consider the plan of conservation and development prepared under section 8-23. Such regulations shall be designed to lessen congestion in the streets; to secure safety from fire, panic, flood and other dangers; to promote health and the general welfare; to provide adequate light and air; to prevent the overcrowding of land; to avoid undue concentration of population and to facilitate the adequate provision for transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks and other public requirements. Such regulations shall be made with reasonable consideration as to the character of the district and its peculiar suitability for particular uses and with a view to conserving the value of buildings and encouraging the most appropriate use of land throughout such municipality.

Such regulations may, to the extent consistent with soil types, terrain, infrastructure capacity and the plan of conservation and development for the community, provide for cluster development, as defined in section 8-18, in residential zones. Such regulations shall also encourage the development of housing opportunities, including opportunities for multifamily dwellings, consistent with soil types, terrain and infrastructure capacity, for all residents of the municipality and the planning region in which the municipality is located, as designated by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management under section 16a-4a. Such regulations shall also promote housing choice and economic diversity in housing, including housing for both low and moderate income households, and shall encourage the development of housing which will meet the housing needs identified in the state's consolidated plan for housing and community development prepared pursuant to section 8-37t and in the housing component and the other components of the state plan of conservation and development prepared pursuant to section 16a-26. Zoning regulations shall be made with reasonable consideration for their impact on agriculture, as defined in subsection (q) of section 1-1. Zoning regulations may be made with reasonable consideration for the protection of historic factors and shall be made with reasonable consideration for the protection of existing and potential public surface and ground drinking water supplies. On and after July 1, 1985, the regulations shall provide that proper provision be made for soil erosion and sediment control pursuant to section 22a-329. Such regulations may also encourage energy-efficient patterns of development, the use of solar and other renewable forms of energy, and energy conservation. The regulations may also provide for incentives for developers who use passive solar energy techniques, as defined in subsection (b) of section 8-25, in planning a residential subdivision development. The incentives may include, but not be limited to, cluster development, higher density development and performance standards for roads, sidewalks and underground facilities in the subdivision. Such regulations may provide for a municipal system for the creation of development rights and the permanent transfer of such development rights, which may include a system for the variance of density limits in connection with any such transfer. Such regulations may also provide for notice requirements in addition to those required by this chapter. Such regulations may provide for conditions on operations to collect spring water or well water, as defined in section 21a-150, including the time, place and manner of such operations. No such regulations shall prohibit the operation of any family child care home or group child care home in a residential zone. No such regulations shall prohibit the use of receptacles for the storage of items designated for recycling in accordance with section 22a-241b or require that such receptacles comply with provisions for bulk or lot area, or similar provisions, except provisions for side yards, rear yards and front yards. No such regulations shall unreasonably restrict access to or the size of such receptacles for businesses, given the nature of the business and the volume of items designated for recycling in accordance with section 22a-241b, that such business produces in its normal course of business, provided nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit such regulations from requiring the screening or buffering of such receptacles for aesthetic reasons. Such regulations shall not impose conditions and requirements on manufactured homes having as their narrowest dimension twenty-two feet or more and built in accordance with federal manufactured home construction and safety standards or on lots containing such manufactured homes which are substantially different from conditions and requirements imposed on single- family dwellings and lots containing single-family dwellings. Such regulations shall not impose conditions and requirements on developments to be occupied by manufactured homes having as their narrowest dimension twenty-two feet or more and built in accordance with federal manufactured home construction and safety standards which are substantially different from conditions and requirements imposed on multifamily dwellings, lots containing multifamily dwellings, cluster developments or planned unit developments. Such regulations shall not prohibit the continuance of any nonconforming use, building or structure existing at the time of the adoption of such regulations. Such regulations shall not provide for the termination of any nonconforming use solely as a result of nonuse for a specified period of time without regard to the intent of the property owner to maintain that use. Any city, town or borough which adopts the provisions of this chapter may, by vote of its legislative body, exempt municipal property from the regulations prescribed by the zoning commission of such city, town or borough; but unless it is so voted municipal property shall be subject to such regulations.

 

(b) In any municipality that is contiguous to Long Island Sound the regulations adopted under this section shall be made with reasonable consideration for restoration and protection of the ecosystem and habitat of Long Island Sound and shall be designed to reduce hypoxia, pathogens, toxic contaminants and floatable debris in Long Island Sound. Such regulations shall provide that the commission consider the environmental impact on Long Island Sound of any proposal for development.

 

(c) In any municipality where a traprock ridge, as defined in section 8-1aa, or an amphibolite ridge, as defined in section 8-1aa, is located the regulations may provide for development restrictions in ridgeline setback areas, as defined in said section. The regulations may restrict

quarrying and clear cutting, except that the following operations and uses shall be permitted in ridgeline setback areas, as of right: (1) Emergency work necessary to protect life and property; (2) any nonconforming uses that were in existence and that were approved on or before the effective

date of regulations adopted under this section; and (3) selective timbering, grazing of domesticated animals and passive recreation.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

    (6)  “Executive sessions” means a meeting of a public agency at which the public is excluded for one or more of the following purposes:

    (A)  Discussion concerning the appointment, employment, performance, evaluation, health or dismissal of a public officer or employee, provided that such individual may require that discussion be held at an open meeting;

    (B)  strategy and negotiations with respect to pending claims or pending litigation to which the public agency or a member thereof, because of the member’s conduct as a member of such agency, is a party until such litigation or claim has been finally adjudicated or otherwise settled;

    (C)  matters concerning security strategy or the deployment of security personnel, or devices affecting public security;

    (D)  discussion of the selection of a site or the lease, sale or purchase of real estate by the state or a political subdivision of the state when publicity regarding such site, lease, sale, purchase or construction would adversely impact the price of such site, lease, sale, purchase or construction until such time as all of the property has been acquired or all proceedings or transactions concerning same have been terminated or abandoned; and

    (E)  discussion of any matter which would result in the disclosure of public records or the information contained therein described in subsection (b) of section 1-210.

 

 

TOWN OF GRISWOLD, CT

BOROUGH OF JEWETT CITY, CT