August 24, 2021
Present: Mark Lockwood, Margaret Chapple, Christine Chinni, Eric Lukingbeal, Eric Myers, Brennan Sheahan plus alternate Matthew Peters and Director of Community Development Abigail Kenyon,
Peters was seated for Boardman
Application seeking an amendment to Zoning Regulations Section 8.30 Temporary and Limited Moratorium on Cannabis Establishments. File Z-17-21.
Kenyon said that, in response to legislation that went into effect July 1, 2021 regarding recreational cannabis establishments, it is recommended the Planning and Zoning Commission consider the adoption of a cannabis establishment moratorium to allow time to consider whether such establishments should be prohibited or regulated. Kenyon said an amendment to Zoning Regulations Section 8.30 was prepared by the Town Attorney for the commission’s consideration. During this temporary moratorium, cannabis establishments shall be prohibited in the Town of Granby and any and all applications submitted for the approval of any cannabis establishment shall be denied by the Planning and Zoning Commission or Zoning Enforcement Officer, as may be appropriate. This temporary and limited moratorium shall become effective on August 31, 2021 and shall remain in effect until August 31, 2022.
Application seeking an amendment to Zoning Regulations Section 8.3 Alcoholic Beverages to clarify the types of liquor permits that may be issued following Special Permit approval. File Z-16-21.
Kenyon said the State of Connecticut recently changed its liquor permits, reclassifying several permit types. In response to these changes, it is recommended the commission amend its regulations.
Consideration of the above applications, where the commission has concluded the public hearing
The commission voted (7-0-0) to approve an application seeking an amendment to Zoning Regulations Section 8.30 Temporary and Limited Moratorium on Cannabis Establishments. File Z-17-21.
The commission voted (7-0-0) to approve an application seeking an amendment to Zoning Regulations Section 8.3 Alcoholic Beverages to clarify the types of liquor permits that may be issued following Special Permit approval subject to correcting the numbering. File Z-16-21.
Consideration of an application seeking a 1-lot re-subdivision to create one additional building lot, for property located at 33 Moose Horn Road, R2A Zone. File P-5-21. (Public hearing closed July 27)
Kenyon said the commission closed the public hearing on the subject application at their meeting on July 27. After considering the testimony that was presented, staff was asked to prepare a list of considerations for review.
The commission voted (6-0-1) to approve the above application, subject to adherence to all 10 conditions outlined in the memorandum dated August 17, 2021 from Abby Kenyon to the Planning and Zoning Commission with a modification to condition number one to clarify the licensed professional engineer is to be hired by the applicant. Lockwood abstained.
Staff Report and Correspondence
Kenyon reported an application seeking a site plan modification under Zoning Regulations 4.2.13, minor changes to parking and dumpster location, for property located at 12 East Granby Road. CC Zone was approved by staff on July 28. She said this is the Westfield Bank property. They have changed their parking configuration to angled parking and shifted the dumpster location.
Patricia Tappenden, Recording Secretary