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Economic Development

One of the important aspect’s of the the work that Woodstock’s Planning & Zoning Commission does is to promote good economic development.  During 2019, the Commission welcomes 14 new businesses into town, including Tree House Brewery (where Devon Point Farm was located) and Jeffco Fibres, Inc. (where Crabtree & Evelyn was located.  New local jobs. 

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Woodstock Winter Festival

I enjoyed spending the day at Roseland Park for Woodstock’s Winter Festival.  The barn was decorates.  People were in a joyful mood.  The tree lighting ceremony capped off a day of fun.

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No To Tolls

NO TO TOLLS During the election campaign, Gov Lamont and Lt Gov Bysiwiecz proposed tolling only trucks. Soon after being in office, they declared that this plan would not raise enough money for transportation projects. Their next proposal was to toll all vehicles at fifty tolling gantries. Lamont spoke in Chicken Little terms that the

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Planning & Zoning and Agricultural Commissions Meet

A good meeting of Woodstock’s Planning & Zoning Commission and Agricultural Commission on December 5th. The Commission is continuing its work to update the Zoning Regulations to match the current and evolving future of local agriculture. I look forward to this important work.

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Woodstock Has New Sign Regulations

Earlier this year, Woodstock’s Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) updated the town’s Zoning Regulations pertaining to signs. This was a major, multi-year, and mulit-faceted project. My thanks to my fellow Commissioners, Town Hall and other professional staff, the business community, and to many members of the public who participated with the PZC in a collaborative

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Where Is American Democracy Going To?

“America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You’ve gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say, ‘You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend

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ABOUT JEFF

I am the Chair of the Woodstock (CT) Planning & Zoning Commission.  I have served my community these past 12 years as a Commissioner.  I have been Chair for 11 years.  The Planning & Zoning Commission has a broad range of authority to help guide land use and development in Woodstock, ranging from residential to business to agricultural.  The Commission has responsibility for land preservation, conservation, and recreation.

I am the President of the Woodstock Education Foundation, which is a non-profit, volunteer organization that funds a wide array of exciting educational programs for the public school kids in Woodstock, CT.  The educational grants are created by teachers.  I work with a great team of fellow Directors who share my commitment to help the public school kids and teachers.  All money raised goes to funding grants.  Learn more about the Woodstock Education Foundation.

I am the Treasurer of the Woodstock Agricultural Society.  The Society runs the Woodstock Fair every Labor Day weekend.  Because of my continued and strong support of local agriculture, I am not just a Life Member of the Society, but also  Member of the Board of Directors and an Officer as Treasurer.  The work I do to support local agriculture extends into the work that I do as Chair of Woodstock’s Planning & Zoning Commission.

I am a Past President of the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS).  In 2016-2017, I was the 178th President of the CSMS.  The Society was founded in 1792.  The CSMS advocates for the people of Connecticut and for the doctors who provide people with medical care.  During my time as President, and long before I was President as well as now as a Past President, I continue to advocate for the patient-physician relationship.  Read my inaugural address.

JEFF'S VOTES

I believe in transparency about my votes as a member of Woodstock’s Planning & Zoning Commission.  It is part of my open government work ethic.  As the Commission Chair, I send to the Town Clerk’s office a voting record of each Commission meeting I attend.  Learn more about how I voted.

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