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Woodstock Fair Cancelled

I was saddened as a Director of the Woodstock Agricultural Society and  as an dOfficer to vote to cancel this year’s Fair.  During this time of uncertainty because of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health and safety are priorities.  Next year, we will enjoy the Fair.

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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.

I have a 100% perfect attendance record for PZC meetings in 2020.

Here are the votes I casted in June:

June 18th, 2020  Adjourn the meeting. Yes

June 18th, 2020  Reschedule the public hearing to July 16th, 2020, at 7:45 PM for the ND Swadia, LLC (dba Woodstock Country Store) special permit modification for a proposed store expansion, gas station, and residential apartment. Yes

June 18th, 2020  Approve the Chamberlin Mill non-residential zoning permit as presented. Yes

June 18th, 2020  Not open yet the public hearing for the Rusty Relic mixed use special permit for 599 Route 169 and instead schedule for the july 2nd, 2020, PZC meeting a discussion of the particular zoning regulation matter on nonconforming uses and structures pertinent to this special permit application. Yes

June 18th, 2020  Approve the release o the two bonds for the GCS Land Development Corporation’s previously approved Greystone Estates subdivision on Route 198 after a mylar is filed showing the property combined back into one parcel with a notation that the purpose of the map is to rescind the subdivision shown on Map #2151 and after a deed is filed conveying the property to GCS Land Development Corporation containing a statement that the purpose of the deed is to rescind the subdivision approval and to relinquish any rights granted pursuant to such approval. Yes

June 18th, 2020  Approve the PZC 05/21/2020 special meeting, 06/04/2020 executive session, and 06/04/2020 regular monthly meeting minutes as presented. Yes

June 4th, 2020  Adjourn the meeting. Yes

June 4th, 2020  Approve the #SP638-02-22 multi-family residential development special permit application, Lot 39F, Crystal Pond Road, as presented; certify the Erosion & Sediment Control bond as presented; and based upon advice from the Town’s Attorney, conservation land will not be required to be set aside for Lot 39F. Yes

June 4th, 2020  Based upon advice from the Town’s Attorney, conservation land will not be required to be set aside for Lot 39F. Yes

June 4th, 2020  Based upon advice from the Town’s Attorney, conservation land will not be required to be set aside for Lot 39F.  Additionally, Lot 39 currently owned by The New Roxbury Land Trust neither meets nor contributes toward the open space requirements for Lot 39F as currently required by the Zoning Regulations.  No

June 4th, 2020  Close the public hearing on the #SP638-02-22 multi-family residential development special permit application, Lot 39F, Crystal Pond Road.  Yes

June 4th, 2020  Adjourn the special meeting.  Yes

June 4th, 2020  Exit Executive Session.  Yes

June 4th, 2020  Enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing attorney-client communications, as per C.G.S. 1-210(b)10, and invite Tina Lajoie (ZEO), Delia Fey (Senior Regional Planer), and Richard Roberts (Town Attorney).  Yes

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