Town of Southington, CT
Hartford County
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[Adopted as Ch. 15, Art. II, of the 1989 Code]
Pursuant to the authority granted by Chapter 126 of the General Statutes, there is hereby created a planning commission with all the powers and duties specified by state law.
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall consist of seven members.
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall have all the powers and duties specified in Chapters 124 and 126 of the General Statutes and is designated as a planning and zoning commission for the Town.
[Added 2-10-1986; amended 9-27-1994]
A. 
There shall be four alternate members to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
B. 
As terms of alternate members expire and as vacancies occur, further appointments shall be made by the Southington Planning and Zoning Commission.
C. 
No more than two of the alternates shall be of the same political party.
D. 
If a regular member of such commission is absent or is disqualified from acting, the Chairman of the Commission shall designate an alternate to act, taking into consideration the political party of the member not available, the requirements of the state statutes and Charter provisions concerning minority representation, attendance of the alternate members at prior Commission meetings, as well as equality in opportunity to serve.
[Added 4-12-2004]
A. 
Designation and membership.
(1) 
In accordance with the provisions of C.G.S. § 22a-354a et seq., the Planning and Zoning Commission is hereby designated as the aquifer protection agency (hereinafter the "agency") of the Town of Southington. (The staff of the Town of Southington shall serve as the staff of the agency.)
(2) 
Members of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall serve coexisting terms on the agency. The membership requirements of the agency shall be the same as those of the Planning and Zoning Commission, including, but not limited to the number of members, terms, method of selection and removal of members, and filling of vacancies.
(3) 
At least one member of the agency or staff of the agency shall complete the course in technical training formulated by the Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection of the State of Connecticut, pursuant to C.G.S. § 22a-354v.
B. 
Regulations to be adopted. The agency shall adopt regulations in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-354p, and R.C.S.A. § 22a-354i-3. Said regulations shall provide for:
(1) 
The manner in which boundaries of aquifer protection areas shall be established and amended or changed.
(2) 
Procedures for the regulation of activity within the area.
(3) 
The form for an application to conduct regulated activities within the area.
(4) 
Notice and publication requirements.
(5) 
Criteria and procedures for the review of the applications.
(6) 
Administration and enforcement.
C. 
Inventory of land use.
(1) 
In order to carry out the purposes of the aquifer protection program, the agency will conduct an inventory of land use within the area to assess potential contamination sources.
(2) 
Not later than three months after approval by the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection of Level A mapping of aquifers, the agency will inventory land uses overlying the mapped zone of contribution and recharge areas of such aquifers in accordance with guidelines established by the Commissioner pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-354f. Such inventory shall be completed not more than one year after authorization of the agency (C.G.S. § 22a-354e).
All fines are listed in the Fine Schedule, § 37-2 of this Code, and posted on the Town of Southington website.