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Feb 19

Keeping Busy

Posted on February 19, 2019 at 2:06 PM by Eric Knapp

My role as Planning, Zoning and Development Coordinator involves lots of "hats".  At present, I am the staff for the Zoning Commission, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Economic Development Commission and Town Center Revitalization Committee.  I also contribute to the ad hoc MS2 committee established to coordinate our town's response to that program (MS4 stands for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems, and the general goal is to reduce pollutants running into the Sound). Most recently, I am now on the committee reviewing proposals for Kirtland Landing.

I am also the flood plain manager, dealing with all things FEMA.  I monitor activities in the aquifer. Tidal wetlands are under Zoning in Connecticut, so i deal with those.  There are grants, which have generally fallen under the "Planning" function, so I monitor those. And I am the one who answers phone calls, emails and people at the front counter for my department.

I am not either bragging or complaining.  This is the job and I am happy to handle it.  But it is a word of caution that if you bump into me and ask me a question, I may struggle to remember exactly what is happening on a specific matter.  I'm not trying to be rude.  I just may be thinking of something else.

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