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Section 62- Moratoriums

62.01- Considering the demonstrated negative impacts on the public school system including but not limited to overcrowded schools, the need for modular class rooms and increasing budget constraints from the rapid residential growth which resulted in over one hundred and fifty (150) homes per year for the last five (5) years and over two hundred (200) homes projected for the upcoming year a zoning moratorium is declared with respect to residential subdivisions or re-subdivisions in excess of three (3) lots for the purpose of engaging in a comprehensive land use planning process to determine the ideal rate of growth and the ideal future population within the city.

For a period not to exceed nine (9) months following the adoption of this amendment, no proposal for subdivision or re-subdivision may be considered or approved.

During the nine (9) month period the Planning and Zoning Commission shall engage in a comprehensive land use planning process and shall produce and adopt a new Plan of Conservation and Development as required in CGS 8-23. The Plan, as authorized by CGS 8-23, shall determine the ideal future population and identify a schedule of open space acquisitions using the recently approved $3 million open space bond. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall also, if needed, propose zoning text and/or map amendments, which would lead to implementation of the Plan of Conservation and Development.
(amended effective 2/19/03)

62.02- I-3 Moratorium- Considering the potential impacts on the natural environment, public health and economic welfare resulting from the physical development of the currently undeveloped areas in the Maromas (I-3 Zone) Area, a zoning moratorium is declared with respect to the three land use application process enumerated below for the purpose of engaging in a comprehensive land use planning process for the Maromas (I-3 Zone) Area:

  1. Site Plan Approvals for manufacturing, laboratory, printing and public utility building development on land contained in the presently existing I-3 Zone; and
  2. Special Exception Approvals for solid waste facility, junkyard and natural resource extraction development on land contained in the presently existing I-3 Zone; and
  3. Zoning Changes involving the land contained in the presently existing I-3 Zone.
For a period not to exceed three months following the adoption of this amendment, no proposal regarding any of the above three application processes, except for additions to existing buildings and improvements and initiatives of the Planning and Zoning Commission (the "Commission"), may be considered or approved.

During the three (3) month period the Commission shall engage in a comprehensive land use planning process and shall produce a Maromas Plan (the "Plan") with the intent to promote and protect the public health, safety, natural environment, economic prosperity and general welfare of the citizens of Middletown. The Plan shall include, either in whole or in part, the pertinent recommendations of the 2000-1 Middletown Plan of Development, to be adopted, as they relate to the Maromas (I-3 Zone) Area. The Commission shall then, if needed, propose zoning text and/or map amendments that would lead to implementation of the Plan.

The Commission shall have the latitude in the existence of the demonstrated catastrophic act of God or other force major occurrence that is beyond the property owners' control to waive the moratorium and accept and act upon applications.

(Section adopted effective 11/15/2000)
(Extended 2/14/01 until 4/15/01)

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