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Planning & Zoning Commission

Phone:
860-283-8411
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Primary Contact:
Thomaston Town Hall
158 Main Street
Thomaston
,
CT
06787
Hours:
Monday - Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 noon
About the Planning & Zoning Commission
The Commission was established by an Ordinance adopted at a Town Meeting on February 9, 1970. The Commission is responsible for the physical and social coordinated development of Thomaston in accordance with Thomaston’s Plan of Conservation and Development, the State of Connecticut Plan of Conservation and Development, the Regional Plan of Conservation and Development, and the Connecticut General Statutes. The Commission prepares, adopts, and implements a Plan of Conservation and Development; reviews and recommends municipal improvements pursuant to Section 8-24 of the Connecticut General Statutes; adopts, amends both zoning and subdivision regulations, and reviews and acts upon referrals from federal, state, and regional agencies. The Commission also acts as the Aquifer Protection Agency, which regulates land uses in public drinking water aquifer areas within the Town. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more information.

The staff to the Planning and Zoning Commission is responsible for the following:

  • Managing the day to day activities of the Planning and Zoning Commission,
  • Inspecting development projects under the direct approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission,
  • Assisting applicants and reviewing applications for special permit, site plan and subdivision projects,
  • Reviewing and conducting inspections for administrative zoning permit applications,
  • Providing information and advice to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals to enable them to carry out their responsibilities and make informed decisions on all applications,
  • Enforcing zoning and subdivision regulations and investigating zoning complaints Interpreting and reviewing town Plan of Conservation and Development for compliance with zone changes and regulation amendments,
  • Providing assistance to other town departments as needed,
  • Providing information and assistance to the general public regarding land use issues.

Anyone considering undertaking a building or development project should contact the Land Use Office for information and requirements pertaining to any activities involving zoning or subdivision regulations in the Town of Thomaston.

The Zoning Regulations for the Town of Thomaston were adopted by the Planning and Zoning Commission on May 8, 1971. These regulations were revised and updated in 1982, 2002 and 2012.

Application Fees
Fees for applications vary by the type of project and are set by a Town Ordinance. The application fees are set to cover newspaper notices as required by State law, the DEEP land use application fee as set in State law, clerk filing fees when necessary, and administrative costs.

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Staff

Stacey Sefcik
Democrat
Republican
Independent
UNAffiliated
GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Land Use Administrator / Zoning Enforcement Officer
ssefcik@thomastonct.org
(860) 283-8411
Term:
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Laura Fitch
Democrat
Republican
Independent
UNAffiliated
GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Administrative Assistant
lfitch@thomastonct.org
(860) 283-8411
Term:
-

Members

Appointed in January for a 5-year term.
Ralph Celone
Democrat
Republican
Independent
UNAffiliated
GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Chairman
Term:
1/3/21
-
1/2/26
Tom Mueller
Democrat
Republican
Independent
UNAffiliated
GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Vice-Chairman
Term:
1/3/20
-
1/2/25
Joseph Hartz
Democrat
Republican
Independent
UNAffiliated
GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Secretary
Term:
1/3/24
-
1/2/29
Michael Clarizio
Democrat
Republican
Independent
UNAffiliated
GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Term:
1/3/23
-
1/2/28
Brian Davis
Democrat
Republican
Independent
UNAffiliated
GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Term:
1/3/22
-
1/2/27

Alternate Members

Appointed in January for a 3-year term.
William Guerrera
Democrat
Republican
Independent
UNAffiliated
GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Term:
1/3/23
-
1/2/26
Vacancy
Democrat
Republican
Independent
UNAffiliated
GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Term:
1/3/22
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1/2/25
Vacancy
Democrat
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Independent
UNAffiliated
GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Term:
1/3/24
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1/2/27

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