SOUTHINGTON – The Planning and Zoning Commission re-elected Michael DelSanto as chairman and Paul Chaplinsky as vice chairman.
The two Republicans both retained their seats in this month’s election.
Jen Clock, a Republican, was also re-elected commission secretary. She wasn’t up for election earlier this month.
Four commission seats went to the voters and Republicans took three of them, maintaining the party’s majority.
DelSanto has served on the commission since 2001. Chaplinsky, who nominated him for chairman, said DelSanto has made “economic development the cornerstone of his leadership style” while also making sure the town was protected and regulations were followed. Chaplinsky said DelSanto has “tirelessly served the community” on the commission.
DelSanto was elected chairman unanimously at Tuesday night’s meeting.
Chaplinsky, a commission member since 2008, has served on the West Street and continuous improvement subcommittees. He was also unanimously elected vice chairman.
Chaplinsky said Clock has overseen the plan of conservation and development update and other efforts.
“We know that was quite an undertaking,” he said of the plan update.
During Tuesday’s meeting, the commission heard from a representative of F & F Concrete, which has a building planned for Atwater Street.
Michael Lambert, an engineer with Harry E. Cole & Son, said the company received approval for the building a year ago. He now wanted to rotate the rectangular building to have the longer side facing Atwater Street.
“Our applicant has tried to find tenants for the building,” he said. More street frontage is “more of what tenants are looking for.”
Parking was also reduced from 100 to 41 spaces, which still meets town regulations. Chaplinsky said less blacktop is preferred.
No vote was taken on the site plan modification.