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Meeting Minutes - ZBA

Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
6:00 P.M.
** See subsequent minutes for any changes
Members Present: Peter Fjeld, Chair, Donna Swinington, Jeff McDonough, William Shouldice
Others Present: Kate Briggs, Elizabeth Herrmann, Sandra Trombley, Secretary
Call to Order/Roll Call: Meeting called to order at 6:10 p.m. by Chair and roll call.
Review Agenda: Reviewed agenda
Approval of Minutes of February 25, 2014:
Motion by Jeff and second by Donna to approve minutes of February 25, 2014. All in favor. So approved.
There is a public hearing for:
Permit Application 03-14-ZBA Applicant Elizabeth Hermann for Lloyd Komesar & Maureen Carn, 23 Catamount Road, Leicester, Vermont Parcel # 212120 Zoning District Lake 1, requiring setback waivers.
Chair read the procedures and warning. There were no conflicts of interest on the Board.
Kate stated that no interested parties have contacted her or secretary. A person that was not an adjoining property owner contacted Kate with questions.
Kate explained the permit application and that it is not an accessory building, but a simple camp. They have a right to do that. This is a separate lot that they purchased. There is a ‘by right’ to develop this.
Persons giving testimony were sworn in.
Chair asked the applicant to present their proposal.
Elizabeth Hermann explained the plans and provided color plans with three dimensional views.
They showed the camp, the guest house and boat house.
There is no well or septic on the property right now. Elizabeth informed that Lloyd and Maureen have hired someone to pursue the plan for septic and water for waste water permitting.
All the Board is really looking at, is the guest house and where they can put it.
Board went into deliberative session.
Findings of Fact:
Votes by Board
  1. For use permitted within the district as by right use (as opposed to conditional use).
  2. 4 – Yes
  3. Is in conformance with the town plan and goals.
  4. 4 – Yes  
  5. Conforms to the character of the land and design reasonably limits impact upon neighbors.
  6. 4 – Yes
  7. Design used incorporates design techniques, screening or other remedies to limit impact upon neighbors.
  8. 4 – Yes
  9. Accommodates structures providing for disability accessibility, fire safety and other requirements of land or energy conservation or renewable energy
  10. 4 – Yes
Statement of Findings: Approved with conditions.
Public Comment: None
Motion by Donna second by Jeff to adjourn ZBA meeting at 6:45 p.m. All in favor. So approved.
Respectfully submitted,
Sandra L. Trombley, Secretary