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Meeting Minutes - ZBA


 Zoning Board of Adjustment Minutes

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

6:00 P.M.




** See subsequent minutes for any changes


Members Present:  Peter Fjeld, Chair, Donna Swinington, Jeff McDonough


Members Absent:  Bethany Menkart, Connie Carroll


Others Present: Sandra Trombley, Secretary, Mark Bromley, Architect, Mary Bugnacki


Call to Order/Roll Call:  Meeting called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chair and roll call. 


Review Agenda:   Revised agenda.


Permit Application 11-11-ZBA Applicant Mark Bromley, Architect & Agent for Landowners Jeffrey Brown & Kate Hays, 368 Indian Trail, Leicester, Vermont Parcel # 202128, Zoning District L1, setback waiver.


Introductions were made.


Chair read the public warning and the meeting process that would be conducted.


Chair swore in parties that would be giving testimony.


No letters from interested parties.  Mary Bugnacki was the only adjoining property owner in attendance.


Mark Bromley presented his proposal and application.  Mark explained the proposed site plan schematic. 


Currently one story and proposal is a story and a half.  The existing footprint is 992 and goes up to 1150.  There is no net change in the number of bedrooms.  The height is no higher than the existing.  Materials will be similar to what’s there.  Metal roof.  Removing the existing rear ell and replacing with proposed addition which does not decrease existing front, rear or side yard setbacks.


Plans to move existing drive onto their property and come in from the south.  They want to get the drive on their property.



This would have a full basement, but not a habitable space.


Mary Bugnacki thought the plans looked very nice. 


Mark mentioned that Kate Briggs has been very helpful.


Recessed at 6:20 p.m. to go into deliberative session.


Findings of Fact:  Jeffrey Brown & Kate Hays


Votes by Board


1.      For use permitted within the district as by right use (as opposed to conditional use).

a.      3 – Yes

2.      Is in conformance with the town plan and goals.

a.      3 – Yes   

3.      Conforms to the character of the land and design reasonably limits impact upon neighbors.

a.      3 – Yes

4.      Design used incorporates design techniques, screening or other remedies to limit impact upon neighbors.

a.      3 – Yes

5.      Accommodates structures providing for disability accessibility, fire safety and other requirements of land or energy conservation or renewable energy

a.      3 – Yes


Statement of Findings:  Permit Approved


Conditions for Approval:   None


Full findings and decision will be signed at a later date.


Approve Minutes of March 29, 2011:


Motion by Jeff to approve minutes of March 29, 2011.  Second by Donna.  All in favor.  So approved.




Motion by Jeff to adjourn at 6:25 p.m.  Second by Donna.  All in favor.  So approved.


Respectfully submitted,



Sandra L. Trombley

ZBA Secretary