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Meeting Minutes - ZBA

Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
6:00 P.M.
** See subsequent minutes for any changes
Members Present: Peter Fjeld, Chair, Jeff McDonough, William Shouldice
Members Absent: Donna Swinington
Others Present: Mary Anne Sullivan, ZA, Robert Quesnel, Tom Barker, Ron Fisk, Sandra Trombley, Secretary
Call to Order/Roll Call: Meeting called to order at 6:08 p.m. by Chair and roll call.
Review Agenda: Reviewed agenda
Approval of Minutes of May 26, 2015:
Motion by Jeff and second by Bill to approve minutes of May 26, 2015. All in favor. So approved.
There is a public hearing for:
Permit Application 05-15-ZBA Applicant Stefanie Wilbur for The Lazy Dog Farm, 2984 Leicester Whiting Road, Leicester, Vermont Parcel # 050019 Zoning District RA.
Chair read the procedures and warning. There were no conflicts of interest on the Board.
Robert Quesnel, brother-in-law of applicant was at the hearing to represent the applicant, who was out of the country. He was sworn in.
No interested parties have contacted the secretary.
Chair asked the applicant’s representative to present their proposal.
Mr. Quesnel explained that they purchased the house with the intent to make it into two one-bedroom apartments. It is the same footprint. The downstairs will be for Jesse’s mother and the farm hand will be in the upstairs apartment.
The Board had no further questions.
Findings of Fact:
Votes by Board
  1. For use permitted within the district as by right use (as opposed to conditional use).
  2. 3 – Yes
  3. Is in conformance with the town plan and goals.
  4. 3 – Yes  
  5. Conforms to the character of the land and design reasonably limits impact upon neighbors.
  6. 3 – Yes
  7. Design used incorporates design techniques, screening or other remedies to limit impact upon neighbors.
  8. 3 – Yes
  9. Accommodates structures providing for disability accessibility, fire safety and other requirements of land or energy conservation or renewable energy
  10. 3 – Yes
Statement of Findings: Approved with no conditions.
Old Business: None
New Business: None
Public Comment: None
Motion by Jeff second by Bill to adjourn ZBA meeting at 6:20 p.m. All in favor. So approved.
Respectfully submitted,
Sandra L. Trombley, Secretary