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    Town of Leicester

 Zoning Board of Adjustment Minutes

Tuesday, June 29, 2010




** See subsequent minutes for any changes


Members Present:  Peter Fjeld, Chair, Donna Swinington, Connie Carroll


Absent:   Bethany Menkart, Tim Johnson, Jeff McDonough


Others Present:  Kate Briggs, ZA, Sandra Trombley, Secretary


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


Reviewed Agenda


Permit Application 16-10-ZBA for Variance and Setback Waiver.  Parcel # 202139, Lake District I, Applicant: Julie S. Keeler, 64 Sage Court, Leicester, Vermont.


Keeler’s asked Kate Briggs to represent them due to a death in the family.  Kate explained the very small lot size.  Kate researched this both with Regional Planning and the Vermont League of Cities and Towns about this lot being less than 1/8th of an acre.  They are replacing a small house with an even smaller house.  There is one bedroom.  The Keeler’s have already gotten all the State approvals. 


Discussion about dimensions on the application.


Kate shared photographs of the property and building.



Findings of Fact for Variance


Votes by Board


1.      The hardship is due to the unique physical characteristics peculiar to the particular property.

a.      All – Yes

2.      Because of such physical conditions, there is no possibility that the property can be developed in strict conformance with the zoning regulations.

a.      All – Yes

3.      The hardship has not been created by the applicant.

a.      All – Yes

4.      The variance, if authorized, will not adversely affect the character of the surrounding area, the use of adjoining property, or the public welfare.

a.      All – Yes

5.      The variance is the minimum necessary to grant relief.

a.      All – Yes


Statement of Findings:  Approved with conditions.


Conditions for Approval:


Camp must be 720 square feet, not 1080 per zoning permit application.


Approve Minutes of May 14, 2010


Motion by Peter to approve May 14, 2010 minutes as written.  Seconded by Connie.  All in favor.  So  approved.


Public Opinion




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



Respectfully submitted,



Sandra L. Trombley

ZBA Secretary