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Board of Appeals
Minutes - May 29, 2018
BOA members present: Griff Fenton, Jon VanAmringe, Jay Fowler, Larissa Thomas, and Michael Jordan
Alternate members present: Karen Hood and Brett Jones
Counsel of BOA: Diane O’Connell
Other attendees: Katie Foster, Daniel Pileggi, Don Bamman, Dana Young, Matt Jones and Rebecca Albright
6:30 Meeting called to order by Mr. Fenton
BOA members Mr. Fenton, Mr. VanAmringe, Mr. Fowler, Ms. Thomas and Mr. Jordan will participate in Mr. Young’s appeal
Discussion of where Mr. Young’s home sits on the property, distances of the home and proposed garage to the road, septic tank and field and property lines were given. Mr. Fenton explained the 4 standards of a variance that all must be met to be given a variance.
1: We deny that the applicants land in question cannot yield a reasonable return unless a variance is granted. Mr. Fowler made the motion. Mr. Jordan 2nd 5-0
2: We deny that the applicant need for a variance is due to the unique circumstances of the property and not to the general condition in the neighborhood. Ms. Thomas made the motion. Mr. VanAmringe 2nd Vote 5-0
3: Not applicable Mr. VanAmringe made the motion. Mr. Fowler 2nd Vote 5-0
4: The hardship is not the result of action taken by the applicant or a prior owner. Mr. Jordan made the motion. Mr. Fowler 2nd Vote 5-0
Moved onto the Harold MacQuinn, Inc. appeal, Findings of fact & Conclusions of Law
Mr. Fenton, Mr. VanAmringe, Mr. Fowler and Mr. Jordan will participate in the Harold MacQuinn, Inc. appeal.
Motion: To accept the written Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law and the decision of the BOA as amended, granting the appeal of the Planning Board Nov 14, 2017 decision by Harold MacQuinn, Inc.
Mr. VanAmringe made the motion. Mr. Jordan 2nd Vote 4-0
Next meeting will be held on June 5, 2018 at 6:30PM (since changed to June 19, 2018)
7:25 Motion to adjourn