Select Page

Minutes of Zoning Board of Appeals, 11/20/2018

AGENDA: Zoning Board of Appeals

RECEIVED 11/28/2018 1:14pm
Kathleen R. Miserendino - Redding Deputy Town Clerk

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
REGULAR MEETING
NOVEMBER 20, 2018
7:30PM
TOWN HALL HEARING ROOM

PRESENT: Elizabeth Williams, Chair; Noel Cooke, Jenifer Wyss, Jill Cilo, Daniel Barrett

ALSO PRESENT: Eric Lind

  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

Chair Williams called the meeting to order at 7:31PM.

  1. APPROVAL OF OCTOBER 16, 2018 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MEETING MINUTES & MOTIONS.

Ms. Cilo asked to have the sentence on the second paragraph of Page 3 of the minutes, “The second support is the presence of the various pumps in the yard, making the soil wet and unstable to build on”, changed to, “The second support is the presence of wet and unstable grounds”.

MOTION:   Mr. Cooke motioned to approve the minutes as amended. Ms. Cilo seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion passed.

 PUBLIC HEARING:

  1. APPLICATION #18-11-01 – 37 BEEHOLM ROAD (MAP #42 & LOT 29) – OWNER ERIC LIND –

 Request for a variance to reduce side yard setback from 40’ feet to 32’ feet for a generator. Section 4.6.5 of the Redding Zoning Regulations requires 40’ feet setback for sides. Variance requested is 8’ feet.

Mr. Lind said he has a six-year old and a wife and wants to provide power to his home during storms. He stated that when Cannondale Generators visited his property, the spot they identified to install a generator was the only feasible option on his property. He showed the board pictures of his property.

Ms. Wyss asked Mr. Lind the distance between the house and the property line on the right side of the house. This is the proposed location of the generator. Mr. Lind stated he does not know how far his home is from the property line, but indicated that he didn’t think it was 40 feet. He said it is closer to 17 feet.

Mr. Barrett stated that Cannondale may have assumed that Mr. Lind’s home was 40’ away from the setback.

Chair Williams stated that because of FOIA rules, the request for variance needs to be precise, and what was advertised was an 8 foot variance from the 40 foot setback. Thus, the board must know the exact distance between the house and the property line and the request for variance from that existing setback in order advertise properly and to rule on a variance.

MOTION:  Mr. Cooke motioned to move to deliberative session. Ms. Cilo seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion passed.

  1. POSSIBLE DISCUSSION/ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

Deliberative Session:  Chair Williams spoke about the fact that any variance that would be granted would likely increase non-conformity.

MOTION: Mr. Cooke motioned that Application 18-11-01 be continued next month to allow Mr. Lind to provide additional information so the board will be able to decide on the variance request. Ms. Cilo seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion passed.

MOTION:  Chair Williams motioned to end deliberative session. Ms. Cilo seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion passed.

 Chair Williams mentioned that former ZBA chairman Michael Thompson had a discussion with the chairman of the Zoning Board about generator regulations. The consensus was that the Zoning Board did not feel a need to change setback regulations for generators among the reasons were noise concerns.

Chair Williams encouraged the Board to visit Mr. Lind’s property to get a better idea of where the generator may be sited.

  1. ADJOURNMENT

MOTION:  Mr. Barrett motioned to adjourn. Ms. Cilo seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion passed.

The meeting ended at 7:53PM.

Submitted by Zachary Smith

The owner of this website has made a commitment to accessibility and inclusion, please report any problems that you encounter using the contact form on this website. This site uses the WP ADA Compliance Check plugin to enhance accessibility.