APPROVED

 

TOWN OF PELHAM

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETING

September 12, 2011

 

 

The Chairman David Hennessey called the meeting to order at approximately 7:00 pm.

 

The Secretary Robert Molloy called roll:

 

PRESENT:

 

 

 

ABSENT:

David Hennessey, Svetlana Paliy, Robert Molloy, Peter McNamara, Kevin O’Sullivan, Alternate Chris LaFrance, Alternate Lance Ouellette, Planning Director/Zoning Administrator Jeff Gowan

 

Alternate Bill Kearney

 

 

Case #ZO2011-00024  HICKS, Raymond & Marie-Claire /21 Moonshadow Drive Map 39 Lot 6-179-1 seeking a Variance to Article III, Section 307-12 to permit a 12x16 storage shed 5’ from the property line.

 

Mr. Molloy read the list of abutters aloud. There were no persons present who did not have their name read, or who had difficulty with notification.

 

Mr. Ouellette stepped down. 

 

The applicants Raymond and Marie-Claire Hicks came forward to discuss their requested variance.  The intent was to put a shed adjoining to their pool area; after having the shed done, they found it was located approximately 5ft-6ft. from the side line.

 

Mr. Hicks read aloud the five variance criteria as submitted with the application. 

 

PUBLIC INPUT

 

Mr. Hennessey read aloud a letters in support of the variance request.  The letters were submitted by Paul Marchand, and Paul MacDonogh – Catherine Realty Trust.

 

Mr. Don Sturtevant (a direct abutter) was in support of the variance and the location of the shed. 

 

Mr. Lance Ouellette, Gaston Road stated he had known the applicants for approximately three years.  He said their property was gorgeous and didn’t feel there was any ill intent.  It was simply a mistake made by the shed company.  He noted that between the applicant’s property and the abutter’s property there was a huge bed of original trees that acted as a buffer, due to this the property line could easily be misconstrued. 

 

Mr. Gowan felt it was important to point out that there wasn’t a lot of the parcel that was usable.

 

BALLOT VOTE:

 

Mr. Hennessey – Yes to all criteria

Ms. Paliy – Yes to all criteria

Mr. McNamara – Yes to all criteria

Mr. Molloy – Yes to all criteria

Mr. O’Sullivan – Yes to all criteria

 

VOTE:

 

(5-0-0) The motion carried.

 

 

 VARIANCE GRANTED

 

 Mr. Ouellette returned to the Board.

 

MINUTES REVIEW

 

August 8, 2011

MOTION:

(McNamara/LaFrance)To approve the August 8, 2011 meeting minutes as amended.

 

VOTE:

 

(5-0-0) The motion carried. 

 

Amendment made, based on legal counsel’s opinion (e-mail sent to Board members on August 15, 2011 4:31pm), clarifying that the Board can add additional stipulations to a Special Exception.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

MOTION:

(Molloy/O’Sullivan) To adjourn the meeting.

 

VOTE:

 

(5-0-0) The motion carried. 

 

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:20 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                          Charity A. Landry Willis

                                                                                          Recording Secretary