ZBA Meeting Minutes 4.26.22

Minutes

Town of Arlington Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)

4/26/2022 Meeting

Members Present: Cynthia Browning, Caitlyn Hawley, Travis Evans, Sunjit Chawla

Member Absent: Michaelanne Sylvester, Teresa Sweet, Andrew Rodriguez

Alternate Present and serving in lieu of absent member: Ron Weber

Others present: Sherry Sallisky, Mary Anne Keeler, Steve Sallisky, Alex Paustian, Jamie Paustian, Nick Zaiac, Jessica Roberts

The committee convened at 7:00 pm

With no permanent chairperson, the committee, without objection, agreed that Member Browning would chair the meeting.

The chairperson commenced with the reading of the portion of the warning associated with the first applicant, Sallisky.

The applicant proceeded to outline the scope of their proposed project, which included post-construction approval of two preexisting structures in the floodway, approval of an accessory structure in the floodplain (a portable toilet), and approval of a recreational vehicle in the floodplain and associated concrete pad to which it would be attached.

The group considered whether the pad for the RV was part of the RV, or an associated accessory structure. The group unanimously agreed that the pad would be an accessory structure.

Motion by Member Browning, Seconded by Member Hawley, to:

Approve the permit for both preexisting structures in the floodway, the recreational vehicle in the floodplain, subject to the vehicle being placed on a pad as prescribed in bylaw Section 7.12.4.a.13.d at the required elevation as to be determined by state floodplains staff, the accessory structure that is the concrete pad, and the portable toilet, subject to the toilet being anchored to a nearby tree or trees.

The group proceeded to review the conditions of section 7.1.1.a-e and 7.1.2.a-d as required in the bylaw.

7.1.1

a. Agreed unanimously by members present.

b. Agreed unanimously by members present.

c. Agreed unanimously by members present.

d. Agreed unanimously by members present.

e. Agreed unanimously by members present.

7.1.2

a. Agreed unanimously by members present.

b. Agreed unanimously by members present.

c. Agreed unanimously by members present.

d. Agreed unanimously by members present.

With no further discussion the matter was called to a vote.

5-0, unanimous among members present, permit approved

The group moved to the next matter. Alternate Member Weber left the meeting at this time.

Alex Paustian explained the project to the group, noting it is the raising of the roof on a portion of the house away from the road, and the extension of a deck away from the road, both within the front setback. Members confirmed that the new entrance path would not be further encroaching on the front setback, which the applicant confirmed. Member Chawla thanked the applicant for the extra detail included that made the review process simpler for the board.

Motion to approve the variance by member Hawley, Seconded by Member Evans.

The group proceeded to review the qualifications of the project under 7.2.1.a-e as prescribed by the bylaw.

7.2.1

a. Agreed unanimously by members present.

b. Agreed unanimously by members present.

c. Agreed unanimously by members present.

d. Agreed unanimously by members present.

e. Agreed unanimously by members present.

The chairperson called the matter to a vote.

4-0, unanimous among members present. Variance approved.

Motion to adjourn by Member Browning, Seconded by Member Hawley, unanimous among members present, meeting adjourned at 7:36 pm

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