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Zoning Board of Appeals — Meeting Minutes — February 14, 2008
Shelburne Town Hall

A duly posted joint meeting of the Shelburne Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals was held at the Selectmen's Meeting Room, 51 Bridge Street, Shelburne.

ZBA Members Present: Ted Merrill, John Taylor, William Sweeney,
ZBA Members Absent: Laurie MacLeod, Catherine Smith, Joseph Palmeri, Lowell Laporte
Planning Board Members Present: Charles Washer, John Payne, Beth Simmonds
Planning Board Members Absent: Rodney McBride, Chris Davenport
Visitors: Karen Gould

This joint meeting was called to order at approximately 8:14pm following the monthly meeting of the Planning Board. Washer designated Payne to chair the joint meeting for the purpose of discussing revisions to the Town's Zoning Bylaws.

Merrill moved that the ZBA members accept the minutes of the January 10, 2008 meeting as prepared by John Taylor, and the minutes of the January 31, 2008 as prepared by Beth Simmons with minor grammatical corrections noted. So voted unanimously by the three ZBA members present.

Payne reviewed the summary prepared following the last joint meeting, which he noted was still shown as the "January 2 2008" draft. He noted the changes made to this draft based on comments from the last meeting.

Sweeney asked for clarification of "SP"and "Y" in the use table, and inquired how this relates to language in Chapter 40A. Payne reported that based on the last meeting's discussion the group wanted to indicate that just because something was permitted by right (a "Y" in the table) that other sections of the Bylaws still apply. A new clarification to current subsection 4.2.1 has been added to point this out in lieu of the "Y(m)" suggested at the last meeting.

The members and visitors discussed the ways to clearly identify ways to compare the new use table to the old "verbal" descriptions of uses which are allowed or not. Further discussion on how to highlight any changes made to the permitted uses for discussion at public hearings.

The members and visitors discussed the Community Uses section of the use table.

Payne recommended that the proposed Home Based Business section be deleted and the language left as it currently exists in the Bylaws but in the definitions section.

The members and visitors brieflydiscussed the timeframe to finish the review of the re-formatting of the Bylaws and schedule public meetings. The next meeting was scheduled for February 28, 2008 at 7PM.

Sweeney moved to adjourn, Merrill seconded and it was voted unanimously at 9:26PM.

Respectfully submitted,

John E. Taylor
Clerk Pro Tem