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    Zoning Board of Appeals — Meeting Minutes — April 2, 2009

    A duly posted meeting of the Shelburne Zoning Board of Appeals was held at the Selectmen's Meeting Room at Town Hall, 51 Bridge Street, Shelburne, on April 2, 2009.

    Members Present: John Taylor, Lowell Laporte, William Sweeney, Theodore Merrill, Catherine Smith, John Pollard
    Clerk: Faye Whitney
    Members Absent: Joseph Palmeri

    Others present: Carl Gehring of Verizon Wireless

    Chair pro tem John Taylor called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

    John Pollard was welcomed as a newly appointed alternate member.

    The Board has received an application for a Special Permit from Lisa DeAngelis. Mr. Palmeri had earlier recommended that the hearing on that application be held on May 7. The Board agreed. A brief discussion was held concerning a conflict with a possible continuation of Annual Town Meeting, which will be held on May 5.

    A hearing had been scheduled with Omnipoint Communications Inc. As no one was present for the hearing the Board decided to proceed with other business while waiting for an Omnipoint representative.

    The Board spoke with Mr. Gehring concerning a co-location on an existing telecommunications tower not located in the telecommunications district. Verizon is proposing to build a structure within the side lot setback and also install new antennas on an existing tower.

    A motion was made by Mr. Merrill, seconded by Mr. Sweeney, to accept the meeting minutes of February 5.

    Voting in favor: John Taylor, Lowell Laporte, William Sweeney, Theodore Merrill, Catherine Smith, John Pollard
    Opposed: None

    A motion was made by Mr. Sweeney, seconded by Mr. Merrill, to accept the meeting minutes of March 5 as corrected.

    Voting in favor: John Taylor, Lowell Laporte, William Sweeney, Theodore Merrill, Catherine Smith, John Pollard
    Opposed: None

    A motion was made by Mr. Laporte, seconded by Ms. Smith, to approve the Gitsis hearing minutes of March 5.

    Voting in favor: John Taylor, Lowell Laporte, William Sweeney, Theodore Merrill, Catherine Smith, John Pollard
    Opposed: None

    The Board reviewed mail and set the next meeting date for May 7.

    At 8:01 p.m. the meeting was recessed to open the Omnipoint hearing.

    At 8:04 p.m. the regular meeting was resumed. Mr. Pollard left the meeting.

    The rest of the Board discussed the first two pages of the revised ZBA Rules and Regulations as prepared by Mr. Sweeney. The Board decided that email counts as a written notice of meetings. After reviewing the first two pages the Board decided to continue the review at a future meeting.

    At 8:58 p.m. Mr. Merrill moved that the meeting be adjourned. This was seconded by Mr. Sweeney. The vote in favor was unanimous.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Faye Whitney, Clerk