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Zoning Board of Appeals — Meeting Minutes — December 1, 2011

A duly posted meeting of the Shelburne Zoning Board of Appeals was held in the Meeting Room at Memorial Hall, Shelburne, on December 1, 2011.

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

Chairman Joseph Palmeri called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

It was noted that a notice had been received from Industrial Communications that their bond had been cancelled. Now a reinstatement notice for that bond has been received. The bond will remain in effect.

A letter from Joan Rockwell, concerning the Per Brandin project, has been received and is now filed in the Brandin folder. Mr. Brandin's contractor had a plan to alleviate potential drainage issues. Ms. Rockwell, a landscape architect, had a different idea, which was explained in the letter. The finding for the project has already been done. Mr. Taylor will write to Mr. Brandin saying that the Board has received the revised plan and finds it acceptable to meet condition #2 in the finding.

A motion was made by Mr. Taylor, seconded by Mr. Sweeney, to accept the changes as presented by Joan S. Rockwell on a revised plan dated November 14, 2011 to meet the intent of condition #2 on the Brandin finding dated November 16, 2011.

Voting in favor: Mr. Laporte, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Sweeney
Opposed: None
Abstaining: Mr. Merrill, Mr. Palmeri

A letter reelecting the above vote will be sent to Mr. Brandin, Ms. Rockwell and the Building Inspector.

A motion was made by Mr. Taylor, seconded by Mr. Sweeney, to approve the meeting minutes of November 3, 2011.

Voting in favor: Mr. Merrill, Mr. Sweeney, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Laporte
Opposed: None
Abstaining: Mr. Palmeri

At 7:31 the chair recessed the regular meeting for the purpose of a public hearing on the application of Jeremy Coleman.

The meeting resumed at 8:50 p.m.

Mail included a letter from Richard Stafursky, received on Nov. 21, 2011, regarding the proposed Mt. Massaement Windfarm project; a email from Karen Gould, received on Nov. 21, 2011, regarding cell towers on Mt. Massamet; a notice of community meetings on Community Development Block Grants; a letter from Mass Audubon, dated Nov. 8, 2011 regarding the wind farm project; a letter from Edward Blatchford, dated Nov. 16, 2011, regarding the wind farm project; and information from Deborah Andrew, dated November 10, 2011, regarding the wind farm project.

The Board discussed the information sought by Ms. Gould and noted that the towers on Mt. Massamet were there before the zoning bylaws on cell towers were in place. The Board also said that the information sought by Ms. Gould was extensive. She could either come in to Town Hall to look at it while someone was available to provide it, or she could have it copied. In the latter case she would have to pay the fees for copying.

At 9:30 p.m. a motion was made by Mr. Sweeney, and seconded by Mr. Taylor, to adjourn the meeting. The vote to adjourn was unanimous.

Respectfully submitted.

Faye Whitney
Administrative Assistant