Zoning Board of Appeals

Thursday, May 7, 2009, 7:00 pm
Meeting Minutes
A meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals — Meeting Minutes — May 7, 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 May 7, 2009.

Members Present: Joseph Palmeri, John Pollard, Theodore Merrill, Catherine Smith
Clerk: Faye Whitney
Members Absent: John Taylor, Lowell Laporte, William Sweeney
Others present: Lisa DeAngelis, Kayel DeAngelis, Jeff Davis, John Payne

Chairman Joe Palmeri called the meeting to order at 7:45 p.m.

Discussion was held concerning the DeAngelis hearing for a Special Permit for a home-based pet grooming business, which preceded this regular meeting.

The Board agreed that the DeAngelis application had met the criteria for a Special Permit.

A motion was made by Ms. Smith to grant the Special Permit for Lisa DeAngelis to operate a home-based business, under Section 4.3 of the Shelburne Zoning Bylaws, said business being a facility for the grooming of domestic pets in a barn located at 80 Bardwells Ferry Road, with the understanding that all parking would be on the property, and that the owner would adhere to Section 9.3.2 of the Shelburne Bylaws, limiting signage to one sign not to exceed nine square feet in size. Mr. Merrill seconded the amended motion.

Voting in favor: Catherine Smith, John Pollard, Joe Palmeri, Ted Merrill
Opposed: None
Abstaining: None

Mr. Palmeri asked Mr. Payne if the Planning Board had made any progress on changing the home-based business bylaw. Mr. Payne responded that the Planning Board is currently working on sub-division regulations. Mr. Payne suggested that the Planning Board would appreciate direction from the ZBA on which bylaws should be a priority to be addressed.

At 8:05 p.m. the meeting was suspended to open the Omnipoint hearing.

At 10:30 p.m. the meeting was resumed.

At 10:31 p.m. Mr. Pollard moved that the meeting be adjourned. This was seconded by Mr. Merrill. The vote in favor was unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Faye Whitney, Clerk