Zoning Board of Appeals
Date: September 5, 2006
Present: Sarto Caron, Chairperson
Don Beal, Member
Ray Korny, Member
Ron Seaburg, Secretary
The meeting commenced at 6:50 PM. The minutes of August 15 were read and accepted with
Sarto instructed the Board that the next meeting would be on September 18 at 6:45 PM. Site visitations will be scheduled for September 12 starting at 9 AM.
7:05PM Special Permit Request
46 Stony Hill Road
Mailing Address: 59 Brightwood St.
~~~~ Chicopee, MA 01260
Abutters present: Jim Delisa 38 Stony Hill Rd., Rob Zielinski 50 Stony Hill Rd., Brian Zielinski 50 Stony Hill Rd. Steve Morris, builder for Mr. Gadoury was present. Mr. Gadowry wants to demolish the existing house and rebuild. The area has several issues: A severe rocky slope, a pump chamber that cannot easily be moved, and an 8' x 10' shed alongside the house. Sarto will contact Heather Blakeley regarding the pump chamber setbacks.~ All the abutters approved the project. A site review was scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 9 AM. A continuance was scheduled for Sept. 18 at 7:00 PM.
7:30 PM Special Permit Request, Continuance
Mr. Gary Powers
36 Lake Shore Drive
Mailing Address: 405 Tall Timbers Road
~~~~ Glastonbury, CT. 06033
Abutters present: Lorraine and William Cromack. The Board voted unanimously in favor of the project. Voting in favor of the project were Ray Korny, Don Beal, Sarto Caron, and Ron Seaburg.
8:00 PM Special Permit Request
Bernard and Joan Hudon
31 Halfway Lane
R36-G-04 & 06
The Hudons presented plans to expand into a corner section of their house to improve access to all
levels. The project will not extend beyond existing house setback lines. A site review was scheduled for Sept. 12 at 9:30 AM. A continuance was scheduled for Sept. 18 at 7:30 PM.
8:30 PM Variance/Special Permit Request
30 Lake Shore Drive
Mr. Romano has had a shed constructed, along with a deck connecting stairs to a new entrance door to the second floor. Work was stopped after complaints were received regarding zoning approval for the project.
Abutters present: Michael Colavecchio and Marie Colavecchio Lake Shore Drive, Tim Geraghty, Laurie Romano, Ellen Dymon 28 and 29 Lake Shore Drive, Robert Dymon, James Kingston 22 Lake Shore Drive, Mike Wrona 26 Lake Shore Drive, Gene Lord 20 Lake Shore Drive, Lorraine and William Cromack 32 Lake Shore Drive, Glenn Anschutz 30 Old Acres Road, Gary Powers 36 Lake Shore Drive, Andrea Petronic, Stephen Petronic.
Michael Colavecchio was the primary spokesperson for Mr. Romano. He stated that Mr. Romano was the general contractor on his own. Jeff Blaschke was the carpenter/builder. It was assumed that the shed was a detached structure and did not need a permit. There was also no permit taken for either the deck or connecting stairwell at that time. Accessory building construction rules both past and present were discussed. Sarto pointed out that setback requirements must be applied, and that over the years requirements and enforcement have become more strict. It was noted that the safety of residents in the upstairs loft was a reason for the door and stairs. The shed was also needed to store toys and beach items used by the family. The owners, their four children's families and
friends all use the house on a regular basis during the summer. Abutters opposing the construction noted that the shed was built along the property line, the shed was unsightly and interfered with their view of the lake, property values would decrease because of the additions, and they would experience a loss of privacy because people on the stairwell would be looking down on their deck area. They also commented that "most houses on the lake" don't have second floor egress. A site visitation was scheduled for Sept. 12 at 10 AM. A continuance was scheduled for Sept. 18 at 8 PM.
9:00 PM Special Permit Request
Ronald and Sharon Keyes
113 Sandy Beach Road
Mailing Address: 181 E. Eldridge St.
Manchester, CT. 06040
The Keyes would like to add a second floor over the existing house. A deck will be added to the second floor but will not extend out farther than the existing lower floor deck. A site visitation was scheduled for Sept. 12 at 10:30 AM. A continuance was scheduled for Sept. 18 at 8:30 PM.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 PM.
CC: Building Inspector
Ronald Seaburg, Secretary