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Zoning Minutes 10-16-2007
                Holland Zoning Board of Appeals
                        Meeting Minutes

Date:           October 16, 2007

Present:        Sarto Caron, Chairperson
                Don Beal, Scribe
                Ray Korny, Member
                Todd Mayo, Associate
                Ron Seaburg, Secretary

7:05 PM Sarto noted that the ZBA decision letter to a petitioner mentions that the ZBA decision will be sent to the Planning Board. Since this policy has never been followed the comment will no longer be mentioned.
        The Board discussed joining The Massachusetts Federation of Planning and Appeals Boards. Ray Korny made a motion not to join this association. The motion was passed. Sarto will give the information regarding the MFPAB to the Planning Board.

7:30 PM Special Permit Request                                                    Clarence Soper
       90 Stafford Road
        18-A-05 Book 2538       Page 484

        Mr. Soper and engineer Mark Farrell explained the project. Mr. Soper plans to tear down the existing house and build a single level, split entry, two-bedroom house. The septic system and some grading have already been done.
        A continuance was scheduled for November 6, at 7:30 PM.

        After Mr. Soper left, Ronald Paquetter, 94 Stafford Road arrived and addressed the Board with some concerns regarding the Soper construction. Mr. Paquette mentioned that the grading and brush removal that has taken place might result in an increase in water flow into his house. He said that he gets some water in his basement about four times a year. He feels that the frequency and flow may increase due to the new grading profile. He said he would hold all Town Boards issuing the permit responsible if he sustains an increase in basement flooding. Sarto recommended that Mr. Paquette meet with the Conservation Board regarding this issue.

        The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 PM.

CC:     Building Inspector
        Executive Secretary
        Town Clerk
                ZBA Files

Submitted by:

Ronald Seaburg, Secretary  

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