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Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes 1/8/08
Becket ZBA Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, June 6, 2006
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Becket Zoning Board of Appeals
Approved Minutes
Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Board Members Present :  Sue Schneider;Chairperson,  Mark Burgwardt, Josh Lombard – newly appointed alternate member.

Board Members Absent:  James Grady, Madeleine Swindlehurst.     

Members of the  Public Present:  none

Meeting called to order:  7:01 p.m.

Approval of  November 6th, 2007 Meeting Minutes – Ms. Swindlehurst (previously signed minutes) makes a motion to approve November 6th, 2007 meeting Minutes. Mark Burgwardt seconds motion. Unanimous approval.
Approval of December 4th, 2007 Meeting Minutes- Ms. Swindlehurst has made some changes and has some suggested additions to the December 4th meeting Minutes. Secretary states that she will amend the minutes accordingly and bring to the February 12th meeting for approval.

Public Participation- none

Budget Review- Budget read and reviewed. At this time, secretary also presents the board members present with a memo received by the Town Administrator  in reference to the proposed fiscal year 2009 budget requests. Brief discussion in reference to the requested budget likely being the same as the current budget, which is $2200.00. Chairperson, Susan Schneider signs off on budget request.

Correspondence- All correspondence read and reviewed.

Old Business-
(a)     Site Plan Review- Guidelines and Application for  Site plan Approval Read and  Reviewed by board members present.
(b)     Variances- Guidelines and application  for variances are Read and Reviewed by board members present.
(c)     Dimensional Special Permit- Read and Reviewed by board members present .

 At this time, after board members present have all had a chance to review final copies , a vote is taken to approve ZBA Rules and Regulations; Site Plan Review, Variance, and Dimensional special permit. Mark Burgwardt makes a motion to approve all new guidelines and applications as presented. Joshua Lombard seconds motion. Unanimous approval.

Other Business-  Decisions Required, Dates of public notice, etc.
Mrs. Schneider asks secretary if the ZBA has currently received any applications. Secretary  states that there have been  no new applications received by the board, thus explaining that they will not have any applicants/public hearings  on the February Agenda. Recalling  last month’s meeting and the fact that it was decided favorable to schedule the Public Hearing (Rules and Regulations) at the board’s earliest convenience, Chairperson, Susan Schneider, schedules the public hearing to be on Tuesday February 12th, 2008 at 7:00 pm. Secretary agrees to double  check with Ms. Swindlehurst to make sure that February 12th is still a good time for the public hearing. Mrs. Schneider states that this will be her first Actual Public Hearing of this kind. Mr. Joshua Lombard explains that he is on the Conservation Commission and that he has become very familiar with these hearings and was very willing to help out in any way possible. Board members present briefly discuss the idea to have some informal refreshments provided at the hearing. Board members decided that refreshments were probably not necessary . At this time secretary passes out a sample of a legal notice that she has prepared for the Berkshire Eagle. Secretary explains that she will ask Nina to put the information on the web and also will check with  Ms. Swindlehurst  for her input and any suggestions that she may have.
At this time, Mrs. Schneider reads aloud a letter submitted by Ms. Swindlehurst to the Board members (letter attached)
Updated ZBA members lists as well as Updated calendar year 2008 Meeting schedules are passed out and reviewed by board members present.

Mark Burgwardt makes a motion to adjourn. Joshua Lombard seconds motion.

Schedule next meeting for Tuesday February 12th,  2008.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Heather Hunt
Administrative Assistant

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          Susan Schneider, Chair

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          Mark Burgwardt,  

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           Joshua  Lombard, Alternate member

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