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Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes 2/3/09
Becket Zoning Board of Appeals
Approved Minutes
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Board Members Present :  Sue Schneider;Chairperson, Joshua  Lombard ; Clerk , Robert Gorden.

Board Members Absent:   Madeleine Swindlehurst, Mark Burgwardt
Members of the  Public Present:  Shaun Leary ( Attorney for the applicants) Ann Bruzzi; Berkshire Engineering

7:00pm- Having only three ZBA members in attendance, there will not be a quorum. Chairperson, Susan Schneider explains to Ann Bruzzi; Berkshire Engineering and to Shaun Leary, the Bevacqua’s Attorney the situation when a quorum is not present.  All parties present agree to hold the public hearing at next month’s regularly scheduled meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009.

Meeting called to order:  7:15  p.m.  

Review and Acceptance of  December 2nd,  2008 Meeting Minutes – Ms. Schneider advises that with only three ZBA members present, she would like to hold off on the approval of the December Meeting Minutes until March 3rd, 2009.

Public Hearing: Mr. David MacWilliams,   3512 Jacobs Ladder Road, Map 202 , lot 5.
Hearing  Continued.

Public Hearing; Andrew and Aimee Bevacqua, 607 Yokum Pond Road, Assessor Map 203, Lot 21.
(Public hearing rescheduled and to be held on March 3rd, 2009 at  7:00 pm .)

Public Present: Ann Bruzzi, Shaun Leary (public leaves at 7:10)

Other Business:
Secretary presents the 2008 ZBA Annual Report that was submitted to the Town Administrator. Chairperson and Clerk of the ZBA have already read, reviewed and approved report. Mr. Robert Gorden reads and reviews report.
Letter received from the conservation commission with attached copy of letter written by Mr. Gorden to the conservation commission. Letter was read and reviewed. Mr. Robert Gorden states that for the public record he has no objections to the application to be heard or the applicants. Mr. Joshua Lombard advises that he is also familiar with Mr. Gorden’s situation and  that it really has nothing to do with this upcoming hearing. Ms. Susan Schneider advises that she does not see any reason for Mr. Gorden to recuse himself, however she explains that it was important to discuss and requests that the secretary makes a copy for Ms. Swindlehurst who could not be in attendance tonight.  All other correspondence is read and reviewed.

Budget-  Read and Reviewed.

Mr. Lombard makes a motion to adjourn meeting. Mr. Gorden seconds motion. Meeting adjourns at 7:40 pm.

Schedule next meeting for Tuesday March 3rd

Respectfully submitted,

Heather Hunt
Administrative Assistant

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           Susan Schneider, Chairperson

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           Joshua Lombard, Clerk

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           Robert Gorden

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