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Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes 11/9/10
Becket Zoning Board of Appeals
Approved Minutes
Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Board Members Present: Joshua Lombard; Chairperson, Nick Speranzo, Robert Gorden; Clerk, Mark Burgwardt

Board Members Absent: Mark Burgwardt

Members of the Public Present: John VanLeewen

Meeting called to order:  7:24 p.m.  

Review and Acceptance of October 5th, 2010 meeting minutes – Bob Gorden makes a motion to approve minutes of October 5th, 2010. Nick Speranzo seconds motion; unanimous Approval.

Public Hearing-John VanLeeuwen, 141 South Cove Drive, Map 211 Lots 46-47and 57-58
7:30 pm- Joshua Lombard, chairperson, opens public hearing at 7:30 and advises  the applicant that they do have a board member missing tonight and that that leaves only four members present for the scheduled hearing. Josh goes on to explain that the applicant can either move forward with the hearing or he can opt to postpone it until the December 7th meeting date at which time all members should be present. Mr. VanLeeuwen takes Josh’s explanation under advisement. Josh confirms with the secretary that all fees have been paid.
Mr. VanLeeuwen briefly explains to the board members present that he is requesting to build a garage on the lot across the street from his house. Mr. VanLeeuwen goes on to explain that the two lots appear on the same deed. Mr. Nick Speranzo confirms that after reviewing the deed, it appears that the lots have been combined. Mr VanLeeuwen explains that he will also need a 20 foot variance from his front yard setback. Board members ask the applicant to please come back next month with a plan/drawing of the proposed building as well as the requested front yard setback. Mr. VanLeeuwen agrees to work on the requested items and return to the next ZBA meeting scheduled for December 7, 2010 with a detailed drawing for board members to review.
Chairperson, Josh Lombard asks for a motion to continue be made. Mr. Speranzo makes a motion to continue; Mr. Gorden seconds motion; Unanimous Approval.

Public Participation – None.

Correspondence- Read and Reviewed

Budget – Read and Reviewed

New Business- Board members are given informational packets for the upcoming public hearings scheduled for December 7th, 2010. Board members briefly discuss the scheduling of a site plan visit at Jacob’s ladder Dance Festival. Site visit is scheduled for Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 at 2:00 at the premises on George Carter Road.

Mr. Gorden requests that copies of the variance application be given to all ZBA members for their review and to refresh themselves as far as the contents and criteria goes.

Board members also discuss the need for new board members; possible new candidates discussed.

Nick Speranzo makes a motion to adjourn the meeting, Bob Gordon seconds motion; unanimous approval. Meeting is adjourned at 7:35 pm.

Schedule Next meeting for Tuesday December 7th, 2010

Signed____________________________         Date____________________
          Joshua Lombard

Signed_______________________________       Date______________________
         Mark Burgwardt

Signed_______________________________       Date______________________
          Nick Speranzo

Signed _______________________________       Date______________________
         Robert Gorden

Respectfully Submitted,

Heather Hunt
Administrative Secretary

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