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Case 4/9/19–1

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 — Notice

Pamela and Peter Clemens have applied for special exceptions under sections 5.3.2 and 6.6.1 of the Wilton Zoning Ordinance to allow the use of the house and barn on Lots C–79 and C–83, 602 Isaac Frye Highway, for a Bed and Breakfast, Tea Party events, and Tea gifts; and for variances to sections 5.3.1(f), 6.6.1(a), and 6.6.1(e) to permit more parking than would otherwise be allowed for these uses, and to waive the requirements that home occupations not be evident from the road and be clearly subordinate and secondary to the primary use ofs the property as a residence.

The Town of Wilton Zoning Board of Adjustment will consider this application in a public hearing in the Wilton Town Hall Courtroom on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

The application for this case, and any other documents submitted with it, are available for inspection in the Wilton Town Offices.

The application as a PDF file.
Attachments to the application as a PDF file.
Letters from abutters as a PDF file.
May 16 letter from the Zoning Board to the Clemens setting out topics for discussion of restrictions on the proposed use.

Tuesday, April 19, 2019 — Case Continued

The hearing on the application by Pamela and Peter Clemens for special exceptions under sections 5.3.2 and 6.6.1 of the Wilton Zoning Ordinance and for variances to sections 5.3.1(f), 6.6.1(a), and 6.6.1(e) has been continued to Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Courtroom because only four Zoning Board members were available to hear the case.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 — Continuation

The hearing on the application by Pamela and Peter Clemens for special exceptions under sections 5.3.2 and 6.6.1 of the Wilton Zoning Ordinance and for variances to sections 5.3.1(f), 6.6.1(a), and 6.6.1(e) has been continued to Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Courtroom. If granted, the special exceptions would allow the use of the house and barn on Lots C–79 and C–83, 602 Isaac Frye Highway, for a Bed and Breakfast, Tea Party events, and Tea gifts; and the variances would permit more parking than would otherwise be allowed for these uses, and waive the requirements that home occupations not be evident from the road and be clearly subordinate and secondary to the primary use of the property as a residence.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 — Decision

The application by Pamela and Peter Clemens for a special exception under section 5.3.2 of the Wilton Zoning Ordinance has been granted. The special exception will allow the use of the house on Lot C–79, 602 Isaac Frye Highway, for a Bed and Breakfast with up to three lodging units, and meals served to the Bed and Breakfast guests.

This decision shall expire if the construction or use permitted by it has not begun by Friday, May 14, 2021. (Wilton Zoning Ordinance section 17.4)

The selectmen, any party to the action or proceedings, or any person directly affected thereby may apply for a rehearing of this decision. A request for a rehearing must be filed in writing with the Zoning Board of Adjustment on or before Thursday, June 13, 2019, and must fully specify all grounds on which the rehearing is requested. (N.H. RSA 677:2)

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 — Case Continued

The hearing on the application by Pamela and Peter Clemens for a special exception under section 6.6.1 of the Wilton Zoning Ordinance and for variances to sections 5.3.1(f), 6.6.1(a), and 6.6.1(e) has been continued to Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Courtroom.

Minutes of the hearing

Sunday, May 19, 2019 — Site Visit

The Town of Wilton Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at 602 Isaac Frye Highway to hold a site visit.

The site visit is a continuation of the public hearing on the case, and is open to the public. Its purpose is to assist the Board members and other interested parties to become familiar with the property involved in the application. Board members and other interested parties may, through the Board chairperson, ask questions about, and the applicant may point out, site details pertaining to the application, such as boundaries, contours, proposed buffers, driveways, etc. No other testimony will be taken, and no other discussion should occur.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 — Continuation

The hearing on the application by Pamela and Peter Clemens for a special exception under section 6.6.1 of the Wilton Zoning Ordinance and for variances to sections 5.3.1(f), 6.6.1(a), and 6.6.1(e) has been continued to Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Courtroom. If granted, the special exception would allow the use of the house and barn on Lots C–79 and C–83, 602 Isaac Frye Highway, for Tea Party events and Tea gifts; and the variances would permit more parking than would otherwise be allowed for these uses, and waive the requirements that home occupations not be evident from the road and be clearly subordinate and secondary to the primary use of the property as a residence.

Minutes of the hearing

Monday, June 3, 2019 — Decision

The application by Pamela and Peter Clemens for a special exception under section 6.6.1 of the Wilton Zoning Ordinance and for variances to sections 5.3.1(f), 6.6.1(a), and 6.6.1(e) of the Ordinance has been granted. The special exception will permit “Tea Party Events,” as described below, as a home occupation on Lot C–79, 602 Isaac Frye Highway, and the variances will permit more parking than would otherwise be allowed for a home occupation and waive the requirements that home occupations not be evident from the road and be clearly subordinate and secondary to the primary use of the property as a residence.

CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL:

Description of the Proposed Use:
Events such as High Tea, Vintage Fashion Show Tea, and bridal and baby showers.
Hours and frequency:
Events will take place between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Thursday through Monday. No more than ten events, with a combined duration of no more than 30 hours, will occur in any Thursday-to-Monday period.
Attendance:
No more than 35 guests may attend any event. Attendance is by reservation only. Any guests in the Bed-and-Breakfast in the house will count against the attendance limit, even if they do not participate in the event.
Location:
The events will take place within and on the porches of the main house. Photo opportunities, and elopement ceremonies of no more than six participants, may take place on the grounds. Guests are free to enjoy the grounds.
Parking:
No more than 17 parking spaces, located behind the house, as shown on the plan in the case file. The parking area will be finished with crushed stone. Guest parking only in the designated parking spaces. No parking on the street or in the front yard.
Alcohol:
Wine and beer may be served to event guests, subject to applicable state regulations. Alcohol may not be taken outside the house and porches. No alcohol may be brought onto the premises by event guests. The owners will be responsible for enforcing these rules, up to expelling violators or involving the police if necessary.
Music:
A pianist, harpist, or similar acoustic musician, or electronic equivalent (small portable music player) is allowed. No amplified music allowed.
Trash:
Trash is handled by a weekly pick-up service. No dumpster.
Signage:
One sign is allowed, subject to the requirements of the Wilton Sign Ordinance pertaining to the General Residence and Agricultural District.
Sanitary facilities:
Bathrooms meeting applicable codes are to be provided in the house. Portable toilets are not allowed.
Employees:
No more than two non-family employees, including contractors, are allowed on the property.

This decision will not be effective until a copy has been filed with the deed to the property in the Hillsborough County Registry of Deeds.

Note that the proposed use is subject to all applicable state and local laws and regulations, which may impose restrictions stricter than those imposed by this decision.

This decision shall expire if the construction or use permitted by it has not begun by Thursday, June 3, 2021. (Wilton Zoning Ordinance section 17.4)

The selectmen, any party to the action or proceedings, or any person directly affected thereby may apply for a rehearing of this decision. A request for a rehearing must be filed in writing with the Zoning Board of Adjustment on or before Wednesday, July 3, 2019, and must fully specify all grounds on which the rehearing is requested. (N.H. RSA 677:2)