|VOTING BOARD:||Chairman Neil Faiman; members Steve Blanchard & Tom Mitchell; alternate members Joanna Eckstrom & Jim Tuttle.|
Chairman Faiman called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. and announced that Jan Grossman would be providing sign language translation. He also stated that all voting members with the exception of Mr. Tuttle have visited the site.Case # 5/12/93–1 HODGE
Herbert T. & Phoebe J. Hodge, Jr., Lot K–010 in the Residential/Agricultural District, requested a variance to the terms of Section 6.2.4 of the Wilton Zoning Ordinance to permit constriction of a garage (replacing an existing shed) 15 feet from the rear lot line.
Mr. Hodge explained that he wants to remove his existing tool shed and replace it with a 26' X 24' garage. The shed is presently 19' from the rear lot line. The garage would be 15' from the same lot line. Mr. Hodge’s lot is ½ acre in size and in order to site the garage 35' from all lot lines he would have to bring in fill and make a new access.
The Board felt that this garage was an update of a grandfathered building (the shed) and that the Board would simply be extending a non-conforming use in many ways. They also felt that this request was consistent with the character of the neighborhood which more resembles Residential than Residential/Agricultural, and in fact borders a Residential District.
Abutters Anna & Wayne Silva, Sr. stated that they had no objection to the Board granting the variance.
|MOTION:||Mr. Blanchard moved to approve the variance, seconded by Mr. Tuttle with all in favor.|
Mr. Faiman stated that the application was approved unanimously and the applicants will receive a written notice of approval from the Board within a few days. He also stated that the Selectmen, any party to the action or proceedings, or any person 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 June 1, 1993, and must fully specify all grounds on which the rehearing is requested.
The Board found the following reasons for approval:
|MOTION:||Ms. Eckstrom moved to accept the modifications to the reasons, seconded by Mr. Mitchell with all in favor.|
|MOTION:||Mr. Blanchard moved to approve the 4/14/93 minutes as written, seconded by Mr. Tuttle with all in favor.|
There was a motion to adjourn the meeting, duly seconded and passed with all in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 8 p.m.
Diane Nilsson, Clerk
Posted: May 18, 1993