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September 16, 2008

BOARD MEMBERS: Chairperson Neil Faiman; members Carol Roberts, and Joe Poisson; alternate members Eric Fowler and Andy Hoar.

AgendaCheryl A. Paro - variances

Faiman called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.

Minutes — August 19, 2008

Motion(Roberts/Hoar) To approve the 8/19/08 minutes as written. Three were in favor; Fowler and Poisson abstained.

Faiman stated that alternate board members Andy Hoar and Eric Fowler would be sitting as voting board members.

Case #9/9/08–1 — Cheryl A. Paro

Cheryl A. Paro has applied for variances to sections 17.1, 8.0.1(a), 8.1, and/or 8.5 of the Wilton Zoning Ordinance, to allow an addition to an existing manufactured home on Lot B–97, 317 Forest Road, in the Industrial District where residential uses are not permitted. Continued from September 9.

Ms. Paro explained that she wishes to add a 10’x60’ addition to the back of her 10’x60’ manufactured home. Her property is a little over 4 acres. The home sits about 25’-35’ from the front lot line and about 50’ from the north side lot line. She said the home has been there for 30 years. When the home was built the property was zoned residential.

Faiman said that the Industrial District setback requirements are 75’ from front lot line and 35’ from all other lot lines. Board members were satisfied that the home predates both the Industrial District use requirements and the setback requirements that are in effect that make it non-conforming.

Faiman summarized the facts of the case: The applicant has an existing, legal, non-conforming residential structure on an industrially-zoned lot. The request is to enlarge the structure without changing the use.

Poisson asked about the location of Stoney Brook. Ms. Paro said the brook is behind her home, toward the east. Google Maps showed it to be about 150’ away.

Motion(Roberts/Poisson) To grant the requested variances to permit the addition of a single- story 10x60 foot addition at the back of the existing 10x60 foot manufactured home as seen from Forest Road, which will be at least 35’ from any side or rear lot line, provided that the resulting structure does not come under the restrictions of Chapter 10 (Floodplain Conservation District) of the ordinance. All were in favor.
Motion(Roberts/Fowler) to adjourn. All were in favor.

The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

Submitted by Diane Nilsson

Posted September 22, 2008