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Zoning Board of Appeals Record of Vote 02/32/2017
RECORD OF VOTE
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS - REGULAR MEETING
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017
MEZZANINE CONFERENCE ROOM
MEMORIAL TOWN HALL, 52 LYME STREET
OLD LYME, CT - 7:00 P.M.

Present and voting were J. McQuade, Chairman, M. Stone, Secretary, N. Hutchinson, K. Kotzan, K. Conniff     Present:  M. Hartmann, alternate, Kim Barrows, CZET  Absent: H. Plaut, alternate

Case 17-02C – Julie Zyla and Michael Bednarz, 98 Hillcrest Road

A Motion was made by Mary Stone, seconded by Karen Conniff, to GRANT the necessary variances to demolish existing structure and construct a single family home with code compliant foundation, stair, modified roof, new deck and DEEP-compliant additions, as per plans submitted.  The structure is located partially in the 50’ Coastal Resource setback.  The Coastal Site Plan Review Application is approved as well because it is consistent with all applicable coastal policies and includes all reasonable measures to mitigate adverse impacts.  No further discussion and a vote was taken.  In favor:  J. McQuade, K. Kotzan, K. Conniff, M. Stone, N. Hutchinson   Opposed:  None   Abstaining:  None  The Motion passed unanimously.  5-0-0

Reasons for granting:
  • The number of bedrooms is being reduced from 4 to 3.
  • Non-conformities in side setbacks will be slightly reduced.
All new additions will be code-compliant.
Site permeability will be slightly increased.
Appearance from the water will be improved.

Case 17-03 – 280 Shore Road LLC, 280 Shore Road

A Motion was made by Karen Conniff, seconded by Nancy Hutchinson, to GRANT the two (2) requested variances to allow parking as required by the Old Lyme Zoning Regulations and variances for the landscaping strip adjacent to the street and location of parking adjacent to both Portland Avenue and Shore Road. No further discussion and a vote was taken.  In favor:  J. McQuade, K. Kotzan, K. Conniff, M. Stone, N. Hutchinson   Opposed:  None   Abstaining:  None  The Motion passed unanimously.  5-0-0

Reasons for granting:
  • A 20-foot strip of state-owned right-of-way separates the parking lot from Route 156 (Shore Road). The area provides a buffer.
  • A reasonable compromise has been made between creating the optimum number of parking places and the limitations of the site.
  • The owners’ representative has stated that the owners will work with the Town of Old Lyme’s Sound View Commission.
                                                                                                
Regular Meeting

        a) New Business –  Referral from the Old Lyme Planning Commission with                                                modifications to the Plan of Conservation and Development
                                           regarding nonconforming structures in special flood hazard areas

                            – Election of Officers    

A Motion was made by K. Kotzan, seconded by N. Hutchinson to nominate the following slate of officers:  Judy McQuade, Chairman, Mary Stone, Vice Chairman and Kip Kotzan, Secretary.  Nominations closed.  No further discussion and a vote was taken.  In favor:  J. McQuade, K. Kotzan, K. Conniff, M. Stone, N. Hutchinson   Opposed:  None   Abstaining:  None  The Motion passed unanimously.  5-0-0

A Motion was made by K. Kotzan, seconded by N. Hutchinson to elect the slate of officers as nominated:  Judy McQuade, Chairman, Mary Stone, Vice Chairman and Kip Kotzan, Secretary.  No discussion and a vote was taken.  In favor:  J. McQuade, K. Kotzan, K. Conniff, M. Stone, N. Hutchinson  Opposed:  None   Abstaining:  None  The Motion passed unanimously.  5-0-0

        b) Old Business
        
        c) Minutes –   ZBA Regular Meeting January 17, 2017

A Motion was made by Kip Kotzan, seconded by Karen Conniff, to approve the minutes of the January 17, 2017 Regular Meeting with the following corrections: Page, Marisa Hartmann’s name was misspelled and Page 4, top line, should read “right-of-way.” No discussion and a vote was taken.  In favor:  J. McQuade, K. Kotzan, K. Conniff, M. Stone, N. Hutchinson  Opposed:  None   Abstaining:  None  The Motion passed unanimously.  5-0-0
                      
        d) Correspondence and Announcements

Adjournment  

A Motion was made by K. Kotzan, seconded by N. Hutchinson to adjourn the February 21, 2017 Regular Meeting. No further discussion and a vote was taken.  In favor:  J. McQuade, K. Kotzan, M. Stone, K. Conniff, N. Hutchinson   Opposed:  None   Abstaining:  None   The motion passed unanimously. 5-0-0  The meeting adjourned at 9:24 p.m.


THE NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED ZBA MEETING WILL BE
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017 AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE MEZZANINE CONFERENCE ROOM



 
 
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