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Zoning Board of Appeals Record of Vote 07/18/2017
RECORD OF VOTE
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS - REGULAR MEETING
TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
MEZZANINE CONFERENCE ROOM
MEMORIAL TOWN HALL, 52 LYME STREET
OLD LYME, CT - 7:00 P.M.

I.      Call to Order

II.     Roll Call

Present:  J. McQuade, M. Stone, N. Hutchinson, K. Kotzan, K. Conniff, M. Hartmann, alternate   
Also Present:  Keith Rosenfeld, Land Use Coordinator, Stephanie Mickle and Daniel Montano
Seated: J. McQuade, M. Stone, N. Hutchinson, K. Kotzan and M. Hartmann, alternate   
Absent:  H. Plaut, alternate

III.    Continued Public Hearing:

Case 17-04 – Mary A. Murphy Trust, 23 New Britain Road, requests variances to
construct a 228+/- s.f. addition to the rear of the structure to include an indoor shower
and laundry room.  The Public Hearing closed this evening.
        
IV.     Open Voting Session:

Case 17-04 – Mary A. Murphy Trust, 23 New Britain Road

A Motion was made by M. Stone, seconded by M. Hartmann to GRANT w/a condition the requested variance to increase total floor area to construct a 163 s.f. addition to the rear of the structure which will include an indoor shower and laundry room as shown on the plans submitted dated 13, July 2017 (Exhibit A and B) prepared by Point One Architects.  The condition is the removal of the changing rooms on the side of the garage.  

Reasons for granting: The plan accommodates its three purposes in the minimum square footage:
the rear exit to the house, the laundry facilities and ADA compliant bathroom with indoor shower.  No further discussion and a vote was taken.  In favor:  J. McQuade, M. Stone, N. Hutchinson, K. Kotzan, M. Hartmann   Opposed:  None   Abstaining:  None  The Motion passed unanimously.  5-0-0

V.      Regular Meeting

        a) New Business

A Motion was made M. Stone, and seconded by K. Kotzan, to amend the agenda to add:  Discussion of the July 13, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes.  (This motion was made
at the beginning of the meeting, but is placed here per order on the agenda).  No further
discussion and a vote was taken.  In favor:  J. McQuade, M. Stone, N. Hutchinson, K. Kotzan, M. Hartmann   Opposed:  None   Abstaining:  None  The Motion passed unanimously.  5-0-0

        b) Old Business - None
        
        c) Minutes –   ZBA Regular Meeting May 16, 2017

A Motion was made by M. Stone, seconded by M. Hartmann to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2017 Regular Meeting with the following corrections:  

  • Under Case 17-04 – Mary Murphy Trust, 23 New Britain Road, Page 1, 3rd paragraph:
Ms. Stone stated that she drove by the house and saw the nice patio in the rear; she questions how the addition would affect the rear of the property.  Mr. Murphy states that the deck is not attached to the house, and sits on cement slabs piers.  He indicated that his builder believes they can pick it up and slide it down.  Mr. Murphy stated that the outdoor shower will be removed.  Mr. Rosenfeld stated that moving the patio is not part of the current plan application, and the addition is proposed to take up the space of the patio.  If there were a proposal to move the patio as a next step, it would need to be permitted and would be dealt with separately, and considered in relation to coverage issues.  He indicated that he does not want the applicant or the board to assume that the patio will be moved as part of this application just be moved slightly.   The applicant reiterated that it is not a patio, it is a deck.  Ms. Hutchinson and Ms. Hartmann referred to a photograph and agreed it looked like a deck.  Mr Rosenfeld stated that whether it is a deck or a terrace, it should not be assumed that it can be moved.  He indicated that it will have to be evaluated.

  • Page 2, 2nd paragraph:
The Board reviewed hand-drawn sketches of the proposed addition, not to scale.  The applicant submitted photographs of the existing structures for the record.

  • Page 2, 4th  paragraph:
There were was questions regarding the required variance for the side set back.  While no site plan was submitted, one of the hand drawings as the plans shows the addition within 3 feet of to the property line, which would require a 9 foot variance, not 6 feet as noted in the application.  After a little discussion it was agreed by all that a 9 foot variance is required.

  • Page 2, addition following 7th paragraph:
The Board noted that the current application provided very limited information to allow a thorough review, and stated more detailed drawings, to scale and with elevations, would be helpful.

No further discussion and a vote was taken.  In favor:  J. McQuade, M. Stone, N. Hutchinson, M. Hartmann   Opposed:  None   Abstaining:  None  The Motion passed.  4-0-0

VI.     Adjournment

A Motion was made by J. McQuade, seconded by M. Stone to adjourn the July 18, 2017 Regular Meeting. No further discussion and a vote was taken.  In favor:  J. McQuade, M. Stone, N. Hutchinson, K. Kotzan, M. Hartmann   Opposed:  None   Abstaining:  None  The Motion passed unanimously.  5-0-0 Time adjourned 8:15 p.m.



THERE IS NO AUGUST MEETING OF THE ZBA
THE NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED ZBA MEETING WILL BE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE
MEZZANINE CONFERENCE ROOM


 
 
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