Planning Commission, 2021, Town Agendas & Minutes|


AUGUST 18, 2021

Ms. Ellis, Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  In attendance were Commission members Owen Bailey, Darell Craig, Anthony D’Elia and John Hutchison, Kees de Mooy (Zoning Administrator), Jennifer Mulligan (Town Clerk) and guests.


Ms. Ellis asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the July 16, 2021 Planning Commission meeting.  Mr. D’Elia moved to approve the minutes of the meeting, was s seconded by Mr. Hutchison and carried unanimously. 


Mr. Bill Crowding (surveyor) was present for the application.  He said that Roy Mears bought the three (3) properties in 2005 and gave the history of the properties, which have always been separate parcels.  He said that in 2013, 709 High Street was sold.  The other 2 lots are on the market and a potential buyer for 707 High Street is looking to adjust the lot by giving it an additional 16’ in depth.  709 High Street will also acquire 16’ in depth.  The building to the back on Poplar will be demolished before a house is built.  This change in depth will allow the High Street properties to remain in line with one another and the maple tree to stay in place.  Mr. de Mooy stated that this will also bring the non-conforming lots closer to compliance.

Mr. Craig asked how long the back building on Poplar had been there.  Mr. Crowding stated that it was at least 65 years old with asbestos sheet siding and in poor condition.  There is a 3’ required setback for a new house or the builder would likely have to get a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals before a new structure was built.

Mr. Hutchison moved to approve the lot-line as submitted, was seconded by Mr. D’Elia and carried unanimously.

LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT – 207 S. Water Street

Mr. Bill Crowding (surveyor) was present for the application and stated that the Town acquired the Marina property in 3 separate parcels and wanted to combine the lots into one parcel, eliminating the interior lines.  Mr. Crowding explained that the properties are located on the Marina property where the old metal boat building was, the new Cerino Center and the dog-leg around 98 Cannon Street.

Mr. D’Elia moved to approve the lot line adjustment as presented, was seconded by Mr. Hutchison and carried unanimously.

There being no further business, Mr. Bailey moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m., was seconded by Mr. Hutchison and carried unanimously.

Submitted by:                                                             Approved by:

Jennifer Mulligan                                                       Morgan Ellis

Town Clerk                                                                 Chair

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