December 10, 2008 Minutes

TOWN OF UNION

 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

 

MINUTES OF HEARING DECEMBER 10, 2008

 

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: William Scranton, Arthur Murdock, Eric Emhoff, Charles Sweetland and Chairperson, James Smith.

 

The hearing was called to order at 7:40 p.m.  The chairperson read the notice as it appeared in the Hartford Courant.

 

The purpose of the hearing is to consider the request of Sara Gonzalez for a variance of Section 4.01.03(h) to construct a garage 35 feet from the side property line for her property located at 23 Szych Road.

 

Ms. Gonzalez introduced Mr. Merrick Birdeaux and indicated that she would like him to assist her in presenting the application.

 

The Board members reviewed the plot plan.  Mr. Scranton asked about the location of the waterline.  The placement of the house on the lot, the location of the leach field and the location and size of the proposed garage were discussed.

 

Board members asked about the proximity to a nearby wetland.  The possibility of constructing the garage on piers or of using a retaining was discussed.

 

Eric Emhoff moved to accept the application for a variance and allow a side yard of 35 feet.  Motion seconded and carried.

 

The hardship was stated as the location of the well and septic system on the lot.

 

Arthur Murdock moved to adjourn the hearing.  Motion seconded and carried.  Hearing adjourned 8:20 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Carol A. Berner

Recording Secretary