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July 23, 2014
          July 23, 2014
                               TOWN HALL – 250 MAIN STREET
                                                            6:30 P.M.

Present:        Richard Surrette, Chair 
Peter Van Dyke, Associate Member
                Arthur Wells, Associate Member
Lynn Miller, Secretary

Absent: Chris Senecal, Vice-Chair
                Paul Kirrane, Associate Member  
                        Robert Paulsen, Member
        Opening of meeting by the Chairman:    
                Richard Surrette opened the meeting at 6:30 pm.

Acceptance of Minutes:     The Board did not vote on the minutes of April 24, 2014. Minutes will be put on for review at the next meeting.

The Board of Appeals will be referred to as the “Board”.

Public Hearings:

6:30 p.m.

Flora Pacek, 5 Anthony Drive, is seeking a side setback Variance to construct a 12’ x 24’ addition to existing home with a one car garage below.  

Voting members: Richard Surrette, Arthur Wells, Peter Van Dyke

Flora Pacek & her boyfriend were present. Ben Pacek, son of Flora Pacek was also present.
Mrs. Pacek wants to make it more livable.  There are 3 bedrooms. She wants to make bedroom bigger.  Three people living there, Mrs. Pacek, her boyfriend and her son. They have 3 SUV vehicles in driveway.   

Abutters present:

Carol Mackey, 3 Anthony Drive, lives to the left of Mrs. Pacek’s house. She is not in favor of the addition.  Concerned how it will affect the water runoff and it would be a privacy issue.  

Tim Nahrwold, 149 Pommogussett Road, has been giving Mrs. Pacek advice.  

Chuck Patterson, Campbell Street, is the brother of Carol Mackey.  He stated that if Carol Mackey had decided to put a deck on, it would be very close to Mrs. Pacek’s addition.

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John Chasse, 7 Anthony Drive, he just wanted to see if anything might happen on his side of the house.  Lives on the other side of Mrs. Pacek.

Mrs. Pacek’s contractor was present. He spoke to the Board about a retaining wall.

Mr. Surrette closed the meeting for discussion from the public.  

Mr. Van Dyke does not feel that there is a hardship present.  Mr. Wells agreed.  Mr. Wells feels there may be other options for Mrs. Pacek.  Mr. Surrette stated he was concerned about encroachment.
The Board reviewed the memo from the Board of Health, dated July 14, 2014.  They had no concerns at this time.  

After discussion, Mrs. Pacek had decided to withdraw her application for this Variance.  The withdrawal letter has been filed with the Town Clerk’s office.

Correspondence: none


   Next scheduled meeting:        Not scheduled at this time                         

   Bills:  none

New Business: none

Old Business:    

Adjournment:   Peter Van Dyke motioned to adjourn. Richard Surrette seconded. Vote was unanimous. Meeting adjourned at 7:22 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, Lynn Miller, Administrative Assistant

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