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Welcome to the Town of Chilmark, MA
Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes 01/27/16

Present for the Board of Appeals and attending the meeting were Russell Maloney, Chairman,    Chris Murphy, Todd Christy, Wendy Weldon, Allison Burger and Chuck Hodgkinson.  Also attending were George Crawford, David Leibman and Julie Kantrowitz.  Allen Healy and Frank LoRusso were absent.     

Mr. Maloney opened the meeting at 5:00 PM and appointed Alternate member Todd Christy as a voting member for the evening’s agenda.  

GEORGE CRAWFORD FOR DAVID LEIBMAN AND JULIE KANTROWITZ;       Article 6 Section 6.6; 34 Chilmark Rd.; Map 1 Lot 14:  The Board introduced themselves and welcomed Mr. Leibman and Ms. Kantrowitz to Chilmark and said how much they appreciate having property owners attend their hearings.  Mr. Maloney proceeded to open the public hearing at 5:05 PM and read the bylaw aloud.  Mr. Crawford reviewed the elevations and site plan for building a single-family residence and detached garage in locations that do not meet the minimum 50-foot setback distance from the west lot line.  Both structures will be approximately 25 feet from the lot line.  He explained setback relief is being sought because the topography of the building envelope drops off steeply to the east.  Also, the perk tests for the septic system determined the septic location which further dictated the house siting to meet the Board of Health required setback distances.  He added the proposed pool is not a part of this hearing and said the owners will return when the bylaw regulations allow.

Chuck H. read the required letters of consent from two abutters whose lot lines are within 100 feet of the proposed structures.  Mr. Murphy said he visited the site earlier and did not see any reason why the proposal should not be approved.  With no further comment from the public a motion was made to close the hearing at 5:13 PM.  The motion was seconded and unanimously approved.  A subsequent motion was made to approve the site plan dated 11/5/15 as presented.  The motion was seconded and with no further discussion passed unanimously with five in favor.
ADMINISTRATION:  The December 17, 2015 meeting minutes were reviewed and approved as presented by consensus.

The 2015 Annual Report was reviewed and unanimously approved as presented.

The next meeting will be February 24, 2016 @ 5:00 PM.

With no further business to conduct the meeting adjourned at 5:25 PM.  

Respectfully submitted by Chuck Hodgkinson, CAS.

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