Vol. IV No. 12 6/15/2023
Key Takeaways from the Zoning Board of Appeals, May 23, 2023
Chair Tom Schuler called the meeting to order. There was one agenda item. Under consideration was an appeal by Jeffery and Amy Grossman. Work they contemplated on a nonconforming lot at 9 Mahkeenac was denied by the Building Inspector.
ZBA made a site visit, and then the Chair consulted Town Counsel. The determination was that there were two parts to the appeal.
1. According to TC, ZBA did not have jurisdiction over a request for expansion/alteration of the structure on a nonconforming lot. TC referred the Grossmans to the Select Board (SB).
2. ZBA did have jurisdiction over an increase in the lot coverage if more than 10% allowed by the zoning bylaw.
The Chair advised Grossman's to withdraw without prejudice their appeal to ZBA. Appeal to the SB and if the SB allows the extension/alteration, then return to ZBA for second part.
The Grossmans withdrew their appeal.
Photo: Lionel Delevingne