Meeting Minutes : Zoning Board of Adjustment – DRAFT

Zoning Board of Adjustment Members Present –Rick Conway – Vice Chairman, Clarence Greeno, Dan Adams and Jack Orvis.  ABSENT:     Stanley Markowski – Chairman, Nicholas Michael and Ed Keith, Jr.

Others Present –  Ted Gillien, Tharon Malay, Elizabeth Morgan, Baird Morgan, Bill Cook, Barb Lalancette, Steve Belcher, Tammy Hitchcock, Atty Gary Kupferer, Bev Broqe, Tom Browe, Alan Betts, Karen James, Lorrie Byrom, Kim Spensley, Keith Bishop, Beth Saradarian, Donna Wilson, Peter Wilson, Thomas Dutton, Jane Dutton, Lorraine Ryan, Denise Mahoney, Brian Hobbs, Bob Harnish, Rishi Connelly, Deb Reynolds, Alicia Malay, David Cooper, Jeff Biasuzzi – Zoning Administrator and Kelly Giard – Recording Secretary

R Conway, Vice Chairman, reconvened the Zoning Board of Adjustment at 7:00 PM.

Motion by C. Greeno and seconded by J. Orvis to approve the agenda with an amendment to “recess” and not “adjourn” the hearing.  Motion passed unanimously 4 – 0.

R. Conway stated that the applicant has submitted a complete binder with the information with regard to Permit 17-38.  This information is available at the Municipal Office during their regular business hours.  Additional copies of this information is available for purchase.

Tammy Hitchcock stated that she feels that the public deserves the same amount of time as the applicant to make any presentation to make both sides “fair”.  R. Conway stated that he feels that the Board is listening to all of the information that is being presented.  Atty Kupferer agreed that the Zoning Board of Adjustment has given all residents more than enough time to speak and they are impressed by everyone’s presentations.  Atty Kupferer stated that the binder was compiled at the request of the board to be sure that all of the information is in 1 place for the Deliberative Session discussion.  Betsey Morgan stated that the last presentation was very complete, however, at the end, all were tired and members of the public felt “short changed”.  Barb Lalancette stated that she fells that the public input is also important in the presentation and decision.  Steve Pilcher stated that there should be a recess if there are more people to present and speak.  R. Conway stated that he feels that Chairman Markowski has done a good job with the presentations and has requested the full board be present for the Deliberative Session discussion.

Bill Cook, resident at 264 Plains Road stated that he is not concerned with the building, however, he is concerned with the intersection.  R. Conway stated that this is considered testimony and testimony is not being received at this current meeting.  Testimony is welcome at the June 4 hearing.

Motion by D. Adams and seconded by C. Greeno to recess the hearing to June 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Lothrop Gym.  Motion approved unanimously.



Respectfully submitted

Kelly Giard, Recording Secretary


Following the seven day comment & review period by ZBA Members, the Chairman is duly authorized to approve these Minutes on behalf of the Zoning Board of Adjustment;


Approved this __________ day of May 2017 by:




Richard Conway, Vice Chair