DRB acts quickly on agenda items

By Carol Casey

Although the agenda for the Jan. 2 meeting of the Development Review Board (DRB) included seven applications, the Board meeting was relatively brief.  Two of the items were withdrawn prior to the meeting at the request of the applicants, and two were continued to the Board’s next meeting on Jan. 16. One matter was continued at the request of the applicant, while the other was continued at the request of the DRB until further information could be obtained.  That application concerned expansion of a non-complying structure in the Lakeshore Overlay District at the home of Steve and Lisa Arms at 86 General Greene Road. The DRB asked Courtney Synowiec, the DRB Administrator, to research precedents to determine if the DRB had permitted further expansion into the Lakeshore Overlay District and asked the applicants to provide information as to whether the proposed expansion would, in fact, encroach farther into the required 100-foot setback from the lake.

Two items the Board dealt with concerned appeals filed by Anthony Handy regarding permits issued to Don and Cheryl Appe at 4279 Harbor Road for vegetation and cutting and excavation and fill.  At its previous meeting, the DRB had suggested that the two parties negotiate their differences, and that process is ongoing. The Board stated that the appeals were too vague to be upheld, denied them, and encouraged the parties to reach an agreement on their own.

The DRB did approve a request from The Automaster to allow construction vehicles to be parked temporarily on the site of the old Harbor Hideaway while the property is being improved.

The next meeting of the DRB will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7 pm in the Municipal Center.

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