Applications scheduled, and a hearing postponed

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 7:15am

The New Shoreham Zoning Board of Review held a brief, procedural meeting on Wednesday, March 28. Three new applications and a public hearing were on the agenda.

The hearing, on a variance application by Jonathan Wallen and Katheryn Anastos to construct an addition to a building on Center Road (Plat 18, Lot 60), was continued to the next regular Zoning Board meeting on April 25 at the applicants' request.


Alexander and Karen Taylor want to expand a single-family dwelling on a lot on West Side Road (Plat 15, Lot 30-1) that already contains two single-family dwellings. In fact, as Zoning Board Chair Elizabeth Connor noted, reading from the application, the property has “a house, a cottage, a 'Captain's Cottage,' a new barn and a stone garage” – at least one of which is a “non-conforming” structure, according to Zoning Ordinance Section 113. The Taylors need a Special Use Permit for the work, which will require them to obtain favorable advisories from the Conservation Commission and the Planning Board; some of the other items on the permit's checklist may be waived or are still pending. A public hearing was set for the regular meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 23.

Rosalie O’Brien Kivlehan has applied for a variance from the dimensional standards in Zoning Ordinance Section 306(C) to allow the building of a single-family dwelling near The Sullivan House on Indian Head Neck (Plat 5, Lot 61-2) in the Residential A zone. The application was scheduled for public hearing at the April 25 meeting.

Also scheduled for hearing on April 25 was Kevin Brannon's application for a zoning variance to allow expansion of a single-family dwelling on a Lakeside Drive lot with two single-family dwellings, and also allow expansion of a shed (Plat 11, Lot 44). Brannon is seeking variances regarding both non-conforming uses and dimensional standards.

Brannon’s hearing will go forward, Connor said, subject to receiving a certificate from the Town's Building and Zoning Official, Marc Tillson, stating that the dwelling to be enlarged is a legal two-family house.