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Friday, November 14, 2008

Zoning Board of Appeal shorts, November 6

At its November 6 meeting, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) renewed a special permit for a horse stable on Fiske Street, granted a variance for construction of a carport, and held a pre-application meeting regarding a variance for a home renovation.

164 Fiske Street. The board heard a request for renewal of a special permit under Carlisle Zoning Bylaw to operate a stable/horse boarding business. Bonnie Jacobellis, owner of the business, outlined current and planned improvements at the property. A paddock has been added and another will be added soon, the property will be surrounded by fencing with a gate across the driveway and spruce trees will be planted along the property line to provide increased screening. Several abutters were present, and after lengthy discussion, the board approved the request with changes to several of the existing conditions.

One change made by the ZBA is to lower the number of horses which may be boarded at the property. The applicant will now be allowed to board up to a maximum of four horses instead of five, not including horses owned by Jacobellis.

Horse trailers may enter and leave the property between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. throughout the year. Boarders who plan to use trailers outside of these hours must inform the Carlisle Building Inspector. This will allow the inspector to monitor usage. Previously, during the school year, shorter hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends were allowed.

Horseback riding will be allowed in the front field; however, no lessons may be given and no lights may be used in that location. The front field had previously been used for grazing only.

Condition 18, which did not allow horseback riders to use the driveway to access Fiske Street, will now be removed. Riders may now use the driveway.

A new condition was added to address abutter concerns about removal of manure from the property. Manure must now be removed during regular business days and hours. Trucks used to transport the manure must be secure, with the tailgate closed and the top covered, to minimize spillage.

According to ZBA chair Ed Rolfe, all other conditions will remain in effect and all conditions will be revisited in one year.

313 East Riding Drive. The board heard a request for a variance under zoning bylaw 4.3.2 for construction of a carport within the 40-foot setback from a property boundary. Albert Innamorati, the owner of the property, plans to construct an 18-foot by 12-foot carport at the end of his 140-foot driveway. According to drawings provided by the owner, the carport will be 24 feet from the property boundary at its nearest point. After discussion, the board approved the variance with the following conditions: the construction must be in conformance with the plot plan provided and the variance is for this particular carport. Future replacement of the carport would require a new variance.

48 Wolf Rock Road. The board held a pre-application meeting with Kent Gonzales, owner of the property, who may build a combination detached garage and rec room on his property. The proposed location of the garage would be within the 40-foot setback from a property boundary. The board explained that after hearing all of the evidence, it must determine that a petition has met a strict set of requirements before it can approve a request. Gonzales will return at a future meeting. ∆

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