By Beth David
The Fairhaven Zoning Board of Appeals approved three petitions at its meeting on Tuesday, 6/7, and continued three. The hearings for Ronald Oliveira to build homes at 27, 31 and 33 Charity Stevens Lane were continued to the July 5 meeting, at the request of the peititioner. The Conservation Commission needs to approve the petitions first, and they have not yet voted on them.
Thomas Haworth of 8 Day Street, appeared before the board asking for a special permit, required for a Home Occupation in the Building Trades.
Mr. Haworth told the board that he was a building contractor.
He said he had read the bylaw governing special permits for home occupation, and that all storage would be indoors.
No members of the public spoke on the petition and the board approved it unanimously.
In another matter, Daniel Reynolds of 154 Fir Street received permission to add to the house and shed. The house will be extended 18 feet on one side and will have a second floor added.
Although there was some discussion about the measurements on the plans adding up to more than the lot size, the board approved the plan.
The lot is 60 feet wide by 100 feet deep, the plans are 63×100.
Board members made suggestions on where they believed the error was.
Mr. Reynolds said he had no idea where the problem was.
“We don’t want it to hold you up,” said ZBA member Joseph Borelli, adding later, “It happens all the time.”
“So what do we do,” asked board member Peg Cook. “Do we just guess at it?”
“We go by the Assessor’s map,” said Building Commissioner Wayne Fostin.
“It’s just the mud room,” said Mr. Reynolds. “I can shorten it if it’s going to be an issue.”
No members of the public commented on the petition. The board approved the petition “as amended.”
The board also approved, unanimously, a petition by Heather Sparks for a special permit to raise livestock on a property under five acres. Ms. Sparks was not at the meeting and attempts to call her were unsuccessful.
Chairperson Peter DeTerra told the board that Ms. Sparks wanted permission to have four chickens.
The board approved the request.
The meeting was not covered by the Government Access channel.
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