Parcel May be Conveyed

The July 21 meeting of the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals zipped right along on this night, metering out approvals and other requests in quick succession.

            David Davignon of Schneider, Davignon & Leone, Inc. represented John Penta of Watertown with his Variance request to convey an 807-square-foot triangular piece to an abutting neighbor. Davignon said the conveyance would not make either lot less or more nonconforming than they currently are but that this would give the abutter more space for a backyard. Davignon also said that an Approval Not Required filing was the next step with the Planning Board. The Variance was unanimously approved.

            Rory Hammond, 1 Brierpatch Lane, filed a Special Permit application seeking approval to construct an oversize garage, a request he first filed with the Building Department. Hammond said that Mattapoisett Building Inspector David Riquinha had denied his application for a building permit based on the size of the proposed garage, which would be 300-square feet larger than what the Zoning Bylaw allows, thus the need for a Special Permit.

            Zoning Board member Tony Tranfaglia said he visited the site and that although the garage would be oversized, such requests had been approved in the past. In this case, he noted that the new garage structure would be mostly hidden from neighboring properties and considers the proposal a valid solution for storage of lawn and boat equipment currently out in the open. The Special Permit was unanimously approved.

            Summer Street Builders, 13 Beach Road, filed a Special Permit seeking approval to replace a roof on an existing residence to create more living space on the second floor. The home was constructed in 1939 and has received conditioning from the Conservation Commission. The plan does not increase the historic footprint of the home. The permit was unanimously approved.

            An application filed by Terrance Granahan for a Variance on property described as Plot 14B, Lot 12, 0 Dupont Drive, was withdrawn without prejudice as Granahan researches ways to meet current zoning regulations for a buildable lot.

            The next meeting of the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals was not scheduled upon adjournment.

Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals

By Marilou Newell

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