ZBA Closed For The Holidays

With only one public hearing scheduled before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals conducted business on November 19. The applicant Dwight Smith of Wakefield would not have to wait until after the New Year to learn the disposition of his request.

Represented by David Davignon of N. Douglas Schneider & Associates of Mattapoisett, Smith’s application was for a Special Permit to recognize and allow set-backs from pre-1973, when zoning bylaws were modified. Smith plans to build an 8-foot by 21-foot addition to property located at 6 Winwood Way. The original home was constructed in 1949, Davignon said.

Director of Inspectional Services Andy Bobola told the board members that the request was a “very simple application regarding set-backs on one side.”

It took less than ten minutes from beginning to end for the application to receive a unanimous vote.

Historically, the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals does not meet in December. With that in mind, the ZBA members elected to hold a November meeting for the one agenda item rather than postponing the Smith hearing until January.

The next meeting of the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals is scheduled for January 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the Mattapoisett Town Hall conference room, pending receipt of applications.

By Marilou Newell


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