Town of Otis, Massachusetts
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
May 2, 2016 APPROVED
Meeting held at Otis Town Hall
1 North Main Road, Otis, MA
7:00 pm – 7:15 pm
ZBA Members: (Present) Therese Gould, chair, Katherine Couch, Michael Ernst, Edward Partyka, Geoffrey Geane, Katherine Couch
ZBA Members: (Absent) James Kauffman, Al Hurley
Applicant(s): The Fei Family Irrevocable Trust, Deborah DeBiasio Trustee
Public Attendees: Douglas DeBiasio, for the Applicant
Agenda item #1 – Review and hear the Special permit application
Case # 2016-05-02 – The Fei Family Irrevocable Trust, Deborah DeBiasio Trustee
The property is shown on the Otis Assessor’s Map 17, Lot 39 located at South Gate Island Road, Otis, MA
Meeting at convened 7:00 pm.
Chairman Therese Gould read public notice. The applicant requests a Zoning By-Law Special Permit under Sec 3.3.1 of the Otis Zoning by-laws as to construct a one story 7’x10’ an entry porch within the required setbacks.
Introductions of the board members were made.
The legal notice of the hearing was published in the Berkshire Eagle on April 18, 2016, and April 25, 2016. The abutters and town boards were notified on April 11, 2016.
Douglas DeBiasio, for the Applicant, stated they would like to add a 7’x10’ entry porch onto the house. The addition would be in line with the current cottage. The addition is needed as a mudroom/ catchall.
Kathy Couch asked if the addition was being built on piers. Mr. DeBiasio answered that it would be on piers, no basement.
Pictures and drawing that were submitted along with the application. These were reviewed by the board members. No letters for or against the application were received,
Geoffrey Geane made a motion to accept the application for the special permit.
Michael Ernst seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.
Agenda item #2 –Update from Building Inspector, Larry Gould
Discussion: Larry Gould was not present
Agenda item #3 – Next meeting information
Discussion: Stempel, June 6, 2016, Kathy just received an email of the requested drawings. She will send out information once she receives the copies in the mail.
Agenda item #5– Mail
Discussion: The clerk, Kathy Couch, stated there is no mail.
Agenda item #6– Approve minutes from previous meeting
Discussion: All voted to accept the minutes as discussed and amended from the April 5, 2016, meeting.
Agenda item #7– Old/New business
Discussion: Annual Report: Terry and Kathy filed the report with the Selectmen’s secretary however it never made it into the Town Report.
Personnel Policy Amendment: Social Media: Copies were given to the board members in attendance.
Meeting adjourned at 7:16 pm
Katherine Couch, Clerk Board of Appeals