Zoning Board of Adjustment Public Notice
Please be advised that the Strafford Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM concerning the following two applications and any other business which may properly come before the Board. This meeting is scheduled as an Electronic Meeting due to COVID-19 in accordance with Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order #12. Please use the following link for remote access through the Google Meet platform: meet.google.com/iwk-zvef-yen, or phone +1 650-667-3192 PIN: 999834807.
Tobin Farwell, Farwell Engineering Services, is requesting a Variance to Article 1.4.1, Sections B and C and a Special Exception under Article 1.7.1 of the Zoning and Land Use Ordinances in order to allow the demolition of an existing non-conforming seasonal structure located on a non-conforming lot near the shore of Bow Lake and build a new home in a different location on the property, which is an expansion of use of a non-conforming property. Both the existing seasonal camp and the new proposed 2-story 2-bedroom structure come closer to the northerly side boundary than current ordinances require. The new home and deck would come within 14.7 feet of the northerly side boundary where up to a 40 foot setback would be required because the side boundary runs along a Right-of-Way accessing land to the rear. The new home would come within 22.0 feet of the southwesterly boundary, where 25 feet is currently required. Setbacks to wetlands and the Province Road would be met.
(Owners: Sharon St. Onge and Joseph Barrett, 970 Province Road, Tax Map 25, Lot 4)
Robert and Priscilla Wilcox are requesting a Variance to Article 1.4.4, Section 3 of the Zoning and Land Use Ordinances in order to construct a new 2-bedroom home near the shore of Bow Lake. The northwesterly side of the proposed new home would come within 9.9 feet to 12 feet of a wetland, which is up to 40.1 feet closer to a wetland than current ordinances require. The septic tank for the new home would come within 21.2 feet of the wetland and the septic system leach field would come within 56.3 feet of the wetland, which is up to 43.7 feet closer to a wetlands abutting surface waters than current ordinances require. (Lake Shore Drive, Tax Map 35, Lot 4)