MEMBERS PRESENT: William Scranton, Arthur Murdock, Eric Emhoff, Charles Sweetland and Chairperson, James Smith.
The hearing was called to order at 7:40 p.m. The chairperson read the notice as it appeared in the Hartford Courant.
The purpose of the hearing is to consider the request of Sara Gonzalez for a variance of Section 4.01.03(h) to construct a garage 35 feet from the side property line for her property located at 23 Szych Road.
Ms. Gonzalez introduced Mr. Merrick Birdeaux and indicated that she would like him to assist her in presenting the application.
The Board members reviewed the plot plan. Mr. Scranton asked about the location of the waterline. The placement of the house on the lot, the location of the leach field and the location and size of the proposed garage were discussed.
Board members asked about the proximity to a nearby wetland. The possibility of constructing the garage on piers or of using a retaining was discussed.
Eric Emhoff moved to accept the application for a variance and allow a side yard of 35 feet. Motion seconded and carried.
The hardship was stated as the location of the well and septic system on the lot.
Arthur Murdock moved to adjourn the hearing. Motion seconded and carried. Hearing adjourned 8:20 p.m.
Carol A. Berner
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Union was the last town to be settled east of the Connecticut River, largely because of its rough terrain and poor soil. In 1633, John Oldham, an adventurer from Massachusetts, obtained specimens of black lead or graphite from the Indians. During the Revolutionary War Governor Trumbull tapped this valuable resource for use at cannon foundries. On July 1, 1720 the General Assembly sold 12,500 acres to 12 proprietors for 307 pounds, comprising the area that is now Union.