Zoning Board of Appeals
Zoning Board of Appeals - Agenda for 3.15.23
NOTICE OF MEETING
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Salem Zoning Board of Appeals’ will be held on March 15, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.
**Via remote participation**
This is in accordance with Chapter 107 of the Act of 2022.
Peter Copelas, Chair
Every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so on matters not requiring a public hearing, we will post on the City of Salem’s website an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.
Individuals may participate remotely in the meeting via a remote participation platform called Zoom. Members of the public and/or parties with a right and/or requirement to attend this meeting may access the remote participation meeting through any one of the following ways:
Attending the Virtual Public Meeting:
- Go to Website link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83964128644?pwd=cTNlTlFic2pKNWlOZnV3dW9yb1loUT09 Or, go to the website link https://zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID #839 6412 8644 followed by meeting password 011324 if directed to do so on screen.
- Dial toll-free phone number 877-853-5257. When prompted enter meeting ID #839 6412 8644 followed by meeting password 011324 if directed. Those calling in will not have access to the direct video feed of the meeting, but can follow along with the project materials available for download at Salem.com/ZBA
- Watch the meeting live on Salem Access Television Chanel 22.
- Project materials are available for download at (https://tinyurl.com/SalemZBA)
Providing Public Comment During the Meeting:
Members of the public attending this meeting virtually will be allowed to make comments during the portion of the hearing designated for each agenda item. Members of the public will be asked to use the virtual “Raise Hand” function in Zoom to indicate that they would like to provide comment.
- Dial *9 on your phone’s dial pad to raise your hand if you are using the toll-free number.
- Click the “Raise Hand” button if you are using the Zoom application on your computer or phone.
For each agenda item, the moderator will identify attendees with raised hands by their screenname or the last 3 digits of their telephone number and will then unmute them. The moderator will then request that the attendee unmute their device to provide their full name, address, and comment for the record.
The moderator will go down the list of attendees in the order presented by the Zoom application. The attendee list is ordered so that phone numbers are first, followed by an alphabetical list of the screen names of attendees accessing Zoom through a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Anyone that speaks about an issue unrelated to the agenda items will be immediately muted.
Providing Public Comment Before the Meeting:
Members of the public can alternatively email their comment before the start of the meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Familiarizing Yourself with Zoom:
We encourage members of the public to install and familiarize themselves with Zoom in advance of the meeting.
If you plan on providing public comments and are logging into this meeting via the Zoom application, please test your speakers and microphone ahead of time. If we have trouble hearing you when you speak, we will move on to the next person and try to return to you later in the list. If this happens, we recommend that you call the toll-free number to access the meeting and provide your comment.
The Zoom meeting will open 15 minutes before the start of the meeting to allow participants to connect and practice with the audio and raise hand functions.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these challenging circumstances.
- ROLL CALL
- Location: 1 Purchase Street (R1 Zoning District)
Applicant: Ezekiel Holt
Description: The petition of EZEKIEL HOLT at 1 PURCHASE STREET (Map 15, Lot 139) (R1 Zoning District), for a Special Permit per Section 3.3.5 Nonconforming Single- and Two-Family Residential Structures of the Salem Zoning Ordinance to build a new, second egress with a porch for the first-floor unit. The proposed change will permit petitioner to restrict access to the basement from the first-floor unit and to specifically make it a part of the second unit.
- Location: 11 ½ Hardy Street (R2, B1 Zoning Districts)
Applicant: Lori A. Pattison
Description: The petition of LORI A. PATTISON at 11 ½ HARDY STREET (Map 41, Lot 30) (R2, B1 Zoning Districts) for a special permit per Section 3.3.3 Nonconforming Structures of the Salem Zoning Ordinance to alter and to enlarge the residential use of a nonconforming structure by restoring and using the third (3rd) floor unit. Petitioner is also seeking variances from section 4.1 Dimensional Requirements for lot area per dwelling unit where 1,423 sq. ft is proposed/3,500 sq. ft required. In addition, a variance per section 5.1.1 – 5.1.8 Off-Street Parking.
- Location: 31 Bertuccio Avenue (R1 Zoning District)
Applicant: Dean Boucher
Description: The petition of DEAN BOUCHER at 31 BERTUCCIO AVENUE (Map 24, Lot 104) (R1 Zoning District) for a variance per Section 4.1.1 Dimensional Requirements of the Salem Zoning Ordinance to build a sixteen by forty sq. foot (16”x40”) two story single family residence .The relief will be from minimum lot area. Petitioner is seeking to construct on a lot size of two thousand nine hundred thirteen (2,913) sq. feet/Where fifteen thousand sq. feet (15,000) is required. In addition, relief requested is to build into the left side setback at four (4) feet and into the right-side setback at nine (9) feet/ Where ten (10) feet is required. The rear yard setback would be five (5) feet/ Where thirty (30) feet is required.
IV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
V. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
Persons requiring auxiliary aids and services for effective communication such as sign language interpreter, an assistive listening device, or print material in digital format or a reasonable modification in programs, services, policies, or activities, may contact the City of Salem ADA Coordinator as soon as possible and no less than two (2) business days before the meeting, program, or event.
This agenda is subject to change.