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10/05/18 6:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Doug Matz said if applicants Greg and Virginia Anderson can’t complete requirements for their already installed pool and patio by July 1, he doesn’t want to see them back before his board again.

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Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Doug Matz said if applicants Greg and Virginia Anderson can’t complete requirements for their already installed pool and patio by July 1, he doesn’t want to see them back before his board again.

Residents whose neighbors are applying for area and use variances for their property will get 30 days advance notice of Zoning Board of Appeals public hearings rather than 10 days. (more…)

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03/28/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO James Welch has the go-ahead for variances necessary to adding a porch to his house and moving air conditioners from their present location to another location on his property.

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James Welch has the go-ahead for variances necessary to adding a porch to his house and moving air conditioners from their present location to another location on his property.

The Zoning Board of Appeals made short work in approving variances for Heights resident James Welch to make changes to his property at 2 Sylvan Place. (more…)

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05/23/16 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Doug Matz said if applicants Greg and Virginia Anderson can’t complete requirements for their already installed pool and patio by July 1, he doesn’t want to see them back before his board again.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Doug Matz said if applicants Greg and Virginia Anderson can’t complete requirements for their already installed pool and patio by July 1, he doesn’t want to see them back before his board again.

An increasing number of applicants whose projects land at the Zoning Board of Appeals only after property owners receive stop work orders are testing the patience of some ZBA members.

They’re tired, they said, of the attitude that it’s easier to take a slap on the wrist for proceeding illegally than to file proper applications for needed variances. (more…)

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03/29/16 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The deck of this house at 55 Shore Road was subject to a stop work order when it was determined that it failed to meet the required front lot 40-foot setback. That sent the project to the ZBA for a variance.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | The deck of this house at 55 Shore Road was subject to a stop work order when it was determined  it failed to meet the required front lot 40-foot setback. That sent the project to the ZBA for a variance.

The Shelter Island Zoning Board of Appeals is weighing an application to expand a front deck on a house at 55 Shore Road beyond what code allows. (more…)

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03/17/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Michael Ihne and his artist wife Susan seek a second story studio above a two-bay garage and the ZBA want a plan that would better meet codes.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Michael Ihne and his artist wife Susana at the March 16 ZBA work session. They are seeking a second story studio above a two-bay garage, but the ZBA wants a plan that would better meet codes.

Although it started out as a contentious encounter between an applicant and Zoning Board of Appeals member Phil DiOrio at the March 16 work session, the conversation led to a pathway that could open the door to agreement between both sides. (more…)