Zoning laws keep Addison officials busy

ADDISON — Addison planners continued to make headway in their major effort to update the town’s zoning laws. They hope to have a finished draft for a public hearing by November, according to September minutes.
In September issues the planning commission looked into were whether to retain the 12-room maximum currently allowed for town bed-and-breakfasts, and “possible regulations for (1) acre lots” along Routes 22A and 17 West “for businesses and residential development.” According to meeting minutes, planners “may decide to change it to a 2-acre” minimum.
Planners in September and the selectboard in October both discussed the town’s website. Planners in September said they would meet with webmaster Lisa Rowell in October, and that they wanted to “build a better communication system with Lisa and the website.”
Oct. 9 selectboard minutes indicated the board had heard from planning chairman Frank Galgano that he hoped the board would give Rowell permission to meet with the commission, and the selectboard said any concerns regarding the website “should go through the selectboard.”
In October, the selectboard also discussed a meeting of board member Joy Pouliot and road foreman Bryan Nolan with the Tri-Town Water board to discuss maintenance of Tri-Town Road. In September, Nolan told the selectboard Addison is “spending more money than the town is receiving” from the water board to maintain the road. In October, Nolan pegged the cost at about $3,600 a year.
The selectboard agreed to maintain the road for another year for $3,000, except for a “paved apron portion,” which according to Oct. 9 minutes “needs attention.” The most recent agreement between Addison and the Tri-Town board was for three years.
On Aug. 14, Nolan told the selectboard that a recent theft of about 10 signs and posts cost the town roughly $700. At that meeting, the board also asked the Addison County Sheriff’s Department to increase patrols on Lake Street during commuting hours.
The following real estate sales were recorded this year in Addison through Oct. 18:
•  Feb. 2: Robert and Doris Field to Mark Field and Linda Dalton, camp at 100 Fisher Point Road South, $57,175.
•  April 12: Allen Olsson Addison House LLC to Robert T. DeGraaf, home on 1.75 acres at 5018 Route 22A, $195,000.
•  March 2: Creative Engineering LLC to Daryl and Susan Tribou, 40.83 acres on Valley View Drive, $67,239.08.
•  March 13: Jonathan and Mary Ann Connor to Vermont Land Trust et al., development rights on 87.07-acre farm on Nortontown Road, $99,160.
•  April 5: Kenneth and Phyllis Severson to Anthony and Mary Kinson, camp at 820 Tri-Town Road, $197,500.
•  April 9: Petrusich/Phillips Trust to Vaughn Watson and George Mendoza, home at 1682 Route 17, $395,000.
•  April 23: Jane Mace to Susan Lenz and Dean McCormick, 4 acres on 194 Burgey Farm Road, $440,000.
•  May 25: Thomas and Wendy Miller to Matthew and Amy Hayden, camp at 396 Stillmeadow Lane, $257,500.
•  May 17: Kevin and Karen Quinn to Retriever Trust, 10.12 acres at 3783 Lake St., $95,400.
•  June 1: Patricia Davies to Joshua and Jennifer Richmond, home on 10.1 acres at 7228 Weybridge Road, $340,000.
•  July 13: Lee McGinley to Douglas and Julia Zehner, home at 1240 Mountain Road, $384,000.
•  Aug. 1: Nor-Dic Farm to Richard and Linda Thurber, 29 acres with shed on Lake Street, $93,000.
•  Aug. 1: Richard and Linda Thurber to Nor-Dic Farm, 34.13 acres on Goodrich Corners Road, $93,000.
•  July 30: Gale Hurd to Timothy and Amey Ryan, camp at 52 Fisher Point Road South, $172,500.
•  Aug. 13: James and Louise Parkinson to Kilby-Harrison LLC, 234 acres at 7950 Route 22A, $585,000.
•  Aug. 17: Mark and Jacqueline Bienvenue to Matthew Bodette and Mary Donovan, home on 6.53 acres at 341 Whitney Creek Road, $233,000.
•  Aug. 27: Lois Fauser estate to Nicole Burgos, 5.31 acres on Algonquin Drive, $72,400.
•  Sept. 12: G.D. and Paula Birdsall to William Snell and Christine Thomas-Snell, home on 0.42 acre at 482 Stillmeadow Lane, $232,500.

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