ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Dedham Town Hall, Dedham, MA
W.M. Salter, DVM - Special Permit for veterinary clinic.
John R. Aplin - retaining wall
Board/Committee members in attendance
Pat Maguire, Gregory Jacobson, James McGrail, Scott Steeves and Jason Mammone were in attendance. Jason Nokes and Jessica Porter were not in attendance.
W.M. Salter, DMV - requesting a special permit for a veterinary clinic. Peter Zahka, attorney in Dedham, represented Dr. Salter in asking that he be allowed to relocate his veterinary clinic from 918 Providence Highway near the former Chili’s to 600 Providence Highway at Papa Gino’s marketplace.
There was discussion by the Board and residence regarding keeping the parking lot clean from animal waste and soundproofing. Dr. Salter explained the pet owners are expected to clean up after their pets but his staff does go out to check the parking lot to ensure it is clean. A condition of his lease is to soundproof the space to ensure animal sounds do not disturb other businesses.
The motion was passed as long as the sound proofing is consistent with the lease.
John R. Aplin - special permit for a retaining wall. Peter Zahka, attorney in Dedham, explained that the ZBA granted Aplin a permit for a six foot retaining wall and they were returning to ask for a nine foot wall. There was discussion by the Board and a resident about the wall height throughout the property.
It was noted that part of the wall was on another property and those property owners were not listed on the permit. A letter was shown to the Board from the property owners explaining they approved the wall but it was felt that both Aplin and the property owners should be listed. The matter was continued to the next meeting on February 21.
Meeting minutes from December 13, 2017 were approved.
Adjourned at 7:50pm.
Community Notes taken by Allison Staton.
Keywords: Providence Highway, Retaining Wall
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