Town of Frye Island

Minutes of Meeting of July 23, 1999

  1. MEMBERS PRESENT:  Barbara Aranyi, Bruce Nisula, and Robert Roberts.

  2. OTHERS PRESENT:  None  

  3. LOCATION:  Frye Island Community Center

  4. CALL TO ORDER:  The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

  5. PRIOR MINUTES:  The draft minutes of the 6/25/99 meeting were reviewed. A motion was made and seconded to approve the Minutes of Meeting of June 25, 1999.  Unanimously approved.

  6. OLD BUSINESS:   1)  The Chairman requested that henceforth the Chairperson’s name be typed at the signature line of “Notice of Variance Decision.”  2)  A modification (addition of  “Town of Frye Island” to the signature line, as requested by the Cumberland Register of Deeds) of Form 3 (draft dated 7/23/99) was discussed.  A motion was made and seconded to approve Form 3, entitled “Certificate of Variance Approval,” as modified.  Unanimously approved.  3)  The problems posed by incomplete applications were discussed.  The Chairman offered to contact the Code Enforcement officer regarding having all applications completed before posting of notices.


1.     Variance Appeal submitted by Robert and Barbara Hannah of Lot 1631.  The Chairman announced that a postponement had been requested by the applicant.

2.     Setbacks for Sheds.  During a meeting with the Planning board, the Chairman became aware that they were considering possible changes to the setback dimensions in the Land Use Ordinance.  He was told that sheds no larger than 100 square feet don’t require a building permit, but must conform to the zoning Ordinances.  The Chairman notified the Members that they as citizens have the right to communicate their individual opinions to the Planning Board, and encouraged them to do so.  The Board of Appeals shall decline to make a recommendation.


 1)  Future Meeting Dates as follows:

August 20, 1999
September 24, 1999
October 8, 1999

            2) The Chairman reported that he had received a letter to the Board requesting that the variance granted to Rita Stansfield of Lot 1621 on 6/25/99 be recorded.  The Secretary noted that the variance had been recorded on July 2, 1999.  The Chairman will reply to the requestor.

 I.  ADJOURNMENT:  A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 PM. Unanimously approved.

 Above Minutes approved at Meeting of August 20, 1999.

 Respectfully submitted,

 Bruce C. Nisula
Secretary, Board of Appeals