By Peter Calvert
Planning Board Sept 12th
Present: Planning Board: Bill Palmer chairing while Frank Winkler on vacation.
John Reynolds, Art Reed, Cricket Keys, Harlan Dye. Joanne Callahan, absent. Joanne Boerner, Clerk. Public: Cynthia Wright, Richard Liddle, Ron Boerner, Eric VanBenschoten, Al Mohr, Peter Calvert, Andes Gazette.
Richard Liddle proposes to sell 3 acres to George Dante that would adjoin 100 acres previously sold to Dante and have them combined into one piece of property. It met the board requirements and was sent to a Public Hearing of the Planning Board. It affects one neighbor who will be notified by certified mail. Will need approval by DelCo as it is in an AG district near Stevens Road.
Ron Boerner inquired whether Lower Main Street is zoned for Commercial Business. Churches, schools, libraries, family dwellings and minor home occupations are allowed. Home businesses may not place signage outside their homes and the Town allows 3 garage sales (up to 3 consecutive days each) per calendar year.
Al Mohr led a discussion of recent non-compliance to building codes for non-house structures placed on properties. Container trailers were mentioned and the requirement that a house exist or be in planning process in order to have a non-house structure on a property and that setbacks from neighbors and from roads need to be honored. The recent Transient Rental permitting regulations adopted by Andes were mentioned and Transient Rental owners were reminded that to continue to operate a Transient Rental they need to fill out and submit the permit application to the Town. ~