CHARLOTTE - Charlotte's Town Board recently held a public hearing on a new law to amend the Charlotte Zoning Law. The board unanimously passed the measure.
Town attorney William Duncanson, who drafted the law, said he patterned the law on the Town of Gerry's zoning law. He said, "This gives the building inspector a little more discretion and that is a good thing."
A section concerning established front yards was added to the Town of Charlotte Zoning Law. It reads:
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Town attorney William Duncanson drafted a new law to amend the Town of Charlotte Zoning Law.
"In an existing neighborhood where structures are not set back from the right-of-way the distance specified by this law, it shall be determined by the Building Inspector what appropriate setback will be permitted by new construction or by alterations to existing structures in order to aesthetically blend with existing adjacent structures. The varied setback will be based on the average of the setbacks of the two adjacent structures minus up to five feet. Any variation requested which is in greater variation than that permitted by this rule will require an Area Variance.
There was no debate on the topic.
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