Feb 062013


Judy Smith-Morgan at the helm during Tuesday’s TP&Z meeting

Town Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting Tuesday Night Feb. 5. In Chairman Beau Clark’s absence, Judy Smith-Morgan presided over this meeting.

Commissioner Paul Kaplan asked for an update on the Vineyard on Route 34 where the seminary once stood.

Zoning Officer Paul Dinice reported that the land has been cleared and the new owners thus far have permission to plant grape vines. No further plans for the property have been revealed. But if it is to become a bed and breakfast place or wine tasting business the proposal must first come before the TP&Z for approval, yet that may take a few years until the plants are mature enough to produce usable fruit.

A proposal for a 1,190 sq ft Philippine restaurant in the former Tracy’s Tobacco Shop at 153 Boston Post Road was presented along with a special permit application for a waiver.

Even though the building once housed a cell phone store, then the Tobacco Shop and this application is for a restaurant it won’t require any physical changes to the building. A grease trap, which is necessary in any restaurant must be installed and the owner will do whatever the town requires.

The restaurant will be mostly take-out, but it will have two tables and four seats inside and no waitress service.

The presentation also showed very little change in parking and fire lane signs and stripes will be installed as required by the fire marshal.

The restaurant will be open 5 hours per day: for Lunch 11-1 and dinner 3-6.

The commission unanimously approved the waiver.


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