Appeals board OKs ‘vacation rental’
BY LYNN MELLIS WORTHINGTON REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN
|Appeals board OKs ‘vacation rental’KENT, CT ñ 08 November 2011 – 110811LMW03 ñ The Zoning Board of Appeals decided Tuesday that Guy Mauri who owns this property at 52 Kent Cornwall Road has the right to rent it out as a boarding house, and reversed a cease-and-desist order placed on the owner by the Planning and Zoning Commission in August. Lynn Mellis Worthington Republican-American|
KENT — The Zoning Board of Appeals reversed the Planning and Zoning Commission’s cease and desist order Tuesday against a property owner renting out his converted barn.
Guy Mauri, who owns a 4.3 acre property on Route 7, contested the order issued in August that prohibited him from renting out his converted barn as a commercial venture. ZBA decided that if he limited the number to six people sleeping overnight and applied for a permit to run a boarding house that it was permissible as a short-term rental. Mauri has been operating The Spirit Horse Farm as a rental property since July 2010.
Chairman Anthony F. DiPentima said the ZBA was going to serve like an appellate court to “determine whether Planning and Zoning accurately interpreted the regulations.”