From: Larry Holmes
To: M. Sharra; S.Walker
To the ZBA, Planning, Building, Code Enforcement and the Selectmen:
November 2, 2012
In regards to the hearing for a variance due to hardship for the fireworks storage at the Lawrence property. Correct me if I am wrong, but a hardship would seem to be if there were no other alternatives for the person applying for it? As I have previously mentioned I can see many other viable alternatives and I am willing to take it a step further...
I have a three plus acre parcel of land off of Fairground road. The trees have already been cut and it would not take much to clear it, level it and put in an access driveway where these storage containers could be stored. This land is not near any houses, office or workers and there is a pond there for emergency water. It would be the same road that they would use if they were to store it where they are asking to, so I do not see that the Lawrence's would have an issue with the traffic since they already are willing to accept it. The property is hidden behind the tree lines and cannot be seen from the main road. I would stipulate that they put up a fence and lights. They could even go as far as hiring security to patrol the area (I'm sure that Gene Parks would do it for a reasonable price). And I would donate all of the rent to the Winchester schools to use for their athletic and music departments for the next three years...