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HDC approves multiple applications

A number of applications were considered at the most recent Historic District Commission meeting on Monday, Jan. 27:
Hotel Manisses constructing three-story addition
Blake Filippi, co-owner of the Hotel Manisses, was present for an application to construct a three-story addition on the existing basement at the Hotel Manisses, located on High Street.
The application was tabled for discussion until the next session, with the board citing the absence of both Chair Bill Penn and Vice Chair Martha Ball from the meeting. The other members wanted their presence during the discussion.
Filippi asked if there were any comments or feedback he could receive from the board on the application.
“It’s a huge project, therefore it deserves discussion,” said member Mike Ballard.
Replacing an outhouse with a garden shed
Resident John Spier presented his application to replace an outhouse with a garden shed and to add fencing at a single-family dwelling located at Calico Hill.
Spier brought in a letter from Marc Tillson, which detailed what structures currently exist on the property.
Spier discussed putting up a fence, to

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