Block Island Times

Numbers don’t add up for Hayes application

Richard Hayes and his Connecticut company, B.I. Harborview Partners II, LLC., are still working through the zoning application process to build an addition onto his property on Corn Neck Road (Plat 4, Lot 2a). The application had made it to the decision stage on September 22, and things looked favorable.“Do you foresee any hiccups?” Chair of the Zoning Board of Review Kate Butcher told the board she was asked this question by the applicant prior to the meeting.“This is my only hiccup here, but (the application) needs to be accurate,” Butcher told the board during the discussion phase of the motion to approve.The application is seeking a variance to demolish the existing kitchen on the historic home formerly owned by Miss Mary Tinker, and construct a new addition. Hayes was unable to attend the meeting and had conveyed to Butcher his apology for not being there when he asked if she foresaw any problems with his application’s final step.“We should have caught these things,” Butcher told the board. “But he should have submitted a clear application.”The issue came up when Member Judith Cyronak was writing the decision for the board to approve at the meeting on September 22.

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