Town of Halifax, Vermont


December 10, 2008 

Call to Order 

      The December 10, 2008 meeting of the Halifax Zoning Board of Adjustment was held in the Multi-purpose Room of the Elementary School at 246 Branch Road, West Halifax, Vermont. The purpose of this meeting was to conduct a public hearing on the request by Honora Winery & Vineyard for Conditional Use and Site Plan Approval which had been remanded by the Environmental Court for consideration by the appropriate municipal panel. 

      The meeting was called to order at 7:04 PM by Frank Maltese, Chair. Other Board members present were Howard Alboum, Alan Dacey, Norman Fajans, Brian McNeice, Christina Moore, Paul Placentino, William Pusey, and Craig Stone. Phyllis Evanuk (ZBA secretary) was also present.  

      Persons who participated in the ZBA hearing by “offering, through oral or written testimony, evidence or a statement of concern related to the subject of the proceeding” [pursuant to 24 VSA 4471(a)] were: Attorney Christopher Callahan, John Robohm, James P. Angus, Vanessa Wheadon, Charlene Martynowski, Jan Nelson, Chris Estep, Margaret Bartenhagen, Paul Taylor, Chum Sumner, Rose Alboum, Robert Crosby, Marilyn Allen, Earl Holtz, Joanna Robohm, and Marilyn Parkhurst. 

      Patricia Farrington and Lorraine Muha were in attendance to present this request by Patricia & Harry Farrington for Honora Winery & Vineyard for Conditional Use and Site Plan Approval to allow conversion of an existing barn to an event center and to develop related site changes at 1950 Collins Road, Tax Map #cln.1950. 

      After hearing testimony from interested persons and testimony from the Applicants, the Board acknowledged there was a need for further evidence and review. 


       The public hearing was recessed, to be continued on December 17, 2008 at 7:00 PM. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Phyllis H. Evanuk