NORWAY — The Planning Board will make a site visit to Norway Lake after the new year to see if it’s possible to move a cottage in order to possibly rebuild it.

Gary Crowell, who represented the owners of a house at 23 Dinsmore Way — Erick Bourbon and Pamela Booden — met with the Planning Board on Thursday night to discuss the plan.

planning_board121613Crowell said the owners’ cottage, which is 47 feet away from the lake, needs to be rebuilt because the floor structure and framing are problematic, and the owner wants to put a full basement under the house.

With setback requirements that may require the building be moved not only back, but also to the side, Chairman Dennis Gray said it would be best if the board conducted a site walk to determine what was feasible.

Crowell said there is no proposed new building plan yet, he was simply asking questions to find out what’s possible.

“There are a lot of things to correct, and the basement is just the beginning,” he said.


In other business, the board approved an application by Kristie Knapp to open a health care clinic in the LeClerc Building at 38 Main St. where a previous clinic had been located.

Board members also met with Ed Michaud, owner of Mallard Mart, to determine if there is a way to enclose a structure that holds the store’s dumpster and bottle crates.

Because the structure is close to an adjoining building, the board said it is not sure it can be done. They have asked building inspector Joelle Corey-Whitman to meet with him.

The Planning Board also approved a belated building permit for the Norway Recreation Department for a picnic table shelter that was constructed last summer at Lake Pennesseewassee Park.

Although the department got a building permit from the Code Enforcement Officer two years ago, it apparently had expired by the time the building was constructed. The permit had a two-year window.

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