GROTON -- The Zoning Board of Appeals voted to approve a plan by 68 West Main St. resident Darcy Schultz to erect a carport alongside her home on condition that she also include a gutter that would collect runoff directing it into a trench that was to run the length of the structure.

The condition was made to address the concern of a neighbor about possible flooding of her property from the concentrated runoff from the roof of the carport.

The board's approval was needed because the 1114-square-foot carport would be attached to a home that is already nonconforming due to setbacks.

The board also voted Oct. 30 to approve a plan by Brian Zagarites, owner of a home at 192 Hollis St., for the removal of an existing screen porch and rebuilding it around the corner of the house.

Although the home is nonconforming due to front setbacks, movement of the porch would not have increased the nonconformity.

However, a new policy by the building inspector to send any changes to nonconforming lots to the ZBA for review and approval forced Zagarites to apply for a variance.

-- Pierre Comtois