Barrington ZBA rejects neighbors’ appeal to block burial of airport’s new fuel tank

By Christopher McDermott

GREAT BARRINGTON — The Walter J. Koladza Airport will not have to face any new regulations over its installation of a new 20,000-gallon, double-walled, underground fuel tank, after the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals denied 4 – 1 an appeal by airport neighbors.

Attorneys Tad Heuer and Richard Dohoney representing appellates Marc Fasteau, Anne Fredericks and Joe Krummel argued that the airport should have to go to the select board for a special permit according to regulations relating to the airport being over a protected water supply. The town’s select board themselves had voted 4 – 1 at its March 26 meeting to endorse the town building inspector and zoning enforcement officer Edwin May’s decision that this special permit was not necessary.

There was no dispute of the facts in question, and the issues that the two sides argued over were purely legal.

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