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Zoning variance granted to Greenfield’s Allrose Farm



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:1AM

Greenfield’s Allrose Farm will no longer require a police presence at their events.

The town’s zoning board approved a variance to remove the restriction, according to a notice of decision from ZBA chairman Gil Morris dated April 30.

The board met on April 30 to discuss and approve the variance to a previous variance, according to draft meeting minutes on the town’s website.

The zoning board originally granted a variance to owners Nicole and Nathan Lechman on Aug. 1, 2018 to change the number of events held and the number of guests allowed at each event according to meeting minutes.

During that meeting, the owners said they would agree to have a police presence at every event between 100 and 125 attendees.

The Planning Board approved in 2016 to allow the East Road farmhouse as a wedding venue. The deliberations took nearly a year.

The zoning board had previously ruled against the farmhouse being used as a wedding venue in August 2015, but the planning board granted permission in December that year to use the venue as a bed and breakfast.

The decision to remove police presence was made contingent upon the requirement of having someone at the venue trained in crowd management for any event over 100 people.

Nathan Lechman provided proof that he had such training, according to the minutes.

Nicholas Handy can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or nhandy@ledgertranscript.com.