Residents file petition against logging company

LITCHFIELD – After a lengthy discussion, the Zoning Board of Adjustment agreed Wednesday to accept an application by residents appealing a code enforcement decision that a logging business is allowed in a residential area.

Although the decision says the business is allowed, resident William Morin still needs Planning Board approval before he can move forward with his plans for a business that would turn logs into firewood. The business would be on Pinecrest Road.

Some zoning board members said their attorney advised them to table the application and wait until the Planning Board makes a ruling on the business’ site plan.

Some residents, however, said the group of neighbors had a right to appeal Code Enforcement Officer Roland Bergeron’s decision.

The board accepted the application and might hold a hearing on it next month.