Hotel duel continues

| 29 Sep 2011 | 08:15

    MILFORD - It appears that any one of the three possible options for locating a controversial kitchen vent at the renovated Hotel Fauchere is going to make someone very mad. Fauchere Attorney John “Duke” Schneider on Monday presented plans and drawings which owners Richard Snyder and Sean Strub plan to submit to the borough’s zoning hearing board and architectural review board. They were essentially the same concept, shielding the existing exposed vent with a trellis and landscaping, which the architectural review board turned down last month. “Are these the only alternatives you plan to present?” asked Borough Solicitor John Klemeyer, who was present at the last architectural review board session. Schneider said the Fauchere would be seeking a setback variance for the vent and argued that a variance would remain valid even if the vent were relocated. Klemeyer wasn’t so sure. “You need to decide what options are still in play,” he said. Snyder said the only other possible option was to go underground. “We’re not going to do that. There will be a fight over that,” Snyder warned. After the session, Snyder said putting the vent on the roof was not viable. “Using (Architectural Board Chair)Beth Kelley’s analogy of a tumor, putting it on the roof would be like a carbuncle on your nose,” he said.