Dustin Dwyer says his family opens up their private home to paying guests a few times a month.
Doing so, Dwyer told the Sangerfield Zoning Board of Appeals recently, makes it a Home Occupancy business.
Sangerfield Codes Officer Dan Ford said Dwyer’s home on Tyler Road, marketed as Tyler Manor, is a commercial business that needs a Special Use Permit. An SUP would allow the town to put restrictions and requirements on the business.
During a virtual 30-minute discussion with Dwyer, his lawyer Jay Williams, and ZBA members, Dwyer answered a number of questions asked by ZBA members to figure out where Tyler Manor falls. No decision was made, and the next step is a public hearing at 7 p.m. May 26 conducted virtually.
Dwyer told the Board that Tyler Manor has two or three events a month from Memorial Day through Labor Day, with some exceptions outside of that time frame. Most events, he said, last two to four hours.
Tyler Manor can be rented for private events inside in the dining room...