CHESTER – During the Chester Board of Selectmen’s July 13 meeting, Jerome Gesel, the owner of the Center Scoop Ice Cream Shop, was expected to clear up some issues brought to the board’s attention by Building Inspector Myrick Bunker which showed that Gesel and his ice cream shop are not in compliance with town zoning ordinances and regulations.
At the board’s July 6 meeting, Gesel claimed that he had a valid certificate of occupancy for his ice cream shop and didn’t need to go before the Planning Board or get a variance. He said the certificate of occupancy had been provided to him by the previous building inspector. The board asked him to produce his valid permit of occupancy, but he refused. He said he would produce it if the board gave him a letter in exchange that would put the matter to rest.
In response, the board told him that if he has a valid certificate of occupancy, the whole situation would go away. He was asked to come to the next meeting on Thursday, July 13, and provide the town with a copy of the certificate for its records.