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Zoning Board of Adjustment

The membership of the Zoning Board of Adjustment is as follows: Sharon Monahan ('22), Chair; Peggy Leedberg ('23), Vice-Chair; Loretta Laurenitis ('21); Peter LaRoche ('23), Don Selby ('21).  Alternates: Jim Van Valkenberg ('23)

The regular members of the ZBA are elected by the voters at Town Meeting; the alternates are appointed by the regular members. The term of all members is three years.

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
JOB DESCRIPTION

A Board of Adjustment is required by state statute to be established once a town has adopted a zoning ordinance.  It is a fundamental tenet of zoning that once an ordinance has been adopted, some property owners will be disadvantaged by certain provisions.  The job of the ZBA, therefore, is to grant relief from the strict terms of the zoning ordinance, by deciding applications on four specific areas: (1) appeals of administrative decisions; (2) grant variances; (3) grant special exception uses; and (4) grant equitable waivers from dimensional requirements.

The ZBA meets via ZOOM the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All past approved minutes can be found on the next tab over. For the most recent approved minutes, go here. Please view the website calendar for all upcoming Board meetings. Notices and agendas will be attached within the calendar. These are also posted on the information boards within the Town House and the Town Library.

ZBA Application As of 11/2017

ZBA Rules of Procedure As of 4/06/2015

Zoning Board Handbook
2021 ZBA Meeting Schedule

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