Zoning Board of Adjustment
The membership of the Zoning Board of Adjustment is as follows: Chair: Sharon Monahan ('22), Vice Chair: Peggy Leedberg ('23), Loretta Laurenitis ('24); Peter LaRoche ('23), Don Selby ('24). Alternates: Jim Van Valkenberg ('23); Chris DiLoretto ('24)
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.
Board meetings are now live streamed to Comcast Channel 22 and U-Stream (here: https://video.ibm.com/channel/peterborough---our-town )
ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
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 8/2021
ZBA Rules of Procedure As of 3/5/2019