Zoning Board of Appeals


The Zoning Board of Appeals is part of the Office of Development & Inspectional Services
  Click HERE to contact Desiree Edmonds, Department Assistant.


Duties and Responsibilities
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) reviews applications for Special Permits, Variances, and certain Appeals.
The ZBA reviews Special Permit applications for the following:

  • non-conforming uses and structures
  • signs
  • uses allowed by Special Permit in the R1, R2, SA, I, and BI-A districts (except where specifically delegated to the Planning Board)
  • Two-Family & Multi-Family proposals in the RIB district
  • Wireless Communications Facilities (Cell Towers)
  • Water Resource Protection Overlay Special Permits
  • Private Kennels (except in BR-1)
  • Establishments Serving Alcoholic Beverages & Light Manufacturing in the BR-1 District

All other Special Permits are issued by the Planning Board (click here for Planning for Planning Board applications & instructions)

Members of tthe Zoning Board are appointed by the Board of Selectmen for 5 year terms.

Board Members

NameTitleTerm

Vaughn Hathaway

Chair

2018

James Reinke

Vice Chair

2018

David Orth

Clerk

2020

Jim Buckley

Member

2021

Mary Moore

Member

2022

Richard Johnston

Alternate

2019

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