Zoning Board of Appeals
1. Please make contact with the Building Commissioner for review of your zoning relief request, Section 6 Findings Worksheet to determine if any nonconformities exist and if any preexisting nonconformities are being extended, or new nonconformities are being created.
2. Please contact the Director of Land Use and Planning for information on the meeting schedule and agenda availability
3. Please contact the Board of Health for stormwater review as early in the process as possible if your project meets the following criteria:
The construction, extension, or alteration of any subdivision or of any structure or project requiring site plan approval, or a special permit in the Flood Plain, Watershed Protection, or Aquifer Protection Districts.
Getting a stormwater approval from the Board of Health before ZBA will reduce duplication of consultant review fees.
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|John J. McNicholas||Chair||2024|
|Michael W. Whitcher||Member||2025|
|Kristine Barton||Associate Member||2023|
|Jared Spinelli||Associate Member||2023|
|Jared Gustafson||Associate Member||2023|
The Board of Appeals for Zoning (ZBA), as defined by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A, consists of three members and three associate members, who participate in hearings if regular members are absent. One member is appointed by the Selectmen annually for a three-year term.
The Board of Appeals reviews questions which concern the Zoning Bylaws. A property owner denied a permit or wishing to contest a decision of the Building Inspector may bring an appeal to the Board. A public hearing is held at which abutters and/or other interested parties may speak on the issue. Decisions of the ZBA are final unless the petitioner takes the matter to the Superior Court. The Building Inspector has authority to enforce decisions of the Board of Appeals.
The Zoning Bylaw of the Town, in many instances, states that a certain usage of land or a building is permitted within a given zoned area "with the approval of the Board of Appeals." Under certain conditions a resident may operate a business from home with the approval of the Board of Appeals.
Public Hearing Protocols
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Projects Under Review:
January 11, 2023
February 8, 2023
March 8, 2023
March 15, 2023
April 12, 2023
45 Pleasant Street (hold)
May 10, 2023
June 14, 2023
August 9th, 2023
September 13th, 2023
October 11th, 2023
6 Belknap Rd (cont'd)
November 8th, 2023
6 Belknap Rd (cont'd)
18 No Meadows (Mother Anna's)
December 6th, 2023
18 No Meadows (Jing's Garden)