Zoning Board of Appeals

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ZBA Decisions


Members Position Term Expiration
John J. McNicholas Chair  2021
William McNiff Member  2023
Michael W. Whitcher Member  2022
Charles H. Peck Associate Member  2021
Jared Spinelli Associate Member  2021
Jared Gustavson Associate Member  2021

Overview

Members

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.

Responsibilities

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.

Zoning Bylaw

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.


ZBA Application & Rules and Regulations: HERE

Effective 1/1/21: Legal Notice Billing Agreement Form

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 Town Planner 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. 

Public Hearing Protocols

Information for applicants, abutters, and other interested parties. 

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Projects Under Review:

January 13, 2021

57 Pound Street

24 Tubwreck Drive

February 10, 2021

No Applications

March 10, 2021

10 Earle Kerr Road

Medfield Meadows, Hennery Way

April14, 2021

14 Cole Drive

49 Elm Street

May 12, 2021

428-438 Main Street

99-101 North Street

49 Elm Street (revised Well Protection District Line)

June 9, 2021

no applications received

July 14, 2021

37 Janes Avenue

Aura, 50 Peter Kristof Way (Mod)

Medfield Meadows (Gate Mod)

August 6, 2021

Medfield Meadows (Gate Mod)

August 11, 2021

9 Spruce Way

10 Indian Hill Road

September 8, 2021

October 13, 2021

November 10, 2021

December 8, 2021