Zoning Board of Adjustment

Over the last 60 years our town has grown from less than 300 to more than 1300 residents. As a result, it was recognized that good planning was needed to channel growth in an orderly, sage and logical manner. Part of this process involved the creation of a zoning ordinance.

Because a zoning ordinance cannot anticipate every land use question, an appeals mechanism was also created - the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA). The ZBA is an independent, quasi-judicial body, empowered by state status and our zoning ordinance. The ZBA hears applications requesting relief from the Ordinance (variances and equitable waivers). The ZBA may also approve certain uses of land (special exceptions) and hear appeals of administrative decisions made by the Selectmen.

The Board has 5 members that you elect and alternate members that the Board appoints.

Board Members

Name Title
Susan Chiarella Chair
Bryan O'Day Vice-Chair
Peter Abair Member
Justin Hastings Member
Cody Patten Member
James Bednar Alternate
Tanner Jacques Alternate
Poul Heilmann Alternate
Janet Roberts Recording Secretary