Zoning Board of Appeals

Notice office open 2021


  • 7:00 p.m.
  • All meeting will be held remotely through Zoom until further notice. Please see agenda for Zoom meeting information.

Agendas, Minutes & Meeting Recordings

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Meeting recordings can be found on the Minuteman Media Network's YouTube page here:


Applications are due by noon on the first business day of a month for a meeting held in the following month. 
  • ex: A meeting held in March will have an application due date on the first business day in February.
Please include a digital copy of your application and all supporting documentation. 
  • Files can be emailed if size allows, or you can submit a cd or flash drive containing the documentation.
The Building Commissioner must review and sign the application before submission. 
  • Please plan to drop off your application and supporting documentation for review by the Building Commissioner at least 2 weeks prior to the submission deadline.
                    Meeting  Date       Application Submission Deadline  
Jan 14, 2021 Dec 1, 2020 Virtual Meeting - Please see agenda for Zoom info.
Feb 11, 2021 Jan 4, 2021 Virtual Meeting - Please see agenda for Zoom info.
Mar 11, 2021 Feb 1, 2021 Virtual Meeting - Please see agenda for Zoom info.
Apr 8, 2021 Mar 1, 2021 Virtual Meeting - Please see agenda for Zoom info.
May 20, 2021 Apr 1, 2021 Virtual Meeting - Please see agenda for Zoom info. (Rescheduled from May 13th.)
Jun 10, 2021 May 3, 2021 Virtual Meeting - Please see agenda for Zoom info.
Jul 8, 2021 Jun 1, 2021 TBD
Aug 12, 2021 Jul 1, 2021 TBD
Sep 9, 2021 Aug 2, 2021 TBD
Oct 14, 2021 Sep 1, 2021 TBD
Nov 18, 2021 Oct 1, 2021 TBD
Dec 9, 2021 Nov 1, 2021 TBD

Board of Appeals Members

Members   Term Expires
James Smith Chair April 30, 2023
Elizabeth Akehurst-Moore Vice Chair April 30, 2024
Theo Kindermans Clerk May 31, 2022
Ravi Faiia Associate May 31, 2022
Thomas Swaim Associate April 30, 2024

Board of Appeals Charge

The Board of Appeals consists of 3 members and 3 associate members, appointed for 3-year, staggered terms by the Select Board. Associate members serve on the Board when regular members are absent or cannot serve. The Board is established pursuant to the provisions of Mass General Law Ch. 40, Sec. 30, MGL Ch. 40A, Sec. 14 and MGL Ch. 41, Sec. 81Z and is designated as the Zoning Board of Appeals required by MGL Ch. 40A, Sec. 12. The Board acts on Variances and Special Permits as prescribed by the Zoning Bylaw and MGL Ch. 40A, Ch. 40B, and Section 81Y through 81BB of Ch. 41. The Board hears and decides appeals by any person aggrieved by an inability to obtain a permit or enforcement action from the Building Inspector.