Members of the Zoning Board of Appeals are appointed by the Board of Selectmen and consist of 3 full members and 3 associate members, each with 3 year terms.
Each member is assigned a case on a rotating basis. Membership can be very time consuming if many applications for appeals are pending. Extra meetings are then required and some outside work is necessary.
The Zoning Board of Appeals holds public hearings to determine the granting of variances, special permits, and appeals of the Zoning Enforcement Officer's decisions. This board is also the granting authority for Comprehensive Permits.