Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals is a quasi-judicial body granted powers under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40A, Section 12. The function of the ZBA is to hear appeals of decisions rendered by the Building Commissioner, interpret unclear provisions in the zoning bylaw, and decide on applications by landowners to permit structures which vary from the zoning regulations.

  1. Members
  2. Meetings

Appointed Members & Terms

The Board of Appeals consists of five (5) members, with three (3) years each, one appointed in one year and two appointed in each of the next succeeding years, by the Town Manager. Two or more associate members may be appointed by the Town Manager (Reference M.G.L. chapter 40A). 

NamePositionTerm End
Mark BeglaneChair2023
Charles GrayVice-Chair2023
Brian HillClerk2022
Frances DeanBoard Member2025
Daniel PlotkinBoard Member2025
James Channing1 Year Associate2023
Vacant1 Year Associate2023