Zoning Board of Appeals

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Edward E. Kivari Jr. (Email Edward E. Kivari Jr.)ChairmanJune 2021
Mark J. Albano
June 2022
Charles A. Pelouze
June 2021
Jamil EyvazzadehAssociateJune 2023
Betsy JohnsenAssociateJune 2022


The Zoning Board of Appeals is a five-member board appointed by the Board of Selectmen for staggered three-year terms consisting of three full members and two associate members. The Board also works closely with and relies upon Zoning Enforcement Officer John J Walsh Jr to enforce the Zoning By-Law.

The purpose of the Board of Appeals is to hear and decide petitions for variances from the terms of the Zoning By-Law with respect to particular land or structures, but not to include variances for use; to hear and decide applications for special permits upon which the Board is empowered to act under the By-Law; to hear and decide appeals from any person seeking enforcement action under the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 40A (the State Zoning Act); and to issue comprehensive permits for low- and moderate-income housing authorized by M.G.L. Chapter 40B.

To file an application for a variance and/or special permit and schedule a meeting before the Board, please contact John Pearsall,Planning Director.