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.
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).