Zoning Board of Appeals

DPLM Hours


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


May 18, 2022


Click here for filing instructions and a list of application forms and checklists.

See below for the submission deadline schedule.

2022 ZBA Meeting Dates and Application Deadlines
Meeting Dates
Submission Deadline for 
Building Inspector Review 
Filing Deadline Location
Jun 9, 2022   May 2, 2022 See Agenda for Location
Jul 14, 2022 May 16, 2022 Jun 1, 2022 See Agenda for Location
Aug 11, 2022 Jun 15, 2022 Jul 5, 2022 See Agenda for Location
Sep 8, 2022 Jul 15, 2022 Aug 1, 2022 See Agenda for Location
Oct 13, 2022 Aug 15, 2022 Sep 1, 2022 See Agenda for Location
Nov 10, 2022 Sep 15, 2022 Oct 3, 2022 See Agenda for Location
Dec 8, 2022 Oct 17, 2022 Nov 1, 2022 See Agenda for Location

Board of Appeals Members

Members   Term Expires
James Smith Chair April 30, 2023
Elizabeth Akehurst-Moore Vice Chair April 30, 2024
Theo Kindermans Clerk April 30, 2025
Ravi Faiia Associate April 30, 2025
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.