Board of Zoning Appeals

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The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) reviews land use issues, including proposed variances from the Town's Land Management Ordinance, special exception applications and appeals of decisions made by an administrative official.

The Board of Zoning Appeals shall hear and decide appeals when it is alleged that there is an error in an order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official in the administration or enforcement of the Land Management Ordinance, and to hear and decide on special exceptions and variances.


Member Name Seat Term Expires
Kathryn Bayless, Vice Chair At-Large June 2025
Steve DeSimone At-Large June 2025
David Fingerhut, Chair At-Large June 2024
Robert S. Johnson Architect June 2025
T. Peter Kristian At-Large June 2024
Michael Sackheim Attorney June 2024
Charles Walczak At-Large June 2023

Agendas, Minutes & Video

Date Meeting Title Agenda eComment Minutes Video
June 8, 2023
Special Meeting
Full Package
May 22, 2023
Regular Meeting
Full Package

* Historical Agendas, Minutes and Videos for 2018 to present may be accessed via the Meeting Calendar

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Board Information

  • Members: 7
  • Terms: 3 years
  • Meetings: 4th Monday of the month at 2:30 pm
    View Meeting Schedule for exceptions
  • Membership Requirements: To the extent possible, members shall include at least one attorney and one design professional (registered architect or landscape architect); remaining members serve at-large.
  • Staff Contact:

Meeting Schedule

Application Procedures

  • Complete Variance and Special Exception applications must be submitted 30 days prior to the meeting date.
  • Appeal applications must be filed 14 days from the date of the decision being appealed.
  • An Application Check-In Conference is required for all applications.