Zoning Board of Appeals

 

Zoning Board of Appeals Mission Statement

The Zoning Board of Appeals was established to hear and decide the following categories of appeals and petitions:
  • Appeals by persons aggrieved by decisions of the Townsend Zoning Enforcement Officer (Building Commissioner) in the grant or denial of permits or zoning enforcement decisions.
  • Petitions for Variance from the provisions of the Townsend Zoning Bylaw.
  • Petitions for Special Permit for certain uses of land or structures as set forth in the Townsend Zoning Bylaw.
  • Applications for Comprehensive Permits pursuant to MGL Chapter 40B.

TOWNSEND MEMORIAL HALL OFFICES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. AND BY APPOINTMENT ONLY OUTSIDE OF THOSE HOURS.  PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE IF YOU WISH TO VISIT IN ADVANCE. FACE MASKS MUST BE WORN IN THE BUILDING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST BE ADHERED TO.  THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS IS MEETING REMOTELY DURING THE MASSACHUSETTS STATE OF EMERGENCY.

A DROP BOX HAS BEEN INSTALLED AT THE PARKING LOT ENTRANCE OF MEMORIAL HALL, PLEASE DROP ANY MATERIALS FOR THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS IN THIS BOX. PLEASE NOTIFY THE TOWN CLERKS OFFICE AND THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS OFFICE ([email protected]) IF YOU DO SO. THIS BOX IS CHECKED PERIODICALLY DURING BUSINESS HOURS.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Elizabeth (Beth) Faxon Administrative Assistant 978-597-1722

Board Members

Members

NameTitleTerm Expires
William Cadogan

Chairman

2021

Darlene Sodano

Vice Chair

2025

David R. Chenelle

Clerk

2023

Victoria J. Janicki

Member

2022

Sean Pearson

Member

2024

David Funaiole

Alternate Member

2021

Craig Stevens

Alternate Member

2021

Alternate Member

2021