Zoning Board of Adjustment

35 Main Street - Town Offices Room 105
Composition: Five full members and three alternate members all appointed by the Town Council.

Meetings: Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, at 6:30 pm, at the Municipal Building. Most meetings lasts an average of three hours.

Duties: The Board has authority to act in three separate and distinct categories being an appeal from administrative decision, approval of special exception or the granting of variances. The Board may hear and decide appeals if it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of any zoning ordinance. Make special exceptions to the terms of the zoning ordinance, including excavation, and, sand and gravel removal. Authorize upon appeal in specific cases such variance from the terms of the zoning ordinance as will not be contrary to the public interest, if, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provisions of the ordinance will result in unnecessary hardship, and so the spirit of the ordinance shall be observed and substantial justice done.

Other: Members must be familiar with the State statutes, zoning ordinances and understand the planning objectives of the Town as reflected in the Master Plan. Members may be called upon to attend conferences.
Administrative Code:
Section 4.22: Hears appeals; and administers special provisions in the Zoning Ordinance dealing with variances, special exceptions and administrative decisions.
Staff Contacts
Name Title Phone
Kathy Lawrence Administrative Assistant (603) 485-4117
Dana Pendergast Code Enforcement Officer  

Board Members
Name Title
Richard Bairam Member (06/30/2024)
Roger Duhaime Town Council Representative
Gerald Hyde Member (06/30/2025)
Phil Denbow Alternate (06/30/2026)
Anne Stelmach Chair (06/30/2026)
Timothy Stewart Member (06/30/2026)
Alexander Glennon Member (06/30/2025)
Mary Ecklund Alternate (06/30/2027)
Matt St. Pierre Alternate (06/30/2026)
Colin Merritt Alternate (06/30/2026)
Thomas Chesnard Alternate (06/30/2026)

Contact Info
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; Wednesday, 8:00 am to 6:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.

(603) 485-4117

(603) 485-4118

35 Main Street
Hooksett, NH 03106
United States

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Meetings - When: 2nd Tuesday of each month. All meetings are open to the public, and everyone is invited to attend.

Meetings - Where: Hooksett Municipal Building

Meetings - Time: 6:30 pm