Zoning Board of Adjustment

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

Board Members

Name Title
Richard Bairam Member (06/2021)
James Levesque Member (Town Council Representative)
Chris Pearson Member (06/2020)
Roger Duhaime Chair (06/2022)
Gerald Hyde Member (06/2022)
Don Pare Alternate (06/2020)
Phil Denbow Full Member (06/2021)
Anne Stelmach Alternate (6/30/2021)
Cliff Jones Alternate Council Rep.