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:


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

See below for the submission deadline schedule.

Meeting Dates
Submission Deadline for
Building Inspector Review 
Filing Deadline Location
Dec 14, 2023 Oct 17, 2023 Nov 1, 2023 See Agenda for Location
Jan 11, 2024 Nov 15, 2023 Dec 1, 2023 See Agenda for Location
Feb 8, 2024 Dec 15, 2023 Jan 1, 2024 See Agenda for Location
Mar 28, 2024 Jan 15, 2024 Feb 1, 2024 See Agenda for Location

Board of Appeals Members

Members   Term Expires
Elizabeth Akehurst-Moore Clerk April 30, 2024
Theo Kindermans Chair April 30, 2025
Ravi Faiia Vice Chair May 31, 2026
Thomas Swaim Associate April 30, 2024
Elizabeth Dwyer Leonard Associate May 31, 2026
Linda Escobedo Select Board Liaison  

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.