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Zoning Board of Adjustment

The ZBA includes five elected and several alternate members who are appointed by the ZBA. The ZBA members’ terms of office are three years. Their function is to review requests for relief from the strict regulations of the Zoning Ordinance adopted by the Town. They have the ability to grant four requests: A special exception, variance, equitable waiver or an appeal of an administrative decision and the same ability to deny those requests. The ZBA meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m and is supported by staff in the Community Development Office 673-6041 x 206.

For ZBA applications please see the Forms, Permits & Fees page and the ZBA Rule of Procedure. For Amherst’s Zoning Ordinance and land use related regulations please see the Regulations & Ordinances page. The Planning Board is responsible for all proposed Zoning Changes or special projects related to the Town’s Zoning Ordinance or other Regulations, please see the Planning Board, Regulations & Ordinances and the Community Development Office’s Special Projects page for more information.

Board Member Term Expires
Robert Rowe 2016
Jamie Ramsay 2017
Douglas Kirkwood 2015
Jim Quinn 2015
Joesph Taggart 2014
C. Wilson Sullivan, Alternate 2015
Reed Panasiti, Alternate 2016
Alex Buchanan, Alternate 2014
Charlie Vars, Alternate 2014
Vacant 2015
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