Zoning Board of Appeals

LANESBOROUGH ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

PUBLIC HEARING

 

In accordance with the Lanesborough Zoning Bylaws and requirements of MGL c. 40A, the following public hearing(s) will be held on Thursday, May 13th, 2021 at 6:00 PM. This hearing will be conducted remotely via Zoom.

 

Application of Antonio Cerveira for property located at 22 Grove Avenue requesting a Special Permit under §VIII(P) “Detached Accessory Dwelling Units” of the Lanesborough Zoning Bylaws to construct a new accessory dwelling unit in a pre-existing garage.  Please click here to view the application. 

 

Interested parties may participate in the meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86236753941?pwd=ek5oU085dWhYQkd4T09samNGdkI0UT09

 

Kevin M. Towle, Chairman

 

The Zoning Board of Appeals is comprised of five members appointed by the Board of Selectmen for staggered 5-year terms and two alternates appointed for 1-year terms. The Zoning Board of Appeals reviews requests for special permits and variances related to construction and signage.

Zoning regulates the use and dimensional boundaries of privately owned buildings and land. The Zoning code is in place to protect the neighborhoods from the construction of buildings or structures that do not fit into the context of a neighborhood. The Zoning Board of Appeals hears appeals for varying the application of the Zoning Code and determines when it is appropriate to grant deviations from code restrictions.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is responsible for granting special permits for certain uses, and for evaluating requests for variances to the Zoning Bylaw. The Board also decides any appeals of administrative officials. 

To file an application please see Forms and Applications on side bar and follow the instructions or contact the Board Chair.

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Board Members (5 Year Staggered Term) Alternates (1 Year Term)

NameTitleTerm ExpiresPhone
Kevin Towle

Chair

2022

413-627-1799

Barbara Davis-Hassan

Recording Secretary

2025

Ronald Tinkham

Member

2024

Betsy Bean

Member

2023

Bill Mattheisen

Member

2021

Vacancy One

Alternate

Vacancy Two

Alternate