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Zoning Board of Appeals
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Contact:
508-821-1051
508-821-1051
Address:
City Hall Annex
15 Summer Street
Taunton, MA
Phone:
508-821-1051
Meetings:
Meetings are generally held once a month on the second Thursday at 6:00 PM at Maxham School (council chambers) 141 Oak St. Taunton, Ma. However, this is subject to change and special meetings are held as needed
 
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Board Members
Name
Position
Dennis Ackerman
Chairman
Peter Wasylow
Clerk
Steven Vieira
Member
Wayne Berube
Member
Joseph Amaral
Member
Michael Staples
First Alternate
George Moniz
Second Alternate
The Taunton Zoning Board of Appeals is a five member board with two alternate members. Members are elected at large in a City wide election every two years. The purpose of the Zoning Board of Appeals is to hear cases for Variances, Special Permits and Comprehensive Permits.

Variances are cases where a petitioner is requesting a waiver of a zoning requirement. In cases where a hardship is determined to exist, the board may grant a variance from the requirements of the zoning ordinance allowing the project to proceed with the necessary relief.

A Special Permit is a request that is appropriate in some areas of the Cities but not in all areas. A determination of whether a proposal is detrimental to the public good must be made by the Board.

Comprehensive Permits are permit requests that are designed to creat affordable housing through the waiver of some zoning requirements.   Meetings are generally held once a month on the second Thursday at 5:30 PM in the Chester R Martin Council Chambers. However, this is subject to change and special meetings are held as needed.