Zoning Board of Review


  • 7 p.m.
  • Held the third Thursday of each month
  • Town Council Chambers
    Town Hall
    2200 E. Main Road

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Name Address Term Begin Date Term End Date
Borden, John G. - Vice Chair 41 Mill Lane 04/25/12 02/27/22
Furriel, Benjamin - Secretary 23 Gideon Lawton Lane 03/13/17 1/16/24
Horwitz, Sue - 1st Alternate 36 Copper Beech Drive  01/14/19 na
Nott, James - Chair 3 Third Street 11/24/14 11/24/19
Pavlakis, Kathleen T. 297 Water Street 09/28/15 03/14/21
Raposa, Eric 71 Mitchell Road 03/14/16 09/24/23
Wladyka, William J. - 2nd Alternate 128 Indian Avenue 03/11/19 na

Find out how the town established the Zoning Board of Review.

Become a member of a board or committee! File an application and resume with the town clerk and indicate the board or committee in which you are interested. The Town Council appoints members of most town-related boards.

Applying for a Variance from Zoning

Get prepared! Read Zoning Relief 101 well before you stand before the board! View and download the Board of Review Petition. Our Zoning Ordinance is also available for you to read and do research.

Board Overview

The Zoning Board of Review (also known as the Board of Review) is responsible for ruling on all building development and changes of use per the provisions of the zoning ordinance. It rules on appeals from rulings of the zoning officer (the building inspector), on dimensional and use variances, and on special use permits for certain types of developments. The Board of Review may be contacted through the Inspection Department at 401-683-3611.

Correspondence & Expressing Your Views

From time to time the Zoning Board of Review receives correspondence at Town Hall in the form of letters and email from various persons interested in a matter pending before the board. At times, these communications are voluminous. Although the town makes its best effort to see that these communications are brought to the attention of the board, there is always the possibility that a few of the communications may not reach their intended destination. You may wish to attend the Board of Review hearing in order to be certain that your views are heard.

Prohibited Contact

State law prohibits contact of board members outside of the hearing process. Board of Review deliberations are quasi judicial. This means, in pertinent part, and among many other things, that only evidence properly introduced during the course of a public hearing can be considered by board members when they render a decision. Ex parte communications of any kind are inappropriate.

Making an Appointment 

If you are concerned about the status of a matter before the Board of Review, the file on each petition is maintained in the town's Inspection Department and is available for viewing. It is recommended that you call 401-683-3611 to make an appointment to avoid any inconvenience. Please note that due to budget constraints this office is not always open its general hours. It is advisable to phone before coming to the office.