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Board of Appeals
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Zoning Board Secretary
Address:
William J. Lee Memorial Town Hall
1 Lafayette Street - Building Department
Wakefield, MA 01880
Phone:
781-246-6388
Fax:
781-224-5020
 
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Members
Name
Term Expires
Richard O. Bayrd
May 2016
James H. McBain, AIA
May 2016
Michael L. Pierce, Chairman
May 2016
David W. Hatfield, Clerk
May 2014
Charles L. Tarbell
May 2015
Alternates
Term Expires
Kimberly Hackett
May 2016
Board of Appeals hearings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month except when there is a conflict with a holiday or voting day in which case notice will be given for the new hearing date.  The hearings take place in the first floor meeting room on the Town Hall unless otherwise noticed.  Original hearing notice is always given through direct mail to abutters and newspaper publication and public posting for the general public. Continuances are only verbally noticed during the original and subsequent hearings on the matter.

The Board of Appeals has all of the powers and performs all of the duties conferred or imposed upon it under the applicable provisions of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and by the Town of Wakefield Bylaws.  These powers include the power to hear and decide:

        Appeals in accordance with MGL Chapter 40A, Section 8;

        Applications for Special Permits;

        Requests for Variances; and

        Appeals from decisions of the Zoning Administrator.



 
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