Zoning Board of Adjustment

As a quasi-judicial board, the Zoning Board of Adjustment’s (ZBA) primary responsibility is to be fair to applicants, abutters and the public in applying state law and applicable court decisions to requests for relief from Pelham's Zoning Ordinance. The ZBA determines what is lawful, not necessarily popular in determining the balance between the constitutional rights of property owners to the reasonable use of their land and the public rights of others. Courtesy and respect to everyone and a full discussion of every case is required of this board.

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Meeting minutes for the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment and Conservation Commission are kept in accordance with RSA 91-A:4 and RSA 676:3.  This page serves as a reference for "Approved Meeting Minutes" i.e. reviewed for accuracy and approved by majority vote of at least 3 board members who attended that date specific meeting.  For more timely information on a specific issue, please refer to the Planning Department.  Preliminary (unapproved and subject to change) meeting minutes are available 5 business days after a meeting at the Planning Department.

Board Members

Name Title
David Hennessey Chair - Term Expires 2018
Svetlana Paliy Vice-Chair - Term Expires 2019
Bill Kearney Secretary - Term Expires 2018
Chris LaFrance Member - Term Expires 2017
Peter McNamara Member - Term Expires 2019
Darlene Culbert Alternate Member - Term Expires 2019
Kevin O'Sullivan Alternate Member - Term Expires 2017
Lance Ouellette Alternate Member - Term Expires 2019
Charity Landry Recording Secretary (Permanent Position)
Thomas Kenney Alernate Member - Term Expires 2018
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