Zoning Board of Appeals
The Zoning Board of Appeals (“ZBA”) is a seven member adjudicatory board, appointed by the Board of Selectmen to serve a five-year term; two associate members serve one-year terms.The Ipswich Zoning Board of Appeals meets the third Thursday of each month, except for December.
Current Board members are Bob Gambale, Chairman, Ben Fierro, Roger LeBlanc, William Page and Lewis Vlahos. Also, Associate member Robert Tragert.
The ZBA acts on all matters within its jurisdiction as provided under MGL Chapter 40 A and the Ipswich Protective Zoning Bylaw. Theyare empowered to issue special permits and variances. Additionally, they are the local authority where someone who feels aggrieved may appeal an enforcement order issued by the Zoning Enforcement Officer specifically, when the order alleges a violation of the Ipswich Zoning Regulations, the Board can also overturn a ruling or decision of the Zoning Enforcement Officer. Orders issued under the Massachusetts Building Code (780 CMR) may be appealed to a different board (State Building Code Appeals Board).Additionally, the Board considers applications under the Comprehensive Permit Statute (MGL c.40B).
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