What they do...
Members of the Zoning Board of Adjustment are appointed to the board by the Selectboard, for 4-year terms. This board administers Zoning Bylaw issues; hearings are convened, as necessary, to hear appeals of the Zoning Administrator’s decisions. Hearings are also held to review conditional use applications, and requests for variances.
This administrative officer is nominated by the Planning Commission, and hired by the Selectboard, to administer the municipal bylaws literally. The ZA does not have the power to permit any land development that is not in conformance with such bylaws. He or she is responsible for enforcement of all rules and regulations pertaining to the zoning ordinance. If the administrative officer denies a request for a zoning permit, he or she must advise the applicant of that individual’s right to appeal the decision or action to the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Meetings are public; they are held on an as-needed basis, so be sure to check the calendar or give the Clerk’s office a call.
Minutes are available at the Town Clerk’s Office
Contacting the Zoning Board
George Cairns is the Zoning Administrator, reach him at 7-5095, or through the Clerk's office. . You can contact any board member by US Mail to the Town Clerk (297 Main St., Shoreham, VT 05770), by calling the Clerk’s office, 897-5841, or by submittting this form.