Zoning Board of Appeals

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In accordance with Section 8-6 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has the following powers and duties:

(1) To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged that there is an error in any order, requirement or decision made by the Zoning Enforcement Officer, and

(2) To determine and vary the application of the zoning regulations in harmony with their general purpose and intent and with due consideration for conserving the public health, safety, convenience, welfare and property values solely with respect to a parcel of land where, owing to conditions especially affecting such parcel but not affecting generally the district in which it is situated, a literal enforcement of such regulations would result in exceptional difficulty or unusual hardship so that substantial justice will be done and the public safety and welfare secured.

The ZBA is not required to hear any application for the same variance or substantially the same variance for a period of six months after a decision by the board or by a court on an earlier such application.

The ZBA meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, at the Community House at 30-48 Church Street Branford.

Meeting Schedule

NAME PARTY TITLE ADDRESS PHONE TERM EXPIRES
Mary Leigh Bianchi   Clerk 237 Reeds Gap Road, North Branford 06472 (203) 484-0213    
James Sette R Chair 215 Linden Avenue   5 Years 10/31/2024
David Laska U   30 Homestead Place (203) 488-4679 5 Years 10/31/2025
Leonard Tamsin U   25 Ivy Street (203) 488-4967 5 Years 10/31/2026
Donald Schilder R   22 Pawson Road (203) 214-0098 5 Years 10/31/2022
Barry Beletsky R Alternate 8 Highland Avenue (203) 488-7493 5 Years 10/31/2026
Brad Crerar D   302 Shore Drive (203) 483-7448 5 Years 10/31/2022
Anthony Beccia D Alternate 16 Fourth Avenue   5 Years 10/31/2023
Richard Falcigno R  Alternate 247 Linden Avenue   5 Years 10/31/2023