Zoning Board of Appeals

The Board (often called the ZBA) acts in a quasi-judicial capacity on:
  • the issuance of certain special permit applications
  • petitions for variances from the requirements of the Groton Zoning Bylaw
  • appeals from the acts of the Building Inspector, or from the failure of the Building Inspector to act in response to a complaint from a citizen
The Board also has jurisdiction to act on applications for comprehensive permits for subsidized housing, in which it coordinates review of all other local boards except the Conservation Commission. The Board has power to receive testimony under oath. Most decisions of the ZBA may be appealed by an aggrieved to the District, Superior, or Land Court.

The first members to the ZBA were appointed in 1950.

Contact Information
Email mhammer@townofgroton.org Members 9
Phone (978) 448-1121 Selection Appointed
Fax Term 3 years
Office Town Hall, 173 Main St Remuneration None
Meeting @ Meeting location Town Hall: Second Floor Meeting Room
Website townofgroton.org

Appointed by: Board of Selectmen
MemberRoleTerm StartTerm End
Bruce Easom Clerk 08/29/2016 06/30/2019
Cynthia Maxwell Chair 07/01/2017 06/30/2020
Daniel McLaughlin Member 07/01/2018 06/30/2021
Mark E. Mulligan Member 07/01/2018 06/30/2021
Jay Prager Member 07/01/2016 06/30/2019
Stuart M. Schulman Member 07/01/2017 06/30/2020
Jenepher Spencer Member 07/01/2018 06/30/2021
Deborah Winsor Member 07/01/2018 06/30/2021