Sunday, January 22, 2017

Annual Report 2016: Zoning Board of Appeals

"The Zoning Board of Appeals currently consists of three (3) members and one (1) associate member appointed by the Town Administrator, subject to the confirmation by the Town Council, for terms of such length and so arranged that the term of one member shall expire each year. There are currently two (2) one (1) opening for associate members.  (Updated to reflect current status rather than than of June 2016 when report was submitted)

The members would like to take this opportunity to thank Nancy Danello for her 3+ years of dedicated service.

The Board of Appeals holds Public Hearings, as advertised, for Variance(s), Special Permits (including gravel removal), Findings and Chapter 40B applications. The Board also renders determinations on land use and zoning issues. 

All necessary forms and applications may be obtained through the Building Inspection Department and via Board of Appeals website at

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets in Town Council Chambers at the Franklin Municipal Building on Thursday evenings usually twice a month, at 7:30pm. The calendar may be viewed via website at

All meetings are open to the public.

The Board has been very active this fiscal year and the following agenda is a list of all applications filed, indexed and recorded with the Town Clerk.

Respectfully submitted,
Franklin Zoning Board of Appeals

Bruce Hunchard, Chairman
Robert Acevedo, Vice Chairman
Timothy Twardowski, Clerk
Philip Brunelli, Associate Member
Casey Thayer, Administrative Secretary"

Spruce Pond Brook is one of the key items around the 40B application for Madalene Village
Spruce Pond Brook is one of the key items around the 40B application for Madalene Village

Download and read the full Annual Report for the Town of Franklin FY 2016

Prior year annual reports can be found

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