Zoning Board of Appeals

Meetings


  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 1s Tuesday of every month
  • Town Hall
    41 Highland Avenue
    Cohasset, MA 02025

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members


  • S. Woodworth Chittick
    Position: Chairman
    Phone: 781-383-4100, ext. 118
    Email
  • Peter L. Goedecke
    Position: Vice Chairman
    Email
  • Charles Higginson
    Position: Member
    Email

  • Benjamin H. Lacy
    Position: Associate
    Email
  • David McMorris
    Position: Associate
    Email
  • Matthew Watkins
    Position: Associate

Background & Responsibilities


The Zoning Board of Appeals consists of 6 members (3 full members, and 3 associate members) whom are appointed by the Board of Selectmen for 3 year terms. The Committee typically meets on the first Tuesday of each month and is responsible for holding public hearings for the following purposes:
  • Hear and decide appeals from the decision of the Building Inspector concerning the issuance or denial of building permits on the basis of conformity with the zoning laws.
  • Hear and decide applications for special permits.
  • Authorize or deny variances from the zoning law.
  • Fulfill other responsibilities and duties as required under Chapter 40A of Massachusetts General Laws
Note: All applicants will be billed directly by the newspaper for all advertising costs associated with their hearing.