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Zoning Board of Appeals

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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: zba@grotonma.gov
Phone: (978) 448-1121
Members: 9
Selection: Appointed
Term In Years: 3
Remuneration: None


Bruce Easom
Bruce Easom
Term Start: 2019-07-01
Term End: 2022-06-30
Daniel McLaughlin
Daniel McLaughlin
Term Start: 2021-07-01
Term End: 2023-06-30
Jay Prager
Jay Prager
Term Start: 2019-07-01
Term End: 2022-06-30
Jenepher Spencer
Jenepher Spencer
Term Start: 2021-07-15
Term End: 2023-06-30
John, "Jack" G. Petropoulos
John, “Jack” G. Petropoulos
Vice Chair
Term Start: 2021-07-01
Term End: 2024-06-30

Zoning Board of Appeals Documents

    1. Zoning_Board_of_Appeals_approved_minutes_2021-05-26_id-12042.pdf
    2. Zoning_Board_of_Appeals_approved_minutes_2021-05-12_id-12022.pdf
    3. Zoning_Board_of_Appeals_approved_minutes_2021-01-27_id-11816.pdf
    4. Zoning_Board_of_Appeals_approved_minutes_2021-01-13_id-11793.pdf
    5. Zoning_Board_of_Appeals_approved_minutes_2020-12-02_id-11717.pdf
    6. Zoning_Board_of_Appeals_approved_minutes_2020-10-21_id-11624.pdf
    7. Zoning_Board_of_Appeals_approved_minutes_2020-10-07_id-11590.pdf
    8. Zoning_Board_of_Appeals_approved_minutes_2020-09-23_id-11540.pdf
    9. Zoning_Board_of_Appeals_approved_minutes_2020-05-27_id-11328.pdf
    10. Zoning_Board_of_Appeals_approved_minutes_2020-04-08_id-11217.pdf
    11. Access additional meeting minutes and agendas at the Meeting Center
  1. Application_Packet_2016.pdf
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