What happens at the public hearing?
The Board Chairman will open the hearing by reading the application or legal ad into the record. The applicant (or their representative) is then called to make their presentation to the Board. Correspondence received from other town boards and or committees is read into the record as well as any correspondence from abutters. The Board members may ask questions of the applicant, and then the Chairman will ask if any audience members wish to speak. After all of the input the Board may close the public portion and discuss the request among themselves. A decision is usually made the night of the hearing and the Special Permit and or Variance is granted or denied at that time.

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1. Why do I need a Special Permit or Variance?
2. How long does it take to get a Special Permit or Variance?
3. What's the difference between a Special Permit and a Variance?
4. I received a notice about a neighbor applying for a Special Permit or Variance. What should I do?
5. What happens at the public hearing?
6. What happens after the Board reaches a decision?
7. What if I 'm not happy with the Board's decision?