Planning and Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Board and Board of Adjustment shall each consist of five (5) members. These members shall consist of: five (5) members who reside within the town. Town residents shall be appointed by the town council. All members shall serve staggered terms of three (3) years so as to ensure that all seats do not come up for appointment or reappointment in the same year. The initial staggering of terms shall be set by the Town Council. All members shall have equal rights, privileges and duties. Members shall not hold any other official municipal government position or office. Members are eligible for reappointment.

A concurring vote of four-fifths (4/5) of the members of the BOA shall be necessary to reverse any order, requirement, decision or determination of the applicant on any matter which it is required to pass under the zoning ordinance or to affect any variation in such ordinance. Four fifths (4/5) of the members of the BOA shall constitute a quorum for a meeting

Members of the boards may receive compensation for service as provided from time to time by town council policy. A member may be removed by from the boards by the member’s respective appointing authority if the member fails to attend at least 70% of all required meetings, misses three (3) or more consecutive meetings or for other cause. Vacancies occurring other than through expiration of term shall be filled as soon as is reasonably possible after such vacancy occurs by the proper public body making the appointment and such appointment shall be for only the period of the unexpired term.