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The duties and powers of the City of Claremont Zoning Board of Adjustment shall be as prescribed in RSA 674:33.

674:33 Powers of Zoning Board of Adjustment. –
    I. The zoning board of adjustment shall have the power to:
       (a) Hear and decide appeals if it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of any zoning ordinance adopted pursuant to RSA 674:16; and
       (b) Authorize, upon appeal in specific cases, a variance from the terms of the zoning ordinance if:
          (1) The variance will not be contrary to the public interest;
          (2) The spirit of the ordinance is observed;
          (3) Substantial justice is done;
          (4) The values of surrounding properties are not diminished; and
          (5) Literal enforcement of the provisions of the ordinance would result in an unnecessary hardship.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment may, in appropriate cases and subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards, make special exceptions to the terms of the City ordinance. All special exceptions shall be made in harmony with the general purpose and intent of the zoning ordinance and shall be in accordance with the general or specific rules contained in the ordinance.

3/30/2020 Meeting - Public Notice, Agenda


The public is invited to attend this meeting by telephone conference
by calling 1-800-875-3456 and asking for the Zoning Board Meeting.
The operator will ask you which application you are calling about.

Please call 603-504-0393 if you have difficulty accessing the 1-800-875-3456 number.

ZO 2020-00001 Scott Fischer (Variance - 607 Washington Street)
ZO 2020-00009 Scott Fischer (Special Exception - 607 Washington Street)
ZO 2020-00008 Doug Thurber (Variance, 271 River Road)
ZO 2020-00010 Amcomm Wireless (Variance, 153 Washington Street)



These hearings will be properly re-warned when the Governor's prohibition on gatherings of greater than 10 people is lifted.

Meeting Minutes

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Term: 3 years
Meeting: First Monday of the month
Appointed by: City Council

Zoning Board Members

Seat 1 Seat 2 Seat 3
Richard Collins
Term Expires: 03/31/2021
Michael Hurd, Chairman
Term Expires: 03/31/2022
James Petrin
Term Expires: 03/31/2022
Seat 4 Seat 5 Seat A1
Tracy Pope
Term Expires: 03/31/2023
Abigail Kier, Vice-Chairperson
Term Expires: 03/31/2023
Carolyn Towle
Term Expires: 03/31/2022
Seat A2
Patrick Howe
Term Expires: 03/31/2020
Seat A3
Michael Lemieux
Term Expires: 3/31/2021