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Dimension Table 



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Chapter 42 

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"A departure from the terms of the zoning ordinance, not otherwise permitted within  the subject zoning district, which may be granted by the Zoning Board of Adjustment."






Application Package



Equitable Waiver:


"When a lot, other division of land, or structure is discovered to be in violation of a physical layout or dimensional requirement of the Zoning Ordinance, the ZBA  shall upon application by the property owner, with the burden of proof being on the property owner, grant an equitable waiver."



Equitable Waiver

Application Package



Special Exceptions:


"The ZBA grants special exceptions for particular uses and activities as listed in the Table of Uses in section 18- Use Regulations as articulated in Section 22



Special Exception Application Package

Administrative Appeal:


"Any person who believes that the Zoning Administrator has made an error in any interpretation under chapter 42, may appeal that decision to the ZBA as an administrative appeal."




Appeal of Administrative 

Decision Application




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