Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Freedom Zoning Board of Adjustment meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Freedom Town Hall.

Completed applications must be submitted by 1:00 pm on the closing date noted below. Items submitted after this date or incompletely filled out, will not be placed on the agenda; such applications will be deferred.

2023 Meeting Schedule

  • Application Submittal Closing Deadline
  • December 12, 2022
  • January 9, 2023
  • February 13
  • March 13
  • April 10
  • May 8
  • June 12
  • July 10
  • August 14
  • September 11
  • October 10 (October 9th is a holiday)
  • November 13
  • December 11
  • January 8, 2024
  • Regular ZBA Meeting
  • December 27, 2022
  • January 24, 2023
  • February 28
  • March 28
  • April 25
  • May 23
  • June 27
  • July 25
  • August 22
  • September 26
  • October 24
  • November 28
  • TBA
  • January 23, 2024

Board Members

Scott Lees

Chairman (2023)

Craig Niiler

Vice-Chairman (2024)

Dennis Anderson

Member (2024)

Karl Ogren

Member (2025)

Peter Keenan

Member (2025)

Tim Cupka

Alternate (2024)

Jeff Fongemie

Alternate (2024)

Jake Stephan

Alternate (2025)

Pamela Keith

Alternate (2025)

Support Staff

Stacy Bolduc

Administrative Assistant & Recording Secretary

January 24, 2023 Agenda

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

TOWN OF FREEDOM

The following Public Meeting will be held at the

Freedom Town Hall, 16 Elm Street, Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 7:00 pm.

Public Meeting

  • Review December 27, 2022 Meeting Minutes

 Public Hearings

Application # 37-10-01-22 Vivian C. Dinapoli , Donna M. Amado and Raina Alves (Continued from December 27, 2022).

Applicant wishes to build a single-family home with a deck and walkout basement and three retaining walls for the house, access to the lake and a perched beach. Applicant is seeking the following:

Variance Article 3 Section 304.5 Table

Special Exception Article 3 Section 304.6.3 Erosion Control      

Special Exception Article  7 Section 703.4 Shoreland Protection

At Map 37 Lot 10-1 located at West Bay Rd. Leavitt Bay Gen Res Zone.

Application # 27-26-23  James & Susan Cotter

James and Susan Cotter, the owners of 440 Pequawket Trail, Map 27, Lot 26, appeal the Select Board’s decision finding that they must comply with Article 15 of the Town’s Zoning Ordinance which requires a conditional use permit for the use of a dwelling as a short-term rental.   The applicant’s appeal states the Select Board’s interpretation of Articles 2, 9, 15, 23, and Sections 2302, No. 17, 19, and 45 of the Town’s Zoning Ordinance is in error and their use of their property as a short-term rental is a grandfathered preexisting, nonconforming use.

Public Meeting

  • Communication and miscellaneous.
    • Request for volunteer appointment to Board or Committee application
  • Unfinished Business
  • New Business
    • Board Members terms that are expiring in 2023

Posted 1/11/2023

 

 

 

Meeting Minutes