There are 21 persons appointed by the mayor with consent of the council. The committee is also staffed by:
5 regular resident members, 4 year term no more than 3 of these members may be of the same political party
3 alternate resident members, 4 year term no more than 2 of these members may be of the same political party
No member of the planning and zoning commission shall be eligible for appointment to the zoning board of appeals as a regular or an alternate member.
The Zoning Board of Appeals was created in accordance with Title 8, Chapter 124, Section 8-5 of the CT general statutes. The responsibility of the board is to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged that there is an error in any order, requirement or decision made by the official charged with the enforcement of chapter 124 or any bylaw, ordinance or regulation adopted under the provisions of this chapter and to hear and decide all matters including special exceptions and special exemptions under section 8-2g upon which it is required to pass by the specific terms of the zoning bylaws, ordinance or regulations in harmony with their general purpose and intent and with the due consideration for conserving the public health, safety, convenience, welfare and property values solely with respect to a particular parcel of land.