General Board of Appeals

The Board of Appeals is authorized to hear variances and decide appeals from decisions, actions, or failure to act by the following officials and in the following matters:

Chapter 301 –  Building Codes
Chapter 304 – Sewerage Ordinance
Chapter 311 –   Electrical Code
Chapter 315 –  Flood Plain Management Ordinance
Chapter 317 –  Sprinkler Ordinance, except decisions or waivers pursuant to Chapter 317 Article III (c)(2)
Chapter 320 – Stormwater Discharge Ordinance
Chapter 330 – Post-Construction Stormwater Management Ordinance
Chapter 401 – Fees and Permits Ordinance (except actions on fee waivers or reductions taken by the Town Council                                    pursuant to Chapter 401 Article XXV(D)
Chapter 401 – Special Amusements Permits
Chapter 403 – Alarm Systems Ordinance
Chapter 407 – Emergency Services Fees
Chapter 604 – Right of Way Ordinance
Chapter 701 –  Zoning Ordinance"

The General Board of Appeals meets as necessary at the Log Cabin (196 Main Street) with a remote participation option.

To access the meeting remotely: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/263966869
Dial in by phone:  +1 (669) 224-3412
Access code: 263-966-869


GENERAL BOARD OF APPEALS MEMBERS
Phil Ahrens
Tim Norton
Jennifer Peters
Craig Wolff
Vacancy

Town Staff Liaison: Wendy Simmons - Codes, Planning and Development Administrative Assistant, 207-846-2401

* As the Town transitions to its new website we will continue to upload meeting information and documents. If you're looking for a specific file, please contact the staff liaison. * 

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2024 Meetings3 documents

MEETING 4-1-2024 - 47 Fairy Tail Lane- Special Exception -  Expansion of Home Occupation3 documents

  • GBA AGENDA 4-1-24
    document date 02-26-2024
  • General Board of Appeals Memo - 47 Fairy Tail Ln. - Animal Husbandry & Home Occupation - 3-25-24
    document date 02-27-2024
  • 47 Fairy Tail Lane - Special Exception Appeal Application
    document date 02-28-2024

2021 Meetings20 documents

MEETING 11-15-21 65 West Elm St. - Special Exception - Keeping of Chickens8 documents

  • AGENDA_11-15-21
    document date none
  • 11-15-2021_Minutes
    document date none
  • Special_Exception_Standings_Findings__Decision_-65_West_Elm_-_Chickens_-_Motions__Votes_-_Final 12-13-21
    document date none
  • General Board of Appeals Memo 65_West_Elm St. 11-4-21
    document date none
  • 65 West Elm St. Special_Exception_Appeal_Form_and_Deed
    document date none
  • 65_West_Elm_Street_Special_Exception_Materials
    document date none
  • Town_of_Yarmouth_Public_Map_Viewer_Parcel_41-69
    document date none
  • Public_Comments_Combined_11-15-21
    document date none

MEETING - 10-6-21 Administrative Appeal - 538 Portland St.12 documents

  • AGENDA_10-06-21
    document date none
  • 10-6-2021_Minutes
    document date none
  • Appeal_Standings_Findings__Decision_-538_Portland_St-_10-22-21_-_Signed
    document date none
  • General Board of Appeals Memo_Admin_Appeal_-_538_Portland_-_Accessory_Structure_- 9-30-21
    document date none
  • Building_Permit_Appeal_Form
    document date none
  • Building_Permit_Appeal_Letter
    document date none
  • Appeal Exhibits_Combined
    document date none
  • Ed_Libby_Letter Response to Appeal 10-3-21
    document date none
  • Ed Libby_Exhibits_10-3-21
    document date none
  • Public Comments 10-4-21
    document date none
  • Remote_Participation_Policy
    document date none
  • Limited_Emergency_Declaration
    document date none

2020 Meetings40 documents

MEETING 11-2-20 53 West Elm St. - Continuation10 documents

  • 11-2-2020_Minutes
    document date none
  • 10-26-2020_Minutes
    document date none
  • 53 West Elm St. - Findings and Conclusions_- Signed 11-6-20
    document date none
  • 53 West Elm St. Board of Appeals_Memo_10-19-20
    document date none
  • 53 West Elm St. Bernstein Shur Jurisdiction Letter 10-23-20
    document date none
  • 53 West Elm St. Administrative_Appeal_Application_9.15.20
    document date none
  • 53 West Elm St. - Cooper_Response_to_Runquist_Appeal_-_9-28-20
    document date none
  • 53 West Elm St. Cooper_Email__photos_10-25-20
    document date none
  • 53 West Elm St. Cooper_Supplemental._Memo_10-29-20
    document date none
  • 53 West Elm St. Woodman Edmands Attorney Letter 10-30-20
    document date none

MEETING 10-26-20 18 Lone Pine Lane - Special Exception - Keeping of Chickens  53 West Elm St - Administrative Appeal  104 Spruce Point - Administrative Appeal19 documents

  • AGENDA_10-26-2020
    document date none
  • 10-26-2020_Minutes
    document date none
  • 18 Lone Pine Lane Special_Exception_Standings_Findings__Decision_-Chickens_-_11-17-20
    document date none
  • 18 Lone Pine Lane Board of Appeals Memo_- 10-19-20
    document date none
  • 18 Lone Pine Lane Special Exception Appeal _-_9-3-20
    document date none
  • 18 Lone Pine Lane Public_Comments_Combined_-_10-26-20
    document date none
  • 104 Spruce Point Notice_of_Decision_11-2-20
    document date none
  • 104 Spruce Point Board of Appeals Memo_-_10-19-20
    document date none
  • 104 Spruce Point Appeal_Standings_Findings__Decision
    document date none
  • 104 Spruce Point Planning Board Findings_of_Fact_8-26-20
    document date none
  • 104 Spruce Point Additional Documents_10-26-20
    document date none
  • 104 Spruce Point - Administrative Appeal
    document date none
  • 104 Spruce Point Administrative_Appeal_Application
    document date none
  • 53 West Elm St. Findings and Conclusions_Final_11-6-20
    document date none
  • 53 West Elm St. Board of Appeals Memo 10-19-20
    document date none
  • 53 West Elm St. Bernstein Shur Jurisdiction Letter 10-23-20
    document date none
  • 53 West Elm St. Administrative_Appeal_Application_9-15-20
    document date none
  • 53 West Elm St. - Cooper_Response_to_Rundquist_Appeal_-_9-28-20
    document date none
  • 53 West Elm St. Cooper_Email__photos_10-25-20
    document date none

MEETING 6-1-20 83 Bayview St. - Special Exception6 documents

  • AGENDA_6-1-2020
    document date none
  • 6-1-2020_Minutes
    document date none
  • Special_Exception_Standings_Findings__Decision_-_83_Bayview_-_Goats
    document date none
  • General Board of Appeals Memo_83_Bayview St. Special Exception 5-27-20
    document date none
  • 83_Bayview_St.__Special_Exception_Application_4-21-2020
    document date none
  • Goat_Manure_Management_Plan 5-27-20
    document date none

MEETING 3-9-20 Yarmouth Fire Department - Height Exception5 documents

  • Height_Exception_Fire_Training_Tower_-_Findings_and_Decision_3-9-20_-_Signed
    document date none
  • 3-9-2020_Minutes
    document date none
  • AGENDA_3-9-2020
    document date none
  • General Board of Appeals_Report_Package_3-2-20
    document date none
  • 659 East Main St. Height_Exception_Application__2-18-20
    document date none

2019 Meetings6 documents

MEETING 8-12-19 Nicola's Home - Special Exception Appeal - Tent Sale6 documents

  • 463_Lafayette_Special Exception Minutes__Findings_of_Fact_Signed_-_9-3-19
    document date none
  • Planning Report_-_463_Lafayette_Nicolas_Tent_Sale 7-30-19
    document date none
  • 463 Lafayette St._Application_and_parking_map_6-19-19
    document date none
  • Edward_Noyes_Email_Nicolas_Special_Exception_Tent_Sale_-_7-28-19
    document date none
  • Karl_and_Marion_Leiter_Letter_8-7-19
    document date none
  • Zara_Briggs_Email_Nicolas_special_exception_-_8-9-19
    document date none

2018 Meetings11 documents

MEETING 8-12-196 documents

  • 463_Lafayette_Special Exception Minutes__Findings_of_Fact_Signed_-_9-3-19
    document date none
  • Planning Report_-_463_Lafayette_Nicolas_Tent_Sale 7-30-19
    document date none
  • 463 Lafayette St._Application_and_parking_map_6-19-19
    document date none
  • Edward_Noyes_Email_Nicolas_Special_Exception_Tent_Sale_-_7-28-19
    document date none
  • Karl_and_Marion_Leiter_Letter_8-7-19
    document date none
  • Zara_Briggs_Email_Nicolas_special_exception_-_8-9-19
    document date none

MEETING 8-27-185 documents

  • GBA_AGENDA_8-27-18
    document date none
  • 8-27-18_Minutes
    document date none
  • Findings_of_Fact_332 West Elm St. 8-28-18_-_Signed
    document date none
  • General Board of Appeals CEO Findings & Decision Report_-_332_West_Elm_St._8-17-18
    document date none
  • 332_West_Elm_St._Application__Drawings_-_8-2-18
    document date none

2017 Meetings10 documents

MEETING 10-23-173 documents

  • AGENDA_10-23-17
    document date none
  • Quality Containers Height_Exception_Application_10-5-17
    document date none
  • 10-23-17_Minutes
    document date none

MEETING 4-3-177 documents

  • AGENDA 4-03-17
    document date none
  • Height Exception Planner Memo
    document date none
  • Height_Exception_Application_3-30-17
    document date none
  • Exhibits Dome Height Variance Application
    document date none
  • Radome_Height_Exception_Planner_Report_3-22-17
    document date none
  • 4-3-17_Minutes
    document date none
  • Radome_Height_Exception_Findings_2_DeLorme_Drive_-_Signed
    document date none

2016 Meetings3 documents

MEETING 10-3-163 documents

  • GBA_AGENDA_10-03-16
    document date none
  • 463_Lafayette_Complete_Application_9-12-16
    document date none
  • GBA Findings Decision -10-3-16
    document date none

Ordinance1 document

  • Yarmouth Board of Appeals Ordinance
    document date 12-19-2022