Zoning Board of Appeals Department

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The Board meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, as needed, and as directed by the Chairman. Meetings are held at the Lunenburg Town Hall, 17 Main Street, Bilotta Meeting room, (2nd floor)  Lunenburg, MA 01462.


Composition: The Lunenburg Board of Appeals consists of 5 members and 3 associate members, members are appointed by the Select Board for terms of five years and associate members for terms of three years.

Powers and Duties:  THe Zoning Board of Appeals shall hear and decide appeals, hear and decide applications for special permits upon which the Board is empowered to act, hear and decide petitions for variances.  The Zoning Board of Appeals shall adopt rules, not inconsistent with the provisions of the Town Zoning Bylaws, for the conduct of its own business and shall file a copy of said rules with the Town Clerk.  In exercising the powers granted to the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Board may make orders or decisions, reverse or affirm in whole or part, or modify any order or decision, and may issue or direct the issuance of a permit.

Protective "Zoning" Bylaws can be found on the Boards & Committees/Planning Board website page under "Quick Links."


Staff Name and Contact Information
Zoning Enforcement Officer 
Brian Gingras


Member Name and Contact Information
Alfred J. Gravelle, Chairman
Term to Expire June 2025

James Besarkarski, Vice Chairman
Term to Expire June 2026

Hans Wentrup, Member 
Term to Expire June 2026

David Blatt, Member 
Term to Expire June 2027

Patrick J. Callahan, Member 
Term to Expire June 2027

Anthony Nicastro, Associate Member 
Term to Expire June 2025

Donald Gurney, Associate Member
Term to Expire June 2025

Steve DuBois, Associate  Member
Term to Expire June 2026


Administrative Contact
Lisa Normandin

(978) 582-4146


Office Hours 
Monday and Wednesday, 8am to 4pm
Tuesday and Thursday, 8am to 6:00pm
Closed Friday