SECTION V: SPECIAL PERMITS
See also Aquifer Protection District (Sect. IV L) Floodplain District (Sect. IVM), and River Protection District (IV P).
- As authorized by MGL 40A, Section 9, this By-Law provides that certain structures and uses require a special permit, to be issued only after a public hearing and a finding by the Special Permit Granting Authority (SPGA) that the proposed structure and/or use complies with the general provisions set forth below and the special provisions set forth elsewhere in this By-Law.
- Special permits may, and where so provided in this By-Law shall, impose such conditions, safeguards, and limitations on time or use as in the judgement of the SPGA will serve to insure compliance with the general and specific provisions for special permit set forth in this By-Law. Where appropriate to the use and in accord with the purposes of this By-Law, the SPGA may provide that a special permit is non-transferable.
- The Planning Board shall be the SPGA for common driveways under VI K and VI A, and for open space communities under IV N. For all other special permits, the SPGA shall be the Zoning Board of Appeals.(1/24/90), (amended 5/6/95)
- The Selectboard shall appoint an associate member to the Planning Board, who shall sit on the Planning Board at the request of its Chair for the purposes of acting on a special permit application in the case of absence, inability to act, or conflict of interest on the part of any member of the Board or in the event of a vacancy on the Board. The term of the first such appointment shall expire on July 1, 1992, and the term of appointment thereafter shall be three years.(1/24/90)