Mark Blackaby

Recording Secretary

Open Position


7:00 PM
Last Tuesday of the Month Except December


Police Station Conference Room
911 Mountain Rd.
Suffield, CT 06078

Boards & Commissions

Boards & Commissions

    Zoning Board of Appeals

    The zoning board of appeals shall have the following powers and duties: (1) 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 this chapter or any bylaw, ordinance or regulation adopted under the provisions of this chapter; (2) 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 bylaw, ordinance or regulation; and (3) to determine and vary the application of the zoning bylaws, ordinances or regulations in harmony with their general purpose and intent and with due consideration for conserving the public health, safety, convenience, welfare and property values solely with respect to a parcel of land where, owing to conditions especially affecting such parcel but not affecting generally the district in which it is situated, a literal enforcement of such bylaws, ordinances or regulations would result in exceptional difficulty or unusual hardship so that substantial justice will be done and the public safety and welfare secured, provided that the zoning regulations may specify the extent to which uses shall not be permitted by variance in districts in which such uses are not otherwise allowed. No such board shall be required to hear any application for the same variance or substantially the same variance for a period of six months after a decision by the board or by a court on an earlier such application (Connecticut General Statutes ยง8-6).

    Zoning Board of Appeals, consisting of five (5) regular members and three (3) alternates appointed for terms of four (4) years (Town Charter).


    2019 Meeting Schedule

    • January 29
    • February 26 (Canceled)
    • March 26
    • April 30 (Canceled)
    • May 28
    • June 25 (Canceled)
    • July 30
    • August 27
    • September 24 (Canceled)
    • October 29
    • November 26
    • January 28, 2020

    Agendas & Minutes

    Listing files in 'Zoning Board of Appeals'

    Key Links


    Mark Blackaby
    March 2012 - June 2022

    Susan Hastings
    July 2010 - June 2022

    Christine Rago
    July 2010 - June 2022

    John Schwemmer
    June 2012 - June 2020

    Renee Pacewicz
    Sept 2013 - June 2020

    Despina Tartsinis
    Nov 2016 - June 2020

    Gerard Chase
    Nov 2018 - June 2020

    Brian Michaud
    Aug 2019 - July 2023