Town of Suffield




William Arendt
(860) 668 8952

Recording Secretary

Bobbie Kling


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).


    2017 Meeting Schedule

    • November 29, 2016
    • January 31
    • February 28/
    • March 28
    • April 25
    • May 30
    • June 27
    • July 25
    • August 29
    • September 26
    • October 31
    • November 28
    • January 30, 2016

    Agendas & Minutes

    Listing files in 'Zoning Board of Appeals'

    Key Links


    William Arendt
    Sept 2012 - June 2020

    Mark Blackaby
    Vice Chairman
    March 2012 - June 2018

    Susan Hastings
    July 2010 - June 2018

    Christine Rago
    July 2010 - June 2018

    John Schwemmer
    June 2012 - June 2020

    Renee Pacewicz
    Sept 2013 - June 2020

    Rubina Addona
    May 2016 - May 2019

    Despina Tartsinis
    Nov 2016 - June 2020