Another member of the Zoning Board of Appeals has stepped down. Member Arlon Brown has moved out of town. Chair Leo Bartolini shared the news at last night’s ZBA meeting.
The ZBA is responsible for ruling on 40B developments and other controversial zoning appeals.
Just last month, the Board of Selectmen promoted an alternate to full member and filled her spot. At the time, Selectman Daniel Kolenda was disappointed that there weren’t other candidates for the full time position.
Bartolini argued the importance of promoting alternate members with experience. But he said that he tried, unsuccessfully, to recruit more applicants.
The ZBA chair indicated the controversial nature of the board (with “some of the issues on the blog”) is a deterrent to volunteers.
No news yet on whether Dennington or other alternate Paul Drepanos will seek the full time position. If one of the alternates is promoted, that will still leave an alternate position to be filled.