Zoning Board Meeting Agenda 01/04/2022

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Town of Otis

Board of Appeals


Notice is hereby given that the Otis Zoning Board of Appeals will conduct a public meeting on

TUESDAY, January 4, 2022

Virtual Meeting

This meeting is being conducted remotely through Zoom.

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Pursuant to the Governor’s March 12, 2020 order suspending and the Governor’s June 16, 2021 order amending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, Sec 18, this meeting is being held via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. Every effort is being made to ensure that any member of the public may access the meeting in real time, via technological means. Agendas will be amended to show the link and participation code to access the meeting no sooner than 48 hours before. Recordings and/or draft proceedings of the meeting will be available on our website as soon as possible.


The agenda is as follows:

  1. Open Meeting/Introductions
  2. To hear and act upon the application of Mary Fischer, for a Zoning By-Law Special Permit under Sec. 3.3.5 of the Otis Zoning by-laws to convert a nonconforming screen porch and deck to a new kitchen and dining area and build a less encroaching screen porch and deck increasing the East side setback from three feet seven inches (3’7”) to four feet one inch (4’1”)


  1. Approve minutes from previous meeting
  2. Review and determine if a recommendation to the Select Board to increase the application fee for ZBA filings is warranted
  3. Review and approve the contents of the ZBA’s submission for the Otis Annual Town Report
  4. Old Business and New Business/ Items unanticipated by the chair
  5. Update from the Building Inspector
  6. Next Meeting
  7. Adjournment

Topic: Otis Zoning Board Remote Meeting January 4, 2022 7:00 PM
Time: Dec 31, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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