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ARTICLE 13--BOARD OF APPEALS  (Adopted 6/13/81)

SECTION 1.      Meetings of the Board shall be held at the call of the Chairman.

SECTION 2.      Such Chairman, or in his absence the acting Chairman, may administer oaths,     summon witnesses and call for the production of papers.  All hearings of the    Board shall be open to the public, and in full compliance with Section 1, and 2         of Article 4 as recorded in these by-laws.

SECTION 3.      This Board will consider the appeals of property owners who may be      aggrieved by zoning restrictions that are embodied in the Town's protective By- Laws, or by failure to acquire a Permit from the Inspector of Buildings because         of said Protective By-Law restrictions.  A Variance may then be granted upon    evidence of a specific and material hardship.

SECTION 4.      This Board has no jurisdiction over grievances or alleged hardships because     of the imposition of Building Code restrictions by the Inspector of Buildings.          Such matters must be referred to the appeals Board associated with the Code     Commission in Boston.

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