New Dalton Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) 

In response to the July 30th voter approval of the Emergency Temporary Zoning and Planning Ordinance by the Dalton voters, The Select Board will appoint a 5-member Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA); and invites letters of interest in serving on the new Dalton ZBA.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) shall have all the powers and jurisdiction and be subject to all the duties, requirements and other provisions applicable to zoning boards of adjustment under RSA 673, including decisions on applications for land use exceptions and variances of the zoning ordinances, and the hearing of appeals of zoning ordinance decisions. The ZBA will meet as needed. 

Selection of candidates for membership on the ZBA will be based on a review of their letter of interest and a summary of their relevant experience, with confirmation that they are a resident1 of Dalton, NH. Preliminary review of applicants will occur at the Select Board meeting on Monday, August 26, 2019. Final candidates may be asked to present additional information and/or be available for an interview during the September 9, 2019 Select Board meeting.

Selection criteria will include the following:  ability to listen; ability to be open-minded and fair; ability to evaluate information, to research legal issues, to understand and interpret zoning and zoning issues, to read and understand maps and site plans; and to use such skills to make decisions in a non-prejudicial manner; and to communicate such decisions to applicants. Relevant professional and other background and experience will be considered. Candidates are requested to demonstrate their use of these skills and abilities with examples.

Letters of interest, background and experience are to be submitted to the Dalton Select Board, not later than Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 12:00 noon. They may be emailed to the Select Board administrative assistant at:, or delivered to the Dalton Municipal Building. Please include your name, address, residency, and address the criteria listed above with examples of how you have demonstrated use of these skills and abilities.

1Per RSA 21:6, the legal definition of “resident” is as follows:

1:6 Resident; Inhabitant. –

A resident or inhabitant or both of this state and of any city, town, or other political subdivision of this state shall be a person who is domiciled or has a place of abode or both in this state and in any city, town, or other political subdivision of this state, and who has, through all of his or her actions, demonstrated a current intent to designate that place of abode as his or her principal place of physical presence to the exclusion of all others.

PDF version for print and/or download: Dalton ZBA – Selection Process and Criteria 081619

Zoning Board of Adjustment Candidates