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FRAMINGHAM – Mayor Yvonne Spicer is re-nominating Rick McKenna to the Framingham Zoning Board of Appeals.

McKenna, who is currently serving as an associate on the ZBA, is nominated for a 1-year (alternate member) term to end June 30, 2022.

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is a quasi-judicial board whose role is to interpret the Framingham Zoning Bylaw in appeals of denied building permits or other determinations of the Building Commissioner and hear petitions for Special Permits and Variances subject to the requirements of Mass. General Laws Chapter 40A. The ZBA is comprised of seven total seats including three voting members and four associate members. Under the City bylaw, three associate members of the ZBA serve as the “Sign Review Board.”

McKenna lives in District 1.

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The City Council, the legislative branch of city government, needs to approve the mayoral appointment. If no action is taken in 30 days, McKenna is re-appointed.

A majority vote of the 11-member City Council is needed for approval.

The voting members of the ZBA areL District 6 resident Stephen Meltzer, District 6 resident Ted Cosgrove, and District 7 member Heather O’Donnell.

The Associate members, who also serve on the Sign Board review are McKenna, District 3 resident Lap Yan, and newly-appointed District 3 member Leonard Levy.

District 8 resident Mitchell Matorin is the other Associate member of the ZBA.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.