Board of Appeals


The Board of Appeals hears and decides variances, special exceptions, cases involving non-conforming uses and appeals of departmental administrative decisions.  All decisions are based strictly on standards in the Development Regulations.  The Board meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, 7:00 at Town Hall located at 39 N. Hickory Avenue, when action is required.  

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The Board of Appeals is a five member body appointed by the Board of Town Commissioners to three-year terms. The board acts in a quasi-judicial role as dictated by the State of Maryland Article of the Maryland Annotated Code. Members must be a town resident and serve without compensation. Powers and duties  

Current Board

  • Richard "Rick" E. Gerety, Chair
  • Greg Adolph, Vice Chair
  • Thomas Payne
  • Rob Preston
  • Brendan Hopkins, Alternate