Town of Bethany, CT
New Haven County
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[HISTORY: Art. I, adopted by the Special Town Meeting of the Town of Bethany 2-11-1952; Art. II, adopted by the Special Town Meeting of the Town of Bethany 11-30-1959. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Planning and Zoning Commission — See Ch. 63.
Zoning regulations — See Ch. 204.
[Adopted by the STM 2-11-1952]

§ 97-1 Creation. [1]

There is hereby created a Zoning Board of Appeals to be composed of five electors of the Town of Bethany who are not members of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 97-2 Membership.

[Added 3-14-1955 STM]
At the regular town election next succeeding the adoption of this section, there shall be elected three members of the Zoning Board of Appeals to serve for two years and two members to serve for four years, commencing on the first day of July next succeeding said election. Thereafter, at each regular town election there shall be elected such number of members of said Zoning Board of Appeals as there are members whose terms expire the first of July next succeeding such election, and those so elected shall serve for four years from the first of July next succeeding such election.

§ 97-3 Vacancies.

[Added 3-14-1955 STM]
If there shall be a vacancy on said Zoning Board of Appeals, the Board of Selectmen shall appoint an elector of the town to serve until the first of July next succeeding the next regular town election following the creation of said vacancy, and at said election a member shall be elected to fill the balance of said unexpired term from the first of July next succeeding said election.

§ 97-4 Voting.

[Added 3-14-1955 STM]
At any election, if the number of members of the Zoning Board of Appeals to be elected for the same term is odd, no elector shall vote for more than a simple majority of said number, and if the number of members to be elected is even, no elector shall vote for more than one-half (1/2) of said number.
[Adopted by the STM 11-30-1959]

§ 97-5 Naming of alternates by Board of Selectmen.

The Board of Selectmen shall, pursuant to statute, promptly name three alternate members of the Zoning Board of Appeals, no more than two of which persons so named shall be of the same political party. All of said persons shall serve until the first of July 1961.

§ 97-6 Election.

At the next biennial town election, there shall be elected three alternate members of the Zoning Board of Appeals, to serve terms of two years each. Each political party may nominate two persons to said position. The three persons with the highest number of votes shall be declared elected. In the event of a tie-vote, the candidates with an equal number of votes shall draw lots to determine who shall serve. In no event, however, shall more than two of said alternate members be of the same political party, regardless of whether they are elected or appointed to fill vacancies.