Zoning Board of Appeals

Meets as needed 

Phone: 413-655-2121
Email: diondoug@verizon.net


Bruce Alexander

Mike McNeil

Jeffrey Viner

Terry Douglas, Secretary

The Role of the Zoning Board of Appeals is to interpret and enforce the town's Zoning Bylaws. The Zoning Board of Appeals' primary function is to act on all discretionary permits which include Special Permits, Special Permit Findings and Variance requests. 

Need a Variance or a Special Permit? Click here for a downloadable form and instructions.



The Hinsdale Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a meeting on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Nessacus Middle School’s Auditorium, 35 Fox Road, Dalton, MA 01226 or Via Zoom Link. The meeting is to act on a special permit application filed by Northgate Resort Ventures, LLC. The application is to open a resort/campground on the Camp Emerson property, owned by Camp Tanglelake Inc located at 212 Longview Ave, Hinsdale, MA 01235. Assessor’s map 103-029,103-028,104-006 & 104-044.

If at 8:30 pm the Board Members vote to continue the Hearing to another night, the Hearing shall be continued on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at 6:30 pm, the Nessacus Auditorium, at which time the ZBA will resume the Hearing.

Note:  Attendees at this indoor event are asked to wear face masks to minimize COVID risks, this includes principals. Speakers may unmask while talking. Admission will be on a first-come/first-serve basis.  Copies of the permit application and plans are available for examination at (www.hinsdalemass.com/zoning-board-of-appeals-zba).


Zoom Link:  November 30, 2021 – Northgate Proposal ZBA Hearing – Night 1
Time:              06:30 PM on Nov 30, 2021 (Eastern Time)
Link:               https://cbrsd-org.zoom.us/j/86061826578?pwd=OVdZWDdrWWl4aytpSWpVMnR1cWdYQT09
Meeting ID:   860 6182 6578                                    

Passcode:      940591

Dial by location at +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)             


December 14, 2021 – Northgate Proposal ZBA Hearing – Night 2

Time:              06:30 PM on Dec 14, 2021 (Eastern Time)
Link:               https://cbrsd-org.zoom.us/j/86027328536?pwd=WXZCR2EyVkdYZDJVcklvTmM4a0UzQT09
Meeting ID:   860 2732 8536
Passcode:      289796

Dial by location at +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

Terry Douglas

Hinsdale ZBA Clerk                                                                                                                                    posted 11/12/2021 at 3:45pm