TITLE 45
Towns and Cities

CHAPTER 45-24
Zoning Ordinances

SECTION 45-24-61


§ 45-24-61. Administration – Decisions and records of zoning board of review.

(a) Following a public hearing, the zoning board of review shall render a decision within fifteen (15) days. The zoning board of review shall include in its decision all findings of fact and conditions, showing the vote of each participating member, and the absence of a member or his or her failure to vote. Decisions shall be recorded and filed in the office of the city or town clerk within thirty (30) days from the date when the decision was rendered, and is a public record. The zoning board of review shall keep written minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote of each member upon each question, or, if absent or failing to vote, indicating that fact, and shall keep records of its examinations, findings of fact, and other official actions, all of which shall be recorded and filed in the office of the zoning board of review in an expeditious manner upon completion of the proceeding. For any proceeding in which the right of appeal lies to the superior or supreme court, the zoning board of review shall have the minutes taken either by a competent stenographer or recorded by a sound-recording device.

(b) Any decision by the zoning board of review, including any special conditions attached to the decision, shall be mailed within one business day of recording, by any method that provides confirmation of receipt to the applicant, to any objector who has filed a written request for notice with the zoning enforcement officer, and to the zoning enforcement officer of the city or town. Any decision evidencing the granting of a variance, modification, or special use shall also be recorded in the land evidence records of the city or town and mailed within one business day of recording, by any method that provides confirmation of receipt, to the applicant, to any objector who has filed a written request for notice with the zoning enforcement officer, and to the zoning officer. A copy of the recorded decision shall be mailed within one business day of recording, by any method that provides confirmation of receipt, to the applicant, and to any objector who has filed a written request for notice with the zoning enforcement officer, as well as a copy to the zoning enforcement officer.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1991, ch. 307, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 57, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 296, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 181, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 198, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 217, § 1; P.L. 2017, ch. 109, § 2; P.L. 2017, ch. 175, § 2.)