What happens at the public hearing?

For each petition, the Board Chair reads the agenda item into the record. The petitioner and/or their representative is asked to identify themselves for the record and make their presentation to the Board. The Board asks questions of the petitioner. The Board Chair asks if any audience members wish to speak. Correspondence received about the petition is admitted into the record. Then, the Board Chair closes the public input portion of the hearing. The Board discusses and deliberates the request. The petitioner may choose to withdraw part or all of the petition prior to the Board's vote. If necessary, the petition can be continued to a future hearing and a decision can be made at a later date. Otherwise, a decision is made at the hearing. The Board may place conditions on the granting of a Special Permit and/or Variance.

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1. What happens after I file an application?
2. I received a hearing notification. What should I do?
3. What happens at the public hearing?
4. What happens after the Board reaches a decision?
5. What if I'm not happy with the Board's decision?
6. What's the difference between a Special Permit and a Variance?
7. Why do I need a Special Permit or Variance?
8. How long does it take to get a Special Permit or Variance?