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The Zoning Board of Review shall have the power to:
(A) Hear and decide appeals in a timely fashion where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative officer or agency in the enforcement or interpretation of this chapter or of any ordinance adopted pursuant hereto;
(B) Hear and decide appeals from a party aggrieved by a decision of an historic district commission pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 45-24.1-7.1 and 45-24.1-7.2;
(C) Hear and decide appeals where the Zoning Board of Review is appointed as the board of appeals for airport zoning regulations;
(D) Authorize, upon application in specific cases of hardship, variances in the application of the terms of this chapter, pursuant to appeals, special use permits, and variances.
(E) Authorize, upon application, in specific cases, special use permits, pursuant to appeals, special use permits, and variances, where the Zoning Board of Review is designated as the permit authority for special use permits;
(F) Refer matters to the Planning Board, or to other boards or agencies of the town as may be deemed appropriate, for findings and recommendations;
(G) Provide for issuance of conditional zoning approvals where a proposed application would otherwise be approved except that one or more state or federal agency approvals which are necessary are pending. A conditional zoning approval shall be revoked in the instance where any necessary state or federal agency approvals are not received within a specified time period; and
(H) Hear and decide such other matters according to the terms of this chapter or other statutes and upon which the Board may be authorized to pass under this chapter or other statutes.
(Ord. passed 10-30-06)