Appeals Board


Next Meeting - September 12, 2023 - Hybrid Meeting

This meeting will be held in-person and via Zoom. The in-person option will be in the Council Chambers at 93 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor. Any member of the public can participate via Zoom webinar by clicking this link. Zoom webinar Passcode: 270849

AB-2023-01 — Relocation of a Nonconforming Structure
Applicant: Caresse Hanson
Project Location: The property is located at 155 Otter Creek Drive, Bar Harbor, Tax Map 267, Lots 014 within the Otter Creek zoning district.
Application: The applicant requests that the Board of Appeals hold a public hearing to replace two existing nonconforming structures with one new structure in a different location pursuant to §125-55 C. of the Bar Harbor Land Use Ordinance.

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Remote Participation
The Board of Appeals has adopted a policy allowing for remote participation, as allowed under state law. A copy of that policy is available here.

At this time, due to the urgent issue of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and the declarations of a public health emergency by both the US and Maine departments of Health & Human Services, that remote participation policy is in force and the Board of Appeals is conducting all its meetings fully remotely. Please contact the Planning & Code Enforcement office at (207) 288-3329 if you have questions about this.

Enabling Ordinance


Ellen Dohmen, Chair
(Term expires 2024)
Heather Peterson
(Term expires 2024)
Cara Ryan
(Term expires 2025)
Anna Durand, Vice Chair
(Term expires 2026)
Robert Webber
(Term expires 2026)
Michael Siklosi, Associate Member
(Term expires 2025)
Contact the Board of Appeals via email:

Please note: Sending an email to this address will go to all members of the Board listed above, as well as town staff members in the Planning and Code Enforcement office: Planning Director Michele Gagnon, Code Enforcement Officer Angela Chamberlain, Deputy Code Enforcement Officer Mike Gurtler, Staff Planner Cali Martinez and Administrative Assistant Tammy DesJardin.

If the message relates to a particular application before the Board, that email will also be provided to the applicant. Any message sent to this email address is also considered a public record and may be subject to a request under the Maine Freedom of Access Act. Information that you wish to keep confidential should not be included in email correspondence to this address.

Contact information for individual Board members is not provided, as anything sent to individual member(s) of the board and not all parties involved in the review of a particular application would constitute ex parte communication.