Jason Esteves, Zoning Board of Appeals

My wife and I have lived in Haddam for more than 26 years and have raised our three daughters here. Now, one of my daughters has two children of her own. My grandsons will benefit from our beautiful town. 

We decided to settle in Haddam because of its excellent school system and rural setting. As part of the Zoning Board of Appeals, I hope to preserve Haddam’s quiet, small-town feel while being sensitive to the need for business growth.  

As a former small business owner, I know how important it is to work with businesses to ensure their needs are met within the guidelines of our zoning codes.

If elected, I will bring a fair and balanced approach to Haddam’s Zoning Board of Appeals and will improve the communication link between the residents and the board’s public hearings with social media. I would also take into careful consideration any objections by neighboring property owners when deciding on potential zoning changes to ensure we are not creating disorganized spot zones. 

It is critical to research and discuss each appeal carefully in order to preserve and protect our rural town from spot zoning, industrial development, and sprawl. 

Appeals should not be taken lightly as they have been in the past. As a Zoning Board of Appeals member, I will do my duty to uphold Haddam’s zoning codes and work with the applicants to find creative ways to work within our existing planning and zoning regulations. 

I will be honest, open, and serve the residents of Haddam with integrity. I would be honored to have your vote.