Palmieri v. Zoning Board of Appeals

In Palmieri v. Zoning Board of Appeals, 32 Conn. Sup. 625, 627, 349 A.2d 731 (1975), in deciding whether a writ of mandamus should issue, an appellate panel concluded that the board's duty to hear an appeal from the ruling of a zoning officer was a mandatory one. The court noted that "before the plaintiff could avail himself of the right to appeal pursuant to the provisions of 8-8 of the General Statutes, it was necessary that the board render a decision because only a decision is appealable. The board had a duty to hear the appeal, and a writ of mandamus is the proper action to compel the performance of such a duty." Id.