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Zoning Board Of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals is designated to hear appeals on administrative matters relating to the community Zoning Ordinance.  This can include a property owner appealing a decision he or she feels is too stringent or is inconsistent with the zoning ordinance, a property owner requesting a variance, or someone seeking clarification or interpretation of the zoning ordinance.

To provide an avenue of appeal, each state’s zoning enabling acts required that any community which adopted a zoning ordinance have a zoning board of appeals. The function of the ZBA was to be a quasi-judicial body, to carry out two principal functions: To hear and decide appeals of administrative decisions made in implementing the zoning ordinance; and To hear and decide requests for variances from the strict terms of the zoning ordinance. In addition, the ZBA is occasionally called upon to interpret the provisions of the zoning ordinance.

Board Members
  • Jason Bell (Council Rep)
  • Norm Bliss
  • Lisa Volz
  • Dave Hayden
  • Dan Krueger
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Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda
Agenda 3/20/24