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Zoning Board of Appeals


Options Meeting Date
Download Agenda Download Summary Agenda Thursday December 12, 2019
Download Agenda Thursday November 21, 2019

View Agendas on Citydocs


Meeting Schedule and Location

Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Hearing at 8:30 a.m | View meeting schedule

at City Hall, 300 Laporte Avenue, Council Chambers

Current Members

December 31, 2019 - Robert Long 
December 31, 2020 - John McCoy and Ian Schuff
December 31, 2021 - Butch Stockover and Ralph Shields
December 31, 2022 - Taylor Meyer and Shelley La Mastra

Ross Cunniff


The Zoning Board of Appeals has the authority to approve variances from the requirements of the Land Use Code.

The Board may grant variances where:

  1. By reason of exceptional physical conditions or other extraordinary and exceptional situations unique to the property, including, but not limited to physical conditions such as exceptional narrowness, shallowness, or topography, the strict application of the code requirements would result in unusual and exceptional practical difficulties or undue hardship upon the owner of the property;
  2. The proposal will promote the general purpose of the standard for which the variance requested is equally well or better than would a proposal which complies with the standard for which the variance is requested; 
  3. The proposal will not diverge from the standards of the Land Use Code except in a nominal, inconsequential way when considered in the context of the neighborhood.

A general background in Land Use is helpful.  Requires 4-6 hours a month.

Interested in applying?