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Zoning Board of Appeals
Remote Meeting Participation
COVID-19 Impact on Board and Commission Meetings
Due to guidance from health officials, including County and State safer-at-home orders, Board and Commission meetings are not being held in City buildings. Meetings are being conducted online and only remote public participation is possible.
The online platform Zoom is being used to facilitate City Council meetings because of its ease of use and outstanding accessibility. Due to recent software upgrades by Zoom and the City's proactive steps to manage the platform, earlier concerns about cyber security have been mitigated. Additionally, all community members participating through Zoom will be automatically muted when they join the meeting, and their video feeds will not be displayed to City staff or other participants.
For instructions on how to access the meeting online or by phone, review the instructions in the Summary Agenda for the meeting (below) or review this detailed instruction guide. If you are encountering difficulties connecting to the meeting, please see Zoom's troubleshooting info.
|Download Agenda Download Summary Agenda||Thursday October 8, 2020|
|Download Agenda||Friday September 11, 2020|
|Download Agenda Download Summary Agenda Supplemental Documents||Thursday September 10, 2020|
|Download Agenda Download Summary Agenda||Thursday August 13, 2020|
|Download Agenda Download Summary Agenda Supplemental Documents||Thursday July 9, 2020|
|Download Agenda Download Summary Agenda||Thursday June 11, 2020|
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
December 31, 2020 - John McCoy and Ian Shuff
December 31, 2021 - Butch Stockover and Ralph Shields
December 31, 2022 - Taylor Meyer and Shelley La Mastra
December 31, 2023 - David Lawton
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:
- 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;
- 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;
- 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.