The ZBA meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Township office.
The ZBA hears and decides all zoning ordinance appeals. It may grant variances from the strict letter of the zoning ordinance if practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship would result in conforming with the ordinance, provided the spirit of the ordinance is observed, public safety secured, and substantial justice done. The hardship should not be self-created and some unique circumstances involving the property in question should be evident to support a variance.
An appeal may be filed by any individual aggrieved or by an officer, department, board or bureau of the township, county or state. The reasons for any ZBA decision shall be stated in full and made a part of the meeting records.
The proper use of a zoning board of appeals within the limits of its jurisdiction can prevent a zoning ordinance from becoming a rigid or unjust document.
Zoning Board of Appeals members are: Casey Kimes – Chair, Marcia Perry – Vice Chair, – Trustee, Richard Swanson, Barb Hibiske, and vacant position.