Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Schedule

December 21, 2020 January 20, 2021
January 18, 2021 February 17, 2021 (canceled)
February 15, 2021 March 17, 2021
March 22, 2021 April 21, 2021
April 19, 2021 May 19, 2021
May 17, 2021 June 16, 2021
June 21, 2021 July 21, 2021
July 19, 2021 August 18, 2021
August 16, 2021 September 15, 2021 (canceled)
September 20, 2021 October 20, 2021
October 18, 2021 November 17, 2021
November 15, 2021 December 15, 2021

*ZBA meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month unless otherwise noted.

Meetings are held at the Township's Municipal Offices starting at 7:00 PM.
Board Members

Eric Lark (Planning Commission Liaison)
Brian J. Doren
Joseph LoPiccolo
Gary Sixt
Paul Slatin
Paul Smith 
Chris Roosen (Liaison to Board of Trustees)

The Role of the Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) consists of seven members who are appointed by the Board of Trustees. The Planning Commission and the Township Board each have a representative that serves as a liaison to the ZBA. Members are appointed to three year terms.

The ZBA is a semi-judicial body which is established to hear and act on the following matters: appeal of an administrative decision, variance from the standards contained in the zoning ordinance, sign variances, use variances and zoning ordinance interpretations.

The most common requests are variances from requirements contained in the zoning ordinance, such as setbacks. In order for a variance to be considered, the applicant must demonstrate certain conditions exist. These conditions are summarized below, the entire set of criteria are contained within the application which is available from our publications download page.

  • An exceptional or extraordinary condition exists and compliance with township standards would render conformity unnecessarily burdensome.
  • The practical difficulty is unique to the site and different than other properties in the same zoning district or vicinity.
  • The situation is not self-created.
  • The request would provide substantial justice by preserving property rights similar to the majority of other properties in the same zoning district or vicinity.
  • The variance is the minimum necessary to grant relief from the practical difficulty.
  • The request complies with other state and federal laws.

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