Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Schedule

December 9, 2019 January 15, 2020
January 13, 2020 February 19, 2020
February 10, 2020 March 18, 2020
March 9, 2020 April 15, 2020
April 13, 2020 May 20, 2020
May 11, 2020 June 17, 2020 (Canceled)
June 8, 2020 July 15, 2020
July 13, 2020 August 19, 2020
August 10, 2020 September 16, 2020
September 14, 2020 October 21, 2020 (Canceled)
October 12, 2020 November 18, 2020
November 9, 2020 December 16, 2020

*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 

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 be 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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