Board of Adjustment

This Board meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at Old Central.  Meetings last approximately one hour. Staff support is provided by the Community Development Department. The Board acts on all requests with regard to zoning variances and exceptions.

Members


Joe Ramey
Jim Bausch
Abhijeet Utturkar
Dean Knoten
Sherry Jacobs

Members are appointed by the Mayor for three year terms, with City Council confirmation.


Responsibilities


The Board of Adjustment (BOA) is a 5 member quasi-judicial body appointed by the City Council that hears variance and special exception requests, makes interpretations of City code, and reviews appeals of decisions made by City Administrative Officials. 

Variances are sought if there are extenuating circumstances associated with a piece of property that make it difficult for the applicant to meet the zoning code requirements. In order for a variance to be approved, the applicant must prove a hardship exists. 

Special exception requests typically involve a design element or structure that may not conform to the dimensional or spatial requirements of the base zoning district in which it is located, but may be allowed under certain circumstances with approval from the BOA. 

Agendas and Minutes


All agendas and minutes for Board of Adjustment meetings can be found here.

Applications


Below are the applications associated with BOA action:
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