Zoning Board of Appeals

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About the Zoning Board of Appeals

Purpose

The role of the Zoning Board of Appeals is to act as a judicial review body for the Zoning Ordinance and to decide on variance requests, provide ordinance interpretations for the zoning text and the map, and hear appeals of the zoning administrator’s decisions.

ZBA decisions should be based on the facts of the case and must be based on the requirements and standards of the Zoning Ordinance. If the ordinance is worded as such that it in conflict  with outcomes desired by the Master Plan or community, the ZBA should refer that information back to the Planning Commission.

Powers

The Zoning Board of Appeal’s role is to decide on variance requests, provide ordinance interpretations for the zoning text and the map, and hear appeals of the zoning administrator’s decisions.

Obligation

ZBA decisions should be based on the facts of the case and must be based on the requirements and standards of the Zoning Ordinance. If the ordinance is worded as such that it in conflict  with outcomes desired by the Master Plan or community, the ZBA should refer that information back to the Planning Commission.

Meetings

Third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 PM at City Hall, as needed.

Membership

Five qualified electors of the City of Charlevoix, with two alternates

Appointment

Mayor, confirmed by City Council

Term

Three years beginning January 1

Compensation

None

Staff Liaison/Department

Jonathan Scheel, Networks Northwest, Planning & Zoning Department  (231) 547-3265

Members

  • Richard Hodgson, Vice Chair
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Timothy Kish, Vice Chair
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Ann Gorney
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Patricia Miller
    Term expires: December 31, 2019
  • Shirley Gibson
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Dennis Kusina, Alternate
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Gary Anderson, Alternate
    Term expires: December 31, 2019


Contact the Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is responsible for Interpretations of the zoning ordinance, variances, and appeals of decisions made by the Zoning Administrator.  Contact the Zoning Administrator or the Planning and Zoning Department for more information.