Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Schedule

December 10, 2018 January 16, 2019
January 14, 2019 February 20, 2019
February 11, 2019 March 20, 2019
March 11, 2019 April 17, 2019
April 8, 2019 May 15, 2019
May 13, 2019 June 19, 2019
June 10, 2019 July 17, 2019
July 8, 2019 August 21, 2019
August 12, 2019 September 18, 2019
September 9, 2019 October 16, 2019 - CANCELED
October 7, 2019 November 20, 2019
November 4, 2019 December 11, 2019

*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

Symantha Heath, Trustee (Board Liaison)
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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