Zoning Board of Appeals

 Powers and Duties

  • To hear and determine requests for variances from the Zoning Ordinance in accordance with the standards as set for th in the Ordinance.
  • After a hearing, may determine and vary any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Officer.
  • All decisions made by the Zoning Board of Appeals are final and subject to judicial review.



  • Membership of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall consist of seven (7) members appointed by the Mayor with approval of the City Council.
  • At least two (2) such members shall be named from among the members of the Planning Commission.
  • The Mayor shall designate the Chairperson with the approval of the City Council.


Current Members

  • Melinda Urban (2023) Chairperson
  • Ben McCoy
  • Brad Swanson
  • Vacancy
  • Hank Timbrook (2020)
  • Tony Lamantia
  • Mike Hergert (2020)


Meeting Schedule

  • The Zoning Board of Appeals meets as needed.
  • Meeting notices are posted at City Hall, on the city website and in the Dispatch/Argus newspaper.



  • Anyone wishing to make a request of the Zone Commission must make their request in writing to the Plan Commission, submit it to the City Clerk and pay a $150 fee with their application.


Notice of Meetings