Board of Zoning


The Board meets on the last Tuesday of the month, as needed. Caucus begins promptly at 6:30 p.m, and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. All meetings are open to the public.


The Board of Zoning Appeals is a five-member board, appointed by the Mayor with the approval of a majority of members elected to Council.

About the Board

The Board of Zoning hears and decides appeals made for exceptions to and variations in the zoning ordinance of the Municipality in conformity with the purpose and intent thereof and to hear and decide all appeals made for exceptions to and variations in the application of zoning ordinances or orders and regulations of administrative officials or agencies in regard thereto.

Rulings of the Zoning Ordinance

The board shall permit an exception or variance from the zoning ordinance only when there are practical difficulties or unnecessary hardships in the way of carrying out the strict interpretation of zoning ordinance and so long as the granting of such exception or variance will be in harmony with general purpose and intent of said ordinance and that the public health, safety and general welfare will continue to be secured and substantial justice done. All rulings of the Board of Zoning Appeals shall be subject to confirmation by the Council.