Boards & Commissions

Zoning Board of Adjustment

Administered by the Building Safety Department; five regular board members who are residents of the City and four alternate members who serve in the absence of one or more regular members when requested to do so by the Building Official; meets on the second Thursday of each month at 4:30 PM in City Hall, 509 East 7th Avenue, 3rd floor, City Commission Chambers.

The ZBA is a quasi-judicial appeals board that hears appeals of decisions of the Building Official as they concern enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance. The ZBA considers requests for variances or deviations from specific zoning ordinance requirements, but does not have the authority to change the zoning of property. The ZBA considers special exceptions for off-street parking and loading requirements and to allow the restoration of a nonconforming structure to its nonconforming state if it has been destroyed by fire or the elements. Special exceptions are also considered to increase the size of an institutional sign in a residential zoning district or to allow the continued existence for up to one year of any sign with substantial damage. Under specific guidelines, the ZBA may authorize variances of the height, setbacks, area, lot coverage, landscaping and minimum parking requirements. The ZBA does not have the authority to review or recommend changes to the Zoning Ordinance, although they may suggest changes that the staff and the Planning and Zoning Commission may wish to consider.
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