Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Schedule

November 6, 2017 December 13, 2017* CANCELED
December 11, 2017 January 17, 2018
January 15, 2018 February 21, 2018
February 12, 2018 March 21, 2018
March 12, 2018 April 18, 2018
April 9, 2018 May 16, 2018
May 14, 2018 June 20, 2018
June 11, 2018 July 18, 2018
July 9, 2018 August 15, 2018
August 13, 2018 September 19, 2018
September 10, 2018 October 17, 2018
October 15, 2018 November 14, 2018*
November 5, 2018 December 12, 2018*

*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

  • Brian J. Doren
  • Symantha Heath, Trustee (Board Liaison)
  • Eric Lark (Planning Commission Liaison)
  • Joseph LoPiccolo
  • 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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