Zoning Board of Adjustment


To consider variances and special exceptions to the terms of the Zoning Ordinance and to hear and decide appeals of decisions and interpretations made by an administrative official in the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance.


The primary responsibility of the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) is to adjudicate on matters where citizens seek exemptions from local zoning regulations. Decisions of the ZBA are binding, and can only be appealed through the Court system.

  • Zoning Variance Requests: The ZBA will review requests for variances submitted to the ZBA by applicants who want an exemption to the local zoning ordinances in order to use their land in a particular way. The criteria for granting a variance are quite precise and must be met in order for a variance to be granted and withstand appeal.
  • Hearing Appeals: The ZBA may be asked to review requests submitted to the ZBA by residents who disagree with a decision made by the City Council.


Meetings are held on an as-needed basis.


Agendas are available prior to the meetings.

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Zoning Board of Adjustment members serve two-year terms. The current members are:

MemberPositionTerm Expires
Steve SchoenekasePlace One; VotingNovember 2023
Trudy Jackson
Place Two; VotingNovember 2024
Andrew EllisonPlace Three; ChairpersonNovember 2023
Don DicksonPlace Four; VotingNovember 2024
Brian DeaverPlace Five; Vice ChairpersonNovember 2023
Lindy M. "Buddy" Pilgrim
Alternate OneNovember 2024
Ted Lane
Alternate TwoNovember 2024