Zoning Board of Appeals

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Member Seat Position Term Start Date
Term End Date
Philip Crippen
Seat 5
Chair January 14, 2023
January 14, 2026
Vice Chair
Bernard J. Lechman
Seat 1
Secretary January 14, 2023
January 14, 2026
Charles Taylor, Jr. Seat 2
Member November 04, 2020  November 04, 2023
Dominic Dearcangelis Seat 4
Member February 21, 2023 February 21, 2026


The power and duties of the Zoning Board of Appeals are authorized per Chapter 25, Section 7 of the Municipal Code. The Board consists of 5 members to be appointed by the Mayor and City Council, each for a term of 3 years.

General Powers & Duties

The Zoning Board of Appeals shall meet to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the Zoning Administrator in the enforcement, interpretation or administration of the Municipal Code.

Among other duties, they shall hear all challenges to issue of fact or interpretation relative to the Municipal Code or Zoning Map, may authorize variances from the Ordinance, decide on applications for conditional uses, and authorize lawful nonconforming uses.

Further powers and procedures of the Board may be found in Section 7 of the Municipal Code, or by contacting the City.

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If you wish to contact the Zoning Board of Appeals, please call or send your message or letter to the City Planner.