Zoning Board of Appeals

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Member Seat Position Term Start Date
Term End Date
Philip Crippen
Seat 5
Chair January 17, 2017
January 14, 2020
Thomas Farrel
Seat 3
Vice Chair
April 5, 2016
January 15, 2019
Bernard J. Lechman
Seat 1
Secretary January 17, 2017
January 14, 2020
Vacant Seat 2
Vacant Seat 4
The power and duties of the Zoning Board of Appeals are authorized per Chapter 25, Section 7 of the City Zoning Ordinance. 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 Zoning Ordinance.

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

Further powers and procedures of the Board may be found in Section 7 of the Zoning Ordinance, or by contacting the City Planner.

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