Board of Appeals

Board Overview

The Board of Appeals reviews requests for zoning code variances (including fence heights and setback issues) in addition to appeals of administrative decisions made by Village officials.

Variance from the Zoning Code - Information from the Building Inspector

When a building permit application is denied by the Building Inspector based on Zoning Code restrictions, the property owner may apply for a variance from the Zoning Code. The applicant must complete a variance application and survey with description (including exact dimensions) of the variance being sought. Attached to the application, the applicant must discuss the reasons why the variance is needed, including:

  • Practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship resulting from a literal enforcement of the provisions of the ordinance.
  • Unique physical characteristics of the property that limits reasonable use of the property.
  • Protection of the public interest so that the spirit of the ordinance shall be observed, public safety and welfare secured, and substantial justice done.

Along with the variance application, the applicant must submit a non-refundable fee of $250 for administrative expenses. If payment is not received prior to the hearing date, the case will not be heard by the Board of Appeals. The property owner must appear, or be represented, to state the case at the hearing. Owners of those properties abutting the property listed on the variance application shall also receive notice of the meeting and may be present to state their opinions.

Typical Meeting Time and Location

  • 6:15 p.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of the month 
  • Village Hall

Agendas and Minutes 

Agendas are typically available several days prior the meeting. At a minimum, agendas are posted within the time-frames required by Wisconsin's Open Meetings Law.  Minutes are available following approval by the Board of Appeals. Please click the following link to view Recent Agendas and Minutes.

Members

Mark Johnson, Chairperson
    Term Expires: 2019

Leon Flagg, Member
Term Expires: 2021

Dustin Uebelacker, Member
Term Expires: 2020

Michael Kelley, Alternate
Term Expires: 2019

Russ Eisenberg, Member
Term Expires: 2020

Peter Kucha, Alternate
Term Expires: 2019

Sean Finnigan, Member
Term Expires: 2021

 
Members are appointed to 3 year terms (alternates to 1 year terms) that expire on May 1st of each term year.