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Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) consists of five members and an alternate appointed by the Township Board. One member must be a Planning Commission member and one member must be from the Township Board. The remaining ZBA members must be Township electors. Each member’s term is three years; unless filling a vacancy, all vacancies are filled for the remainder of the term. The ZBA hears and decides from any order, requirement, decision or determination made by any administrative official charged with zoning ordinance enforcement. It also hears and decides all other matters referred to it in the Township Ordinance. Variances may be granted if practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship will result from conforming to the Ordinance, provided the spirit of the ordinance is observed, public safety secured and substantial justice done.  Hardships should not be self-created and some unique circumstances involving the property in question should be evident to support a variance. You can get an application to serve on the ZBA by Clicking Here.

 The Zoning Board of Appeals meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm, if needed. The members are:

James D. Short
Chair
 Term expires December 31, 2018
Robert J. VanderKlok
 Vice Chair
Term expires December 31, 2018
Ann M. Simmons
Secretary
Term expires December 31, 2018
Frederick J. Nagler
Term expires December 31, 2018
TBA (alternate)
Term expires December 31, 2019
Trustee Steven C. Leuty leutysc@ktwp.org   Term expires November 20, 2020
Patrick Hudson planner@ktwp.org    Kalamazoo Township Consultant