The Board of Zoning Appeals consists of five members and one alternate member who are appointed by the Board of Trustees and who serve without compensation. The Board of Zoning Appeals hears appeals from the decisions and determinations of the Building Inspector.
Make decisions that can have effect on the use and value of land. The decisions can create unique and challenging situations. Consequently the actions must be based on the long-term interests of the community which, in turn, must be guided by the decision-making standards of the zoning ordinance.
The Board functions in a quasi-judicial capacity and members must hold public hearings, make findings of fact and conclusions of law based upon applicable state and local zoning laws, and issue decisions setting forth their findings and conclusions.