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Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is part of the legal structure provided to fulfill the intent of the Zoning Ordinance.  If it were possible to write a Zoning Ordinance that, while meeting the needs of the community, would provide the remedy for every possible situation arising from its enforcement, there would be little reason for the Board.  That, however, is unachievable.  If the zoning function is to be fair, responsible and protective of individual's rights and community welfare, there must be a Board of Zoning Appeals to grant relief to citizens in special or unusual situations affecting a specific parcel of land.  This the Board must accomplish with wisdom and good judgment so that the spirit of the Zoning Ordinance is preserved.  The Board conducts public hearings and renders final decisions on the following types of Appeals:  Variance of Standards; Variance of Use; and Special Use - as listed/specified in the Zoning Ordinances.  An appeal from a decision of the BZA is made through the courts.

2017 Board Members

Kathy Carey

  James Fowler, Vice-Chairman

   Kathryn Kennison

 Scott O'Dell

Jack Neal, Chairman   Kelly Watson      


All contact with the members shall be conducted through the Plan Commission Office.


2017 Meeting Schedule & Deadlines

Plan Review Deadline
Site plans must be submitted
on or before the dates below
for review in order to
verify needed variances.
Application Deadline
Submit Variance request
by the dates below to be
heard   on   the   date   in
column 3 of the same line.
Publication Deadline
Applicant must take notice
to  the  newspaper  on  or
before the dates below to
public 10 days prior to the
meeting.
Meeting Date
The   meeting   begins   at
6:30 p.m., Commissioners
Court  Room,  3rd  Floor,
Delaware   Co.   Building.
December 28, 2016 January 4, 2017 January 10, 2017 January 26, 2017
January 25, 2017 February 1, 2017 February 7, 2017 February 23, 2017
March 1, 2017 March 8, 2017 March 14, 2017 March 30, 2017
March 29, 2017 April 5, 2017 April 11, 2017 April 27, 2017
April 26, 2017 May 3, 2017 May 9, 2017 May 25, 2017
May 31, 2017 June 7, 2017 June 13, 2017 June 29, 2017
June 28, 2017 July 5, 2017 July 11, 2017 July 27, 2017
August 2, 2017 August 9, 2017 August 15, 2017 August 31, 2017
August 30, 2017 September 6, 2017 September 12, 2017 September 28, 2017
September 27, 2017 October 4, 2017 October 10, 2017 October 26, 2017
November 1 2017 November 8, 2017 November 14, 2017 November 30, 2017
November 29, 2017 December 6, 2017 December 12, 2017 December 28, 2017

* Schedule adjusted due to holiday


Legal notice must be properly published and an application must be completely and properly filled out in order for the application to be considered and acted upon by the Board of Zoning Appeals.