Zoning Board of Appeals

A Board of Trustees which enacts zoning regulations...shall by ordinance provide for the appointment of a Board of Appeals. Such a board...may, in appropriate cases and subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards, make special exceptions to the terms of the ordinance in harmony with its general purpose and intent and in accordance with general or specific rules therein contained.

The Board of Appeals shall consist of 5 members appointed by the village president subject to confirmation of the board of trustees for the term of 3 years (such terms shall be staggered so that not more than two terms expire in any one year). The president shall designate one of the members as chairperson...Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired terms of members whose terms become vacant. The president may appoint, for staggered terms of 3 years, 2 alternate members of such board, in addition to the 5 members above provided for.  Annually, the President shall designate one of the alternate members as 1st alternate and the other as 2nd alternate. The 1st alternate shall act, with full power, only when a member of the board refuses to vote because of interest or when a member is absent. The 2nd alternate shall so act only when the 1st alternate refuses or is absent.

Appeals to the board of appeals may be taken by any person aggrieved or by any officer, department, board or bureau of the municipality affected by any decision of the administrative officer.

The above description is paraphrased from the Wisconsin Statute 62.23(7)(e).

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 Dietmar Bassuner, Chair 2017 2025 608-347-2759 email
 Gard Strother 2014 2026 608-238-0410 email
 Jane Hamblen 2015 2027 608-233-3246 email
 John Clancy 2015 2027 414-416-2524 email
 Meri Tepper 2021 2026 646-379-4058 email
 Cara Coburn Faris (1st Alt.) 2023 2025 608-217-5374 email
 Gary Johnson (2nd Alt.) 1990 2026 608-233-7822 email
* Please note: Public Hearings can take 30-60 days to schedule due to publishing regulations and Board member availability.
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