Zoning Board

Meeting Dates: 4th Tuesday of every month.

Appointment: The board shall consist of seven members appointed by the City Council. Each member shall be appointed to hold office for a three-year term. Members of the board shall be residents of the city.

Purpose: The board shall have all jurisdiction and powers granted by Act No. 207 of the Public Acts of 1921 [MCL 125.581 et seq., MSA 5.2931 et seq.], as amended, all jurisdiction and powers prescribed in other articles of the Code of Ordinances, and the following:

  1. To hear and decide appeals from the plan review, any order, requirements, permit, decision or determination made by the building inspector, zoning administrator or any other administrative official in enforcing the provisions of this charter.
  2. To hear and decide matters referred to it or upon which it is required to pass under any ordinance adopted pursuant to Act No. 207 of 1921 [MCL 125.581 et seq., MSA 5.2931 et seq.], as amended, of the state, or by other chapters of the Code of Ordinance.
  3. Where there are practical difficulties or unnecessary hardship in the way of carrying out the strict letter of the chapter applicable to the matter appealed from, the board of appeals shall have power in passing upon appeals to vary or modify any of its rules, regulations or provisions relation to the construction, structural changes in, so that the spirit of the particular chapter shall be preserved, public safety secured and substantial justice done.



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