Board of Zoning Appeals


The Board of Zoning Appeals is a quasi-judicial board charged with the responsibility of considering requests for variances from a specific requirement of the City’s zoning ordinance. The BZA also hears appeals of petitioners seeking review of a decision made by the Zoning and Codes Administrator. The Board is also empowered to review and approve/disapprove requests for special exceptions. (Special exceptions are uses allowed in specified zoning districts upon determination by the BZA that the proposed location is appropriate.  The BZA may impose additional conditions on the special exception if necessary.)

Meetings are scheduled for the third Thursday of each month provided there are agenda requests.  Requests to appear in front of this board can be made using the appropriate forms linked above. Meeting dates and deadlines for submission to the BZA can be found on the meeting calendar.

The Board is comprised of seven volunteer members appointed by City Council. The current members of the Board of Zoning Appeals are:

  • Ray Brown

  • Marvin Dixon

  • Elaine Richardson

  • Brian Roberts

  • Cynthia Robinson

  • Jon Silkworth

  • Mindy Spearman


Meeting calendar and application deadlines for 2015

Meeting calendar and application deadlines for 2016