The zoning board of appeals is authorized to grant dimension variances from the zoning ordinance, and, upon request, may interpret questionable provisions of the zoning ordinance. Variances should be based upon practical difficulties or unnecessary hardship in strict compliance with the zoning ordinance.  The zoning ordinance should create a zoning board of appeals consisting of not fewer than five members of a township with a population of 5,000 or more and not fewer than three members where the population is less than 5,000. These members are appointed by a majority vote of the total township board membership. In addition, the township board may appoint up to two alternate zoning board of appeal members with authority to serve in the absence of a regular member if the regular member will be unable to attend one or more meetings. The alternate member may also be called where a regular member has a conflict of interest and, accordingly, must abstain from participating in a given issue. The terms of membership are three years, except when initially appointed, to effect staggered terms. In a township, one regular member must be a member of the township’s planning commission. The remaining members must be township electors outside of any village.

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MEMBERS

Title Name Term
Chair Jennifer Bidwell 12/31/2023
Vice Chair Bill Fay 12/31/2022
Secretary/PC Liaison Rick Kurkechian 12/31/2022
Member Drew Matuszak 12/31/2023
Member Charles Smith 12/31/2022
Alternate

MEETING DATES

ALL MEETINGS ARE HELD AT THE PRESQUE ISLE TOWNSHIP HALL

Date Time Minutes
January 5, 2021 7:00pm Final
March 2, 2021 – Virtual Meeting 7:00pm Final
May 4, 2021 – Virtual Meeting 7:00pm Final
July 7, 2021 – Virtual Meeting 7:00pm Final
August 11, 2021 – Virtual Meeting 6:00pm Final Minutes
October 5, 2021 – Virtual Meeting 7:00pm Final Minutes
Date Time Minutes
January 4, 2022 7:00 pm Meeting Cancelled
February 9, 2022

Topic: Zoning Board of Appeals
Time: Feb 9, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 828 6621 7858
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Call In:  301 715 8592

7:00 pm Minutes – Final
April 5, 2022

Presque Isle Township is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Zoning Board of Appeals
Time: Apr 5, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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7:00 pm Minutes – Draft
July 6, 2022 7:00 pm No Meeting
October 4, 2022 7:00 pm No Meeting

MEETING MINUTES ARCHIVE

Year Minutes
2020 PDF (3.5 MB)
2019 PDF (5.1 MB)
2018 PDF (6.5 MB)
2017 PDF  (6.1 MB)
2016 PDF (8.2 MB)