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 12/31/2021
Vice Chair Bill Fay 12/31/2022
Secretary/PC Liaison Rick Kurkechian 12/31/2022
Member Charles Winters 12/31/2023
Member Drew Matuszak 12/31/2023
Alternate Charles Smith 12/31/2022

MEETING DATES

ALL MEETINGS ARE HELD AT THE PRESQUE ISLE TOWNSHIP HALL

Date Time Minutes
January 5, 2021 7:00pm Draft
March 2, 2021 – Zoom Virtual Meeting
Public Hearing – Stenger/Skiba

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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)