Current Members 

Teara Barnwell, Chair
Jennifer Crawford
Josh Holiday
Frank Guldner

2023 Meeting Schedule

February 2, 2023 at 5:30 PM – Agenda Packet

Three main responsibilities:

To review variance requests for relief from and unreasonable hardship.
To review special exception use requests, as defined in local ordinances.
To review appeals of alleged administrative errors.

Only the BZA may handle variances, special exceptions and appeals.


Must prove that the zoning ordinance presents a specific hardship for the land owner’s proposed use.

Special Exceptions:

Built into zoning ordinance.


A person may file an appeal, if they believe the zoning administrator’s decision is inconsistent with the provisions of the zoning ordinance.
Appeals must be filed 10 days after the decision of the zoning administrator.
The board may enforce, overturn, or modify the zoning administrators decision.
The board can only consider whether the zoning administrator has read the ordinance correctly.

Planning and BZA Flow Chart 

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