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Board of Zoning Appeals

Board of Zoning Appeals

Date Established/Background:  Established by Michigan State Law, Public Acts 110 of 2006, as amended; and City Zoning Ordinance (adopted May 16, 1950, establishing the Board of Appeals).
Mission: The Board hears and decides appeals on the zoning, fence, and sign and property maintenance code ordinances. Powers, duties and procedures are set by State Law and City ordinance.
Corresponding MCL#, City Charter Citation, and/or City Code: MCL 125.3101-125.3702; Code: Sec. 80.64 (in the process of being recodified).
Number of Members & Term of Office:  Six members serving three-year terms; one member of the Planning Commission serves a one-year term, per Code: Sec. 2-426 (a).
Do members serve until a replacement is appointed? No
Quorum Requirement:  Per section 13-4 of the City Charter, a quorum of any board, commission, or committee created by or pursuant to this charter shall be a majority of the members of such board, commission, or committee in office at the time, but not less than two members.
Meetings Held:  The first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in Commission Chambers.
Bylaws:
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