Zoning Board of Appeals

City Code 2-5-5: Powers
The board shall have the following powers:

(A) To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by a city officer that pursuant to this code may be appealed to the zoning board of appeals.

(B) To permit the reasonable extension of a district where the boundary line of a district divides a lot in a single ownership when the zoning regulations of this code were first adopted.

(C) If recommended by the public service commission of Wisconsin, to permit in appropriate cases and subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards in harmony with the general purpose and intent of the zoning regulations of this code, a building or premises to be erected or used by a public service corporation or for public utility purposes in any location and for any purpose which is reasonably necessary for the public convenience and welfare.

(D) To authorize upon appeal in specific cases such variance from the terms of the zoning regulations of this code as will not be contrary to the public interest, where, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provisions of the zoning regulations of this code will result in practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship so that the spirit of the zoning regulations of this code shall be observed, public safety and welfare secured, and substantial justice done.

(E) The board may, in conformity with the provisions of the law, reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or may modify the order, requirement, decision or determination appealed from, and shall make such order, requirement, decision or determination as may be appropriate.

(F) Any person or persons, jointly or severally, aggrieved by the board, or any taxpayer, or any officer, department, board or bureau of the city may, within 30 days after the filing of the decision of the board, present to a court of competent jurisdiction a verified petition setting forth that such decision is illegal, in whole or in part, specifying the grounds of the illegality whereupon such decision shall be subject to review by certiorari as provided by law.

City Code: Zoning Board of Appeals

Members and Term Expirations

  • Jerry Guth (2022)
  • Reid Stangel (2023)
  • Mark Mayer (2023)
  • Mike Furgal (2022)
  • Nate Klassy, Chairperson (2023)
  • 1st Alternate - Dan Demuth (2023)
  • 2nd Alternate - Donna Douglas (2025)