The Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is created to administer all zoning, floodplain, subdivision appeals, variances, and other matters of land regulation as enumerated in the Edgerton Unified Development Code. The Board of Zoning Appeals is composed of all five (5) current members of the Edgerton Planning Commission. (Res. BZA2018-01; 2018)

The Chair of the Board of Zoning Appeals shall call all meetings at the request of the Zoning Administrator and/or Governing Body.

All hearings before the Board of Zoning Appeals are open to the public. The Public Hearing Notice shall be published once, at least twenty (20) days in advance of the hearing, in the official city newspaper.  The applicant shall mail a copy of said publication notice by U.S. Mail, certified, return receipt requested and prepaid, to each owner of record of land within a distance of two hundred (200) feet of the perimeter of such proposed change, at least ten (10) days prior to said hearing

The Chair of the Board of Zoning Appeals may establish, from time to time, reasonable limitations on the length of testimony, and shall have the power to rule on objections and other points of order raised by a board member, an applicant, or member of the public hearing. The Chair shall have the authority to Rule Out Of Order testimony that is not factual, based upon supposition or hearsay.

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is hereby authorized to hear appeals from any person or official affected by any decision of the Zoning Administrator.  In exercising the power of appeals, the BZA may reverse, amend, modify or affirm any discretionary act, requirement, decision or determination of the Zoning Administrator. To this end, the BZA shall have all of the powers of the officer from whom the appeal is taken, may attach appropriate conditions, and may issue or direct the issuance of a permit.

  Those wishing to bring an appeal forward must adhere to the criteria established in the Organization and Bylaws of the BZA, a copy of which may be found here. Please contact the Zoning Administrator for any further information.