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The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is comprised of 7 members and up to 2 alternate members. The Michigan Zoning Enabling Act requires 1 member of the ZBA to also serve on the Planning Commission. The remaining members are appointed from among the residents of the city by the mayor with the consent of the City Council.
Andy Dotterweich, Chair
Jeanne Kubish, Vice-Chair
Elaine Crawford, Board Member
Shawn Christie, Board Member
Kyle Jansen, Board Member
Gerald Montgomery, Board Member
Karl Grieve, Board Member
Vacant, Alternate Board Member
A major responsibility of the planning director is to provide recommendations to the Zoning Board of Appeals on proposals which deviate from Zoning Ordinance and Sign Ordinance requirements such as minimum building setbacks, landscaping requirements, and the size of signs. The city’s chief zoning official is charged with administering the ordinances on a day-to-day basis with the assistance of the Neighborhood and Economic Operations Department. The deputy city attorney is available to consult on the legal ramifications of the decisions made by the board. Other municipal officials are also consulted as needed.