Boards & Commissions
Board of Adjustment
City Code Section Title IV. Land Use, Section 400.750 – 400.790
The Board of Adjustment is created by State Statute Section 89 and consists of five city residents. The Board has the powers and jurisdiction to:
Hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the Zoning Administrator.
Authorize variances which will not be contrary to the public interest, provided the spirit shall be observed, public safety and welfare secured, and substantial justice done.
Procedures for requesting a hearing, additional information and application fees can be found in City Codes Section Title IV. Land Use, Section 400.770.
Planning and Zoning Commission
City Code Section Title IV. Land Use, Section 400.730 – 400.740
The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of eight members, including the Mayor, a City Aldermen selected by the Board annually at its first organizational meeting, the City Public Works Director or similar City Official and five citizens appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board. All citizen members serve without compensation, for a term of four years, and are appointed for varying periods so that the terms will be staggered.