Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals

City of Alpena Primary Contact:
Planning, Development & Zoning Director
Montiel Birmingham
Phone: 989.354.1771
Fax: 989.354.1709
Email: montielb@alpena.mi.us

By-Laws
Meeting Schedule

Appointee Name

Office

Term 

Appointed
By

Date
Appointed

Date Term
Expires

Casey Carr

 

3 Years

City Council

09/16/2019

10/01/2022

VACANT

 

3 Years

City Council

 

 

Alan Guest

 Secretary

3 Years

City Council

09/15/2008

11/01/2023

Wayne Lewis

Vice Chair

3 Years

City Council

09/17/2007

10/01/2022

Dennis Bray

Chairman

3 Years

City Council

06/01/2015

11/01/2023

Jon Broers

 

3 Years

City Council

09/16/2019

10/01/2022

Cary Keller

 


3 Years


City Council

06/05/2017


11/01/2023

Claire Kostelic

 


3 Years


City Council 

07/01/2021


07/01/2024

Board Description
The ZBA is tasked with interpreting all provisions of the Zoning Ordinance in a manner that carries out the intent of the code. The ZBA has the authority to grant, modify, or deny any requested variances. Any actions taken by the board must be supported by known facts based on conditions, including practical difficulties, unnecessary hardships, exceptional circumstances, affected value of adjacent properties and public street congestion. All decisions made by the Zoning Board of Appeals must be firmly based in the long-term interests of the community. Regular meetings consist of requesting the ZBA to consider three types of cases: 1) interpreting the Zoning Ordinance and/or map; 2) hearing appeals from administrative decisions on issues like site plan reviews; and 3) granting variances from the Zoning Ordinance. 

How can I become a member of this Board?
There is a  short application, which is  available at City Hall or the application can be downloaded by clicking here.  After submitting the application and proper review, suitable recommendation can be by the Mayor, City Council, or City Manager for appointment to this board/committee.