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About the Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) hears and makes the final decision on requests for variances from both the development and the use standards in the Unified Development Ordinance. The BZA also hears and makes final decisions on conditional use requests. In addition, the BZA makes the final decision concerning appeals from administrative decisions.

The BZA consists of five standing members appointed either by the Mayor, Common Council or Plan Commission. Additionally, there are two alternates that are available to serve for members that cannot attend a meeting.

Statutory Authority: BMC 2.15, I.C. 36-7-4-902, 903, 906

Once per month on a Thursday, but not the same Thursday every month.

Please check the city's government calendar for exact dates and times.


Appointee Appointed By Term Expiration Date
Jo Throckmorton Common Council 2018-01-01
Barre Klapper Mayor 2021-01-04
Joe Hoffmann Mayor 2019-01-07
Sue Aquila Mayor 2018-01-01
Darryl Neher Plan Commission 2019-01-07

Information in Board of Zoning Appeals