The Zoning Board of Adjustment consists of 5 members and 2 alternate members who are Village residents. Alternates have the duty to sit for any regular member that is absent, and serve in the order they are designated (1st alternate, 2nd alternate). Terms are 3 years for members and 1 year for alternate members.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment hears and decides appeals and variances. The Zoning Board of Adjustment has the power to authorize variances from the terms of the ordinance as will not be contrary to the public interest when, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provisions of the ordinance would result in unnecessary and undue hardship. In order to authorize any variance from zoning ordinances or regulations, the Board must find that certain conditions exist, according to specific requirements set forth in the Code of Ordinances. The Zoning Board of Adjustment hears appeals when it is alleged that there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of any zoning ordinance or regulation.
Members of the Zoning Board of Adjustment are required to file financial disclosure within 30 days of appointment or election, annually during their term of office, and within 60 days of leaving office.