Board of Adjustments

Responsibilities

The board shall have the following powers:

  • In exercising its powers the board may, in conformity with the provisions of this section and VTCA, Local Government Code 2119, revise or reform, wholly or partly, or may modify the order, requirement, decision, or determination appealed from and make such order, requirement, decision, or determination as ought to be made and shall have all the powers of the officer from whom the appeal is taken
  • To authorize upon request in special cases, such variances from the terms of this chapter as will not be contrary to the public interest, where, owing to special conditions, the literal enforcement of the provisions of this chapter will result in unnecessary hardship, and so that the spirit of this chapter shall be observed and substantial justice done; however, in no event shall the Board of Adjustment grant a variance to allow a use not permissible under the terms of this chapter in the district involved, or any use, expressly or implicitly, prohibited by the terms of this chapter in the district
  • To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the building official in the enforcement of this chapter

Membership

The five members of the board are appointed by the City Council to serve two-year terms.

There are currently two vacancies on the board.