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Zoning Board of Appeals

2017 ZBA Meeting Dates

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is a five member board of White Lake residents appointed by the Township Supervisor, including one liaison member from the Planning Commission and one liaison from the Township Board.  The members serve three-year terms.  The general responsibilities of the ZBA include:

  • Interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance.
  • Hear appeals of decisions made by an administrative official or body due to error, inconsistent application of regulatory requirements, or some other alleged injustice.
  • Determination of requirements for a use not specifically listed in the Zoning Ordinance or appeal of interpretations by an administrative official or body.
  • Hear appeals for a variance from a Zoning Ordinance provision due to a practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship associated with a unique property.

The Zoning Board of Appeals meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (except when in conflict with holidays) in the Township Hall Assembly room.  The application deadline for new Zoning Board of Appeals cases in the fourth Thursday of each month.


Zoning Board of Appeals Members

Joseph Erlich - Chair
Jo Spencer - Vice Chair
Gail Phelps - Planning Commission Liaison
David Walz - Secretary
Scott Ruggles - Township Board Liaison
Niklaus Schillack - Alternate
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