Zoning Board of Appeals



Statute(s)

Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL 125.3601-3603)
City Ordinance. Appendix A – Zoning, Article XXII. Zoning Board of Appeals, of the Code of Ordinances.



Appointing Authority
City Council



Composition
The Board has seven members, including five residents that are representative of the population distribution and of the various interests present in Oak Park, one member of City Council and one member appointed by the Planning Commission.



Terms
The Board Members serve three years that expire in August 31.



Meeting Dates and Times
The Board meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
To download Important Meeting and Application Deadlines for 2016 click here.



Meeting Location
City Hall
City of Oak Park
14000 Oak Park Blvd.
Oak Park, MI 48237



Purpose
Administrative Appeals: To hear and decide appeals from any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an
administrative official charged with the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance. There shall be no appeal to the Zoning Board of Appeals from a decision of the Planning Commission or City Council approving or disapproving a Special Land
Use. Interpretation: To hear and decide requests for interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance and official Zoning Map. Variances: To authorize upon application in specific cases such variance from the terms of the Zoning Ordinance as will not be contrary to the public interest where, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provisions of this ordinance would result in a practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship.



Actively Serving Members

The following individuals are active members of this Board:
Sherman Barton
Jack Blumenkopf
Donald Cohen
James Huston
Louis Landau, Chairperson
Nathan Peiss
Michael Seligson

vacancies - none

Staff Liaison: Kevin Rulkowski, City Planner
Recording Secretary: T. Edwin Norris, City Clerk



Events and Activities



By-Laws 
No



Rules of Procedure
Yes



Agendas
Tuesday, August 23 Meeting
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Meeting



Meeting Minutes
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Minutes January 26, 2016
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Minutes February 23, 2016
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Minutes April 26, 2016
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Minutes August 23, 2016
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Minutes May 23, 2017



Public Notices

NOTICE
THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
MEETING OF JANUARY 27, 2017
HAS BEEN
CANCELED

THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR
February 28, 2017 – 7:30 PM

Notice is hereby given that the meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, 2017 
has been canceled due to the lack of scheduled business. 
Notice of the above cancelled meeting is given in compliance with the Charter, Section 7.2, and with
provisions of Public Act No. 267 of 1976, as amended.
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