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Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) consists of five members.  Each member, when appointed, shall serve a term of three years. The ZBA shall elect one of its members as it chairman and one of its members as secretary.  Each ZBA member receives a reasonable sum as determined by the City Commission for his services in attending each regular or special meeting of said Board.

 POWERS AND DUTIES:  The Zoning Board of Appeals shall have all powers and duties prescribed by law, in the city's Zoning Ordinance, and which are more particularly specified as follows: 

  • Interpretation - Decide any question involving the interpretation of any provisions of the township Zoning Ordinance, including determination of the exact location of any district boundary of the Zoning Map if there is uncertainty with respect thereto;
  • Variances - Grant variances from the terms and provisions of the Zoning Ordinance as provided in that ordinance; and
  • Appeals - Hear and decide appeals of decisions made by the Zoning Administrator.  In this regard, the Board of Appeals may assume the powers of the Zoning Administrator. 


113 E Elm St., Auburn MI 48611 989-662-6761

ZBA Forms & Resources

Zoning Forms (Coming Soon)


Current Zoning Board of Appeals Members:

Sue Emerson  Term expiring: October 2017
Walt Bieszke  Term expiring: October 2019
Kay Bridenbaugh   Term expiring: October 2017
Andy Krauss  Planning Commission Representative
Jeff Rahl  City Commission Representative