The Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals is a five-member board whose members are appointed by City Council. This quasi-judicial body hears all requests for variances and special exceptions to the Zoning Ordinance and all appeals from the decisions of the Zoning Administrator. This Board meets at the call of the chairman, usually at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. The deadline for applications is four weeks prior to any regularly scheduled meeting. All applications should be submitted to the Zoning Administrator.

Zoning Board of Appeals Members

  • Mr.¬†Jerry Hill, Chairman
  • Mr. Joel Price, Sr., Vice Chairman
  • Mr. George Crowe
  • Mr. James Tyler Lee, Jr.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is a seven-member advisory board whose members are appointed by City Council. The Commission holds public hearings on rezoning requests and proposed changes to the text of the Zoning Ordinance. Commission members are tasked with making a recommendation to Council to approve or deny each request submitted. The Commission meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month. The deadline for rezoning and text change applications is four weeks prior to any regularly scheduled meeting. All applications should be submitted to the Zoning Administrator.

Planning Commission Members

  • Mr. William G. “Gary” Prince, Chairman
  • Mr. William “Bill” S. Mooneyhan, Sr., Vice Chairman
  • Mr. David Yoder
  • Mr. Jason Speake
  • Ms. Allison Swygert
  • Ms. Ann Thornley
  • Ms. Cora Washington