Board of Appeals

Board Overview

The Board of Appeals reviews requests for zoning code variances (including fence heights and setback issues) in addition to appeals of administrative decisions made by Village officials.

Variance from the Zoning Code - Information from the Building Inspector

When a building permit application is denied by the Building Inspector based on Zoning Code restrictions, the property owner may apply for a variance from the Zoning Code. The applicant must complete a variance application and survey with description (including exact dimensions) of the variance being sought. Attached to the application, the applicant must discuss the reasons why the variance is needed, including:

  • Practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship resulting from a literal enforcement of the provisions of the ordinance.
  • Unique physical characteristics of the property that limits reasonable use of the property.
  • Protection of the public interest so that the spirit of the ordinance shall be observed, public safety and welfare secured, and substantial justice done.

Along with the variance application, the applicant must submit a non-refundable fee of $250 for administrative expenses. If payment is not received prior to the hearing date, the case will not be heard by the Board of Appeals. The property owner must appear, or be represented, to state the case at the hearing. Owners of those properties abutting the property listed on the variance application shall also receive notice of the meeting and may be present to state their opinions.

Typical Meeting Time and Location

  • 6:15 p.m.
  • 2nd Tuesday of the month 
  • Village Hall

Agendas and Minutes 

Agendas are typically available several days prior the meeting. At a minimum, agendas are posted within the time-frames required by Wisconsin’s Open Meetings Law.  Minutes are available following approval by the Board of Appeals. Please click the following link to view Recent Agendas and Minutes.


Mark Johnson, Chairperson
    Term Expires: 2025

Colin Daly, Member
Term Expires: 2026

Michael Kelley, Member
Term Expires: 2026

Andrew Hunt, Member
Term Expires: 2024

Ari Kasper, Member
Term Expires: 2024

Peter Kucha, Alternate
Term Expires: 2024

Kimberly Finnigan, Alternate
Term Expires: 2024

Individuals are nominated by the Village President and appointment is subject to confirmation by the Village Board. Term length is 3 years (1 year for alternates) and terms expire on April 30th of the applicable year.  Per current practice, the Village President offers existing members in good standing the opportunity to be nominated for subsequent reappointment(s).