Board of Appeals


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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 City 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 $400 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 stat the case at the hearing.  Owners of those properties abutting and within 500 feet of the property listed on the variance application shall also receive notice of the meeting and may be present to state their opinions.  Chapter 17

Special Zoning Request Form


Name Phone Number
John Schuster (920) 210-0590
Robert Affeld (920) 382-9314
Rick Schaalma (920) 344-3499
Ken Steffen (920) 386-2451
Tom Schulte, Alt. (920) 386-2953
Earl Pamperin, Alt. (920) 386-2588