Board of Zoning & Building Appeals

The Board of Zoning and Building Appeals consists of 5 members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council for 3-year terms, provided no more than 2 members shall be appointed in 1 year, except when necessary to maintain the membership or to fill a vacancy.  Two (2) alternate members are appointed by the Mayor for a term of 3 years and act only when a regular member is absent or refuse to vote because of conflict of interest.

Powers and Duties:  

  • Hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the Zoning Administrator or the Building Inspector; and also where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Fire Official, to hear and decide an appeal of such error pursuant to and upon the standards set forth in Sections 26.10 and 26.11 of the City of Franklin Municipal Code.

  • Hear and grant applications for variances.

  • Hear and decide applications for interpretation of the zoning regulations, and disputes relative to the boundaries of the zoning districts after the City Plan Commission has made a review and recommendation.

  • Hear and grant applications for substitution of more restrictive nonconforming uses for existing nonconforming uses provided no structural alterations are to be made and the City Plan Commission has made a review and recommendation.

  • Hear and grant applications for unclassified and unspecified uses provided that such uses are similar in character to the principal uses permitted in the district and the City Plan Commission has made a review and recommendation.

  • Hear and grant applications for temporary uses in any district provided that such uses are of a temporary nature, do not involve the erection of a substantial structure, and are compatible with the neighboring uses, and the City Plan Commission has made a review and recommendation.

  • May reverse, affirm wholly or partly, modify the requirements appealed from, and may issue or direct the issue of a permit. 

Members: 

 

Term/Expiration

Robert Campbell, Jr. 3 Years/4-30-19
Bob Knackert 3 Years/4-30-21
Tony Megna 3 Years/4-30-19
Phil Nickerson 3 Years/4-30-20
Juan Rodriguez 3 Years/4-30-20
Don Adams, Alternate Member 3 Years/4-30-21
Robert Montgomery, Alternate Member 3 Years/4-30-19
Staff Support: Nick Fuchs, Senior Planner  
 

Meeting Date: 3rd Wednesday of Month

Meeting Time: 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Location:
Lower Level Conference Room
Franklin City Hall
9229 W. Loomis Road

Please direct agenda questions to:
Planning Department
414-425-4024

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2018 Meeting Dates 

January 17 Cancelled  
February 21 Agenda Minutes
March 21 Agenda Minutes
April 18 Cancelled  
May 16 Cancelled  
June 20 Agenda Minutes
July 18 Cancelled  
August 15 Agenda Minutes
September 19 Agenda Minutes
October 17 Agenda Minutes
November 21 Agenda Minutes
December 19 Agenda Minutes
 
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