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Zoning Board of Appeals
History
Established by Ordinance 182, adopted November 23, 1953, in accordance with Act 207 of P.A. of 1921 of the State of Michigan; City Code Sections 5.244-5.255 Chapter 52

Duties
To hear and decide all matters referred to it upon which it is required to pass under Chapter 52; and to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged by the building inspector in the enforcement of Chapter 52 of the City Code.

Appointments
Five members are appointed, one of whom shall be a member of the Planning Commission, all appointed by the mayor with the consent of the City Commission for three-year terms. Amended September 21, 1987 to add the following: The City Commission may appoint two alternate members of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). Each alternate shall be appointed for a three-year term.

An alternate member shall sit as a regular member of the ZBA when: 
  • A regular member is absent from or unable to attend a meeting of the ZBA
  • A regular member is unable to participate in reaching a decision on a particular case because of a conflict of interest

The alternate member having been appointed shall serve in the case until a final decision has been made. An alternate shall have the same rights and privileges as a regular member when serving in the place of a regular member.

Meets
First Thursday of each month, if there are agenda items, at 7 pm.  Submission deadlines and meeting dates can be found here.

Application
The application can be found here.  Please note that there is a $250.00 fee associated with this application.  If you have any questions about applying to this board please contact Greta Bolhuis at (734) 453-1234 ext. 224.

Members
Name Appointed Term Expires
Michael Devine, Chair December 2005 December 31, 2015
Joshua Birk, Vice-Chair  June 2014  December 31, 2016
Gloria Poirier January 1998  December 31, 2016 
Dan Mooney January 2012 December 31, 2015
Kevin J. O'Keefe November 1997 December 31, 2015
Vacancy, Alternate 
December 31, 2015 
Kara Guimmo, Alternate September 2014 December 31, 2016
Daniel Dalton, City Comm Liaison November 2013 N/A
Office
201 S. Main
Plymouth, MI 48170
Ph: (734) 453-1234 ext. 232
Fx: (734) 455-1824

John Buzuvis
Community Development Director
Ph: (734) 453-1234 ext. 222
Email

Marleta Barr
Office Manager
Ph: (734) 453-1234 ext. 232
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Adam Gerlach
Code Enforcement Officer
Ph. (734) 453-1234 ext. 231
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Greta Bolhuis
Community Development Coordinator
Ph: (734) 453-1234 ext. 224
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Inspections
Inspection Request Form
Ph: (734) 738-0289
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