Board of Administrative Appeals

Members

  • Sandra Bisciglia (term expires June 30, 2023)
  • Bill Erickson (term expires June 30, 2021)
  • Benjamin Harbach (term expires June 30, 2023)
  • Gail Gentz (term expires June 30, 2021)
  • Leah Blough (term expires June 30, 2022)

Note: This board meets on an as-needed basis; as of March 2, 2022, its most recent prior meeting was held June 26, 2017.

History & Purpose

Pursuant to the authority granted in Chapter 68 of the Wisconsin Statutes, the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors passed Ordinance #1 on May 21, 2002, which created Section 3.65 – Administrative Appeals of the Municipal Code of Kenosha County. 

In accordance with Section 3.65, the Kenosha County Board of Administrative Appeals was created to review administrative determinations, with the exception, however, of those matters governed by the appeal process provided in the Kenosha County General Zoning and Shoreland/Floodplain Zoning Ordinance. 

Section 3.65 provides that any person having a substantial interest which is adversely affected by an administrative determination of a governing body, board, commission, agency, officer or employee of Kenosha County, or agent acting on behalf of Kenosha County, may have such determination reviewed.

At the present time, the Kenosha County Board of Administrative Appeals primarily reviews determinations related to childcare certifications under Chapter DCF 202. Specifically, the Board reviews appeals concerning suspension or revocation determinations of childcare providers’ Kenosha County certification.

Members & Terms

The Board consists of five (5) members who are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors. Members are appointed for staggered 3-year terms. Kenosha County employees may not serve on the Board.

Section 3.65(9)(b) of the Municipal Code of Kenosha County states: “Members of the Board of Administrative Appeals shall be compensated for incidental expenses incurred by reason of their service on the same basis and at the same rate as are members of the Kenosha County Zoning Board of Adjustments.” At the present time, members of the Kenosha County Zoning Board of Adjustments receive a per diem of $50 per meeting and $100 for meetings over 6 hours in length.