Zoning Board of Adjustments
- 6:00 p.m.
- The third Thursday of each month
- Kenosha County Center Conference Room A
19600 75th Street
Bristol, WI 53104
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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- David DeVito (Town of Brighton), term expires June 30, 2026
- Barbara Ford (Town of Paris), term expires June 30, 2024
- Robert Stoll (Town of Randall), term expires June 30, 2025
- Christopher Brown (Town of Wheatland), term expires June 30, 2025
History & Purpose
Established in accordance with Section 12 of the Municipal Code of Kenosha County, the Kenosha County Zoning Board of Adjustments is a quasi-judicial committee that is responsible for reviewing applications for variances as well as reviewing orders and decisions made by the Division of Planning and Development. The committee also acts as the Sanitary Board of Appeals on variance matters relating to the county’s on-site water disposal ordinance.
Members & Terms
Pursuant to Section 59.694 of the Wisconsin Statutes, Board members shall serve staggered 3-year terms beginning on July 1. On October 2, 2018, the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors passed Ordinance #13 revising Chapter 12 of the Municipal Code of Kenosha County, and reducing the number of members on the Zoning Board of Adjustments from five (5) to three (3) members and two (2) alternates, which are appointed by the County Executive and approved by the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors.
The County Executive shall annually designate one of the alternate members as the 1st alternate and the other as the 2nd alternate. The first alternate shall act, with full power, only when a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustments refuses to vote because of a conflict of interest or when a member is absent. The 2nd alternate shall act only when the 1st alternate refuses to vote because of a conflict of interest or is absent or if more than one member of the Board refuses to vote because of a conflict of interest or is absent.
Members of the Zoning Board of Adjustments shall be eligible for such position only in the event that they reside within the County of Kenosha and outside the limits of incorporated areas. No two members shall reside in the same town.
Kenosha County Board of Supervisors Resolution #65 (11/3/82), granted members of the Zoning Board of Adjustments a $40 per diem, with the total number of per diems in any given calendar year capped at 24, plus mileage for viewing properties. Policy Resolution #17 (11/9/89), increased the per diem rate to $50/day. Policy Resolution #2 (11/11/98), increased the per diem rate to $100 for meetings 6 hours or more in length.