Board of Adjustment

Agenda's and Minutes

General Information

Appointed By: Appointee suggestions are forwarded from the E &  LU Committee to the County Board Chair.  The Chair can appoint the suggested person(s) or appoint his own personal choice.

Establishment: There is hereby established a Board of Adjustment for the County of Trempealeau as authorized by s. 59.694, Wis. Stats. Appointed by County Board Chair for staggered 3 year terms

Term:Staggered 3 year terms
Membership

(a) Size and appointment. The Board of Adjustment shall consist of 5 regular members and up to two alternate members, all appointed by the chair of the County Board of Supervisors with the approval of the County Board of Supervisors.

(b) Eligibility. Members of the Board of Adjustment shall reside in the unincorporated areas of Trempealeau County. No two members of the Board of Adjustment shall reside in the same town.

(c) Terms of office. The term of office shall be 3 years. However, these terms of office shall be staggered such that no more than 2 members’ terms of office are expired in any one year. Each term shall begin July 1st.

(d) Officers. The Board of Adjustment shall choose its own chairperson, vice chairperson, and secretary.

(e) Removal. Members may be removed by the chairperson of the County Board of Supervisors per statutory requirements with the approval of the County Board of Supervisors

Meetings:

On an “as needed” basis

Duties:

The Board of Adjustment shall have the following powers:

(a) Appeals. To hear and decide appeals, pursuant to s. 59.694, Wis. Stats., where it is alleged that there is an error or errors in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Administrator. In exercising the above mentioned powers, the Board of Adjustment may reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or may modify the order, requirement, decision or determination which is the subject of the appeal, and to that end shall have all the powers of the officer from whom the appeal is taken.  

(b) Variances. To hear and authorize upon appeal in specific cases such variance from the terms of this Ordinance as will not be contrary to the public interest, where, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provisions of this Ordinance will result in unnecessary hardship, and so that the spirit of this Ordinance will be observed and substantial justice done. Such variance shall not have the effect of permitting in any district a use that is prohibited in that district.

Members   Terms Ends 
James W. Schwartz - Chair June 2021
Sharon Spahr - Vice Chair June 2023
Nancy Horton - Secretary June 2021
Terrance Koxlien June 2022
Donna Brogan June 2023
Charlotte Everson - Alternate June 2023
Randy Severson - Alternate June 2022