Board of Adjustment
A board of adjustment is hereby created and members shall be appointed by the city council according to law.
PurposeUpon certain findings, the board can grant exceptions to the Zoning Ordinance or provide interpretations of the Zoning Ordinance provisions.
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Such board shall consist of five (5) members who shall be residents of the City of Warrensburg. Three (3) alternate members may be appointed to serve in the absence of or disqualification of the regular members. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term only. All members and alternates shall be removable for cause by the city council upon written charges and after a public hearing.
|Barbara Carroll||Staff Liaison, Dir. Community Development||n/a|
Members shall be appointed for five-year terms.
Duties & Responsibilities
(1) Interpretation. Upon appeal from a decision by an administrative official, to decide any question involving the interpretation of any provision of this chapter, including determination of the exact location of any district boundary, if application of the rules for interpretation provided in this chapter, do not provide a solution to such uncertainty.
(2) Variances. To vary or adapt the strict application of any of the requirements of this chapter, in the case of exceptionally irregular, narrow, shallow or steep lots, or other exceptional physical conditions, whereby such strict application would deprive the owner of the reasonable use of the land or building involved, but in no other case. In granting any variance, the board of adjustment shall prescribe any conditions that it deems necessary or desirable. However, no variance in the strict application of any provision of this chapter shall be granted by the board of adjustment unless it finds:
a.That there are special circumstances or conditions, fully described in the findings, applying to the land or building for which the variance is sought, which circumstances or conditions are peculiar to such land or buildings and do not apply generally to land or buildings in the neighborhood, and that such circumstances or conditions are such that the application of the provisions of this chapter would deprive the applicant of the reasonable use of such land or building;
b.That, for reasons fully set forth in the findings, the granting of the variance is necessary for the reasonable use of the land or building and that the variance as granted by the board of adjustment is the minimum variance that will accomplish this purpose;
c.That the granting of the variance will be in harmony with the general purpose and intent of this chapter, will not be injurious to the neighborhood or otherwise detrimental to the public welfare. In addition to consideration of the character and use of adjoining buildings and those in the vicinity, the board of adjustment in determining its findings, shall take into account the number of persons residing or working in such buildings or upon such land and traffic conditions in the vicinity.