Waterford Township is seeking volunteers to serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Members serve three-year terms, must reside in Waterford Township, and be available to attend monthly evening meetings. We currently have openings for one full-time member, and one alternate member.
The Waterford Township Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is a 7-member appointed board that may consist of 1 Township Board member who serves their term on the ZBA concurrently with their Township Board term, and 6 residents of the Township who serve staggered 3-year terms. The ZBA is governed by the Bylaws as they have been adopted. The ZBA acts on matters where the Zoning Ordinance provides for administrative review/appeal and interpretation, and authorize variances in the bulk regulations established by the Zoning Ordinance
The ZBA’s responsibilities are:
- Hearing requests for variances from the non-use requirements of the Zoning Ordinance (PDF), and granting such variances where practical difficulties exist.
- Conducting appeals of administrative actions made in carrying out or enforcing any Ordinance provisions.
- Hearing and deciding requests for interpretation of the Ordinance.
- Hearing and deciding appeals from the decision of the Planning Commission regarding special approval uses.
If you are interested in serving your community in this capacity, please submit an application and a copy of your resume or CV to the Township Supervisor https://www.waterfordmi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3798/Boards-and-Commissions-Application?bidId=