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Board of Appeals
Meetings
  • 6:00 pm
  • First Thursday of each month
  • City Hall
    3805 S. Casper Dr.
    New Berlin, WI 53151

Agendas & Minutes
View Current Agenda and Minutes subsequent to March 1, 2011
View prior to March 1, 2011 Minutes

Municipal Code

By-Laws

Members

Member

Term Expiration Date

John J. Goetter - Chairman April 30, 2019
Perry Grutza April 30, 2018
James L. Klappa April 30, 2019
Brian H. Loohauis April 30, 2019
John Meyer April 30, 2017
James Oldham - Alternate One June 9, 2017
Clifford Pautz - Alternate Two July 27, 2018
Dan Hogan - Code Compliance Specialist N/A

Overview
Every community that enacts a zoning ordinance must have a Board of Appeals.  The board's authority to grant variances serves the purpose of giving the ordinance some flexibility when a land use question arises in the community that has not been anticipated by said ordinance.  The Board of Appeals is authorized to hear variance requests in matters relating to all zoning ordinances, as well as shoreland / wetland and floodplain zoning ordinances. The Board of Appeals acts as an agent of the local government in deciding variance requests as it upholds the intent of the zoning ordinance while ensuring substantial justice for the property owner.

The board is considered to be a quasi-judicial body because it acts somewhat like a court as it follows accepted procedures and evaluates the relevant facts in each case that is heard at the public meeting.