Board of Appeals

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.

Municipal Code

By-Laws (PDF)

Meetings

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

Agendas & Minutes

View Minutes prior to March 1, 2011

Members

Member Position Term Expiration Date
William Adams Alternate #2 July 23, 2021
John Goetter Chairman & Citizen Member April 30, 2022
Perry Grutza Citizen Member April 30, 2021
Dan Hogan Staff Designee, Code Compliance Specialist N/A
James Klappa Citizen Member April 30, 2022
Paul Langer Alternate #1 August 21, 2020
Brian Loohauis Citizen Member April 30, 2022
James Oldham Citizen Member April 30, 2020