Board of Zoning Appeals

Meetings

Meetings are held as called.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

  • Joseph Carey, Member
    Term Expires: February 28, 2027
  • Cora Hines, Member
    Term Expires: February 28, 2024
  • Doug Jessee, Jr., Chairman
    Term Expires: February 28, 2028
  • Timmy R. Sloan Jr., Member
    Term Expires: February 28, 2028
  • Angelnet Stith, Member
    Term Expires: February 28, 2024

Term of Office

5 Years

Overview

The Board of Zoning Appeals is a five-member board that hears and decides applications for variances from the City of Emporia's Zoning Ordinance. The Board must find that an unnecessary hardship exists as a result of the literal application of the ordinance because of some peculiarity of the property in question as distinct from the other properties in the same district. The granting of a variance must not be detrimental to the public welfare or injurious to the property in the immediate surrounding area and must be in keeping with the general purpose, intent, and objectives of the City's Zoning Ordinance. The Board of Zoning Appeals is recommended by the City Council and appointed by the Circuit Court.