Board of Zoning Appeals

Board of Zoning Appeals
Applications for variances, administrative appeals, and conditional uses are made to, reviewed by, and decided by, the Genoa Township Board of Zoning Appeals. Development and Zoning staff do not have the ability to grant relief to any requirement of the Zoning Resolution or Final Development Plan. The Development and Zoning office is also prohibited from proving legal advice on such matters.

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is responsible for hearing and making final quasi-judicial decisions on applications for: Variances, Conditional Uses, and Administrative Appeals. The BZA may approve, approve with conditions, deny, continue, or table applications as necessary. The BZA consists of five regular members and two alternate members appointed by the Township Trustees. All members are citizens of the Township.
The BZA holds regular public meetings every month:
Name Term Expiration
Dave Buhn 3/31/2025
Dorothy Driskell 3/31/2023
Paul Hanson, Alternate 3/31/2022
Mark Harmon 3/31/2022
Tiffany Lipscomb-Jenkins, Alternate 3/31/2021
Mark Phillips 3/31/2021
Teresa Yu 3/31/2024
Susan Dorsch, Permit and Compliance Inspector n/a

If you are a Township resident and are interested in serving on the Board of Zoning Appeals, please submit a completed application online.