Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals is a commission of Township residents, five members and one alternate, appointed by the Trustees. This board acts autonomously on proposed variances and appeals. Because no zoning code can encompass all possibilities, the board makes decisions on specific regulations to allow a deviation from the exact “letter of the law.” Please contact the Planning & Zoning office for the step by step process to file for a variance or conditional use hearing.

Appeals by residents or businesses to an order issued by the Township based on violations to the Property Maintenance Code will be reviewed by the Board of Zoning Appeals. The Board members will ensure due process and determine if in fact a violation exists. To view the current Property Maintenance Code used by Sycamore Township, CLICK HERE.

Conference RoomMEETINGS
The Board of Zoning Appeals meet on the 3rd Monday of each month. Meetings are held in the Township Administration Building located at 8540 Kenwood Road, or virtually, at 6:30 PM. Dates and times for the board meetings are always posted on the home page of website. The public is welcome. For a list of meeting minutes and agendas please CLICK HERE.

We welcome comments and questions at board meetings. Public participants must be Township residents and have a legitimate interest in the action of the case. This is the time when members of the public may direct concerns, questions, suggestions or comments to the board when directed.

Ted Leugers, Chairman
Jeff Heidel, Vice Chairman
Steve Scholtz, Member
Tracy Hughes, Member
George Ten Eyck III, Member
Michael D. Schwartz, Alternate




Sycamore Township