Board of Zoning Appeals


  • Abe Degnan, Chair, (608)575-4073
  • Mark Acker, (608)279-8713
  • Tim Kilen, (608)846-4466
  • James Emerson, (608)846-0898
  • Shirley Cunningham, Trustee
  • Alternate:  Jeff Miller, Trustee
  • Alternate:  Julie McCarville


Zoning Board of Appeals, or BZA, is a quasi-judicial body which hears and decides appeals.  In order to grant a variance, a BZA must make three essential findings:

  1. The proposed variance will not be contrary to the public interest;
  2. The property has a special condition, and
  3. The special condition creates an unnecessary hardship

Appeals of the BZA go to the Circuit Court.

Meeting Information

BZA meets as needed in a location to be determined when organized.  To request a meeting of the BZA, please contact the Zoning Administrator at 846-6751.  Calendar

Meeting Agendas & Minutes click here.