Board of Zoning Adjustment

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. This is a five member board composed of four citizen members and the Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Board. Members serve three year terms with the exception of the Planning and Zoning Board representative. Supernumary members serve in the absence of any board member. Four affirmative votes are required for passage of any request.

Telephone calls and mail on Board of Zoning Adjustment matters should be directed to:
Ms. Cathy Jensen in the City Clerk’s Office
Telephone (205) 655-7478.

This quasi-judicial Board may hear

  • Appeals from the decision of the building inspector
  • Requests for special exception uses as allowed by the zoning ordinance
  • Requests for variances from the terms of the zoning ordinance due to special conditions and circumstances that do not result from the actions of the applicant.

All items for consideration by the Board must be submitted along with the required fee not later than the second Thursday of the month in which the matter is to be heard. Four affirmative votes are required for approval. Board members should not discuss matters pending before the board outside of the public hearing.

Chairman of the Planning & Zoning Board always serves on this board.
(Members appointed by Council)

Downloadable Files
Special Home Occupation
Variance

MembersExpiration
Eddie Lee, ChairmanFeb. 15th, 2019
Max BenderFeb. 15th, 2020
Jeff ShelleyFeb. 15th, 2017
Terry OglesbyFeb. 15th, 2018
Jane Bailey-Planning and Zoning ChairOct. 31st, 2020
Supernumary Members:
Tommy GeorgeFeb. 15th, 2017
Michael Rowe Feb 15th, 2019