Zoning Board of Appeals

Regular Meetings


  • 6 p.m.
  • 3rd Wednesday of every month, special meetings may be called
  • City Hall
    44 E Downer Place
    2nd floor Council Chambers
    Aurora, IL 60505

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members


  • William Bergeron
  • Kenneth Cameron
  • Linda Cole


  • Yvonne Owusu-Safo
  • Donald Pilmer
  • Margaret Truax

Meeting Details


Meetings can last a little as 30 minutes or as long as 5 or 6 hours depending on the number or complexity of agenda items and the amount of public testimony. Three unexcused absences in 1 year are generally grounds for dismissal from the Board.


About the Board


The Zoning Board of Appeals is an appeals board that reviews zoning issues as prescribed in the Aurora Zoning Ordinance, including proposed variations from the zoning code, and appeals of decisions made by the Zoning Administrator The Board is composed of 7 members who also serve as the citizen at large members of the Planning Commission and who shall be residents of the City, and appointed by the Mayor subject to the approval of the city council. Members will be appointed to a 1, 2 or 3 year term with no maximum term limit.

Committees


The following is a list of the current Committees of the Board:
  • Amendments: The Amendment committee shall assist the City Staff in developing and proposing variance code amendments to the Zoning Board of Appeals and City Council for consideration.

Duties


In reviewing zoning issues some examples of what the Board is empowered to give recommendations on are:
  • Appeals of decisions made by the Zoning Administrator Subdivisions and re-subdivisions of land.
  • Commercial Vehicle Variances
  • Lot Coverage Variances
  • Setback Variances
The Board is also the public hearing body when required by ordinance for any of the above stated matters.