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.
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.
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
The Board is also the public hearing body when required by ordinance for any of the above stated matters.