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 Members  Term Expiration
 J. Tyler Quynn, Chair
 01/01/2020
 Jeffrey C. Bannon, Vice Chair
 01/01/2019
Matt Knott
01/01/2020
 Ted Schiltz
 01/01/2018
Jeffrey Bresee
01/01/2018
 

 

 

 Alternates*  Term Expiration
 Deirdre Catterton
 01/01/2018
 Vacant
 01/01/2019
 Vacant  01/01/2020

 

 *Alternate Members shall have all powers and duties of a regular Board member when sitting on a case and shall continue to participate in the case until a final decision is reached. Alternate members shall serve by rotation based upon seniority of appointment to the Board.

Highlights of the Board of Zoning Appeals powers and duties:
(refer to WV Code Chapter 8A-8-9 for a comprehensive list)

  • Hear, review and determine appeals from an order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official or board charged with the enforcement of a zoning ordinance or rule and regulation adopted.
  • Authorize exceptions to the district rules and regulations only in the classes of cases or in particular situations, as specified in the zoning ordinance.
  • Hear and decide conditional uses of the zoning ordinance upon which the board is required to act under the zoning ordinance.
  • Authorize, upon appeal in specific cases, a variance to the zoning ordinance.
  • Members must be residents of Jefferson County for at least three years preceding the appointment
  • Cannot be a member of the County Planning Commission.
  • Cannot hold any other elective or appointive office in the Jefferson County government.
  • An Alternate member shall serve on the Board when one of the regular members is unable to serve.  The alternative member shall serve until a final determination is made in the matter to which the Alternate member was initially called on to serve.
  • The Board members and Alternate members shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses actually incurred in the performance of their official duties.
  • Reverse, affirm or modify the order, requirement, decision or determination appeals from and have all the powers and authority of the official or board from which the appeal was taken.
  • Supervise fiscal affairs and responsibilities of the Board.

Currently, there is one vacant alternate position available. Please send letter of interest and resume to the County Commission Office: jcarroll@jeffersoncountywv.org. County Commission Office Phone: 304-728-3284