Welcome to the Elk Rapids Zoning Board of Appeals

The Elk Rapids Zoning Board of Appeals is established in accordance with Article VI of Act 110 of the Public Acts of 2006, as amended, being the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act. The Zoning Board of Appeals – commonly referred to as the “ZBA” – performs its duties as set forth in the Elk Rapids Zoning Code 2018.  The ZBA handles all appeals, interpretations, variances, and exceptions to the Zoning and Unified Development Code.

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Government Center (315 Bridge St., Elk Rapids, MI 49629).

COMMISSION MEMBERS

Mike Szymanski – Chair

E-mail: mszymanski@elkrapids.org

Matt Webb – Planning Commission Representative

E-mail: mwebb@elkrapids.org

Lauren Dake – Planning Commission Representative

E-mail:  ldake@elkrapids.org

Thomas Sommerfeldt – Planning Commission Representative

E-mail: tsommerfeldt@elkrapids.org

WANT TO VOLUNTEER ON THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS?

The Village of Elk Rapids is always seeking dedicated individuals to volunteer on boards and commissions. If you are interested in such a position, fill out an application form and either turn it in to the Village Government Center or email it to vllgclerk@elkrapids.org. Your application will be kept on file for one year. Vacant seats on the commissions and boards are usually filled in the month of April.

COMMISSION APPLICATION FORM (PDF)

For information on time commitments, requirements, and other general information about this commission, please read through the bylaws:

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS BYLAWS (PDF)