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Zoning Board of Appeals

(A)   Creation.  A Zoning Board of Appeals is hereby created for the village.  The Board of Appeals, shall consist of seven members who shall serve for a term of five years, provided that the members first appointed after the enactment of this chapter shall serve terms as follows:  One shall serve a term of one year; one for two years; one for three years; one for four years; one for five years; one for six years; and one for seven years; the successor to each member so appointed to serve a term of five years.  One of the members so appointed shall be named as Chairman at the time of his appointment. The terms of the members shall commence on the date of their appointment.  The amount of compensation, if any, shall be fixed by the President and Board of Trustees.  The members shall be subject to removal by the President and Village Board of Trustees for good cause after public hearing.  Members of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall have the powers and duties assigned to the Zoning Board of Appeals by statute and ordinance.
   (B)   Membership.  All appointments to the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be made by the Village President subject to approval of the Village Board.  One of the members so appointed shall be named as Chairman by the Village President with approval of the Village Board at the time of his appointment.  Vacancies shall be filled as soon as possible for the unexpired term of any members whose place has become vacant.  In the event that the office of Chairman is vacated for any reason, the Village President with approval of the Village Board shall immediately appoint, at his option, either one of the remaining members of the Board, or any member who is appointed to fill such vacancy on the Board as the new Chairman.
   (C)   Jurisdiction and authority.  The Zoning Board of Appeals is hereby vested with the powers as granted by the statutes of the state and this chapter as follows:
      (1)   To hear and recommend appeals from any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the Zoning Administrator pertaining to conformance with requirements of this chapter.
      (2)   To hear and recommend variations from the terms provided in this chapter in the manner and subject to the standards set forth in this section.
      (3)   To hear and decide all other matters upon which it is required to pass under this chapter.
      (4)   To hear and make recommendations as to limited rezoning amendments as defined in this chapter.
      (5)   To hear all requests for unclassified or unspecified uses as defined in this chapter.

Board Member Replacements. If you are interested in serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals please send a resume or a bio to pmccarthy@chathamil.net.

  • Sarah Albracht (2015-2020)
  • 304 Grindstone Road
  • Chatham, IL 62629
  • Chuck Herr (2016-2121)
  • 146 Leisure Lane
  • Chatham, IL 62629
  • Ryan Vaughn (2015-2020)
  • 1100 Buckeye
  • Chatham, IL 62629
  • Todd Johnson (2017-2022)
  • 1605 Chancelor Place
  • Chatham, IL 62629
  • Dan Brill (2017-2022)
  • 212 W. Walnut Street
  • Chatham, IL 62629
  • Anthony Tolliver (2015-2020)
  • 1813 Turtle Creek Dr.
  • Chatham, IL 62629
  • Brian Stenke (2018-2022)
  • 175 Teal Drive
  • Chatham, IL 62629