Board of Zoning Appeals

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 Meeting Time:  6:30 p.m. on first Tuesday of each month.

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) was created by the City of Martinsburg City Council to have the power to review applications for Special Exceptions and requests for Variances from the City of Martinsburg Zoning Ordinances.

The BZA has the authority to decide such questions as are involved in determining whether Special Exceptions should be granted, and to grant Special Exceptions with such conditions and safeguards as are appropriate, or to deny Special Exceptions when not in harmony with the purpose and intent. General and specific conditions for granting Special Exceptions are outlined in Section 1.10 and 1.11 of Zoning Ordinance.

The BZA has the power to authorize upon appeal in specific cases such Variances from the terms of the Zoning Ordinance as will not be contrary to the public interest where, owing to special condition, a literal enforcement of the provisions of this Ordinance would result in unnecessary hardship.

The BZA consists of five members who are freeholders and residents of the city, with three-fifths of the members having been residents of the city for at least ten years preceding the time of their appointment. The board members give of their time freely and serve without compensation.

BZA Applications are to be submitted to the City Planner's office no later than the specified deadline date posted for each month's meeting.

Current Board members:

Mary Dulyea – Chairperson

Jamie Lopez –Vice-chairperson

Brenda Casabona

Shari Persad

Monique Boots  

Zondria Lansdowne – alternate

Christina Britner– alternate 

For more information on the BZA see Section 1.10 of the Martinsburg Zoning Ordinance.

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