Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals

The planning and zoning board of appeals consists of seven members to be appointed by the village president with the advice and consent of a majority of the board of trustees. One member of the board shall be designated as chairperson thereof as hereinafter provided. A majority of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of all business.

The term of office of each of the members of the board is five years.

The board shall have all duties and may exercise all powers which such commissions may exercise by virtue of the applicable provisions of the state statutes, and in addition thereto, and without limiting the foregoing, the commission shall have the duties and may exercise the powers set forth hereinafter as follows:

To prepare and recommend to the board of trustees a comprehensive plan for the present and future development or re-development of the village.

To prepare and recommend to the board of trustees from time to time plans for specific improvements in pursuance of such plan.

To give aid to the officials of the village charged with the direction of projects for improvements embraced within the official plan, to further the making of such improvements and generally to promote the realization of such plan.

To exercise such other powers germane to the powers granted by applicable statutes of the state and by such other ordinances of the village as may be conferred by the board of trustees on the commission.

To hear and decide appeals from any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the zoning administrator or other authorized official of the village having jurisdiction under the zoning ordinance.

To hear and pass upon application for variations from the terms provided in the zoning ordinance subject to the standards set forth, except application for variations as part of a planned unit development, which will be the responsibility of the plan commission.

To receive all applications filed for special use permits and hold hearings and submit recommendations thereon to the board of trustees.

To hear and decide upon all matters which it is required to pass under this zoning ordinance, in accordance with applicable Illinois Statutes.

All meetings of the board shall be held at the call of the chairman and at such times as such board may determine. All hearings conducted by said board shall be open to the public. Any person may appear and testify at a hearing, either in person, or by duly authorized agent or attorney. The chairman, or in his absence, the acting chairman, may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses.

Plan Commission Members

Name Term Expiration
Joseph DeFalco April 2024
Robert Kregas April 2025
Rosalie Stimac April 2025
James Erlander April 2021
William Norwood April 2021
Peter Sarangelo April 2022
Shawn Te Raines April 2022