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Contact Information:
For more information about the Zoning Board of Appeals that is not addressed on the City's Website, please contact the Inspections Division at (715) 839-4947.

General Information:

The Board of Appeals consists of five members. Two alternate members are appointed to sit in the absence of regular members. 


The City Council. 


Three years.


Regular meetings of the Board are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., as needed. Special meetings may be called by the Chair or by two or more members. 


The Board shall hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Administrator. An appeal to the Board may be taken by any person aggrieved or by an officer, department, board or bureau of the city affected by any decision of the Zoning Administrator. The Board may, upon written application filed with the Secretary, make variations, adjustments and modifications to the zoning ordinance.

The Board is quasi-judicial in nature, meaning that the Board members sit as a panel of judges.  The Board members are not legislators.  The importance of that distinction is that they must decide cases fairly on the facts and determine whether the party requesting the variance has met his or her burden of proof. They should not entertain or be influenced by personal or political considerations. For this reason, it is inadvisable for members to serve on other City boards and commissions.

The Board shall decide on any matter within 30 days after date of hearing. After a decision is made, the Zoning Administrator will carry out the decision made by the Board. For more information, please contact the Inspections Division at (715) 839-4947. 


Zoning Board
Allsop, Dennis (2nd Alt.)  6/14 - 12/19 
Beardsley, Grant 1/16 - 12/18 
Boettcher, William 1/15 - 12/20 
Bourne, Katrinka 2/17 - 12/19 
Brenholt, Mary  8/16 - 12/18 
Canfield, Paul (1st Alt.) 6/14 - 12/19
Nelson, David 1/18 - 12/20 

Agendas and Minutes 

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