Board of Adjustment


The Board of Adjustment is currently one member short. If you are looking to serve your fellow residents and learn how land use regulations work, apply for this position today. Applications can be found under the Documents tab on this page. Completed applications can be emailed to Zoning Administrator Keenan Hayes or sent to the Historic County Courthouse: 

Zoning Office

635 2nd Street SE

Milaca MN, 56353


The Board of Adjustment is an independent body comprised of Mille Lacs County residents appointed by the County Board. They are given the authority to grant variances from the requirements of the zoning ordinance. Typical variances are to reduce setbacks to the property lines, reduce the required lot area or to increase the amount of impervious surface allowed in the shoreland area.

In order to grant a variance, the Board of Adjustment considers the criteria found in Section 1206.2 of the Development Ordinance (PDF). In addition to variances, The Board of Adjustment considers appeals from residents who disagree with a staff interpretation of the ordinance requirements.

Application and Meeting Schedule

The application and meeting schedule for the Board of Adjustment is:

Application Date
Legal Notice to Paper
Meeting Date
December 27, 2022January 6, 2023January 23, 2023
January 23, 2023February 10, 2023February 27, 2023
February 20, 2023March 10, 2023March 27, 2023
March 20, 2023April 7, 2023April 24, 2023
April 17, 2023May 5, 2023May 22, 2023
May 22, 2023June 9, 2023June 26, 2023
June 19, 2023July 7, 2023July 24, 2023
July 24, 2023August 11, 2023August 28, 2023
August 21, 2023September 8, 2023September 25, 2023
September 18, 2023October 6, 2023October 23, 2023
October 23, 2023November 10, 2023November 27, 2023
November 10, 2023December 8, 2023December 26, 2023
December 18, 2023January 5, 2024January 22, 2024

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


The current members of the Board of Adjustment are:

Phone Number
Term Expires
Amy Birnbaum14292 170th Street
Milaca, MN 56353
January 1, 2024
John Roxbury Jr.
7867 40th Street
Princeton, MN 55371
January 1, 2024
Loren Lueck37548 100th Avenue
Onamia, MN 56359
January 1, 2025
Kyle Weimann15452 220th Street
Milaca, MN 56353
January 1, 2024
Chris Carlson6089 165th Street Milaca, MN 56353320-556-3542January 1, 2025