Board of Adjustment

Overview

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 23, 2019January 10, 2020January 27, 2020 - Canceled
January 21, 2020February 7, 2020February 24, 2020
February 18, 2020March 6, 2020March 23, 2020
March 23, 2020April 10, 2020April 27, 2020 - Canceled due to COVID-19
April 20, 2020May 15, 2020May 26, 2020
May 18, 2020June 5, 2020June 22, 2020
June 22, 2020July 10, 2020July 27, 2020
July 20, 2020August 7, 2020August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020September 11, 2020September 28, 2020
September 21, 2020October 9, 2020October 26, 2020 - Canceled
October 19, 2020November 6, 2020November 23, 2020
November 23, 2020December 11, 2020December 28, 2020 - Canceled
December 21, 2020January 8, 2021January 25, 2021

Agendas & Minutes

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

Members

The current members of the Board of Adjustment are:

Name
Address
Phone Number
Term Expires
Amy Birnbaum14292 170th Street
Milaca, MN 56353
320-983-2681
January 1, 2021
John Roxbury Jr.
7867 40th Street
Princeton, MN 55371
763-389-4649
January 1, 2021
Loren Week37548 100th Avenue
Onamia, MN 56359
320-532-4345
January 1, 2022
Kyle Weimann15452 220th Street
Milaca, MN 56353
320-362-1266
January 1, 2020