Thomas Township

Basic Responsibilities of the Zoning Board of Appeals – Roles, Responsibilities and Guidelines

How an Appeal Reaches the Zoning Board of Appeals

There are a number of steps that take place prior to a case being presented to the Zoning Board of Appeals.   Typically, the first contact with a potential applicant is made by the applicant contacting the staff of the Community Development Department.  These informal meetings or inquiries often provide useful background in developing the Appeal and help residents, developers and business owners determine if there is a hardship or practical difficulty.

  • Applicant contacts the Township to file and appeals.
  • Applicant completes application and submits to the Township
  • Staff coordinates application process, performs review and schedules public hearing and/or meeting as required including any public notices.

 What the Zoning Board of Appeals Does

There are basically three types of cases which the Zoning Board of Appeals will hear:

1.     An Appeal of an Administrative Decision.  This type of case occurs when a citizen appeals a decision made by the zoning administrator, other review body or other official under the guidelines of the Township’s ordinance.

2.     A Request for an Interpretation.  This type of case occurs when a citizen or public official requests an interpretation of the zoning ordinance in terms of a specific use, classification or zoning boundary.

3.     A Variance.  Townships are specifically authorized to grant dimensional variances, which are requests for relief from the typical enforcement and administration of the ordinance due to specific and varied circumstances.

Thomas Township General/Zoning Ordinances

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Saginaw, MI 48609-4896

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Community Calendar

June 2019
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
May 26, 2019May 27, 2019

Category: Community EventsOffice Closed

Office Closed
May 28, 2019

Category: Community EventsDowntown Development Authority Meeting

Downtown Development Authority Meeting
May 29, 2019May 30, 2019May 31, 2019

Category: Community EventsTrash Pick-Up Delayed Until Monday

Trash Pick-Up Delayed Until Monday
June 1, 2019

Category: Community EventsBrush Site Open

Brush Site Open
June 2, 2019June 3, 2019

Category: Community EventsBoard Meeting

Board Meeting
June 4, 2019June 5, 2019June 6, 2019June 7, 2019June 8, 2019
June 9, 2019June 10, 2019June 11, 2019

Category: Community EventsZoning Board of Appeals (if needed)

Zoning Board of Appeals (if needed)

Category: Community EventsPicnic In The Park Concert Series- CEYX

Picnic In The Park Concert Series- CEYX
June 12, 2019June 13, 2019June 14, 2019June 15, 2019

Category: Community EventsFree Movie Night-Roberts Park

Free Movie Night-Roberts Park

Category: Community EventsTrash & Treasures Rummage Sales

Trash & Treasures Rummage Sales

Category: Community EventsBrush Site Open

Brush Site Open
June 16, 2019

Category: Community EventsTrash & Treasures Rummage Sales

Trash & Treasures Rummage Sales
June 17, 2019June 18, 2019

Category: Community EventsPicnic In The Park Concert Series- The Savior Machines

Picnic In The Park Concert Series- The Savior Machines
June 19, 2019

Category: Community EventsPlanning Commission Meeting

Planning Commission Meeting
June 20, 2019June 21, 2019

Category: Community EventsSurplus Equipment & Supplies Auction (Park @ Meijer)

Surplus Equipment & Supplies Auction (Park @ Meijer)
June 22, 2019
June 23, 2019June 24, 2019

Category: Community EventsParks Commission Meeting

Parks Commission Meeting
June 25, 2019

Category: Community EventsPicnic In The Park Concert Series- Brush Street With Julie Mulady

Picnic In The Park Concert Series- Brush Street With Julie Mulady
June 26, 2019June 27, 2019June 28, 2019June 29, 2019

Category: Community EventsBrush Site Open

Brush Site Open
June 30, 2019July 1, 2019July 2, 2019July 3, 2019July 4, 2019

Category: Community EventsOffice Closed

Office Closed
July 5, 2019

Category: Community EventsTrash Pick-Up Delayed Until Monday

Trash Pick-Up Delayed Until Monday
July 6, 2019

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