Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals is responsible for interpreting the Zoning Ordinance, and for reviewing and deciding requests for variances from the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance.

Materials related to requests for Board action, including any required fees, must be filed at Ferrysburg City Hall in advance of the Board meeting when a request is to be considered by the Board.

Filing requests which are not complete or which are not filed by the meeting deadline, as determined by the Zoning Administrator, will not be placed on the agenda of the respective Board meeting, nor will they be considered at the respective Board meeting.

Filing materials should be delivered to Ferrysburg City Hall, to the attention of Amber Schaner, City Clerk. Questions may be directed to Amber Schaner at 616-842-5803.

Meets 2nd Thursday of Month at 7:00 PM
Ferrysburg City Hall
17520 Ridge Avenue

May 9 – 7:00 PM
June 13 – 7:00 PM
July 11 – 7:00 PM
August 8 – 7:00 PM
September 12 – 7:00 PM
October 10 – 7:00 PM
November 14 – 7:00 PM
December 12 – 7:00 PM

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Filing deadlines are established as: Filing material at City Hall by 5 p.m. 21 calendar days prior to the board meetings

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Why Filing Deadlines?
Filing deadlines are established:

  • to comply with various Ordinance requirements;
  • to permit adequate time for staff to arrange the notice for publication as may be required;
  • to permit adequate time for staff to arrange the mailing of notices as may be required;
  • to permit adequate time for the Commission and staff to review the filed materials.
  • Members

    Stanley Sterk
    Term: 7/1/26

    Mason Milligan
    Term: 7/1/25

    John Reifel – Vice Chair
    Term: 7/1/24

    Mike DeWitt
    Term: Council Representative

    Chair person – Vacancy
    Term: 7/1/24

    Joe Lyons
    Term: 7/1/25

    Nicole Larabel, Alternate

    Term: 7/1/26