Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is a quasi-judicial board whose decisions may be disputed by the losing party via judicial review; neither the Advisory Plan Commission nor the county executive has the authority to review such decisions. The BZA is responsible for adjudicating the following:

  • Disputes over the interpretation of land-use ordinances
  • Special-exception requests
  • Contingent/conditional uses
  • Variances
  • Administrative appeals

The BZA meets at 6:00p.m. ET on the fourth Monday of each odd-numbered month (on Tuesday if a holiday falls on the fourth Monday), in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse. Public hearings may be scheduled, as needed, for the same time on the fourth Monday of even-numbered months.

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BZA Members
IC 36-7-4-902(a) establishes the required composition of the BZA.

Officers
Chairman: Derrick Stalbaum, County Commissioners’ citizen-member appointee (2024)
Vice-Chairman: Phil Woolery, Plan Commission’s appointee (2021)

Members
Matt Kelsey, County Commissioners’ citizen-member appointee (2023)
Abby Shidler-Dickey, County Commissioners’ Plan Commission appointee (2022)
Jeremy Wentz, County Council’s citizen-member appointee (2023)
*Member, BZA Rules Committee

Staff
Doug Hoover, Plan Administrator
Karla Pemberton, Administrative Secretary

Advisory
Nathan P. Origer, Ex. Dir., PCCDC
Kevin Tankersley, BZA Attorney

Alternate BZA members
Leanne Will, County Council’s citizen-member alternate
[vacant], Plan Commission’s alternate appointee
[vacant], County Commissioners’ citizen-member alternate

Pulaski County BZA/APC Hearing Application for variances and special exceptions
Planning/Zoning fees
View the BZA Rules of Procedure.
View the 2020 BZA meeting schedule and minutes.

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