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.

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

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

Doug Hoover, Plan Administrator
Karla Pemberton, Administrative Secretary

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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