Board of Zoning Appeals

Contact:

Development Services Department
Third Floor, Office 14
City Hall
389 Spruce Street
304-284-7431
304-284-7413

The Board of Zoning Appeals meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

Agendas/Minutes/Documents
Bylaws
Establishing Ordinance

Mission:

To uphold the integrity of the zoning ordinance while hearing and deciding upon applications for variances, conditional use permits, and administrative appeals with meaningful citizen input and technical support from the Morgantown Planning Department.

Channel 15, the Morgantown Government Access Channel, broadcasts the Board of Zoning Appeals “LIVE” and replayed throughout the following schedule:

  • Thursday (day after meeting) at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
  • Saturday (3 days after meeting) at 2:00 pm
  • Sunday (4 days after meeting) at 2:00 pm

Click here for a full meeting reair schedule.

This, and other recorded meetings, can be viewed LIVE online and in the online archive:
Streaming and Archived Videos
Board of Zoning Appeals Minutes

Members of the public may participate in an existing case before the Board of Zoning Appeals in several ways:

  1. Provide a written submission (evidence such as reports, photographs, etc.) while the record is open. Evidence supporting the granting or denial of an application may be submitted to the Office of the Planning Division up to five (5) days prior to the public meeting. Written evidence submitted after the deadline can not be considered by the BZA unless there is board finds that good cause exists to admit additional evidence at the time of the hearing.
  1. Provide written comments for the public hearing. Written comments may be submitted to the Office of the Planning Division prior to the public meeting OR by presenting them to the BZA Chair at the hearing.  Written comments that are lengthy but not considered evidence can be submitted up to five (5) days prior to the public meeting to allow ample time to distribute them to members of the BZA with sufficient time for review.
  1. Offer testimony during the public hearing portion at the BZA meeting.  All speakers are limited to five (5) minutes.  If there is a large number of speakers, including many who are part of groups or organizations, the BZA Chairperson may, to avoid repetitive comments, elect to ask a representative to speak on behalf of the group or organization.
Board Members
Colin Wattleworth (term exp. 12/31/18)
Leanne Cardoso (term exp. 12/31/17)
James Shaffer (term exp. 12/31/18)
Harrison Case (term exp. 12/31/19)
George Papandreas (term exp. 12/31/17)

 

Hearing
Date
Jan 20 Feb 17 Mar 16 Apr 20 May 18 Jun 15 Jul 20 Aug 17 Sep 21 Oct 19 Nov 16 Dec 14
Application
Date
Dec 4 Jan  5 Feb  5 Mar   4 Apr   1 May 6 Jun 3 Jul     1 Aug   5 Sep  2 Oct    5 Nov   4

 

 

2017 BZA Meeting Schedule

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Hearing

18

Jan

15

Feb

15

Mar

19

Apr

17

May

21

Jun

19

Jul

16

Aug

20

Sep

18

Oct

15

Nov

20

Dec

Application

2

Dec

6

Jan

3

Feb

3

Mar

7

Apr

5

May

2

Jun

7

Jul

4

Aug

1

Sep

6

Oct

3

Nov