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City Seeks Volunteers for the Zoning Board of Appeals

Applications are now being accepted through October 19 for residents who are interested in volunteering to serve on the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals.  Two appointments will be made for a 4-year term starting December 1, 2015.

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the fourth Thursday of each month and is responsible for the following powers and duties:

A.         To hear and make final decisions on appeals of any zoning interpretation or determination made by the Zoning Administrator; and

B.         To make final decisions on applications for minor variances and to make recommendations to the City Council on applications for major variances; and

C.        To hear and report to the Mayor and City Council on such other matters as may be referred to it by the Mayor and City Council.

Experience and knowledge of related matters is helpful, but not a prerequisite.  Maintaining an attendance record of 75% or better is required.

For additional information on Boards & Commissions or to complete an application, please visit our website at  Choose the “Our Government” tab and access the Boards and Commissions Application Form on the right side of the webpage.  A hard-copy is available in the lobby at City Hall.  To be considered, your application, and resume, if available, should be returned to Deputy Clerk Peterson at or by fax, 847/318-5300.  She will contact you to set up a brief interview on November 2 with the Mayor’s Advisory Board in regards to your interest to volunteer.  Interviews The Mayor’s Advisory Board, consisting of Chairman Daniel Knight, Ald. Marc Mazzuca, Ald. Nicholas Milissis, and Ald. Roger Shubert, recommend the appointments to Acting Mayor Maloney.

Volunteers are an essential part of and a precious resource in our great City.  By donating your time and talent, you are contributing to the spirit of volunteerism within the community, making Park Ridge a better place to live and work.

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