Board of Zoning Appeals

Meetings Dates and Time:
The Board of Zoning Appeals meets on an “as needed” basis when an application is submitted to the Town. Meetings are held in the lobby of Town Hall located at 117 Butler Street. The meeting is open to the public and all interested parties are invited to attend. Meeting dates can be found in the Town Government calendar on this web site and posted in Town Hall.

Current Members:
  • Carroll R. Schools, Chairman 
  • Craig Lewis
  • Jean Young
  • William Thornton
  • Gene Self, Planning Commission Rep
About the BZA:
The Board of Zoning Appeals is a 5-member body recommended by the Town Council and appointed by the Circuit Court for staggered terms of five years. The Board of Zoning Appeals is responsible for reviewing applications for Special Exceptions or Variances to the Zoning Ordinance and hearing appeals of orders or decisions made by the Zoning Administrator. The Board of Zoning Appeals is a quasi-judicial agency and its meetings and hearings are conducted in a very formal manner. An appeal from a decision of the BZA goes directly to the Circuit Court and not to any other Town body. All members of the Board of Zoning Appeals are private citizens and must be residents of the Town of Bowling Green.

Becoming a Member:
If you are interested in serving on the Board of Zoning Appeals, you can express your desire in writing to the Town Manager. Your letter will be kept on file until the next vacancy occurs at which time you will be contacted to confirm your desire to serve on the Board of Zoning Appeals. The Town Council will consider all applicants, select an individual by vote of Town Council to fill the vacancy, and recommend the individual to the Circuit Court for appointment to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Minutes:  A copy of the official and signed minutes can be obtained from the Town Business Office.