Zoning Board of Adjustment

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"There is hereby created a Board of Adjustment to be composed of five (5) regular members and two (2) alternate members who shall be qualified electors of the City. It is the declared policy of the Council that it will consider and appoint only those persons who have demonstrated their civic interest, general knowledge of the community, independent judgment, and availability to prepare for and attend meetings."

- Hurst Code of Ordinances, Chapter 27, Section 27-25(a)

Zoning Board of Adjustments Calendar

Powers and Duties

"The Board of Adjustment shall have the powers and exercise the duties of a Board in accordance with Article 1011g, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas. Board Members are representatives of the City and shall have the right to inspect premises where required in the discharge of their responsibilities under the laws of the state and the ordinances of the City.

The Board's jurisdiction shall extend to and include the hearing and deciding of the following types of appeals and applications and to that end shall have the necessary authority to ensure continuing compliance with its decision:

  • Interpretation: To render an interpretation of the zoning regulations or the manner of their application where it is alleged that there is error in any order, requirement, or determination made by the Enforcing Officer in the administration of such provisions. In reaching its decision, the Board shall establish firm guidelines for future administrative actions on like manners.
  • Special Exception: To decide upon those applications for a special exception to use or develop property when the same is authorized under these regulations subject to Board approval.
  • Variance: To authorize upon appeal in specific cases such variance from the terms of the ordinance as will not be contrary to the public interest. Such variances shall not be authorized unless the Board makes an affirmative finding to all the following requirements:
  1. That literal enforcement of the controls will create an unnecessary hardship or practical difficulty in the development of affected property; 
  2. That the situation causing the hardship or difficulty is neither self-imposed nor generally affecting all or most properties in the same zoning district;
  3. That the relief sought will not injure the permitted use of adjacent conforming property;
  4. That the granting of the variance will be in harmony with the spirit and purposes of these regulations.-Hurst Code of Ordinance, Ch.27, Sec.27-25(f)
  5. No variance shall be granted except on the concurring vote of four members of the Board.

Members: Five (5) regular members; two (2) alternate members
Term: Two years
Quorum: "Four (4) members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business."
- Hurst Code of Ordinances, Sec. 27-25(e)
Meetings: Every other month on an "as needed" basis.

Place 1
Name: Bruce Wertz *
Term Expires: 2019

Place 2
Name: Jeffrey Barnes **
Term Expires: 2018

Place 3
Name: Richard Grantvedt
Term Expires: 2019

Place 4
Name: William McClure
Term Expires: 2019

Place 5
Name: Mike Kelley
Term Expires: 2018

Alternate Place 1
Name: Bud Dodson
Term Expires: 2019

Alternate Place 2
Vacant

* Chair
** Vice Chair