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Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) has the responsibility for ensuring that the zoning ordinance is properly and fairly applied. The need for the BZA is based on the realization that a single set of regulations cannot anticipate every potential condition related to individual properties and uses. The most common action by the board is the consideration of variances.  The Board of Zoning Appeals has a quasijudicial function and must act objectively when evaluating an appeal.
 Member:  Title: Term Expires: 
David Kieft Vice Chair  Elector Member 2020
Danny Surgent Vice Chair  Elector Member 2019
Staci Bull  Secretary  Elector Member 2019
Bert Rose Elector Member 2018
Paula Snoap  Village Council 2018
Vacant  Elector member 2021
Dennis Kaminski Zoning Admin.
BZA Meeting Schedule:
Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of each month. 7:00pm in the Kent City Village Office – Meeting Room, 83 Spring Street, Kent City, Michigan.
Click link below to see current meeting schedule for application filing dates, meeting dates, and other information.
Under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act, all meetings are open to any member of the public.

Sping/Summer Reminders:

Yard waste is the number one question we get calls about. The Village provides the service of picking up brush and grass clippings. The Yard Waste Policy is available on the website or by contacting the Village Office for a copy. This service does not include trees that you have taken down or major trimming. The Village has a secured area where you can dump tree debris. Contact the DPW Manager @ 616-293-0693 to make arrangements. Other issues: Before planting trees, bushes, and sprinkler heads make sure they are on your property and not in the Village right-of-way.

Upcoming Events:

Board Meetings:

BZA: May16th - 7:00pm

Planning Commission: June 1st - 7:00pm

Council: June 8 - 7:00pm

Village Calendar