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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.

Spring/Summer Reminders:

What to do with yard waste is the number one question we get in the Spring and Summer. The Village will pick up some brush and grass clippings free of charge. The Yard Waste Policy is available on the website or by contacting the Village Office..

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 at 616-293-0693 to make arrangements to drop off your debris.

Other issues: Before planting trees and bushes or installing sprinkler heads please make sure they are on your property and not in the Village right-of-way.

Upcoming Meetings

Unless Otherwise noted all meetings start at 7:00 PM in the Village Office at 83 Spring Street, Kent City MI

4 - Village Office will be Closed
7 - Planning Commission - Cancelled, no agenda
14 - Village Council
19 - BZA - Cancelled

5 - Planning Commission
12 - Village Council
17 - BZA

For a complete list of meetings for 2017 go to the Village Council page under "Government."

Office Hours & Phone

Monday. . . . . . 9:00 - 1:00
Tuesday:. . . . . .9:00 - 3:00
Wednesday. . . 9:00 - 3:00
Thursday. . . . . .9:00 - 3:00
Fridays. . . . . . . .Closed

Phone. . . . . . . . 616-678-7232
Fax. . . . . . . . . . . 616-678-4256

Village Office will be closed on Labor Day, September 4th, 2017

NOTE: For your convenience the Village provides a drop box for payments and other communications. The drop box is located on the South East side of the Village Office building. Remember that all payments left in the box will be receipted as of the next business day.