Zoning Board of Appeals

Like the Planning Commission, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is a non-political five member body, plus one alternate, comprised of residents and other stakeholders.  One member of the ZBA is also a member of the Planning Commission.  The ZBA is responsible for hearing appeals on administrative decisions, requests for interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance, dimensional and other non-use variances, and use variances.  

All Independence Township Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings will be held at the Independence Township Meeting Room, 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346 at 6:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month as indicated below:

January 6, 2021
July 7, 2021
February 3, 2021 August 4, 2021
March 3, 2021 September 1, 2021
April 7, 2021  October 6, 2021
May 5, 2021
November 3, 2021
June 2, 2021
December 1, 2021

For 2021, all meetings will be simulcast via Cisco Webex Meetings.  For instructions on using Webex, click here.  To test your computer with Webex, click here.  Please note that if your computer does not have a microphone you will need to change your audio setting to use “call-in” and call the provided number from your desk or cell phone.  Please check the Township Calendar here to determine if the meeting is in-person and/or totally virtual, for purposes of complying with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Gathering Prohibition and Face Covering Order.

The regular meetings can be accessed by Clicking Here. The meeting number is 132 738 3096  (Password: Indtwp). Public comment and questions will be accepted during the meeting at an appropriate time. The Chair of the Meeting will explain the procedure and rules.

You may also send correspondence regarding the meetings addressed to Zoning Board of Appeals, 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, MI 48346 to express your concerns and comments prior to each meeting. You may also email your comments or concerns to Brian Oppmann, Planning & Zoning Director (248-625-8111, Option 2 or boppmann@indtwp.com) prior to the meeting. A copy of the meeting materials may be found on the Township’s website here or reviewed at the Township Building, Planning & Zoning Department. Please also use the aforementioned contact for any questions on this process.