Board of Adjustment

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The Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial body charged with the responsibility to provide for just and fair treatment in the administration of the Sandy City zoning ordinances, and to ensure that substantial justice is done. This is accomplished by the granting of variances and ruling on alleged errors.

The Board of Adjustment consists of five (5) regular members and two (2) alternate members who are residents of the City. They are appointed to the Board by the Mayor upon the consent of the City Council. Both regular and alternate members are appointed for a five (5) year term. Vacancies are filled by the Mayor upon consent of the City Council to complete the length of the unexpired term.

The members of the Board of Adjustment are ordinary citizens of Sandy. They are not City employees, but citizens with their own vocations who desire to donate some time to the City. The Board members do not answer to the Mayor, City Council or Planning Commission, and can, act as an independent, quasi-judicial body.

The Board of Adjustment has adopted rules necessary to conduct it affairs. The Board meets as necessary on the second Thursday of each month, and at such other times as the Board may determine. The chairperson, or in his/her absence the acting chairperson, may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses. All meetings are open to the public.

The Board of Adjustment keeps minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote of each member on each question, or if absent or failing to vote indicating such fact, and keeps records of its examinations and other official actions, all of which are public record. All testimony, objections, and rulings, are included in the minutes.

For questions about the Board of Adjustment please contact Mike Wilcox, Zoning Administrator at 801-568-7261.

Current Board Members and Appointment Criteria

Name

Term Expiration

Tyler Brown 03/31/2023

Brian Jones

03/31/2023

Bruce Bryner

03/31/2020

Steven Wrigley

03/31/2021

Burke Staker

03/31/2023

Matt Hale (Alternate)

03/31/2023

Brenton Hull (Alternate)

09/01/2023

The mayor appoints members and alternate members with the advice and consent of the City Council for a term of five years. At least on regular member term shall expire each year and alternate terms shall have at least a two and one-half year gap between term expirations.

Requirements for Membership

All members and alternate members of the Board shall be residents of the City of Sandy, Utah. Any member or alternate member of the Board relocating their primary residence outside the limits of the City of Sandy shall resign their appointment to the Board within thirty days prior to their relocation.

Alternate Board Members

Alternate members are to serve in the absence of members of the Board upon request of the Chairman of the Board. Alternate members are to attend meetings of the Board. The Chairman shall establish a service rotation system, so that no alternate serves more often than the other. No more than two alternate members may sit at any meeting of the Board of Adjustment at one time.

Removal From the Board

The Mayor may remove any member of the Board of Adjustment for cause if written charges are filed against the member with the Mayor. The Mayor shall provide the member with a public hearing if he requests one.

Vacancy on the Board

The Mayor, with the advise and consent of the City Council, shall fill any vacancy. The person appointed shall serve for the unexpired term of the member or alternate member whose office is vacant.