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Board of Adjustments

The Wahoo Board of Adjustment is a board of five members (with one alternate) appointed by the Mayor and City Council to hear and rule on requests for Variance or appeals where it is alleged an error has been made in enforcement of any zoning regulation. Meetings are held on an as-needed basis.

Notice of meetings are posted on the bulletin board of the City Hall, Post Office, and First National Bank at least 24 hours before the meeting. All Board of Adjustment meetings are open to the public and the agenda shall be available for public inspection at the office of the Zoning Administrator, City Hall, 605 North Broadway, Wahoo, Nebraska during regular business hours.

Current members of the Wahoo Board of Adjustment are:

Chad Aldrich   (term ends 7/2023)

Eric Thomalla    (term ends 7/2022)

Mark Sutton    (term ends 7/2023)

Glen Wilcox (Planning Commission representative)    (term ends 7/2024)

Paul Eddie   (term ends 7/2022)

Louis Austin, Alternate (term ends 7/2024)

Application for Variance

The Board of Adjustment may grant variances from strict application of the Zoning Ordinance in cases where dimensional or topographic conditions will result in exceptional practical difficulties or undue hardship to the property owner. Dimensional reasons include exceptional narrowness, shallowness or shape of a specific piece of property, or exceptional topographic conditions which are not shared with other properties in the same vicinity. A concurring vote of four members is required.

No variance shall be authorized unless the Board finds that:

1. The strict application of the Ordinance would produce undue hardship;

2. Such hardship is not shared generally by other properties in the same zoning district and the same vicinity.

3. The authorization of such variance will not be of substantial detriment to adjacent property and the character of the district will not be changed by the granting of the variance; and

4. The granting of such variance is based upon reasons of demonstrable and exceptional hardship, as distinguished from variations for purposes of convenience, profit or caprice. 

The Board of Adjustment also may hear and decide appeals where an error is alleged in enforcement of any zoning regulation, or for interpretation of the zoning map.

Decisions of the Board Adjustment may be appealed to the District Court.

Click the link to view the Bylaws of the Board of Adjustments.


Information regarding Variance Application

Application for Hearing before the Board of Adjustment

Meeting Agenda and Minutes:

24 May 2010 agenda
24 May 2010 minutes
17 June 2010 agenda
17 June 2010 minutes

22 Oct 2014 agenda

22 Oct 2014 minutes

17 Feb 2015 agenda

17 Feb 2015 minutes

11 Jan 2016 agenda

11 Jan 2016 minutes

13 June 2016 agenda

13 June 2016 minutes

15 Aug 2017

15 Aug 2017 minutes

27 June 2018 agenda

27 June 2018 Minutes

31 January 2019 minutes

25 June 2019 agenda

25 June 2019 minutes

28 Jan 2020 agenda

28 Jan 2020 minutes

30 June 2020 agenda

30 June 2020 minutes

28 July 2020 agenda

28 July 2020 minutes