Board of Adjustment

Meetings

  • 1:00 PM on the third Thursday of every month
  • Commissioner's Room, 202 West Third St, Winona, MN 55987

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

  • Robert Redig, Chair
  • Jordan Potter, Vice Chair
  • Kelsey Fitzgerald
  • Elizabeth Heublein
  • Philip Schwantz

The Board of Adjustment consists of five members. Four members must live outside the corporate limits of municipalities. One member is also on the Planning Commission. No elected officer of the County nor any employee of the Board of County Commissioners can serve as a member.

Functions & Authority

The Board of Adjustment has the authority to order the issuance of variances, hear and decide appeals from and review any order, requirement, decision or determination made by any administrative office charged with enforcing any ordinance adopted pursuant to the provision of State Statute 394.21 to 394.37, order the issuance of permits for buildings in areas designated for future public use on an official map and perform such other duties as required by the official controls.

Such appeal may be taken by any person aggrieved or by any officer, department, board or bureau of a town, municipality, county or state. In exercising its powers under this subdivision, the Board of Adjustment shall take into consideration the Town Board's recommendation when the Board of Adjustment's decision directly affects land within the town. The Board of Adjustment has the authority to grant variances to the vehicular access requirements of the Floodplain Ordinance.

Notices of Pending Public Hearing

Minnesota State Statutes requires Winona County to send notices announcing a pending public hearing to property owners near the subject's property. Typically, the hearings consist of a variance to a Zoning Ordinance provision, or a permit to operate a conditional use. Such notices invite the public to participate in the decision-making process. If you received a notice of a public hearing in the mail and you have questions, please contact Planning and Environmental Services at the number listed on the bottom of the notice.