Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

Meetings


Upcoming meetings can be found at the bottom of this page.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. All agendas are posted at Village Hall in accordance with the Open Meeting Act.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members


  • Steven Decker, Chair
    • Term Ends: April 2019
  • Dan Craig
    • Term Ends: April 2018
  • Gregory Geslicki
    • Term Ends: April 2020
  • Holly Lown Waters
    • Term Ends: April 2018
  • Jennifer Maisch, Staff Liaison
    • Email Jennifer Maisch
    • Phone: 847-664-4055
  • Paul Schofield
    • Term Ends: April 2021
  • Tom Len
    • Term Ends: April 2019
  • Howard Wolfmark
    • Term Ends: April 2021

Responsibilities


The ZBA consists of 7 members. The ZBA process is in strict conformance with the Illinois State Statutes regarding notice and notification requirements of surrounding property owners. The ZBA hears requests for variations in accordance with Section 11-503E of the Northbrook Zoning Code. The permitted variations are: to reduce the dimension of any required yard, to reduce the size of a lot due to insufficient area or width by not less than 90% of their required area or width, to increase the allowable height of a fence, reduce by not more than 25% the required off street parking spaces, to increase by not more than one sign the maximum number of signs otherwise allowed, to allow illumination of residential recreational facilities, to allow the moving of a pre-code structure, to allow restorations of partially damaged or destroyed non-conforming pre-code structures, and to allow for development of a legal non-conforming lot of record.