Zoning Board of Adjustment

Members

Ordinance 039-2019 approved by Haslet City Council on December 9, 2019, appoints the five (5) members of the City Council of the City of Haslet to serve as the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA).  All cases heard by the Zoning Board of Adjustment must be heard by a minimum of four (4) members, not including the Mayor.  The Mayor of the City of Haslet shall serve as the chairman/presiding officer of the ZBA, and shall not vote except to break a tie; however, in the absence of one or more regular members, the Mayor shall serve as an alternate member of the ZBA, and in that instance shall vote on matters pending before the ZBA.  The Mor, or in the Mayor's absence , the acting chair, may administer oaths or compel the attendance of witnesses.  

Meetings

The board meets on an “as needed” basis. The meetings are held in the evening and are approximately 1 - 3 hours in duration. The board shall hold an organizational meeting in November and shall elect a chairman and vice chairman from among its members before proceeding to any other matters of business. Additional time is required to read relevant reports and documentation.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to each meeting.
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Overview

Since determinations by the board of adjustments are that of a quasi-judicial body, its judgments and decrees are afforded a presumption of legality by state law. The board may hear and determine cases concerning alleged violations of the ordinances of the City of Haslet.

Creation

The board of adjustments was created in 2002 by ordinance #0603-02. Sometimes this board is referred to as zoning board of adjustments. Specific detail about the board of adjustments can be found in the Haslet City Code, Chapter 14 (Zoning) Article 14.05. The BOA was established for the purpose of hearing, in appropriate cases and subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards, requests for special exceptions and variances to the terms of Haslet’s zoning ordinance in accordance with any applicable rules contained in the ordinance.

City Staff Liaison

Zoning Board of Adjustment members are provided clerical / administrative support from the Planning Department and other members of city staff, as appropriate.