Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Members are appointed by the township supervisor and confirmed by the Canton Board or Trustees for a term of 3 years. In addition, one member of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) also serves as a member of the Planning Commission.
Mark Quimby, Chair 8/31/2025
Aaron Tassell, Vice Chair 12/31/2024
Greg Demopoulos (alternate) 12/31/2024
Greg Greene 11/26/2025
Clarence Lee 8/31/2025
Tareq Rahman 12/31/2025
The ZBA is an appointed board that hears variances to zoning ordinance provisions and appeals of interpretations of the community planner and building official. The evaluations of variance requests are based on specific criteria set forth in the zoning ordinance and the State of Michigan Zoning Enabling Act.
The ZBA acts as a quasi-judicial body and is required to follow accepted procedures and fairly evaluate all relevant facts in each case that comes before it. ZBA By-Laws can be found HERE Version OptionsZoning Board of AppealsHeadline. The board is supported by an administrative staff that receives and reviews applications. The Building and Inspection Services staff are responsible for sending out notification of pending appeals to interested parties. The ZBA also works closely with Planning Services and Building and Inspection Services to gather information that is useful and relevant to the outcome of an appeal.
The board respects the rights of citizens to participate in the legislative process, and asks that everyone adhere to the following code of courtesy: