Zoning Board of Appeals

The Pere Marquette Township Zoning Board of Appeals is the body created through the authority of the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act (110 of 2006).    Members are selected for 3-year staggered terms by the Township Supervisor, and appointed by the Township Board.

 Member   Position  Term ending
 Jim Beal  Vice Chair  December 2018
 Doug Busch  Planning Commission Liaison  December 2019
 Paul Piper  Township Board Liaison  December 2020
 Pat Shinn  Secretary  December 2017
 Ron Soberalski    Chair  December 2018
 Eric Sherman  Alternate Member  December 2017
- Vacant -  Alternate Member  


The Zoning Enabling Act charges the Zoning Board of Appeals with responsibility for:

  • Considering Requests for Variances of the Zoning Ordinance
  • Notice and Notification Compliance Regarding Variance Requests
  • Consulting on Land Uses within the Township
  • Monitoring Non-conforming Uses
  • Making Recommendations to the Township Board
Meetings:  Regular meetings are held quarterly on the first Wednesday of March, June, September, and December beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Township Hall. Occasionally special meetings are called, and those will be posted.  Please check back for last minute changes that may occur.  Meetings are currently scheduled for:

   March 1, 2017
   June 7, 2017
   September 6, 2017
   December 6, 2017
               Contact Information           

Terry@pmtwp.org  ~  231.845.1277
Terry Wahr, Building Inspector/Zoning Administrator
Pere Marquette Charter Township
1699 S. Pere Marquette Hwy.
Ludington, MI  49431 

ZBA Support Staff
Deputy Clerk Kristin Lange: Kristin@pmtwp.org